Breckinridge County

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Breckinridge County, Kentucky

PO Box 538
Hardinsburg, KY 40143
Phone: (270) 756-2246
Fax: (270) 756-1569
www.breckinridgecounty.net

On western border of KY, southwest of Louisville; established Dec 9, 1799 from Hardin County. Name Origin: For John Breckinridge (1760-1806), U.S. senator from KY (1801-05) and U.S. attorney general (1805-06)

Area (sq mi):: 585.53 (land 572.41; water 13.12) Population per square mile: 33.70
Population 2005: 19,293 State rank: 57 Population change: 2000-20005 3.50%; 1990-2000 14.30% Population 2000: 18,648 (White 95.40%; Black or African American 2.90%; Hispanic or Latino 0.70%; Asian 0.10%; Other 1.20%). Foreign born: 0.50%. Median age: 38.50
Income 2000: per capita $15,402; median household $30,554; Population below poverty level: 15.80% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $19,584-$20,886
Unemployment (2004): 6.10% Unemployment change (from 2000): -2.30% Median travel time to work: 32.70 minutes Working outside county of residence: 50.60%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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