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Bishop, Georgia - Basic Facts

The Town of Bishop had a population of 317 as of July 1, 2016. Bishop ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Georgia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Bishop is located at latitude 33.8187 and longitude -83.4382 in Oconee County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Bishop (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.78 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Oconee County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 778 feet.

The Town of Bishop (GNIS ID: 2405269) 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.

Georgia is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of Bishop is located within Watkinsville Division of Oconee 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.

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


Total Population 317
Population in Households 317
Population in Familes 285
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 405
Diversity Index2 34


Total Households 112
Average Household Size 2.83
Family Households 87
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 127 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 92 (72.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 19 (15.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 15 (11.8%)
Median Home Value $241,667
Average Home Value $320,430


Median Household Income $60,475
Average Household Income $89,225
Per Capita Income $30,315
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 5.71% 2.75%
Households 5.74% 2.71%
Families 5.3% 2.62%
Median Household Income   2.15%
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.

Bishop, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bishop to the other 626 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Georgia 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 # 510 19th
Population Density1 # 385 39th
Diversity Index2 # 499 20th
Median Household Income # 52 92nd
Per Capita Income # 45 93rd

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