Dos Palos, CA


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Dos Palos is a very small city located in the state of California. With a population of 5,125 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Dos Palos is the 509th largest community in California.

When you are in Dos Palos, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 51.99% of Dos Palos’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Dos Palos is a city of construction workers and builders, sales and office workers, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Dos Palos who work in farm management occupations (12.96%), sales jobs (12.37%), and office and administrative support (6.63%).

One downside of living in Dos Palos is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Dos Palos, the average commute to work is 34.35 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

Being a small city, Dos Palos does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

The population of Dos Palos has a very low overall level of education: only 8.57% of people over 25 hold a 4-year college degree or higher.

The per capita income in Dos Palos in 2010 was $13,218, which is low income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $52,872 for a family of four. Dos Palos also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 37.51% of its population below the federal poverty line.

Dos Palos is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Dos Palos home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Dos Palos residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Dos Palos also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 70.73% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Dos Palos include English, Italian, Portuguese, and German.

In addition, Dos Palos has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (21.46%).

The most common language spoken in Dos Palos is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Portuguese.

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