B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    D
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$292,400
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$867
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    58%
  • Own
    42%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    835
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    52
    41
  • Robbery
    104
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    313
    525
  • Theft
    2,218
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    209
    263

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$41,069
National
$53,889
Children
17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    35%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    13%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

Bishop Reviews

3 reviews
Bishop is a geographically stunning place. Tourists from everywhere come to climb, hike, and witness the beautiful wildlife. Mt. Tom is right above my house which rests in the desert. Just an hour south is Mt. Whitney and an hour north is Mammoth Lakes: a famous ski town that is functional year round. Everyday can be an adventure if you share a love of the outdoors. However, the reason why I give it only 3 stars is because of the politics and the isolation. Some people love being far away from civilization; I am not one of those people. Once a month we have to make a trip to Carson City and buy our everyday needs in bulk. The politics aspect is the other star that I knocked off. This town has a rough history between the Native American Paiute tribe and the white people. I think this is because of the isolation aspect. But all in all, it has been a good place to be a teenager. I will always cherish the memories I've made here, because I know how unique and rare it is to live this way.
Review Bishop
Born and raised in Bishop, CA, I have nothing but good things to say about my hometown. Bishop is known as one of the mule capitals of the world, located in a country setting. The valley is 4,000 feet and located next to the beautiful Eastern Sierra Nevada's. The outdoors are great for outtings and for those who are active with exquisite views. The population is also around 4,000 and the locals are genuinely friendly. The community is one where everyone knows each other and it feels like one big family. I loved growing up here. It is a safe, quaint, and unique place to live. I recommend Bishop to anyone.
Bishop is a small country town. If you love the outdoors you will love this small little town. I love all the horse back riding and hiking this place likes to offer.