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The location of Bishop

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Census Data for Bishop ...

As far as we can tell, Bishop has not been included in past Census counts, so there is no population information for this community.

While we don't have census information for Bishop, you might be interested in some nearby communities where we do:

 Community 2016<1>
Population
DirectionDistance<2>
 Bluefield10,191   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
 Princeton5,962   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
 Marion (VA)5,855   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
 Richlands (VA)5,428   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]

McDowell County ...

Bishop is primarily located in McDowell County. A portion of Bishop extends into Tazewell County (VA).

For more information, please visit our Census Page for McDowell County.

Population Rings for Bishop ...

To help identify the number of people who live in Bishop and the surrounding area, we have drawn concentric rings centered on Bishop. We counted the number of communities within each ring and summed their populations.<3> We don't have the population of Bishop, so its people haven't been included.

  Radius   No of
    Communities    
2016
    Population    
Change
  Since 2010    
10 mi   [16 km]45,982-7.36%
15 mi   [24 km]1320,601-9.33%
20 mi   [32 km]1731,832-7.34%
25 mi   [40 km]2240,800-6.42%
30 mi   [48 km]2853,725-6.28%

Miscellaneous Information for Bishop ...

The Federal government has assigned various identifying codes to each community, county and state. At one time or another, the US Census Bureau has referenced one (or more) of the following identifiers when referring to either McDowell County or the community of Bishop:

The GNIS Codes ...

The current system of identification is called the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS). The following GNIS codes relate to Bishop:

GNIS ID for Bishop: 1553909

GNIS ID for McDowell County: 1689162

GNIS ID for West Virginia: 1779805

The FIPS Codes ...

An earlier (and largely obsolete) identification method was called the Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS):

State Code: 54 (West Virginia)

County Code: 047 (McDowell County)

Place Code: 07852 (Bishop)

State & County Code: 54/047 (West Virginia / McDowell County)

State & Place Code: 54/07852 (West Virginia / Bishop)

Misc. Census Codes ...

Bishop is located in Census Region #3 (the South Region) and Division #5 (the South Atlantic Division).

For more information about the various Federal identification codes, please visit our Misc Page for Bishop.

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Cities, Towns and Villages of West Virginia

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Bishop. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of West Virginia: www.wv.gov/


The official website of the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN)

The official website of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)



Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that starts in Bishop. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Bishop) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bishop. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.2084, Longitude: -81.5601     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bishop have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>The communities in our count are those provided by the 2010 Census, so keep in mind that our population rings will only include the people living in those communities. Smaller communities usually don't participate directly in the Census and therefore they won't be included. While our count is a close approximation, it shouldn't be considered as a complete or accurate count.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Bishop.