Atherton

Atherton is one of the more affluent communities in the Bay Area and is nestled between larger cities of Menlo Park and Redwood City. Larger lots are the norm in Atherton, making their population density one of the lowest on the peninsula. There are only about 7,000 residents in this town that is approximately 6 square miles. There is only one public school that sits within the boundaries of the city, which is Los Lomitas Elementary that serves grades K-3. Atherton is served by both the Menlo Park and Los Lomitas elementary school districts and the Sequoia Union high school district. Tree-lined streets and unpaved sidewalks give this community a unique feel. Many of the elegant homes are situated on an acre or more of land and sit back from the street. The downtown area of Menlo Park as well as Stanford Shopping Center are close-by which offer a variety of dining experiences and retail shopping. Within Atherton’s city limits is Holbrook Palmer Estate which is a beautiful 22 acre public park and event facility.

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Overview for Atherton, CA

7,181 people live in Atherton, where the median age is 47.9 and the average individual income is $171,823. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

7,181

Total Population

47.9 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$171,823

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Atherton, CA

Atherton has 2,244 households, with an average household size of 2.92. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Atherton do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 7,181 people call Atherton home. The population density is 1,431.58 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

7,181

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

47.9

Median Age

49.92 / 50.08%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
2,244

Total Households

2.92

Average Household Size

$171,823

Average individual Income

Households with Children

With Children:

Without Children:

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Blue vs White Collar Workers

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White Collar:

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Atherton, CA

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Mixed Schools ()
The following schools are within or nearby Atherton. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
Encinal Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PRIVATE
6th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 3rd
No rating available
Adelante Selby Spanish Immersion
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
Laurel Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5

Around Atherton, CA

There's plenty to do around Atherton, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

7
Car-Dependent
Walking Score
53
Bikeable
Bike Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Los Chulo's Tacos, Windhover, and Strength Side Training.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 2.87 miles 12 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.55 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.12 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.48 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.05 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.4 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Atherton is one of the more affluent communities in the Bay Area and is nestled between larger cities of Menlo Park and Redwood City. Larger lots are the norm in Atherton, making their population density one of the lowest on the peninsula. There are only about 7,000 residents in this town that is approximately 6 square miles. There is only one public school that sits within the boundaries of the city, which is Los Lomitas Elementary that serves grades K-3. Atherton is served by both the Menlo Park and Los Lomitas elementary school districts and the Sequoia Union high school district. Tree-lined streets and unpaved sidewalks give this community a unique feel. Many of the elegant homes are situated on an acre or more of land and sit back from the street. The downtown area of Menlo Park as well as Stanford Shopping Center are close-by which offer a variety of dining experiences and retail shopping. Within Atherton’s city limits is Holbrook Palmer Estate which is a beautiful 22 acre public park and event facility.

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