Bishop, CA


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Bishop is a very small city located in the state of California. With a population of 3,806 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Bishop is the 542nd largest community in California.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Bishop is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Bishop is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Bishop who work in office and administrative support (19.62%), food service (13.71%), and teaching (8.05%).

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Bishop spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 13.67 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

In terms of college education, Bishop is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 26.88% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Bishop in 2010 was $25,578, which is middle income relative to California, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $102,312 for a family of four. However, Bishop contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Bishop is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Bishop home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Bishop residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Bishop also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 32.14% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Bishop include English, Irish, French , and Italian.

Bishop also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 18.44%.

The most common language spoken in Bishop is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.

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