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.

Dos Palos is a blue-collar town, with 58.87% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Dos Palos is a city of construction workers and builders, transportation and shipping workers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Dos Palos who work in farm management occupations (12.76%), sales jobs (9.16%), and teaching (6.16%).

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 33.61 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 8.28% of people over 25 hold a 4-year college degree or higher.

The per capita income in Dos Palos in 2010 was $12,486, which is low income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $49,944 for a family of four. Dos Palos also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 37.37% of its population below the federal poverty line.

Dos Palos is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Dos Palos home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Dos Palos, accounting for 72.38% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Dos Palos residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Dos Palos include English, African, Portuguese, and German.

Dos Palos also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 24.05%.

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

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