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The West Bishop Census Designated Place had a population of 2,650 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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West Bishop, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,650
Daytime Population: Workers 236
Daytime Population: Residents 1,278
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,514
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.57
Population in Households 2,636
Population in Familes 2,242
Population in Group Qrtrs 14
Population Density2 303
Diversity Index3 37


Median Household Income $75,146
Average Household Income $83,721
Per Capita Income $36,682


Total Housing Units 1,282 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 991 (77.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 175 (13.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 115 ( 9.0%)
Median Home Value $500,667
Average Home Value $465,575


Total Households 1,167
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 859
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.23% -0.05%
Households 0.41% 0.03%
Families 0.44% 0.02%
Median Household Income   -1.36%
Per Capita Income   1.04%

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, 2017 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 # 817 46th
Population Density # 1047 31st
Diversity Index # 1253 17th
Median Household Income # 415 73rd
Per Capita Income # 455 70th

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