Bingen, Washington

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Bingen
City
Bingen, Washington
Klickitat County Washington Incorporated and Unincorporated areas Bingen Highlighted.svg
Coordinates: 45°42′55″N 121°28′00″W / 45.71528°N 121.46667°W / 45.71528; -121.46667
Country United States
State Washington
County Klickitat
Area[1]
 • Total 0.70 sq mi (1.81 km2)
 • Land 0.62 sq mi (1.61 km2)
 • Water 0.08 sq mi (0.21 km2)  11.43%
Elevation 131 ft (40 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 712
 • Estimate (2013)[3] 730
 • Density 1,148.4/sq mi (443.4/km2)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 98605
Area code(s) 509
FIPS code 53-06085[4]
GNIS feature ID 1503378[5]
Website www.bingenwashington.org

Bingen is a city in Klickitat County, Washington, United States. The population was 712 at the 2010 census, a 6% increase over the 2000 census.

History[edit]

Bingen was founded by P.J. Suksdorf in 1892, and named by him for Bingen am Rhein in Germany.[6] Bingen was officially incorporated on April 18, 1924.

The name of the town is pronounced /ˈbɪnən/ (BIN-jen), despite the fact that its German namesake is pronounced /ˈbɪŋən/ (BING-en).

Geography[edit]

Bingen is located at 45°42′55″N 121°28′00″W / 45.715311°N 121.466790°W / 45.715311; -121.466790Coordinates: 45°42′55″N 121°28′00″W / 45.715311°N 121.466790°W / 45.715311; -121.466790 (45.715311, -121.466790).[7]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.70 square miles (1.81 km2), of which, 0.62 square miles (1.61 km2) is land and 0.08 square miles (0.21 km2) is water.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 365
1940 600 64.4%
1950 736 22.7%
1960 636 −13.6%
1970 671 5.5%
1980 679 1.2%
1990 645 −5.0%
2000 672 4.2%
2010 712 6.0%
Est. 2013 730 2.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]
2013 Estimate[3]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 712 people, 286 households, and 161 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,148.4 inhabitants per square mile (443.4/km2). There were 313 housing units at an average density of 504.8 per square mile (194.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 72.2% White, 0.3% African American, 1.3% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 19.0% from other races, and 6.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 28.1% of the population.

There were 286 households of which 35.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 37.1% were married couples living together, 11.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 7.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 43.7% were non-families. 34.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 3.15.

The median age in the city was 35.2 years. 26.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 31.9% were from 25 to 44; 24.8% were from 45 to 64; and 9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 53.8% male and 46.2% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 672 people, 286 households, and 157 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,032.4 people per square mile (399.2/km²). There were 327 housing units at an average density of 502.4 per square mile (194.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 72.62% White, 0.30% African American, 3.72% Native American, 0.74% Asian, 17.56% from other races, and 5.06% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 25.30% of the population.

There were 286 households out of which 34.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 36.4% were married couples living together, 12.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 45.1% were non-families. 37.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 3.18.

In the city the population was spread out with 29.5% under the age of 18, 9.7% from 18 to 24, 31.1% from 25 to 44, 21.3% from 45 to 64, and 8.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 102.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $24,375, and the median income for a family was $27,361. Males had a median income of $27,083 versus $19,886 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,290. About 21.4% of families and 25.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 33.5% of those under age 18 and 26.2% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-12-19. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-12-19. 
  3. ^ a b "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2014-08-31. 
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ Majors, Harry M. (1975). Exploring Washington. Van Winkle Publishing Co. p. 150. ISBN 978-0-918664-00-6. 
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  8. ^ United States Census Bureau. "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved August 31, 2014. 

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