Breckenridge, Missouri facts for kids
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Location of Breckenridge, Missouri
|• Total||0.55 sq mi (1.43 km2)|
|• Land||0.55 sq mi (1.42 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)|
|Elevation||925 ft (282 m)|
| • Estimate
|• Density||642.99/sq mi (248.04/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||0714664|
Breckenridge is a city in northeast Caldwell County, Missouri, and is part of the Kansas City metropolitan area with the United States. The population was 258 at the 2020 census.
Breckenridge was laid out in 1856, and named for Vice President John C. Breckinridge. A post office called Breckenridge has been in operation since 1860.
Breckenridge is located at an altitude of 927 feet (283 m).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.55 square miles (1.42 km2), all of it land.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2010, there were 383 people, 160 households, and 97 families residing in the city. The population density was 696.4 inhabitants per square mile (268.9/km2). There were 205 housing units at an average density of 372.7 per square mile (143.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 92.4% White, 0.5% African American, 1.8% Native American, 0.5% from other races, and 4.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.8% of the population.
There were 160 households, of which 32.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 37.5% were married couples living together, 16.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 39.4% were non-families. 33.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 3.04.
The median age in the city was 38.4 years. 27.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.1% were from 25 to 44; 28.5% were from 45 to 64; and 13.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 52.2% male and 47.8% female.
Breckenridge R-I School District operates one elementary school and Breckenridge High School in the same facility. It's the smallest K-12 in the state of Missouri.