Atherton, California Population 2020

7,141

Atherton is a city located in California. With a 2020 population of 7,141, it is the 408th largest city in California and the 3903rd largest city in the United States. Atherton is currently declining at a rate of -0.32% annually but its population has increased by 3.28% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 6,914 in 2010. Atherton reached it's highest population of 8,085 in 1970. Spanning over 5 miles, Atherton has a population density of 1,420 people per square mile.

The average household income in Atherton is $525,324 with a poverty rate of 3.43%. 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 47.6 years, 45 years for males, and 49.7 years for females. For every 100 females there are 100.5 males.

Atherton Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Atherton was:

  • White: 73.07%
  • Asian: 20.51%
  • Two or more races: 3.54%
  • Other race: 1.21%
  • Black or African American: 0.95%
  • Native American: 0.61%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.11%
The current population of Atherton, California is 7,141, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 7,187.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 6,914.

Atherton, California Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White5,25073.07%
Asian1,47420.51%
Two or More Races2543.54%
Some Other Race871.21%
Black or African American680.95%
American Indian and Alaska Native440.61%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander80.11%

Atherton Population Pyramid 2020

Atherton Median Age

47.6


Total

45


Male

49.7


Female

Atherton Adults

There are 5,539 adults, (1,563 of whom are seniors) in Atherton.

Atherton Age Dependency

80.7

Age Dependency Ratio

39.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Atherton Sex Ratio

Female

3,584

49.88%

Male

3,601

50.12%

Atherton Households and Families

Atherton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Atherton Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male100%0%
Female96.4%3.6%
Married94.3%5.7%
All93.6%6.4%
Non Family87.5%12.5%

93.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,2212.9993.6
Married1,6183.2794.3
Non Family3611.287.5
Female1683.4696.4
Male744.59100

3.22

Average Family Size

2.99

Average Household Size

3.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Atherton Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade280.58%
9th to 12th Grade491.01%
High School Graduate2314.78%
Some College4659.62%
Associates Degree1944.01%
Bachelors Degree1,63033.73%
Graduate Degree2,23546.25%

Atherton Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White3,7163,6762,959
Asian952925780
Hispanic11510592
Multiple Races414134
Other Race23185
Islander88

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among multiple races people with a rate of 82.93%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$140,924$210,972$68,594
Less Than High School$$105,909$
High School Grad$12,063$10,357$
Some College$74,063$$
Bachelors Degree$82,647$181,875$52,009
Graduate Degree$212,378$250,000$142,917

$140,924

Average Earnings

$210,972

Average Male

$68,594

Average Female

Atherton Language

Atherton Language by Age

Atherton Language

78.17% of Atherton residents speak only English, while 21.83% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 12.06% of the population.

Atherton Poverty

Atherton Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White4,8711663.41%
Asian1,366584.25%
Hispanic23662.54%
Other6868.82%

3.43%

Overall Poverty Rate

2.39%

Male Poverty Rate

4.47%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Atherton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Atherton is Other, with 8.82% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Atherton is Hispanic, with 2.54% 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 7.01%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 4.85%.

Name Poverty
High School11.69%
Bachelors or Greater3.34%
Some College2.91%
Less Than High School0.00%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed10.71%
Female Employed4.42%
Male Employed0.82%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Atherton Income

Atherton Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$250,000$525,324
Families$250,000$566,168
Married Families$250,000-
Non Families$107,176$228,923

Atherton Marital Status

Atherton Marital Status

Marriage Rates

59.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

59.7%

Male Marriage Rate

58.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Atherton Married by Age and Sex

Atherton Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Atherton Marital Status by Race

Atherton Veterans

327

Number of Veterans

293

Male Veterans

34

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam95
World War II89
Korea48
Second Gulf War32
First Gulf War14
Age Group Veterans
75+195
65 to 7467
35 to 5430
55 to 6429
18 to 346
Name Veterans % of Total
White3207.54%
Asian70.65%

$Atherton Veterans by Education

0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

36.09%

Veteran Disability Rate

Atherton Employment Status

52.2%

Labor Force Participation

49.9%

Employment Rate

4.5%

Unemployment Rate

Atherton Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

47.24%

Born in California

79.25%

Native Born

20.75%

Foreign Born

7.54%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

79.25% of Atherton residents were born in the United States, with 47.24% having been born in California. 7.54% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20207,141-23-0.32%
20197,164-23-0.32%
20187,187-28-0.39%
20177,215-23-0.32%
20167,238700.98%
20157,168350.49%
20147,133420.59%
20137,091650.93%
20127,026751.08%
20116,951350.51%
20106,916-278-0.39%
20007,194310.04%
19907,163-634-0.84%
19807,797-288-0.36%
19708,0853680.47%
19607,7174,0877.83%
19503,6301,7226.64%
19401,9086664.39%
19301,2420.00%