South Dos Palos, California

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Population in 2010: 1,620. Population change since 2000: +17.0%
Males: 936  (57.8%)
Females: 684  (42.2%)
Median resident age:  25.8 years
California median age:  32.1 years

Zip codes: 93665.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $31,356 (it was $18,500 in 2000)
South Dos Palos:

$31,356
CA:

$58,328
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $9,417 (it was $7,170 in 2000)

South Dos Palos CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $112,035 (it was $70,100 in 2000)
South Dos Palos:

$112,035
CA:

$349,400
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $206,390; Detached houses: $203,369; Townhouses or other attached units: $470,468; Mobile homes: $139,650

Median gross rent in 2012: $751.

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South Dos Palos races chart
  • Hispanic - 1,262 (77.9%)
  • White alone - 172 (10.6%)
  • Black alone - 132 (8.1%)
  • Asian alone - 33 (2.0%)
  • Two or more races - 13 (0.8%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 7 (0.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.06%)

Races in South Dos Palos detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in South Dos Palos: 89.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Irish (3.1%), German (1.0%).

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,CA real estate house value index trend

South Dos Palos, California map

For population 25 years and over in South Dos Palos:

  • High school or higher: 48.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 2.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 32.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in South Dos Palos CDP:

  • Never married: 52.7%
  • Now married: 39.5%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 6.8%
  • Divorced: 1.0%

702 residents are foreign born

This place:  34.4%
California:  27.1%



According to our research of California and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in South Dos Palos, California as of January 30, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in South Dos Palos to the number of sex offenders is 1,620 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,559 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $367

South Dos Palos satellite photo by USGS

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

South Dos Palos household income distribution South Dos Palos home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

12.2%
California:

7.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Wholesale trade (35%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (23%)
  • Construction (20%)
  • Utilities (14%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Manufacturing (3%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Educational services (29%)
  • Retail trade (24%)
  • Accommodation and food services (21%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (15%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (12%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (40%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (13%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (12%)
  • Personal appearance workers (6%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (25%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (12%)
  • Personal appearance workers (9%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (6%)

Work and jobs in South Dos Palos: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

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

Earthquake activity:

South Dos Palos-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above California state average. It is 819% 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 South Dos Palos 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 the city 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 South Dos Palos 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 the city 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 (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 4, Freezes: 2, Landslides: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Tornado: 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 school in South Dos Palos:

Public elementary/middle school in South Dos Palos:

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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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 114. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

114
U.S.:

74

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 7.50. This is about average. Closest monitor was 24.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.50
U.S.:

6.58

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 31.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

31.7
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 10.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 25.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.9
U.S.:

9.1
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 62.6%
(35.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 64.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 34.0% for two or more races residents)
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

South Dos Palos, California environmental map by EPA

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South Dos Palos compared to California state average:

  • Median household income 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.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

South Dos Palos travel time to work - commute South Dos Palos mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (68%)
  • Utility gas (25%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4%)
  • Wood (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 50.38%
Here: 50.4%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionLDS (Mormon) ChurchAssemblies of GodUnited Methodist Church
Adherents75.5%5.9%2.9%2.1%2.0%
Congregations11.5%12.9%7.2%10.8%4.3%
Name Non-Charismatic Churches IndependentPresbyterian Church (USA)Churches of Christ Mennonite Church of God in ChristOther
Adherents1.1%1.0%0.8%0.7%8.0%
Congregations0.7%2.9%7.2%1.4%41.0%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 58
Merced County:

2.37 / 10,000 pop.
California:

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

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

1.06 / 10,000 pop.
California:

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

2.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

4.09 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.42 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

6.9%
California:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Merced County:

29.5%
California:

21.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

17.8%
State:

17.9%

6.27% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($36,476 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.27%
California average:

5.75%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($274 average AGI)
Merced County:

0.05%
California average:

0.21%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Stanislaus County, CA  1.29% ($35,769 average AGI)
from Santa Clara County, CA  0.90% ($44,560)
from Fresno County, CA  0.31% ($29,649)


6.76% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($37,471 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.76%
California average:

6.27%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($89 average AGI)
Merced County:

0.03%
California average:

0.11%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Stanislaus County, CA  1.34% ($36,160 average AGI)
to Santa Clara County, CA  0.61% ($41,244)
to Fresno County, CA  0.39% ($29,841)

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)

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, 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, 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

HMDA - Conventional Home Purchase Loans

HMDA - Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 2
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

South Dos Palos on our top lists:

  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Physicians and surgeons"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Grocery and related product merchant wholesalers"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Personal and laundry services"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Gasoline stations"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Physicians and surgeons"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest humidity differences during a year"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 100 least-educated cities"
  • #99 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest maximum monthly sunshine amount"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) 24-hour air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2003 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #91 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
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