A small industrialized town along the Columbia River, Bingen is a center for fruit processing, farming, and industries based along the river. It is just down slope from White Salmon. Located in Klickitat County Washington, in some ways it’s hard to distinguish from White Salmon. Its population was 712 according to the 2010 census. The town was founded in 1892 by P.J. Suksdorf after Bingen am Rheine in Germany. The town was incorporated in 1924. The town covers approximately .7 square miles of with .62 is land, and .08 is water, being located at 45°42?55?N 121°28?00?W (45.715311, -121.466790) on the river’s edge. Racially the city is 72.2% white, .3% African American, 1.3% Native American, .3% Asian, .1% Pacific Islander, 19% other, and 6.9% mixed with 28.1% of the races being Hispanic according to the 2010 census. Median age is 35.2 years old, with 53.8% male, 46.2% female.
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