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Welcome to Dos Palos ...

The city of Dos Palos is primarily located in Merced County<1>. A portion of Dos Palos extends into Fresno County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Dos Palos has a population of 5,337 people<2> (see below for details).

While we don't have a date for the establishment of Dos Palos, you might get a feel for its founding by knowing that they incorporated May 24, 1935.

Dos Palos is 110 feet [34 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Dos Palos is within the boundaries of the (209) area code.

The ZIP code for Dos Palos: 93620<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Dos Palos had an population of 5,337 people. This is an increase of 7.82% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 16.5% since the 2000 Census).

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 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 (which had a count of 4,581 people).

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

Communities near Dos Palos ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Dos Palos.

  • Los Banos (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Los Banos
    • Los Banos lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northwest of Dos Palos and is located in Merced County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 40,571 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Los Banos
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Los Banos<6>
  • Firebaugh (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Firebaugh
    • Firebaugh lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the southeast of Dos Palos and is located in Fresno County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,756 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Firebaugh
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Firebaugh<6>
  • Santa Rita Park (4 miles [6.4 km] to the north)
  • Oro Loma (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southwest) - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oro Loma
    • Oro Loma was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the southwest of Dos Palos and is located in Fresno County
  • Abbato (11 miles [17.7 km] to the west) - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Abbato
    • Abbato was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the west of Dos Palos and is located in Merced County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Abbato have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • El Nido (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northeast)
  • Benito (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Benito
    • Benito lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southeast of Dos Palos and is located in Fresno County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Benito
  • Lincoln (15 miles [24.1 km] to the east) - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lincoln
    • Lincoln was located 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the east of Dos Palos and is located in Madera County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lincoln have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Trent (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trent
    • Trent lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Dos Palos and is located in Merced County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trent
  • Volta (18 miles [29 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Volta
    • Volta lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northwest of Dos Palos and is located in Merced County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Volta

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Dos Palos. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Dos Palos.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Dos Palos.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Dos Palos. See our Newspapers 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.

Adding Dos Palos to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Dos Palos in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Dos Palos was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Dos Palos on our Genealogy Page.

Recent Changes to RoadsideThoughts ...

Mentions & References for Dos Palos

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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: www.co.merced.ca.us/

The official website for State of California: https://www.ca.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of California's counties, including Merced, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Dos Palos.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Dos Palos - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things 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 (or directions), 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: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Dos PalosOur 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    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.




 

 

 

 

 


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