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Bishop, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Bishop had a population of 3,065 as of July 1, 2015.

The primary coordinate point for Bishop is located at latitude 27.5851 and longitude -97.7977 in Nueces County. The formal boundaries for the City of Bishop (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.37 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Nueces County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 62 feet.

The City of Bishop (GNIS ID: 2409853) 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.

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, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Bishop: Brookings.

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Bishop, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 3,065
Population in Households 3,065
Population in Familes 2,663
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,295
Diversity Index2 57


Total Households 1,095
Average Household Size 2.8
Family Households 810
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,300 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 821 (63.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 274 (21.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 205 (15.8%)
Median Home Value $121,689
Average Home Value $129,471


Median Household Income $46,484
Average Household Income $56,263
Per Capita Income $20,102
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.42% 0.25%
Households -0.21% 0.34%
Families -0.19% 0.25%
Median Household Income   3.28%
Per Capita Income   2.71%
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.

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Bishop, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bishop to the other 1,752 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 549 69th
Population Density1 # 548 69th
Diversity Index2 # 655 63rd
Median Household Income # 836 52nd
Per Capita Income # 1048 40th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Texas Census Data Comparison Tool.