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Dos Palos, California

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Welcome to Dos Palos ...

The city of Dos Palos is primarily located in Merced County. A portion of Dos Palos extends into Fresno County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Dos Palos has a population of 5,445 people<1> (see below for details).

Dos Palos was incorporated May 24, 1935.

The community of Dos Palos is 110 feet [34 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Dos Palos lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

Dos Palos is located in the (209) area code.

The ZIP code for Dos Palos: 93620<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Dos Palos had a population of 4,950 people. This makes Dos Palos the county's 6th most populous community.

The population of Dos Palos represents 0.01% of the total population of California (which has 37,253,956 people), making it the state's 425th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 4,950 people, the population of Dos Palos increased 8.06% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 4,581 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Dos Palos had an population of 5,445 people. This is an increase of 10% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 18.86% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Dos Palos.

Communities near Dos Palos ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Dos Palos and not the distance if you are driving.<4>.

Community   2017
Benito   [Map]   ---   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
El Nido   [Map]   ---   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Firebaugh   [Map]   8,328   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Lincoln - Historic   [Map]   ---   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Los Banos   [Map]   39,183   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Mendota   [Map]   11,438   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Dos Palos.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Dos Palos. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Dos Palos. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Dos Palos.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Dos Palos:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Dos Palos ...

Looking for more information about Dos Palos? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Dos Palos, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Dos Palos.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Dos Palos. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Merced County:

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Dos Palos.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Dos Palos - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Dos Palos). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Dos Palos or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Dos Palos) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Dos Palos. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Dos Palos

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dos Palos. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.9868, Longitude: -120.6266     [Map].

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