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Atherton is a town in San Mateo County, in the San Francisco-Oakland metro area.

The community was named after Faxon D. Atherton, early landholder

The latitude of Atherton is 37.461N. The longitude is -122.196W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 59 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 7,067.


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Median household income
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$200,001
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Atherton demographic reports
Atherton is near the base of the San Mateo Peninsula
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 26. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 3.6 per 1,000 people.
Local ZIP code 94027 was identified by American Demographics magazine as the most affluent ZIP in the U.S. (April 2005)
Census 2000 highlights: Ranked as the second richest community in America, with a per capita income of $112,408
Nearby parks & recreation: Holbrook Palmer Park
Colleges and universities: Menlo College

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15% of Atherton residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Atherton ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Atherton was $112,408, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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76% of Atherton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Atherton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $2,001.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $4,001.


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San Mateo County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Atherton political report.

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The average commute time for Atherton workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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