Atherton, California Population 2022

7,242
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Atherton is a city located in San Mateo County California. With a 2020 population of 7,242, it is the 551st largest city in California and the 5230th largest city in the United States. Atherton is currently growing at a rate of 0.37% annually and its population has increased by 0.75% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 7,188 in 2020. Spanning over 5 miles, Atherton has a population density of 1,440 people per square mile.

The average household income in Atherton is $526,856 with a poverty rate of 2.66%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $3,500 per month, and the median house value is $2.00 Mn. The median age in Atherton is 47.4 years, 45.2 years for males, and 49.1 years for females.

Atherton Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Athertonwas:

  • White: 72.95%
  • Asian: 20.35%
  • Two or more races: 3.07%
  • Other race: 1.87%
  • Black or African American: 1.39%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.37%
  • Native American: 0.00%
The current population of Atherton, California is 7,242 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 7,188.

Atherton, California Population 2022

Population by Race

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Atherton Population by Race

Atherton Population Pyramid 2022

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Atherton Median Age

49.1


Total

46.8


Male

49.8


Female

Atherton Adults

There are 5,605 adults, (1,751 of whom are seniors) in Atherton.

Atherton Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

45.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Atherton Sex Ratio

Female

3,551

50.30%

Male

3,509

49.70%

Atherton Population by Age

Atherton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Atherton Household Types

89.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Atherton Households and Families

3.14

Average Family Size

2.96

Average Household Size

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Atherton Households by Type

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Atherton Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Atherton Educational Attainment by Race

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 86.11%.

Atherton Educational Attainment by Race

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$106,076

Average Earnings

$121,471

Average Male

$73,984

Average Female

Atherton Earnings by Educational Attainment

Atherton Language by Age

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Atherton Language

75.05% of Atherton residents speak only English, while 24.95% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 10.13% of the population.

Atherton Language

Atherton Poverty by Race

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2.66%

Overall Poverty Rate

1.68%

Male Poverty Rate

3.64%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Atherton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Atherton is White, with 2.98% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Atherton is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.00%. Among those working part-time, it was 4.06%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 4.79%.

Atherton Poverty

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Atherton Poverty Rate by Education

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Atherton Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Atherton Income by Household Type

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Income by Household Type

Atherton Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

59.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

59.2%

Male Marriage Rate

59.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Atherton Married by Age and Sex

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Atherton Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Atherton Marital Status by Race

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Atherton Marital Status

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264

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

Atherton Veterans by War

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Atherton Veterans by Age

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Atherton Veterans by Race

Atherton Veterans by Education

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0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

43.94%

Veteran Disability Rate

Atherton Veterans by Education

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51%

Labor Force Participation

48.8%

Employment Rate

4.5%

Unemployment Rate

Atherton Employment by Age

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Atherton Employment by Race

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Atherton Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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44.76%

Born in Atherton

79.99%

Native Born

20.01%

Foreign Born

7.17%

Non Citizen

12.85%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

79.99% of Atherton residents were born in the United States, with 44.76% having been born in California. 7.17% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Atherton Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected

Atherton Population by Year