South Dos Palos, California

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Population in 2010: 1,620.
Population change since 2000: +17.0%
Males: 615  (38.0%)
Females: 1,005  (62.0%)
Median resident age:

37.4 years
California median age:

37.9 years

Zip codes: 93665.

Estimated median household income in 2022: $-680,993,844 (it was $18,500 in 2000)
South Dos Palos $-680,993,844
CA $91,551

Estimated per capita income in 2022: $24,377 (it was $7,170 in 2000)

South Dos Palos CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2022: $275,088 (it was $70,100 in 2000)
South Dos Palos:

$275,088
CA:

$715,900

Mean prices in 2022: all housing units: $234,691; detached houses: $229,774

Median gross rent in 2022: $1,267.

March 2022 cost of living index in South Dos Palos: 92.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2022: 27.8%
(32.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 30.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 36.0% for other race residents)

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  • Races in South Dos Palos, CA (2022)
    • 1,24682.2%Hispanic
    • 16210.7%White alone
    • 1207.9%Black alone



According to our research of California and other state lists, there were 3 registered sex offenders living in South Dos Palos, California as of April 15, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in South Dos Palos is 868 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


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Ancestries: Portuguese (1.7%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 115 feet

Land area: 1.50 square miles.

Population density: 1,078 people per square mile   (low).

South Dos Palos, California map

410 residents are foreign born (27.8% Latin America).

This place:

27.0%
California:

26.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2022: $2,132 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2022: $406 (0.2%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Merced, CA (25.4 miles , pop. 63,893).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Fresno, CA (49.3 miles , pop. 427,652).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (236.8 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Dos Palos, CA (1.3 miles ),
Dos Palos Y, CA (2.4 miles ),
Los Banos, CA (3.5 miles ),
Firebaugh, CA (3.7 miles ),
Volta, CA (4.2 miles ),
Mendota, CA (4.6 miles ),
Chowchilla, CA (4.9 miles ),
McSwain, CA (4.9 miles )

Latitude: 36.97 N, Longitude: 120.65 W

Distribution of median household income in South Dos Palos, CA in 2022
Distribution of house value in South Dos Palos, CA in 2022
South Dos Palos satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in December 2023:
Here:

10.2%
California:

5.1%
Most common industries in South Dos Palos, CA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (24.7%)
  • Health care (16.6%)
  • Groceries & related products merchant wholesalers (7.4%)
  • Personal & laundry services (7.4%)
  • Educational services (5.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.2%)
  • Publishing, motion picture & sound recording industries (4.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (43.5%)
  • Groceries & related products merchant wholesalers (13.0%)
  • Truck transportation (6.5%)
  • Personal & laundry services (6.5%)
  • Metal & metal products (5.8%)
  • Educational services (4.5%)
  • Food (3.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (38.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (12.0%)
  • Gasoline stations (8.5%)
  • Personal & laundry services (8.5%)
  • Construction (6.0%)
  • Publishing, motion picture & sound recording industries (6.0%)
  • Educational services (6.0%)
Most common occupations in South Dos Palos, CA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (22.5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (10.7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7.4%)
  • Personal appearance workers (7.4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6.6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (39.6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (13.0%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (11.7%)
  • Personal appearance workers (6.5%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5.8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (24.8%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (12.0%)
  • Personal appearance workers (8.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (8.5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.7%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (6.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.0%)

Average climate in South Dos Palos, California

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

South Dos Palos, California average temperatures South Dos Palos, California average precipitation South Dos Palos, California humidity South Dos Palos, California wind speed South Dos Palos, California snowfall South Dos Palos, California sunshine South Dos Palos, California clear and cloudy days

South Dos Palos, California environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI NO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2022 was 89.3. This is worse than average.

City:

89.3
U.S.:

72.6
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2022 was 7.07. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 24.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.07
U.S.:

5.11
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2022 was 29.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.2
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2022 was 9.73. This is about average. Closest monitor was 25.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.73
U.S.:

8.11

Earthquake activity:

South Dos Palos-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above California state average. It is 8289% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/1906 at 13:12:21, a magnitude 7.9 (7.9 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 147.4 miles away from the city center, causing $524,000,000 total damage
On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 164.4 miles away from the city center, causing $50,000,000 total damage
On 11/4/1927 at 13:51:53, a magnitude 7.5 (7.5 UK) earthquake occurred 143.4 miles away from South Dos Palos center
On 10/18/1989 at 00:04:15, a magnitude 7.1 (6.5 MB, 7.1 MS, 6.9 MW, 7.0 ML) earthquake occurred 62.5 miles away from the city center, causing 62 deaths (62 shaking deaths) and 3757 injuries, causing $1,305,032,704 total damage
On 12/21/1932 at 06:10:09, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 176.5 miles away from the city center
On 5/2/1983 at 23:42:37, a magnitude 6.7 (6.2 MB, 6.5 MS, 6.5 MW, 6.7 ML, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 55.2 miles away from South Dos Palos center, causing $31,000,000 total damage
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Merced County (13) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Mudslides: 3, Freezes: 2, Landslides: 2, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
South Dos Palos topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near South Dos Palos:

  • DOS PALOS MEMORIAL SKILLED NURSING FACILITY (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; DOS PALOS, CA)
  • NEW BETHANY SKILLED NURSING (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; LOS BANOS, CA)
  • MEMORIAL HOSPITAL LOS BANOS Acute Care Hospitals (about 14 miles away; LOS BANOS, CA)
  • LOS BANOS NURSING AND REHABILITA (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; LOS BANOS, CA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to South Dos Palos:

  • Merced College (about 28 miles; Merced, CA; Full-time enrollment: 6,973)
  • University of California-Merced (about 31 miles; Merced, CA; FT enrollment: 5,981)
  • California State University-Stanislaus (about 41 miles; Turlock, CA; FT enrollment: 7,054)
  • University of Phoenix-Central Valley Campus (about 49 miles; Fresno, CA; FT enrollment: 2,109)
  • Heald College-Fresno (about 49 miles; Fresno, CA; FT enrollment: 2,199)
  • Fresno City College (about 50 miles; Fresno, CA; FT enrollment: 12,994)
  • Gavilan College (about 51 miles; Gilroy, CA; FT enrollment: 3,327)

Public high schools in South Dos Palos:

  • WESTSIDE HIGH (Location: 22368 S. SIXTH ST., Grades: 9-12)
  • WESTSIDE COMMUNITY DAY MIDDLE HIGH (Location: 22368 S. SIXTH ST., Grades: 7-12)

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Merced County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This place:

3.8 people
California:

2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

86.9%
Whole state:

68.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

8.9%
Whole state:

7.2%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households

For population 15 years and over in South Dos Palos:

Marital status in South Dos Palos, CA
  • Never married: 59.2%
  • Now married: 25.0%
  • Separated: 3.5%
  • Widowed: 1.6%
  • Divorced: 10.8%

For population 25 years and over in South Dos Palos:

  • High school or higher: 63.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.0%
  • Unemployed: 32.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2022
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2022
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.9
California average:

15.5

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for South Dos Palos, CA (based on Merced County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic102,00518
Evangelical Protestant26,640124
Other5,88423
Mainline Protestant3,67318
Black Protestant1,0878
Orthodox641
None116,440-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 58
This county:

2.37 / 10,000 pop.
California:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
California:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 26
This county:

1.06 / 10,000 pop.
California:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 53
Here:

2.17 / 10,000 pop.
California:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 100
Merced County:

4.09 / 10,000 pop.
California:

7.42 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Merced County:

6.9%
State:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Merced County:

29.5%
California:

21.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Merced County:

17.8%
California:

17.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
South Dos Palos:

46.6%
California:

49.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

47.3%
California:

48.0%

Average BMI:
South Dos Palos:

28.3
California:

28.1

People feeling badly about themselves:
South Dos Palos:

21.1%
California:

20.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

13.6%
State:

11.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
South Dos Palos:

6.7
California:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

33.6%
California:

31.5%

General health condition:
This city:

53.6%
California:

56.4%

Average condition of hearing:
South Dos Palos:

82.1%
State:

80.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of South Dos Palos, CA Residents

Strongest AM radio stations in South Dos Palos:

  • KLBS (1330 AM; 5 kW; LOS BANOS, CA; Owner: ETHNIC RADIO OF LOS BANOS, INC.)
  • KCBC (770 AM; 50 kW; RIVERBANK, CA; Owner: KIERTRON, INC.)
  • KMJ (580 AM; 50 kW; FRESNO, CA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KTIQ (1660 AM; 10 kW; MERCED, CA; Owner: MAPLETON COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KVVY (1580 AM; 10 kW; MERCED, CA; Owner: MAPLETON COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KLOK (1170 AM; 50 kW; SAN JOSE, CA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KWRU (940 AM; 50 kW; FRESNO, CA)
  • KGO (810 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KGO-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • KNBR (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KNBR LICO, INC.)
  • KYAA (1200 AM; 25 kW; SOQUEL, CA; Owner: PEOPLE'S RADIO, INC.)
  • KSRK (540 AM; 10 kW; CARMEL VALLEY, CA; Owner: PEOPLE'S RADIO, INC.)
  • KMBX (700 AM; 10 kW; SOLEDAD, CA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KTCT (1050 AM; 50 kW; SAN MATEO, CA; Owner: SUSQUEHANNA RADIO CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in South Dos Palos:

  • KHTN (104.7 FM; LOS BANOS, CA; Owner: BUCKLEY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • K211DG (90.1 FM; FIREBAUGH, CA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KSKD (95.9 FM; LIVINGSTON, CA; Owner: KSKD, INC)
  • KDPT-LP (102.9 FM; DOS PALOS, CA; Owner: DOS PALOS RADIO)
  • KDKL (88.3 FM; COALINGA, CA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KAMB (101.5 FM; MERCED, CA; Owner: CENTRAL VALLEY BROADCASTING CO. INC.)
  • K217EQ (91.3 FM; COALINGA, CA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • K238AC (95.5 FM; SALIDA, CA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KDON-FM (102.5 FM; SALINAS, CA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • K202DU (88.3 FM; SAN JUAN BAUTISTA, CA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KBTU (93.5 FM; HOLLISTER, CA; Owner: MAPLETON COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C.)
  • KHRI (90.7 FM; HOLLISTER, CA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • K203AQ (88.5 FM; HELM, ETC., CA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KLVY (91.1 FM; FAIRMEAD, CA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KLVM (89.7 FM; PRUNEDALE, CA; Owner: PRUNEDALE EDUCATIONAL ASSOCIATION)
  • KEFR (89.9 FM; LE GRAND, CA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KUBB (96.3 FM; MARIPOSA, CA; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING CORP. OF MONTEREY INC)
  • K265DG (100.9 FM; HOLLISTER, CA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KCIV (99.9 FM; MOUNT BULLION, CA; Owner: BOTT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KDJK (103.9 FM; MARIPOSA, CA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

South Dos Palos fatal accident list:

Sep 8, 2007 10:40 PM, 7th St, Lat: 36.961064, Lon: -120.653533, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 10ft / 3.0mTotal length
  • 2,197Total average daily traffic
  • 197Total average daily truck traffic
  • 3,556Total future (year 2040) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • Westside School, Lat: 36.962222 Lon: -120.653944, Type: Tower, Structure height: 16.8 m, Call Sign: WQID642,
    Assigned Frequencies: 21935.0 MHz, 11215.0 MHz, Grant Date: 01/11/2008, Expiration Date: 01/11/2018, Cancellation Date: 03/17/2018, Certifier: Christopher M Brooks, Registrant: Conterra Ultra Broadband, LLC, 2101 Rexford Rd Ste 200e, Charlotte, NC 28211, Phone: (704) 936-1777, Fax: (704) 936-1801, Email:

  • HS Dos Palos, 8470 Christian Ave (Lat: 36.974944 Lon: -120.644167), Type: Tower, Structure height: 10.7 m, Call Sign: WQLV787,
    Assigned Frequencies: 23285.0 MHz, Grant Date: 05/05/2010, Expiration Date: 05/05/2020, Cancellation Date: 07/11/2020, Certifier: Daniel S Suster, Registrant: Conterra Ultra Broadband, LLC, 2101 Rexford Road Suite 200 E, Charlotte, NC 28211, Phone: (704) 936-1801, Fax: (704) 936-1801, Email:


Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2$84,3051$41,940
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0024.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in South Dos Palos, CA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in South Dos Palos, CA - Value
Most common first names in South Dos Palos, CA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Willie661.9 years
George466.8 years
James477.0 years
John369.4 years
Jose343.6 years
Maria374.0 years
Robert373.3 years
William383.7 years
Daniel266.5 years
Booker272.6 years
Most common last names in South Dos Palos, CA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson676.8 years
Clark667.6 years
Anderson570.8 years
Jackson470.3 years
Jones454.5 years
Solomon479.5 years
Weaver462.8 years
Allen366.3 years
Brown376.0 years
Adams375.8 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in South Dos Palos, CA
  • 69.3%Electricity
  • 30.7%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in South Dos Palos, CA
  • 59.2%Utility gas
  • 40.8%Electricity


South Dos Palos compared to California state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

South Dos Palos on our top lists:

  • #66 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Mexico (population 500+)"
  • #81 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Central America (population 500+)"
  • #84 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most cars per house, population 500+"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
  • #49 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #82 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #85 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
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