Bingham Lake, Minnesota

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Bingham Lake is a city in Cottonwood County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 167 at the 2000 census.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.8 square miles (2.0 km²), all of it land.

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


As of the census[1] 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/sq mi (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.


Bingham Lake is located in Minnesota's 1st congressional district, represented by Mankato educator 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.

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