Dos Palos Y, California

Dos Palos Y is a census-designated place[3] in Merced County, California.[2] It is located 11.5 miles (19 km) east of Los Banos, 4.8 miles north of Dos Palos, the intersection of California Highways 33 and 152, at an elevation of 112 feet (34 m).[2] The population was 323 at the 2010 census.

Dos Palos Y
Location of Dos Palos Y in Merced County, California.
Dos Palos Y
Location in California
Coordinates: 37°02′56″N 120°38′08″W
Country United States
State California
  Total1.572 sq mi (4.072 km2)
  Land1.572 sq mi (4.072 km2)
  Water0 sq mi (0 km2)  0%
Elevation112 ft (34 m)
  Density210/sq mi (79/km2)
Time zoneUTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
  Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
ZIP Code
Area code(s)209
GNIS feature IDs1655978; 2582998
U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Dos Palos Y, California; U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Dos Palos Y, California


According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP covers an area of 1.6 square miles (4.1 km²), all of it land.


Historical population
U.S. Decennial Census[4]

The 2010 United States Census[5] reported that Dos Palos Y had a population of 323. The population density was 205.4 people per square mile (79.3/km²). The racial makeup of Dos Palos Y was 225 (69.7%) White, 1 (0.3%) African American, 8 (2.5%) Native American, 1 (0.3%) Asian, 0 (0.0%) Pacific Islander, 82 (25.4%) from other races, and 6 (1.9%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 197 persons (61.0%).

The Census reported that 323 people (100% of the population) lived in households, 0 (0%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 0 (0%) were institutionalized.

There were 100 households, out of which 41 (41.0%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 51 (51.0%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 17 (17.0%) had a female householder with no husband present, 7 (7.0%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 6 (6.0%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 2 (2.0%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 22 households (22.0%) were made up of individuals and 9 (9.0%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.23. There were 75 families (75.0% of all households); the average family size was 3.77.

The population was spread out with 98 people (30.3%) under the age of 18, 35 people (10.8%) aged 18 to 24, 65 people (20.1%) aged 25 to 44, 76 people (23.5%) aged 45 to 64, and 49 people (15.2%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35.2 years. For every 100 females, there were 107.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 108.3 males.

There were 123 housing units at an average density of 78.2 per square mile (30.2/km²), of which 49 (49.0%) were owner-occupied, and 51 (51.0%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 2.0%; the rental vacancy rate was 12.1%. 163 people (50.5% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 160 people (49.5%) lived in rental housing units.


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