Breckinridge county is in the Pennyrile region of Kentucky. The elevation in the county ranges from 383 to 920 feet above sea level.
In 2010 the county population was 20,059 in a land area of 567.17 square miles, an average of 35.4 people per square mile.
The equine population was 1,900 in the 2012 Kentucky Equine Survey.
Breckinridge county was named to honor John Breckinridge, United States Attorney General and legislator.