Bingham Lake, Minnesota

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Bingham Lake, Minnesota
City
Location of Bingham Lake, Minnesota
Location of Bingham Lake, Minnesota
Coordinates: 43°54′25″N 95°2′40″W / 43.90694°N 95.04444°W / 43.90694; -95.04444
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Cottonwood
platted July 28, 1875[1]
Government
 • Type Mayor - Council
 • Mayor Darren Kalvig
Area[2]
 • Total 0.75 sq mi (1.94 km2)
 • Land 0.75 sq mi (1.94 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,421 ft (433 m)
Population (2010)[4]
 • Total 126
 • Estimate (2015) 126[3]
 • Density 168.0/sq mi (64.9/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 56118
Area code(s) 507
FIPS code 27-05896[5]
GNIS feature ID 0640155[6]

Bingham Lake is a city in Cottonwood County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 126 at the 2010 census.[7]

History[edit]

Bingham Lake was platted on July 28, 1875 and incorporated in 1900.[1] The city took its name from nearby Bingham Lake.[8] A post office called Bingham Lake was established in 1871, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1992.[9]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.75 square miles (1.94 km2), all land.[2]

Minnesota State Highway 60 serves as a main route in the community.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 311
1910 285 −8.4%
1920 273 −4.2%
1930 243 −11.0%
1940 251 3.3%
1950 229 −8.8%
1960 254 10.9%
1970 214 −15.7%
1980 222 3.7%
1990 155 −30.2%
2000 167 7.7%
2010 126 −24.6%
Est. 2015 126 [3] 0.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[10]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2010, there were 126 people, 55 households, and 34 families residing in the city. The population density was 168.0 inhabitants per square mile (64.9/km2). There were 63 housing units at an average density of 84.0 per square mile (32.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.0% White, 0.8% Asian, 2.4% from other races, and 0.8% from two or more races.

There were 55 households of which 27.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.5% were married couples living together, 3.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 38.2% were non-families. 34.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 2.97.

The median age in the city was 46 years. 24.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 1.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 20.8% were from 25 to 44; 34% were from 45 to 64; and 19% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 53.2% male and 46.8% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 167 people, 60 households, and 46 families residing in the city. The population density was 214.7 people per square mile (82.7/km²). There were 65 housing units at an average density of 83.6 per square mile (32.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 92.81% White, 0.60% African American, 0.60% Asian, 1.80% Pacific Islander, 2.40% from other races, and 1.80% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.59% of the population.

There were 60 households out of which 41.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.7% were married couples living together, 11.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.3% were non-families. 20.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.78 and the average family size was 3.24.

In the city the population was spread out with 30.5% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 27.5% from 25 to 44, 27.5% from 45 to 64, and 7.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 138.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 114.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $33,750, and the median income for a family was $37,917. Males had a median income of $22,083 versus $17,083 for females. The per capita income for the city was $11,820. About 4.9% of families and 14.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.2% of those under the age of eighteen and none of those sixty five or over.

Politics[edit]

Bingham Lake is located in Minnesota's 1st congressional district, represented by Tim Walz, a Democrat. At the state level, Bingham Lake is located in Senate District 22, represented by Republican Doug Magnus, and in House District 22B, represented by Republican Rod Hamilton.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Upham, Warren (1920). Minnesota Geographic Names: Their Origin and Historic Significance. Minnesota Historical Society. p. 150. 
  2. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-11-13. 
  3. ^ a b "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-11-13. 
  5. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  7. ^ "2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File". American FactFinder. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 27 April 2011. 
  8. ^ Chicago and North Western Railway Company (1908). A History of the Origin of the Place Names Connected with the Chicago & North Western and Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railways. p. 168. 
  9. ^ "Cottonwood County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved April 3, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 

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Coordinates: 43°54′24″N 95°02′47″W / 43.90667°N 95.04639°W / 43.90667; -95.04639