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The West Bishop Census Designated Place had a population of 2,710 as of July 1, 2016. West Bishop ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for West Bishop is located at latitude 37.3628 and longitude -118.475 in Inyo County. The formal boundaries for the West Bishop Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.76 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Inyo County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 4,403 feet.

The West Bishop Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2409545) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

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

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

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


Total Population 2,710
Population in Households 2,696
Population in Familes 2,294
Population in Group Qrtrs 14
Population Density1 309
Diversity Index2 37


Total Households 1,191
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 877
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,307 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,012 (77.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 179 (13.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 116 ( 8.9%)
Median Home Value $507,106
Average Home Value $461,908


Median Household Income $72,891
Average Household Income $81,645
Per Capita Income $35,734
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.62% 0.41%
Households 0.8% 0.53%
Families 0.85% 0.52%
Median Household Income   2.27%
Per Capita Income   2.17%
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.

West Bishop, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares West 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 # 810 47th
Population Density1 # 1043 31st
Diversity Index2 # 1252 17th
Median Household Income # 398 74th
Per Capita Income # 424 72nd

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