South Dos Palos, California

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South Dos Palos (formerly, Dos Palos Station)[2] is a census-designated place (CDP) in Merced County, California, United States. South Dos Palos is located 2 miles (3.2 km) southwest of Dos Palos,[2] at an elevation of 118 feet (36 m).[1] The population was 1,385 at the 2000 census.



South Dos Palos is located at 36°57′52″N 120°39′12″W / 36.96444°N 120.65333°W / 36.96444; -120.65333.[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.5 square miles (3.9 km²), all of it land.


The South Dos Palos post office opened in 1906.[2]


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 1,385 people, 342 households, and 286 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 922.0 people per square mile (356.5/km²). There were 365 housing units at an average density of 243.0/sq mi (94.0/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 45.78% White, 16.03% African American, 1.95% Native American, 31.62% from other races, and 4.62% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 74.15% of the population.

There were 342 households out of which 55.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.0% were married couples living together, 24.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 16.1% were non-families. 13.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 4.05 and the average family size was 4.41.

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