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Bishop is a township in Effingham County, in the Effingham metro area.
The latitude of Bishop is 39.048N. The longitude is -88.42W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 577 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 1,407.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Bishop demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Effingham County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 62479 ZIP code.
64% of Bishop residents report German ancestry, and 6% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Bishop ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Bishop was $15,104, compared with $21,587 nationally.
10% of Bishop residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Bishop, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $298. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $762.
Effingham County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Bishop political report.
The average commute time for Bishop workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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