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.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Athertonwas:
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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%.
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.
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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%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Atherton
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.