Breckenridge is a very small town located in the state of Colorado. With a population of 4,749 people and just one neighborhood, Breckenridge is the 84th largest community in Colorado.
Real Estate Prices
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.
Occupations and Workforce
Breckenridge is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 86.12% 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 professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Breckenridge who work in food service (21.96%), sales jobs (17.13%) and office and administrative support (9.99%).
Of important note, Breckenridge is also a town of artists. Breckenridge has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Breckenridge’s character.
Setting & Lifestyle
Another notable thing is that Breckenridge is an extremely popular vacation destination. A significant portion of the population is seasonal. During the vacation season, the town experiences a large influx of people who take up residence in second homes they own in the area. As the vacation season ends, the population drops again, leaving behind a substantially quieter and smaller town.
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 13.99 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the town are less than they would otherwise be.
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.