For population 25 years and over in Bishop:
For population 15 years and over in Bishop town:
2 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $570 (0.5%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Athens, GA (9.7 miles , pop. 76,500).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Atlanta, GA (55.7 miles , pop. 416,474).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (601.3 miles , pop. 2,896,016).
Nearest cities: Watkinsville, GA (1.9 miles ), North High Shoals, GA (2.0 miles ), Elder, GA (2.6 miles ), Bostwick, GA (2.7 miles ), Athens, GA (3.1 miles ), Athens-Clarke County, GA (3.2 miles ), Good Hope, GA (3.2 miles ), Bogart, GA (3.3 miles ).
Latitude: 33.82 N, Longitude: 83.44 W
Area code commonly used in this area: 706
Unemployment in July 2013:
Population change in the 1990s: -19 (-11.5%).
Average climate in Bishop, Georgia
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Bishop-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Georgia state average. It is 84% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 11/22/1992, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 33.5 miles away from the Bishop town center killed 5 people and injured 86 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.
On 5/28/1973, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 11.7 miles away from the town center killed one person and injured 65 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Bishop-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Georgia state average. It is 92% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 54.6 miles away from the city center
On 3/18/2003 at 06:04:24, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 32.7 miles away from Bishop center
On 1/18/2000 at 22:19:31, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 58.4 miles away from the city center
On 1/3/1992 at 04:21:22, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 MD, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 56.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Oconee County (5) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 3
Causes of natural disasters: Winter Storms: 2, Flood: 1, Snowfall: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Hospitals/medical centers near Bishop:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bishop:
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 17.2. This is better than average. There were 17 monitors within city limits.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 10.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.8 miles away from the city center.
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 7.2%
(7.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
Average household size:
Percentage of family households:
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
Bishop compared to Georgia state average:
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results
Religion statistics for Bishop (based on Oconee County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 35.05%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 3
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 14
Number of full-service restaurants: 18
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Bishop government finances in 2002(per resident):
11.08% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($72,054 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
9.48% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($38,807 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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Bishop fatal accident list:
Feb 16, 1993 11:28 AM, Sr24, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:6
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Bishop)
FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers:2
FAA Registered Aircraft:4
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Bishop, GA
Total of 23 patent applications in 2008-2013.