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Breckenridge, Michigan
Village
Sign welcoming visitors to Breckenridge, Michigan with large grain and corn silos rising above in the background
Sign welcoming visitors to Breckenridge, Michigan with large grain and corn silos rising above in the background
Location of Breckenridge within Gratiot County, Michigan
Location of Breckenridge within Gratiot County, Michigan
Country United States
State Michigan
County Gratiot
Area
 • Total 1.07 sq mi (2.76 km2)
 • Land 1.06 sq mi (2.75 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.01 km2)
Elevation
735 ft (224 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 1,328
 • Estimate 
(2019)
1,273
 • Density 1,197.55/sq mi (462.27/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
48615
Area code(s) 989
FIPS code 26-10160
GNIS feature ID 2398170
Website http://www.breckenridgemi.com/

Breckenridge is a village in Gratiot County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 1,328 at the 2010 census. The village is located in Wheeler Township.

History

Breckenridge was founded in 1872 when the Pere Marquette Railroad came through the area. It was incorporated as a village in 1908.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.07 square miles (2.77 km2), all land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 237
1910 595
1920 698 17.3%
1930 685 −1.9%
1940 868 26.7%
1950 985 13.5%
1960 1,131 14.8%
1970 1,257 11.1%
1980 1,495 18.9%
1990 1,301 −13.0%
2000 1,339 2.9%
2010 1,328 −0.8%
2019 (est.) 1,273 −4.1%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,328 people, 535 households, and 349 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,241.1 inhabitants per square mile (479.2/km2). There were 595 housing units at an average density of 556.1 per square mile (214.7/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 96.8% White, 0.5% African American, 0.8% Native American, 0.8% from other races, and 1.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.4% of the population.

There were 535 households, of which 35.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.2% were married couples living together, 16.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 34.8% were non-families. 29.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 3.02.

The median age in the village was 35.8 years. 27.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.8% were from 25 to 44; 25.1% were from 45 to 64; and 13.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 48.3% male and 51.7% female.

Notable people

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