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Bingen, Washington
Klickitat County Washington Incorporated and Unincorporated areas Bingen Highlighted.svg
Country United States
State Washington
County Klickitat
 • Total 0.89 sq mi (2.30 km2)
 • Land 0.62 sq mi (1.61 km2)
 • Water 0.26 sq mi (0.68 km2)  11.43%
131 ft (40 m)
 • Total 712
 • Estimate 
 • Density 1,191.01/sq mi (460.07/km2)
Time zone UTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-7 (PDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 509
FIPS code 53-06085
GNIS feature ID 1503378

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.


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

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


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

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.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 365
1940 600 64.4%
1950 736 22.7%
1960 636 −13.6%
1970 671 5.5%
1980 644 −4.0%
1990 645 0.2%
2000 672 4.2%
2010 712 6.0%
2019 (est.) 742 4.2%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 712 people, 286 households, and 161 families living 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.


Bingen is located along State Route 14, which connects it to other communities along the north bank of the Columbia River. The Hood River Bridge is located west of the city and connects State Route 14 to Hood River, Oregon, and Interstate 84. Bingen is also the terminus of State Route 141, a highway that connects it to White Salmon, Trout Lake, and the base of Mount Adams.

The city is home to Bingen–White Salmon station, which is served by daily Amtrak trains on the Empire Builder between Portland, Oregon, and Chicago. Mount Adams Transportation Service provides bus service.

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