South Dos Palos, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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South Dos Palos, California - Basic Facts

The South Dos Palos Census Designated Place had a population of 1,649 as of July 1, 2017. South Dos Palos ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for South Dos Palos is located at latitude 36.9707 and longitude -120.6467 in Merced County. The formal boundaries for the South Dos Palos Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.53 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Merced County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 118 feet.

The South Dos Palos Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408762) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The South Dos Palos Census Designated Place is located within Dos Palos CCD of Merced County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with South Dos Palos population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for South Dos Palos: Dos Palos Station.

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South Dos Palos, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,649
Daytime Population: Workers 83
Daytime Population: Residents 1,139
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,222
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.74
Population in Households 1,649
Population in Familes 1,497
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,075
Diversity Index3 82


Median Household Income $37,252
Average Household Income $48,324
Per Capita Income $13,160


Total Housing Units 501 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 222 (44.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 213 (42.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 66 (13.2%)
Median Home Value $114,063
Average Home Value $136,591


Total Households 435
Average Household Size 3.79
Family Households 365
Average Family Size 4
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.25% 0.37%
Households 0.29% 0.32%
Families -0.19% 0.33%
Median Household Income   0.71%
Per Capita Income   2.15%

South Dos Palos, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares South Dos Palos to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 924 39th
Population Density # 760 50th
Diversity Index # 297 80th
Median Household Income # 1298 14th
Per Capita Income # 1410 7th

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