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Bishop is a city located in Inyo County, California, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 3,575. The town was named after Bishop Creek, flowing out of the Sierra Nevada: the creek was named after Samuel Addison Bishop, a settler in the Owens Valley. Inyo County is a county located in east-central California, on the east side of the Sierra Nevada south of Yosemite National Park. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... The Sierra Nevada is a mountain range that is mostly in eastern California. ... Owens Valley is the arid ranching valley of the Owens River in southeastern California in the United States. ...


Bishop was the home of Galen Rowell, and his wife Barbara, before their untimely death at the Bishop Airport. Galen Rowell (August 23, 1940 - August 11, 2002) was a noted wilderness photographer and climber. ...


Geography

Location of Bishop, California

Bishop is located at 37°21'54" North, 118°23'42" West (37.365087, -118.394896)1. Image File history File links CAMap-doton-Bishop. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ...


Bishop lies at the northern end of the Owens Valley. U.S. Highway 395 runs through the town. Bishop is also the western terminus of U.S. Highway 6. The Paiute tribe controls land just north of the town. Owens Valley is the arid ranching valley of the Owens River in southeastern California in the United States. ... United States Highway 395 is a scenic highway that starts in the Mojave Desert at Interstate 15 near Hesperia, runs along the east side of the Sierra Nevada in the Owens Valley, winds through Carson City, Reno, back into California, crosses through the Modoc Plateau, and into eastern Oregon, into... U.S. Highway 6 is a largely east-west United States Highway that connects Bishop, California with Provincetown, Massachusetts on Cape Cod. ... Paiute (sometimes written as Piute) refers to two related groups — Northern Paiute and Southern Paiute — of Native Americans speaking languages belonging to the Numic branch of the Uto-Aztecan family of Native American languages. ...


Bishop is immediately to the east of the Sierra Nevada. Numerous peaks are within a short distance of Bishop, including Mount Humphreys, the tallest peak in the region. The Sierra Nevada is a mountain range that is mostly in eastern California. ... Mount Humphreys is a peak in the Sierra Nevada (Inyo County, California, USA). ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.5 km² (1.8 mi²). 4.5 km² (1.8 mi²) of it is land and none of it is covered by water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is the area equal to a square with sides each 1 mile long. ...


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 3,575 people, 1,684 households, and 831 families residing in the city. The population density is 788.8/km² (2,042.5/mi²). There are 1,867 housing units at an average density of 411.9/km² (1,066.7/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 84.62% White, 0.20% Black or African American, 2.04% Native American, 1.26% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 6.49% from other races, and 5.37% from two or more races. 17.37% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... Hispanic, as used in the United States, is one of several terms used to categorize US citizens, permanent residents and temporary immigrants, whose background hail either from the Spanish-speaking countries of Latin America or relating to a Spanish-speaking culture. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There are 1,684 households out of which 26.2% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 33.5% are married couples living together, 11.8% have a female householder with no husband present, and 50.6% are non-families. 44.2% of all households are made up of individuals and 19.1% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.08 and the average family size is 2.93. Marriage is a legal, social, and religious relationship between individuals which has formed the foundation of the family for most societies. ...


In the city the population is spread out with 24.2% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 26.5% from 25 to 44, 22.8% from 45 to 64, and 19.2% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 40 years. For every 100 females there are 91.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 90.0 males.


The median income for a household in the city is $27,338, and the median income for a family is $34,423. Males have a median income of $23,433 versus $24,545 for females. The per capita income for the city is $17,660. 16.3% of the population and 14.0% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 23.0% of those under the age of 18 and 6.0% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


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Cities and communities of Inyo County, California
Seal of Inyo County
County seat Independence
Incorporated places Bishop
Census-designated places Big Pine | Cartago | Darwin | Dixon Lane-Meadow Creek | Furnace Creek | Homewood Canyon-Valley Wells | Independence | Keeler | Lone Pine | Mesa | Olancha | Pearsonville | Round Valley | Shoshone | Tecopa | West Bishop | Wilkerson

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