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Atherton, California - Basic Facts

The Town of Atherton had a population of 7,083 as of July 1, 2015.

The primary coordinate point for Atherton is located at latitude 37.4571 and longitude -122.2011 in San Mateo County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Atherton (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.03 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. San Mateo County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 59 feet.

The Town of Atherton (GNIS ID: 2411651) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of Atherton is located within San Mateo CCD of San Mateo County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Atherton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Atherton: Fair Oaks.

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Atherton, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 7,083
Population in Households 6,698
Population in Familes 5,956
Population in Group Qrtrs 385
Population Density1 1,412
Diversity Index2 42


Total Households 2,386
Average Household Size 2.81
Family Households 1,961
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,596 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,142 (82.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 244 ( 9.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 210 ( 8.1%)
Median Home Value $1,000,001
Average Home Value $1,119,281


Median Household Income $200,001
Average Household Income $297,326
Per Capita Income $101,343
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.46% 0.84%
Households 0.45% 0.89%
Families 0.48% 0.92%
Median Household Income   0.0%
Per Capita Income   2.64%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Atherton, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Atherton to the other 1,523 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 566 63rd
Population Density1 # 695 54th
Diversity Index2 # 1122 26th
Median Household Income # 3 99th
Per Capita Income # 5 100th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE California Census Data Comparison Tool.