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Atherton, California - Basic Facts

The Town of Atherton had a population of 6,972 as of July 1, 2018.

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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Atherton: Fair Oaks.

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Atherton, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)

POPULATION

Total Population 6,972
Population in Households 6,595
Population in Familes 5,886
Population in Group Qrtrs 377
Population Density2 1,386
Diversity Index3 44
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $200,001
Average Household Income $306,288
Per Capita Income $105,523

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 2,567 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,135 (83.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 214 ( 8.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 218 ( 8.5%)
Median Home Value $2,000,001
Average Home Value $2,121,991
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 2,349
Average Household Size 2.81
Family Households 1,931
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.1% 0.13%
Households 0.1% 0.1%
Families 0.12% 0.12%
Median Household Income   0.0%
Per Capita Income   1.7%

Atherton, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Atherton to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 577 62nd
Population Density # 699 54th
Diversity Index # 1120 26th
Median Household Income # 7 99th
Per Capita Income # 7 100th

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