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Welcome to Bingham Lake ...

The city of Bingham Lake is located in Cottonwood County<1>.


The location of Bingham Lake has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>


The pronunciation of Bingham Lake: BING-uhm<3>

While we don't have a date for the founding of Bingham Lake, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1871.

A typical abbreviation for Bingham Lake: Bingham Lk.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Bingham Lake has a population of 124 people<4> (see below for details).

Bingham Lake is 1,420 feet [433 m] above sea level.<5>.

Time Zone: Bingham Lake lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Bingham Lake lies within the (507) area code.

The ZIP code for Bingham Lake: 56118<6>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Bingham Lake had an population of 124 people. This is a decrease of 1.59% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 25.75% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Bingham Lake had a population of 126 people. This makes Bingham Lake the county's 6th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 126 people, the population of Bingham Lake decreased 24.55% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 167 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Bingham Lake.

Communities near Bingham Lake ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Bingham Lake.

  • Windom
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Windom have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Windom
    • Windom is located in Cottonwood County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,403 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Windom <7>
  • Mountain Lake
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountain Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain Lake
    • Mountain Lake is located in Cottonwood County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,044 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mountain Lake <7>
  • Lakefield
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lakefield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakefield
    • Lakefield is located in Jackson County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,602 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lakefield <7>
  • Trimont
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Trimont have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trimont
    • Trimont is located in Martin County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 691 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Trimont <7>
  • Heron Lake
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Heron Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heron Lake
    • Heron Lake is located in Jackson County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 643 people
  • Butterfield
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Butterfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Butterfield
    • Butterfield is located in Watonwan County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 582 people
  • Comfrey
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast)
  • Jeffers
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jeffers have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jeffers
    • Jeffers is located in Cottonwood County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 346 people
  • Storden
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Storden
    • Storden is located in Cottonwood County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 204 people
  • Okabena
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Okabena
    • Okabena is located in Jackson County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 195 people

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Bingham Lake. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Bingham Lake.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Bingham Lake. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Bingham Lake.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Bingham Lake. See our Newspapers Page for Bingham Lake.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Bingham Lake ...

Looking for more information about Bingham Lake? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Bingham Lake, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Bingham Lake.

Adding Bingham Lake to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Bingham Lake in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Bingham Lake was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<8>

From that list, the Bingham Lake post office opened in 1871.

We also found Bingham Lake in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Bingham Lake.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Bingham Lake. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Minnesota: https://mn.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Minnesota's counties, including Cottonwood, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Bingham Lake. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Bingham Lake.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Bingham Lake - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Bingham Lake). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Bingham Lake or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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