About This Place
Dos Palos (formerly, Dospalos) is a city in Merced County, California, United States. Dos Palos is located 23 miles (37 km) south-southwest of Merced, at an elevation of 118 feet (36 m). The population was 4,950 at the 2010 census, up from 4,581 at the 2000 census. Also known as 'Two Sticks' because of a poor translation from Spanish to English.
Dos Palos is located at 36°59′10″N 120°37′36″W / 36.98611°N 120.62667°W / 36.98611; -120.62667.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP covers an area of 1.35 square miles (3.5 km²), all of it land.