Breckinridge Center, KY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Breckinridge Center, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The Breckinridge Center Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Union County at latitude 37.6833 and longitude -87.8654. Union County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 433 feet.

The formal official name is the Breckinridge Center Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Breckinridge Center, Kentucky.

The U5 Census Class Code for Breckinridge Center indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Breckinridge Center Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.63 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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Breckinridge Center, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 2,098
Population in Households 901
Population in Familes 729
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,197
Population Density1 798
Diversity Index2 59


Total Households 308
Average Household Size 2.93
Family Households 213
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 330 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 166 (50.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 142 (43.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 22 ( 6.7%)
Median Home Value $34,298
Average Home Value $50,602


Median Household Income $29,308
Average Household Income $34,856
Per Capita Income $8,290
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.2% 0.01%
Households 0.54% 0.06%
Families 0.0% -0.09%
Median Household Income   2.79%
Per Capita Income   -2.03%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Breckinridge Center, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Breckinridge Center to the other 524 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kentucky by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 160 70th
Population Density1 # 301 43rd
Diversity Index2 # 16 97th
Median Household Income # 415 21st
Per Capita Income # 523 0th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Kentucky Census Data Comparison Tool.