Breckinridge Center, Kentucky

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Population in 2010: 2,080. Population change since 2000: +11.0%
Males: 1,442  (69.3%)
Females: 638  (30.7%)
Median resident age:  21.8 years
Kentucky median age:  38.7 years

Zip codes: 42437.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $28,484 (it was $28,092 in 2000)
Breckinridge Center:

$28,484
KY:

$46,659

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $7,928 (it was $6,761 in 2000)

Breckinridge Center CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $51,509 (it was $30,100 in 2000)
Breckinridge Center:

$51,509
KY:

$135,600

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $49,068; Detached houses: $59,294; Mobile homes: $31,092

Median gross rent in 2016: $635.

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  • Races in Breckinridge Center, KY (2016)

    Breckinridge Center races chart
    • 1,05744.2%Black alone
    • 99841.7%White alone
    • 1817.6%Two or more races
    • 1677.0%Hispanic
    • 90.4%Asian alone
    • 60.3%American Indian alone

Races in Breckinridge Center detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Breckinridge Center: 79.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: African (11.9%), Irish (10.3%), European (8.8%), American (6.5%), German (4.9%), English (4.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 5.59 square miles.

Population density: 372 people per square mile   (very low).

Breckinridge Center,KY real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Breckinridge Center:

  • High school or higher: 81.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 1.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.6%
  • Unemployed: 50.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Breckinridge Center CDP:

  • Never married: 77.0%
  • Now married: 16.4%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 1.8%
  • Divorced: 3.7%

109 residents are foreign born (2.8% Africa, 1.3% Latin America).

This place:

4.6%
Kentucky:

3.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $424 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $268 (0.4%)

Breckinridge Center satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Evansville, IN (26.9 miles , pop. 121,582).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Louisville, KY (121.5 miles , pop. 256,231).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (288.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Morganfield, KY (1.6 miles ), Waverly, KY (1.9 miles ), Uniontown, KY (2.7 miles ), Corydon, KY (3.1 miles ), Sturgis, KY (3.3 miles ), Wheatcroft, KY (3.6 miles) , Clay, KY (3.8 miles ), Dixon, KY (3.9 miles ).

Latitude: 37.68 N, Longitude: 87.87 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 270

Breckinridge Center household income distribution Breckinridge Center home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.7%
Kentucky:

4.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (18%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (13%)
  • Health care and social assistance (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (10%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (8%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (40%)
  • Retail trade (23%)
  • Accommodation and food services (16%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (25%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (16%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (13%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (5%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (22%)
  • Sales and related occupations (18%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (10%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (10%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Community and social service occupations (6%)

Work and jobs in Breckinridge Center: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Breckinridge Center, Kentucky

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Breckinridge Center-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Kentucky state average. It is 58% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/28/1960, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 3.3 miles away from the Breckinridge Center place center injured 12 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 11/6/2005, a category F3 tornado 11.4 miles away from the place center killed 24 people and injured 238 people and caused $87 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Breckinridge Center-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Kentucky state average. It is 74% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 53.5 miles away from the city center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 21.8 miles away from Breckinridge Center center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 79.0 miles away from the city center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 98.3 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 55.1 miles away from Breckinridge Center center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 64.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Union County (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 5, Winter Storms: 4, Mudslides: 3, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Breckinridge Center topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Breckinridge Center:

  • MORGANFIELD NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; MORGANFIELD, KY)
  • ST ANTHONY'S HOSPICE INC (Hospital, about 15 miles away; HENDERSON, KY)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Breckinridge Center:

  • University of Southern Indiana (about 23 miles; Evansville, IN; Full-time enrollment: 9,532)
  • University of Evansville (about 28 miles; Evansville, IN; FT enrollment: 2,688)
  • Madisonville Community College (about 30 miles; Madisonville, KY; FT enrollment: 2,082)
  • Owensboro Community and Technical College (about 43 miles; Owensboro, KY; FT enrollment: 2,754)
  • Wabash Valley College (about 53 miles; Mount Carmel, IL; FT enrollment: 2,142)
  • Hopkinsville Community College (about 59 miles; Hopkinsville, KY; FT enrollment: 2,269)
  • West Kentucky Community and Technical College (about 62 miles; Paducah, KY; FT enrollment: 4,107)

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Notable locations in Breckinridge Center: Breckinridge Job Corps Center (A), Whispering Meadows Volunteer Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Union County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 58.9. This is better than average.

City:

58.9
U.S.:

74.7

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2002 was 16.2. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 16.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

16.2
U.S.:

6.4

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2011 was 0.883. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 16.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.883
U.S.:

1.912

Ozone [ppb] level in 2001 was 28.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.2
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2002 was 21.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

21.2
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2002 was 14.1. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 21.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

14.1
U.S.:

9.4
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 68.0%
(62.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 78.3% for Black residents, 92.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 21.7% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.8 people
Kentucky:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  70.8%
Whole state:  66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  13.3%
Whole state:  6.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households
1,239 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers in 2010
1,191 people in job corps and vocational training facilities in 2000

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.7
Kentucky average:

11.9

Breckinridge Center travel time to work - commute Breckinridge Center mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Breckinridge Center CDP (based on Union County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant5,56126
Catholic3,1596
Mainline Protestant7859
Black Protestant833
Other1-
None5,418-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
Union County:

3.30 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

2.19 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.66 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Union County:

0.66 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

0.74 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Union County:

4.62 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 9
Here:

5.94 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.74 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

11.6%
Kentucky:

11.0%
Adult obesity rate:
Union County:

32.2%
Kentucky:

30.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.9%
State:

15.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

47.9%
State:

49.3%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

45.7%
Kentucky:

46.1%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.1
Kentucky:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Breckinridge Center:

20.4%
Kentucky:

21.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

9.3%
State:

10.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

7.0
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Breckinridge Center:

25.1%
Kentucky:

34.0%

General health condition:
This city:

59.1%
Kentucky:

56.1%

Average condition of hearing:
Breckinridge Center:

83.6%
Kentucky:

78.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Breckinridge Center, KY Residents

5.37% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($25,909 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.37%
Kentucky average:

6.18%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Henderson County, KY  1.09% ($26,929 average AGI)
from Webster County, KY  0.43% ($49,773)
from Vanderburgh County, IN  0.25% ($17,077)


5.79% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($27,849 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.79%
Kentucky average:

6.19%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Henderson County, KY  1.63% ($29,333 average AGI)
to Vanderburgh County, IN  0.41% ($17,524)
to Webster County, KY  0.41% ($32,667)

Strongest AM radio stations in Breckinridge Center:

  • WMSK (1550 AM; 0 kW; MORGANFIELD, KY; Owner: UNION COUNTY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WVHI (1330 AM; 5 kW; EVANSVILLE, IN)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WGBF (1280 AM; 5 kW; EVANSVILLE, IN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WDDD (810 AM; 10 kW; JOHNSTON CITY, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKDA (1200 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: RADIO NASHVILLE, INC.)
  • WHAS (840 AM; 50 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WNQM (1300 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: WNQM. INC.)
  • WAMB (1160 AM; 50 kW; DONELSON, TN; Owner: GREAT SOUTHERN BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WLAC (1510 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)
  • WVJS (1420 AM; 5 kW; OWENSBORO, KY; Owner: TSB III, LLC)
  • KMOX (1120 AM; 50 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Breckinridge Center:

  • WMSK-FM (95.3 FM; MORGANFIELD, KY; Owner: UNION COUNTY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WKDQ (99.5 FM; HENDERSON, KY; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF EVANSVILLE/OWENSBORO, INC.)
  • WGBF-FM (103.1 FM; HENDERSON, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSTO (96.1 FM; OWENSBORO, KY; Owner: TSB III, LLC)
  • WVVR (100.3 FM; HOPKINSVILLE, KY; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF TUCKESSEE, LLC)
  • WIKY-FM (104.1 FM; EVANSVILLE, IN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL B/C CORPORATION)
  • WABX (107.5 FM; EVANSVILLE, IN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WNIN-FM (88.3 FM; EVANSVILLE, IN; Owner: TRI-STATE PUBLIC TELEPLEX, INC.)
  • WYFX (106.7 FM; MOUNT VERNON, IN; Owner: THE ORIGINAL COMPANY, INC)
  • WBKR (92.5 FM; OWENSBORO, KY; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF EVANSVILLE/OWENSBORO, INC.)
  • WHRZ (97.7 FM; PROVIDENCE, KY; Owner: HOPKINS-WEBSTER CBC, INC.)
  • WKTG (93.9 FM; MADISONVILLE, KY; Owner: SOUND BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WYMV (106.9 FM; MADISONVILLE, KY; Owner: MADISONVILLE CBC, INC.)
  • WDKS (106.1 FM; NEWBURGH, IN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WJLT (105.3 FM; EVANSVILLE, IN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • W266AB (101.1 FM; PROVIDENCE, KY; Owner: PENNYRILE CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Breckinridge Center:

  • WEHT (Channel 25; EVANSVILLE, IN; Owner: GILMORE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WEVV (Channel 44; EVANSVILLE, IN; Owner: COMCORP OF INDIANA LICENSE CORP.)
  • WFIE (Channel 14; EVANSVILLE, IN; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • W66CT (Channel 66; MOUNT VERNON, IN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WNIN (Channel 9; EVANSVILLE, IN; Owner: TRI-STATE PUBLIC TELEPLEX, INC.)
  • WTVW (Channel 7; EVANSVILLE, IN; Owner: QUORUM OF INDIANA LICENSE, LLC)
  • W56DN (Channel 56; EVANSVILLE, IN; Owner: EVANSVILLE LOW POWER PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTSN-LP (Channel 63; EVANSVILLE, IN; Owner: EVANSVILLE LOW POWER PARTNERSHIP)
  • WIKY-LP (Channel 5; EVANSVILLE, ETC., IN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WKMA-TV (Channel 35; MADISONVILLE, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WAZE-TV (Channel 19; MADISONVILLE, KY; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WAZE-LP (Channel 17; EVANSVILLE, IN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WEOA-LP (Channel 50; EVANSVILLE, IN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • W38BK (Channel 38; EVANSVILLE, IN; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W23BV (Channel 23; EVANSVILLE, IN; Owner: BETHEL SANITARIUM)
  • WJPS-LP (Channel 4; EVANSVILLE, ETC., IN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (92%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (7%)

Breckinridge Center compared to Kentucky state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Breckinridge Center on our top lists:

  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in job corps and vocational training facilities (population 1,000+)"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Other South Central Asia (population 500+)"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Africa, n.e.c. (population 500+)"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 cities where the highest percentage of males (15+ years) which never married (with at least 1,000 males in this group)"
  • #78 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of mobile homes (200+ housing units)"
  • #81 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest positive percentage difference between never married males and females (15+ years) (with at least 1,000 males never married)"
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