Population per Square Mile: 35.4
Land Area, Square Miles: 567.17
Population by Race
Black or African American 2.1%
Hispanic Origin 1.4%
Multirace/All Others 2.3%
Population by Select Age Group, 2017
Under 16 4,049 20.1
16-24 2,057 10.2
25-44 4,338 21.6
45-64 5,824 29.0
65-84 3,478 17.3
85 and older 365 1.8
Median Age 43.1
Per Capita Income: $19,984
Median Household Income: $43,390
Median Home Value: $91,600
Median Gross Rent: $535
Average Travel Time to Work: 28.6 minutes
January High: 41 degrees
January Low: 24 degrees
July High: 87 degrees
July Low: 67 degrees
Annual Mean : 56.35 degrees
Mean Yearly Precipitation: 47.64 inches
Mean Yearly Snowfall: 11.8 inches
Heating Degree Days: 4,547
Cooling Degree Days: 1,397
Mean Number Days with Precipitation: 115.5
Mean Number Days with Thunerstorms: 42.7
10,622 total housing units
Owner Occupied: 5,824 (54.8%)
Renter Occupied: 1,519 (14.3%)
Vacation Homes: 30%
Vacant Units: 1,071 (10.9%)
Median Home Value: $91,600
(National Average: $205,000)
Home Ownership Rate: 79.3%
(National Average: 63.6%)
More than half of Breckinridge County residents pay less than $800 a year in property taxes.
Breckinridge County is home to two public school districts, a parochial school, and three Christian schools. We also have a highly respected area technology center, which serves students from Breckinridge County and Cloverport Schools.
Educational Attainment (Percentage of People 25 and Over - 2016)
High School Graduate or Higher: 79.7%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 10.5%
Public School District Enrollments, 2016-2017
Pupil To Teacher Ratio
Breckinridge County Schools
Cloverport Independent Schools
Breckinridge County Schools consists of four elementary schools (Ben Johnson, Custer, Hardinsburg, and Irvington), in addition to the Breckinridge County Middle School and Breckinridge County High School.
Breckinridge County Schools are currently working on construction of a new Hardinsburg Elementary School to be completed in the spring of 2019 (see right). A new Irvington Elementary School was completed in October 2017.
Breckinridge County Schools also recently unveiled their new Profile of a Graduate, which states the expectations our community and school system expect of our students.
Cloverport Schools have been serving the Cloverport community for over 140 years. William H. Natcher Elementary School, Frederick Fraize Middle School, and Frederick Fraize High School exist under one roof, and are proud of being able to nurture their students from Pre-K through graduation.
Interparochial and Christian Schools
St. Romuald Interparochial School in Hardinsburg serves 261 children from Pre-K to the eighth grade. St. Romuald strives to promote a Christ centered learning environment, and serves children from Catholic and non-Catholic backgrounds.
2018-2019 Property Tax Rates
(per $10,000 of assessment)
COUNTY 11.30 13.10
LIBRARY 8.60 8.60
EXTENSION SERVICES 4.20 8.37
SOIL CONSERVATION 1.00 0.00
HEALTH DEPARTMENT 3.10 3.10
BRECKINRIDGE CO. SCHOOLS 54.40 54.40
CLOVERPORT INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS 71.60 71.60
CITY TAX RATES
CLOVERPORT 42.30 36.20
HARDINSBURG 36.00 36.00
IRVINGTON 47.20 72.60
Local Medical Personnel
Primary Care Physicians: 5
Mental Health Providers:2
A 25 bed rural critical access hospital.
Medical Staff: 4 physicians, 50 registered nurses, 6 licensed practical nurses, 5 nurse practitioners.
BHI also has three clinics open in the county.