Breckenridge, Minnesota

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Breckenridge is a city in Wilkin County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 3,559 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Wilkin County[3].

Breckenridge's twin city is Wahpeton, North Dakota. It is part of the Wahpeton, ND–MN Micropolitan Statistical Area. The Bois de Sioux River and the Otter Tail River join at Breckenridge and Wahpeton to form the Red River of the North.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.3 square miles (6.1 km²), all of it land.

U.S. Route 75 and Minnesota State Highways 9 and 210 are three of the main routes in the city.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 3,559 people, 1,438 households, and 911 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,516.4 people per square mile (584.7/km²). There were 1,582 housing units at an average density of 674.0/sq mi (259.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.61% White, 0.14% African American, 0.56% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.39% from other races, and 1.10% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.71% of the population.

There were 1,438 households out of which 33.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.8% were married couples living together, 9.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.6% were non-families. 31.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 3.05.

In the city the population was spread out with 26.6% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 27.1% from 25 to 44, 19.8% from 45 to 64, and 18.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 87.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.2 males.

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