Though maintaining a population of only 1,200, Bingham is a regional commercial and employment center for northern Somerset County. The town is located along U.S. 201, 23 miles north of Skowhegan. The downtown is located along the highway and bounded on the west by the Kennebec River. The town consists of 35 square miles of mostly-forested land.
Somerset County is the 3rd largest county in the State of Maine in geographic land area and contains the 9th largest in population. The Kennebec River, one of the largest Maine river tributaries flows from North to South through the county and is used for commercial as well as recreational purposes. Somerset County also contains major ground transportation routes that support heavy commercial, tourist, and residential use.