Atherton, CA

Census Place

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2022 Population
7,124
0.794% 1-year decline
US Senator
Alex Padilla
Democratic Party
US Senator
Laphonza Butler
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
46.2
3.55% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
3.95%
16.3% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$250,001
2022 Median Property Value
$2M
2022 Employed Population
2,974
0.814% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Atherton, CA had a population of 7.12k people with a median age of 46.2 and a median household income of $250,001. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Atherton, CA declined from 7,181 to 7,124, a −0.794% decrease and its median household income stayed from $250,001 to $250,001, a 0% change.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Atherton, CA are White (Non-Hispanic) (66.6%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (19.5%), White (Hispanic) (5.01%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.17%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (2.47%).

None of the households in Atherton, CA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

90.9% of the residents in Atherton, CA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Atherton, CA are Menlo College (179 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Atherton, CA was $2M, and the homeownership rate was 85.8%.

Most people in Atherton, CA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Atherton, CA was 3 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Atherton, CA is home to a population of 7.12k people, from which 90.9% are citizens. As of 2022, 20.8% of Atherton, CA residents were born outside of the country (1.48k people).

In 2022, there were 3.41 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (4.74k people) in Atherton, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.39k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 357 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

90.9%
2022 Citizenship
92.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 90.9% of Atherton, CA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Atherton, CA was 92.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Atherton, CA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    4.74k ± 384
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    1.39k ± 308
  3. White (Hispanic)
    357 ± 254
9.07%
Hispanic Population
646 people

In 2022, there were 3.41 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (4.74k people) in Atherton, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.39k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 357 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

9.07% of the people in Atherton, CA are hispanic (646 people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    3,899,021 ± 46,015 people
  2. Philippines
    824,230 ± 22,055 people
  3. China
    685,370 ± 20,148 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of California was Mexico, the natal country of 3,899,021 California residents, followed by Philippines with 824,230 and China with 685,370.

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Foreign-Born Population

20.8%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
1.48k people
18.4%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
1.32k people

As of 2022, 20.8% of Atherton, CA residents (1.48k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Atherton, CA was 18.4%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    78 ± 43
  2. Korea
    38 ± 32
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    25 ± 29

Atherton, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.05 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Atherton, CA employs 2.97k people. The largest industries in Atherton, CA are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (641 people), Finance & Insurance (383 people), and Educational Services (342 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($250,001), Information ($179,375), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($178,250).

Males in California have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $75,777. The income inequality in California (measured using the Gini index) is 0.498, which is higher than than the national average.

Occupations

2.97k
2022 Value
± 321
0.814%
1 Year growth
± 15.2%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Atherton, CA grew at a rate of 0.814%, from 2.95k employees to 2.97k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Atherton, CA, are Management Occupations (841 people), Business & Financial Operations Occupations (495 people), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations (210 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Atherton, CA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

2.97k
2022 Value
± 321
0.814%
1 Year growth
± 15.2%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Atherton, CA grew at a rate of 0.814%, from 2.95k employees to 2.97k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Atherton, CA, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (641 people), Finance & Insurance (383 people), and Educational Services (342 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Atherton, CA, though some of these residents may live in Atherton, CA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$131,806
Median earning men ± $80,370
$77,708
Median earning women ± $21,486

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($250,001), Manufacturing ($186,250), and Information ($179,375).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Information ($178,750), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($171,250), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($104,250).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.57%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 17.9M people employed in California. This represents a 2.57% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 14%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in California.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in California went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 63.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (34.3%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.07%).

Alex Padilla and Laphonza Butler are the senators currently representing the state of California. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

California is currently represented by 52 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from California

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Alex Padilla
Senator from California3
Assumed office on January 20, 2021
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Kamala Harris, who had become Vice President of the United States.
Laphonza Butler
Senator from California1
Assumed office on October 3, 2023
Appointed to the seat following the death of Dianne Feinstein.

Alex Padilla and Laphonza Butler are the senators currently representing California.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from California

California is currently represented by 52 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for California have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Atherton, CA awarded 179 degrees. The student population of Atherton, CA in 2022 is skewed towards men, with 449 male students and 351 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Atherton, CA are Hispanic or Latino (56 and 40%), followed by White (39 and 27.9%), Asian (12 and 8.57%), and Two or More Races (12 and 8.57%).

The largest universities in Atherton, CA by number of degrees awarded are Menlo College (179 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Atherton, CA are General Business Administration & Management (70 and 39.1%), General Psychology (30 and 16.8%), and General Marketing & Marketing Management (29 and 16.2%).

The median tuition cost in Atherton, CA for private four year colleges is $48,260.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Atherton, CA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 61.7%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 9.8%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 800 (56.1% men and 43.9% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 800 students enrolled in Atherton, CA, 56.1% men and 43.9% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Hispanic or Latino with 250 records, of which 51.2% were women and 48.8% men.

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Concentrations

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Atherton, CA was General Business Administration & Management with 70 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
179 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Menlo College with 179 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 85 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Atherton, CA, which is 0.904 times less than the 94 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was Hispanic or Latino students. These 56 degrees mean that there were 1.44 times more degrees awarded to Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 39 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($48,260) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($830) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,124) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 2.08% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 2.26% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were Some college (6.9M), High School or Equivalent (6.8M), and Bachelors Degree (6.36M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Atherton, CA was $2M in 2022, which is 7.09 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $2M to $2M, a 0% change. The homeownership rate in Atherton, CA is 85.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Atherton, CA have an average commute time of 23.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Atherton, CA is higher than the national average, with an average of 3 cars per household.

Property

$2M
Median Property Value 2022
±N/A
$1,874
Median Property Taxes
±$193

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Rent vs Own

85.8%
Homeownership
2022
67.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 85.8% of the housing units in Atherton, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 88.4%.

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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 6114
  2. Census Tract 6115

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Household Income

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$250,001
Median Household Income
± N/A
2.18k
Number of Households
± 217

In 2022, the median household income of the 2.18k households in Atherton, CA stayed at $250,001 from the previous year's value of $250,001.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Atherton, CA is from California.
0.498
2022 Wage GINI in California
0.497
2021 Wage GINI in California

In 2022, the income inequality in California was 0.498 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.107% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for California was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in California in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (46.7%)
  2. Worked At Home (37.6%)
  3. Carpooled (8.19%)

In 2022, 46.7% of workers in Atherton, CA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (37.6%) and those who carpooled to work (8.19%).

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Commute Time

23.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Atherton, CA have a shorter commute time (23.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.48% of the workforce in Atherton, CA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

3 cars
Average Number

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Poverty & Diversity

3.95% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Atherton, CA (260 out of 6.59k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 65 - 74, followed by Males 25 - 34 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Atherton, CA is White, followed by Asian and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

98.9% of the population of Atherton, CA has health coverage, with 56.5% on employee plans, 4.2% on Medicaid, 18.5% on Medicare, 19.7% on non-group plans, and 0% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in San Mateo County, CA see 939 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.78% decrease from the previous year (956 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 948 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 231 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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939 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in San Mateo County, CA

Primary care physicians in San Mateo County, CA see an average of 939 patients per year. This represents a 1.78% decrease from the previous year (956 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in San Mateo County, CA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23.5% under 18 years, 18.5% between 18 and 34 years, 34.2% between 35 and 64 years, and 23.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.3% were men and 49.7% were women.

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Uninsured People

1.08%
Uninsured
56.5%
Employer Coverage
4.2%
Medicaid
18.5%
Medicare
19.7%
Non-Group
0%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Atherton, CA grew by 3.49% from 1.04% to 1.08%.

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