City of Dos Palos

 

Established:     As Dos Palos Colony in 1891, and Colony Center in 1892.

Incorporated:  1935

Zip Code:        93620

 

Population:

City of Dos Palos:

  • 4,950 persons, Federal Census 2010

  • 5,541 persons, Department of Finance 2019

  • Dos Palos Reached:

    • 1,000 in 1950

    • 2,000 in 1960

    • 3,000 in 1980

    • 4,000 in 1990

    • 5,000 in 2013

Greater Community:

  • 7,500 persons, served by the City utilities

 

Elevation:  

  • 115-120 feet above sea level, not in a flood prone area

 

Geography:

36 degrees 59’N, 120 degrees 38’W.  The historic and mysterious 37th Parallel, the traditional U.S. North/South and Missouri Compromise boundary runs just North of the City of Dos Palos, further emphasizing our community’s strong Southern heritage.

 

Location:    Merced County, State of California, United States of America

 

Education: 

Local schools include:  Dos Palos Elementary School, Bernhard Marks Elementary School, Bryant Middle School, Westside Continuation High School, and Dos Palos High School.  The University of California at Merced, California State University Fresno (Fresno State), Merced College (community college), and California State University Stanislaus (Turlock) are all within 60 miles of Dos Palos.

 

Earnings:

According to the Merced County Department of Education, Dos Palos residents with a high school diploma have Estimated Median Annual Earnings of $26,834.  Those with a bachelor’s degree have Estimated Median Annual Earnings of $50,846.

 

Gender:      

  • Female:         52%

  • Male:             48%

 

Ethnicity: 

All Ages:                                                             18 and Over:

  • Hispanic or Latino                     60.9 %                49 %

  • White Non- Hispanic:                35.4 %                47 %

  • African-American or Black:         3.6 %                 3 %

  • Asian/Pacific Islander:                <0.1%                 1 %

 

Labor:       

  • Lowest Unemployment Rate ever recorded:        5.6 % in 2019

  • Highest Unemployment Rate ever recorded:      29.2 % in 2010

Density:    

  • 3,667 persons per square mile.

Political Party Registration as of May 8, 2018:       

  • 1,714 Total Registered Voters:

  • Democratic                               753    43.9 %

  • Republican                               500    29.1 %

  • No Party Preference                 373    21.7%

  • American Independent               63      3.7 %

  • Libertarian                                  13      0.8 %

  • Green                                            6      0.4%

  • Peace & Freedom                         5      0.3 %

  • Constitution                                  1      0.1%

 

Area Sales Tax Rates:

San Jose          9.25 %

Los Banos       8.75 %

Chowchilla     8.75 %

Gilroy              8.50 %

Merced            8.25 %

Madera           8.25 %

Atwater           8.25 %

Gustine            8.25 %

Firebaugh       7.975 %

Fresno             7.975 %

Clovis              7.975 %

Dos Palos        7.75 %

Sources:

City of Dos Palos, Merced County Department of Education,

State of California Employment Development Department,

California Secretary of State, and U.S. Census Bureau.

City of Dos Palos, 2174 Blossom Street, Dos Palos, CA 93620  cityofdp@cityofdp.com  209-392-2174

 

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