Breckinridge Center is a census-designated place (CDP) in Union County, Kentucky, United States. The population was 1,874 at the 2000 census. It is named for the Breckinridge Job Corps Center, now known as the Earle C. Clements Job Corps Center.
Breckinridge Center was formerly home to Camp Breckinridge, a prisoner of war camp operated by the United States Armed Forces during World War II. It was later converted into the headquarters of the 506th Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division during the Korean War.
The camp was deactivated and was sold in 1965.
Breckinridge Center is located at (37.679306, -87.866073).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of , all land.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,874 people, 250 households, and 182 families residing in the CDP. The population density was . There were 260 housing units at an average density of . The racial makeup of the CDP was 41.36