Atherton

No sidewalks, an abundance of heritage oaks, a ban on commerce, plus equal access to San Francisco.

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Welcome to Atherton

 
Atherton is named for Faxon Dean Atherton, a wealthy trader from Chile, who purchased 640 acres and established the first large estate in the area. The completion of the railroad in 1863 attracted other prosperous citizens of San Francisco, hoping to escape the summer fog. The town was incorporated in 1923 and adopted stringent zoning regulations. As a result, Atherton retains the pastoral atmosphere enjoyed by those nineteenth-century residents, with the majority of properties in this exclusive ZIP code exceeding one acre. No sidewalks, an abundance of heritage oaks, a ban on commerce, plus equal access to San Francisco and San Jose have made Atherton one of the most expensive addresses in the country. Atherton has been consistently ranked by a national magazine as one of the top five most affluent cities in the U.S.
 
City Website: www.ci.atherton.ca.us

Overview for Atherton, CA

7,181 people live in Atherton, where the median age is 47.9 and the average individual income is $171,823. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

7,181

Total Population

47.9 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$171,823

Average individual Income

Around Atherton, CA

There's plenty to do around Atherton, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

7
Car-Dependent
Walking Score
53
Bikeable
Bike Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Brogue, Nitty Gritty Preschool At Acton SV, and Inner i.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Shopping 4.78 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.91 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.87 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.92 miles 12 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.32 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.26 miles 18 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Atherton, CA

Atherton has 2,244 households, with an average household size of 2.92. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Atherton do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 7,181 people call Atherton home. The population density is 1,431.58 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

7,181

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

47.9

Median Age

49.92 / 50.08%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
2,244

Total Households

2.92

Average Household Size

$171,823

Average individual Income

Households with Children

With Children:

Without Children:

Marital Status

Married
Single
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Blue vs White Collar Workers

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Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Atherton, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Atherton. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
Encinal Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PRIVATE
6th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 3rd
No rating available
Adelante Selby Spanish Immersion
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
Laurel Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5

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