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Bishop, California - Basic Facts

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The City of Bishop had a population of 3,883 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Bishop is located at latitude 37.3664 and longitude -118.3958 in Inyo County. The formal boundaries for the City of Bishop (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.86 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Inyo County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 4,147 feet.

The City of Bishop (GNIS ID: 2409852) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Bishop is located within Bishop CCD of Inyo County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Bishop population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Bishop: Bishop Creek.

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Bishop, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 3,883
Population in Households 3,769
Population in Familes 2,591
Population in Group Qrtrs 114
Population Density1 2,083
Diversity Index2 73


Total Households 1,745
Average Household Size 2.16
Family Households 845
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,954 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 637 (32.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,108 (56.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 209 (10.7%)
Median Home Value $267,500
Average Home Value $283,569


Median Household Income $35,529
Average Household Income $54,126
Per Capita Income $24,866
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.02% 0.0%
Households -0.03% 0.0%
Families -0.17% -0.09%
Median Household Income   1.43%
Per Capita Income   1.93%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Bishop, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bishop to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 703 54th
Population Density1 # 589 61st
Diversity Index2 # 567 63rd
Median Household Income # 1326 13th
Per Capita Income # 919 39th

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