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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 5,078 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 an extremely popular destination for tourists and seasonal residents. So much of the population is seasonal such that the town’s population swells significantly during the vacation season, and drops again when the season ends. Because of this, much of the local economy is centered around tourism; some businesses may be operated only during the high season. During the low season, year-round residents will notice that the city is a substantially quieter place to live.

Residents of the town have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 17.88 minutes getting to work every day.

Even though Breckenridge is a smaller town, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the bus for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.

Breckenridge is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 48.21% of adults in Breckenridge have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

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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