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Atherton, California - Basic Facts

Atherton is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the Town of Atherton.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in San Mateo County at latitude 37.4613 and longitude -122.1977. San Mateo County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 59 feet.

The formal boundaries for the Town of Atherton (see map) encompass a land area of 5.02 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles.

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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, 2014 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 # 565 63rd
Population Density1 # 694 54th
Diversity Index2 # 1126 26th
Median Household Income # 6 100th
Per Capita Income # 14 99th

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

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Atherton, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)

POPULATION

Total Population 7,091
Population in Households 6,682
Population in Familes 5,936
Population in Group Qrtrs 409
Population Density1 1,414
Diversity Index2 41
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 2,378
Average Household Size 2.81
Family Households 1,951
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 2,587 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,136 (82.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 242 ( 9.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 209 ( 8.1%)
Median Home Value $1,000,001
Average Home Value $1,107,561
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $200,001
Average Household Income $226,610
Per Capita Income $77,253
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.6% 0.91%
Households 0.48% 0.97%
Families 0.48% 0.97%
Median Household Income   0.0%
Per Capita Income   3.79%
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.

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