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Breckenridge, CO
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Breckenridge is a somewhat small town located in the state of Colorado. With a population of 5,024 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Breckenridge is the 88th largest community in Colorado.

Breckenridge home prices are not only among the most expensive in Colorado, but Breckenridge real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Breckenridge is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 88.05% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Breckenridge is a town of service providers, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Breckenridge who work in sales jobs (17.85%), food service (16.49%), and personal care services (12.76%).

Another notable thing is that Breckenridge is a major vacation destination. Much of the town’s population is seasonal: many people own second homes and only live there part-time, during the vacation season. The effect on the local economy is that many of the businesses are dependent on tourist dollars, and may operate only during the high season. As the vacation season ends, Breckenridge’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much quieter place to live.

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Breckenridge spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 17.88 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the town are less than they would otherwise be.

In Breckenridge, a lot of people use the bus to get to work every day though Breckenridge is a relatively small town. Those that ride the bus are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.

The citizens of Breckenridge are among the most well-educated in the nation: 48.21% of adults in Breckenridge have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Breckenridge in 2018 was $41,023, which is upper middle income relative to Colorado, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $164,092 for a family of four. However, Breckenridge contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Breckenridge home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Breckenridge residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Breckenridge include German, Irish, Scottish, English, and Turkish.

The most common language spoken in Breckenridge is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Polish.


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