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People

Total Population 5,068
Male Share of the Population 51.9%
Female Share of the Population 48.1%
Senior Citizens 11.1%
Employed Population 16+ 1,302
Age of the Population 31

Families

% of people married 51.2%
Average household size 4

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 8.3%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $34,334
% Above Poverty Level 62.6%
% Below Poverty Level 37.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 34 minutes
% Working from Home 3.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 5%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 17.3%
Median Gross Rent $783
Median House Value $96,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 77.2%
US/American 0%
English 3.5%
Irish 3.6%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Dos Palos Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 23 miles S of Merced, California (center to center)
Nearest Large City 50 miles W of Fresno, California
County Merced
Metro Area Merced
Standard Zip Codes 93620
Phone Area Codes 209
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 36.986
Longitude -120.625

Dos Palos Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station LOS BANOS
Distance 14 miles
Jan Temp 37 to 55 F
Apr Temp 47 to 74 F
Jul Temp 62 to 95 F
Oct Temp 51 to 80 F
Annual Precip 9.9 inches
Station LOS BANOS DET RESV
Distance 17 miles
Jan Temp 39 to 54 F
Apr Temp 49 to 72 F
Jul Temp 64 to 94 F
Oct Temp 54 to 78 F
Annual Precip 8.3 inches
Station MADERA
Distance 32.8 miles
Jan Temp 37 to 54 F
Apr Temp 47 to 74 F
Jul Temp 63 to 97 F
Oct Temp 49 to 80 F
Annual Precip 11.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Atwater 28,858 $46,237
Chowchilla 18,384 $35,751
Firebaugh 8,084 $41,104
Los Banos 36,847 $45,414
Mendota 11,402 $25,846
Merced 81,120 $40,970

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Dos Palos High Schools

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DOS PALOS HIGH
1701 E. BLOSSOM ST.
209-392-2131
A Title I School.
Serves 709 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 20

WESTSIDE HIGH (CONT.)
22369 6TH ST.
209-392-2766
A Non-traditional School
A Title I School.
Serves 96 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 24

DOS PALOS ADULT SCHOOL
1682 CENTER
Serves 6 students.

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