Atherton, California

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Population in 2017: 7,238 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +0.6%
 
Males: 3,647  (50.4%)
Females: 3,591  (49.6%)
Median resident age:

49.8 years
California median age:

36.5 years

Zip codes: 94027.

Estimated median household income in 2017: over $200,000 (it was over $200,000 in 2000)
Atherton:

over $200,000
CA:

$71,805

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $160,178 (it was $112,408 in 2000)

Atherton town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: over $1,000,000 (it was over $1,000,000 in 2000)
Atherton:

over $1,000,000
CA:

$509,400

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: over $1,000,000; detached houses: over $1,000,000; townhouses or other attached units: $946,532; in 2-unit structures: $930,101; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $748,471; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $725,975; mobile homes: $170,620; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $58,879

Median gross rent in 2017: $4,008.

March 2019 cost of living index in Atherton: 170.9 (very high, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 3.5%
(3.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 6.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 7.0% for other race residents)
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  • Races in Atherton, CA (2010)
    • 5,40578.2%White alone
    • 91013.2%Asian alone
    • 2683.9%Hispanic
    • 1912.8%Two or more races
    • 721.0%Black alone
    • 450.7%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 180.3%Other race alone
    • 50.07%American Indian alone

Races in Atherton detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Crime rates in Atherton by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
2
(27.9)
2
(27.6)
0
(0.0)
1
(13.6)
0
(0.0)
3
(39.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(13.7)
1
(13.8)
1
(13.9)
1
(13.9)
3
(41.3)
3
(41.2)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
8
(111.5)
2
(27.6)
2
(27.4)
2
(27.2)
4
(53.8)
4
(53.1)
0
(0.0)
3
(42.5)
1
(13.7)
0
(0.0)
2
(27.8)
1
(13.9)
0
(0.0)
2
(27.5)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
12
(167.3)
11
(151.9)
10
(136.9)
35
(476.1)
17
(228.8)
14
(186.0)
3
(42.9)
3
(42.5)
8
(109.9)
2
(27.7)
0
(0.0)
1
(13.9)
1
(13.8)
0
(0.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
50
(697.0)
32
(441.9)
34
(465.3)
51
(693.7)
42
(565.3)
28
(372.0)
11
(157.3)
27
(382.4)
34
(467.2)
31
(429.3)
30
(416.4)
14
(194.0)
12
(165.4)
31
(425.5)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
164
(2,286)
131
(1,809)
167
(2,285)
172
(2,339)
153
(2,059)
107
(1,422)
121
(1,730)
97
(1,374)
78
(1,072)
42
(581.6)
54
(749.5)
84
(1,164)
61
(840.7)
73
(1,002)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
5
(69.7)
5
(69.0)
4
(54.7)
7
(95.2)
9
(121.1)
1
(13.3)
3
(42.9)
0
(0.0)
3
(41.2)
2
(27.7)
2
(27.8)
6
(83.1)
2
(27.6)
3
(41.2)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
7
(96.7)
2
(27.4)
6
(81.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(28.6)
0
(0.0)
1
(13.7)
0
(0.0)
1
(13.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)235.0169.6164.0264.0193.5169.092.2103.0116.072.280.884.883.2114.3

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City-data.com crime index in Atherton, CA

Crime rate in Atherton detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 27 (19 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.61
California average:

1.99
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Ancestries: German (8.5%), English (7.7%), Irish (6.6%), Iranian (5.8%), American (5.0%), Italian (4.4%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Incorporated on 09/12/1923

Elevation: 60 feet

Land area: 4.90 square miles.

Population density: 1,477 people per square mile   (low).

Atherton, California map

1,493 residents are foreign born (7.3% Asia, 5.0% Europe).

This town:

20.6%
California:

27.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $11,003 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $10,938 (0.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Redwood City, CA (2.6 miles , pop. 75,402).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Fremont, CA (13.3 miles , pop. 203,413).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (316.9 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

North Fair Oaks, CA (1.1 miles ),
Menlo Park, CA (1.1 miles ),
West Menlo Park, CA (1.3 miles ),
Redwood City, CA (1.6 miles ),
Stanford, CA (1.8 miles ),
East Palo Alto, CA (1.8 miles ),
Emerald Lake Hills, CA (1.9 miles ),
Palo Alto, CA (2.0 miles )

Latitude: 37.46 N, Longitude: 122.20 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +361 (+5.0%)
Workers who live and work in this town: 511 (17.6%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 650

Distribution of median household income in Atherton, CA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Atherton, CA in 2017

Property values in Atherton, CA

Atherton satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.4%
California:

4.6%
Historical population in Atherton, CA
Historical housing units in Atherton, CA

Population change in the 1990s: +309 (+4.5%).
Most common industries in Atherton, CA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (20.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (9.1%)
  • Health care (8.5%)
  • Educational services (8.4%)
  • Computer & electronic products (8.4%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (4.6%)
  • Construction (4.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (20.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (11.6%)
  • Computer & electronic products (10.4%)
  • Health care (8.8%)
  • Educational services (6.8%)
  • Construction (6.0%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (3.8%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (19.1%)
  • Educational services (11.4%)
  • Health care (7.9%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (6.8%)
  • Computer & electronic products (4.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.7%)
  • Private households (3.6%)
Most common occupations in Atherton, CA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Top executives (10.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (10.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.3%)
  • Other financial specialists (4.6%)
  • Lawyers (4.6%)
  • Physicians and surgeons (4.2%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3.8%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Top executives (14.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (12.8%)
  • Other financial specialists (6.5%)
  • Physicians and surgeons (6.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.4%)
  • Lawyers (5.3%)
  • Computer specialists (4.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (7.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.7%)
  • Top executives (5.5%)
  • Art and design workers (5.2%)
  • Child care workers (5.0%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.4%)

Average climate in Atherton, California

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Atherton, California environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 99.2. This is worse than average.

City:

99.2
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.405. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 1.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.405
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 10.6. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 1.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.6
U.S.:

5.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.209. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 12.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.209
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 20.9. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

20.9
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 10.9. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 1.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.9
U.S.:

8.5
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 0.00810. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 1.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00810
U.S.:

0.00984

Earthquake activity:

Atherton-area historical earthquake activity is near California state average. It is 751% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/1906 at 13:12:21, a magnitude 7.9 (7.9 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 57.6 miles away from Atherton center, causing $524,000,000 total damage
On 10/18/1989 at 00:04:15, a magnitude 7.1 (6.5 MB, 7.1 MS, 6.9 MW, 7.0 ML) earthquake occurred 33.8 miles away from Atherton center, causing 62 deaths (62 shaking deaths) and 3757 injuries, causing $1,305,032,704 total damage
On 11/4/1927 at 13:51:53, a magnitude 7.5 (7.5 UK) earthquake occurred 187.6 miles away from the city center
On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 246.5 miles away from the city center, causing $50,000,000 total damage
On 1/31/1922 at 13:17:28, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 287.5 miles away from the city center
On 4/25/1992 at 18:06:04, a magnitude 7.2 (6.3 MB, 7.1 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.1 MW, Depth: 9.4 mi) earthquake occurred 223.8 miles away from Atherton center, causing $75,000,000 total damage
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in San Mateo County (14) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 6, Landslides: 4, Mudslides: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Drought: 1, Earthquake: 1, Fire: 1, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Atherton topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Atherton:

  • ATHERTON HEALTHCARE (Nursing Home, about 1 miles away; MENLO PARK, CA)
  • PENINSULA PLAZA HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 1 miles away; MENLO PARK, CA)
  • LAUREL GLEN CONVALESCENT HOSPITAL (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; REDWOOD CITY, CA)
  • ELLIPSE (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; REDWOOD CITY, CA)
  • WOODSIDE WOMENS HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 2 miles away; REDWOOD CITY, CA)
  • VI AT PALO ALTO (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; PALO ALTO, CA)
  • STANFORD HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 3 miles away; STANFORD, CA)

Amtrak stations near Atherton:

  • 13 miles: FREMONT (CENTERVILLE, FREMONT & PERALTA BLVDS.) . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 15 miles: MILLBRAE (MILLBRAE AVE. & CALIFORNIA DR.) - Bus Station . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, public payphones, free short-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 15 miles: SAN FRANCISCO INT'L AIRPO (SAN BRUNO, SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT) - Bus Station . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, car rental agency, taxi stand, public transit connection.

College/University in Atherton:

  • Menlo College (Full-time enrollment: 723; Location: 1000 El Camino Real; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.menlo.edu)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Atherton:

  • Stanford University (about 3 miles; Stanford, CA; Full-time enrollment: 14,410)
  • Canada College (about 4 miles; Redwood City, CA; FT enrollment: 3,446)
  • Foothill College (about 8 miles; Los Altos Hills, CA; FT enrollment: 9,635)
  • College of San Mateo (about 10 miles; San Mateo, CA; FT enrollment: 5,398)
  • Mission College (about 13 miles; Santa Clara, CA; FT enrollment: 5,625)
  • De Anza College (about 13 miles; Cupertino, CA; FT enrollment: 16,729)
  • Chabot College (about 14 miles; Hayward, CA; FT enrollment: 7,610)

Public high school in Atherton:

Private high school in Atherton:

  • SACRED HEART SCHOOLS ATHERTON (Students: 1,103, Location: 150 VALPARAISO AVE, Grades: PK-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Atherton:

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Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Atherton: Menlo Circus Club (A), Vallombrosa Catholic Retreat Center (B), Atherton City Hall (C), Atherton Branch San Mateo County Library (D), Bowman Library (E), O'Brien Hall (F), Michaels Hall (G), Kratt Hall (H), Howard Hall (I), Haynes-Prim Pavilion Sports Center (J), Florence Moore Science Building (K), El Camino Hall (L), Brawner Hall (M), Menlo Park Fire Protection District Station 3 (N). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Atherton: Church of the Nativity (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Reservoir: Bear Gulch Reservoir (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Atherton include: Cartan Athletic Fields (1), Holbrook-Palmer Park (2), Redding Park (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Birthplace of: Drew Fuller - Film actor.

San Mateo County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This town:

2.8 people
California:

2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

82.1%
Whole state:

68.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

2.1%
Whole state:

7.2%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
332 people in college/university student housing in 2010
53 people in other noninstitutional facilities in 2010

People in group quarters in Atherton in 2000:

  • 254 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 49 people in religious group quarters
  • 15 people in nursing homes

For population 15 years and over in Atherton:

Marital status in Atherton, CA
  • Never married: 28.0%
  • Now married: 60.0%
  • Separated: 0.6%
  • Widowed: 6.2%
  • Divorced: 5.2%

For population 25 years and over in Atherton:

  • High school or higher: 96.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 77.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 43.1%
  • Unemployed: 2.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.7
California average:

15.0

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Atherton
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Neighborhoods in Atherton:

(Atherton, California Neighborhood Map)

Religion statistics for Atherton, CA (based on San Mateo County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic243,63422
Other31,69778
Evangelical Protestant24,771166
Mainline Protestant23,84074
Orthodox5,3505
Black Protestant2,04612
None387,113-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 171
This county:

2.44 / 10,000 pop.
California:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
Here:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 39
This county:

0.56 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 114
San Mateo County:

1.62 / 10,000 pop.
California:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 703
Here:

10.02 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.42 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

7.1%
California:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
San Mateo County:

16.9%
California:

21.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
San Mateo County:

18.0%
State:

17.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

58.9%
State:

48.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

58.5%
State:

47.1%

Average BMI:
This city:

27.7
California:

28.1

People feeling badly about themselves:
Atherton:

16.5%
State:

20.9%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Atherton:

9.8%
California:

11.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

7.0
California:

6.8

Overweight people:
Atherton:

34.4%
State:

31.3%

General health condition:
Here:

62.3%
California:

55.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Atherton:

79.3%
State:

80.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Atherton, CA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 16$154,553$115,9154$9,423
Police - Other 6$40,824$81,6481$1,911
Other Government Administration 3$18,896$75,5840$0
Streets and Highways 2$18,708$112,2480$0
Financial Administration 1$6,181$74,1720$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 0$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 28$239,162$102,4985$11,334

Atherton government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,518,000 ($209.73)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $5,482,000 ($757.39)
    Central Staff Services: $3,450,000 ($476.65)
    Regular Highways: $1,687,000 ($233.08)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $1,344,000 ($185.69)
    Financial Administration: $557,000 ($76.95)
    Parks and Recreation: $267,000 ($36.89)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $151,000 ($20.86)
    Sewerage: $138,000 ($19.07)
    Libraries: $52,000 ($7.18)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $35,000 ($4.84)
    Parks and Recreation: $28,000 ($3.87)
    Central Staff Services: $24,000 ($3.32)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $1,000 ($0.14)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $6,322,000 ($873.45)

Atherton government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Other: $594,000 ($82.07)
    Parks and Recreation: $98,000 ($13.54)
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $1,870,000 ($258.36)
    General Revenue - Other: $262,000 ($36.20)
    Rents: $127,000 ($17.55)
    Interest Earnings: $111,000 ($15.34)
    Fines and Forfeits: $61,000 ($8.43)
    Sale of Property: $4,000 ($0.55)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $587,000 ($81.10)
    Highways: $220,000 ($30.40)
    General Local Government Support: $38,000 ($5.25)
    Sewerage: $6,000 ($0.83)
  • Tax - Property: $7,788,000 ($1075.99)
    Other License: $952,000 ($131.53)
    Public Utilities Sales: $731,000 ($100.99)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $459,000 ($63.42)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $338,000 ($46.70)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $183,000 ($25.28)
    Other: $24,000 ($3.32)

Atherton government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,429,000 ($335.59)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $15,007,000 ($2073.36)

6.90% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($153,556 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.90%
California average:

5.03%

0.07% of residents moved from foreign countries ($2,088 average AGI)
San Mateo County:

0.07%
California average:

0.07%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from San Francisco County, CA  1.54% ($139,745 average AGI)
from Santa Clara County, CA  1.32% ($219,350)
from Alameda County, CA  0.61% ($99,304)


7.51% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($143,515 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.51%
California average:

5.21%

0.12% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,865 average AGI)
San Mateo County:

0.12%
California average:

0.09%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to San Francisco County, CA  1.20% ($169,587 average AGI)
to Santa Clara County, CA  1.10% ($154,202)
to Alameda County, CA  1.04% ($98,442)

Strongest AM radio stations in Atherton:

  • KNBR (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KNBR LICO, INC.)
  • KGO (810 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KGO-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • KYCY (1550 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KTCT (1050 AM; 50 kW; SAN MATEO, CA; Owner: SUSQUEHANNA RADIO CORP.)
  • KSFB (1220 AM; 5 kW; PALO ALTO, CA; Owner: SCA-PALO ALTO, LLC)
  • KFAX (1100 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: GOLDEN GATE BROADCASTING CO, INC.)
  • KTRB (860 AM; 50 kW; MODESTO, CA; Owner: PAPPAS RADIO OF CALIFORNIA, A CALIFORNIA LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KLOK (1170 AM; 50 kW; SAN JOSE, CA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KIQI (1010 AM; 35 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: RADIO UNICA OF SAN FRANCISCO LICENSE CORP.)
  • KCBS (740 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KNEW (910 AM; 20 kW; OAKLAND, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KSJX (1500 AM; 10 kW; SAN JOSE, CA; Owner: MULTICULTURAL RADIO BROADCASTING INC)
  • KSFO (560 AM; 5 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KGO-AM RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Atherton:

  • KFJC (89.7 FM; LOS ALTOS, CA; Owner: FOOTHILL-DE ANZA COMM. COLLEGE DIST.)
  • KCEA (89.1 FM; ATHERTON, CA; Owner: MENLO-ATHERTON HIGH SCHOOL)
  • KZBR-FM2 (95.7 FM; LIVERMORE, ETC., CA; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • KKSF-FM1 (103.7 FM; PLEASANTON, ETC., CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KBAA (94.5 FM; GILROY, CA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KFRC-FM3 (99.7 FM; WALNUT CREEK, CA; Owner: INFINITY KFRC-FM, INC.)
  • KZBR-FM1 (95.7 FM; WALNUT CREEK, CA; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • KBLX-FM2 (102.9 FM; PLEASANTON, CA; Owner: ICBC BROADCAST HOLDINGS -CA, INC.)
  • KSOL-FM3 (98.9 FM; PLEASANTON, CA; Owner: TMS LICENSE CALIFORNIA, INC)
  • KISQ-FM3 (98.1 FM; CONCORD, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KSQL (99.1 FM; SANTA CRUZ, CA; Owner: TMS LICENSE CALIFORNIA, INC)
  • KKUP (91.5 FM; CUPERTINO, CA; Owner: ASSURANCE SCIENCES FOUNDATION)
  • KBRG (100.3 FM; SAN JOSE, CA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KMEL-FM1 (106.1 FM; CONCORD, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KYLD (94.9 FM; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KFRC-FM (99.7 FM; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: INFINITY KFRC-FM, INC.)
  • KBLX-FM (102.9 FM; BERKELEY, CA; Owner: ICBC BROADCAST HOLDINGS - CA, INC.)
  • KZBR (95.7 FM; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • KMEL (106.1 FM; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KSAN (107.7 FM; SAN MATEO, CA; Owner: SUSQUEHANNA RADIO CORP.)

TV broadcast stations around Atherton:

  • KQED (Channel 9; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KQED, INC.)
  • KGO-TV (Channel 7; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KGO TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KPIX-TV (Channel 5; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KTVU (Channel 2; OAKLAND, CA; Owner: KTVU PARTNERSHIP)
  • KBIT-CA (Channel 28; SAN FRANCISCO, ETC., CA; Owner: POLAR BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KRON-TV (Channel 4; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF SAN FRANCISCO, INC.)
  • KMTP-TV (Channel 32; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: MINORITY TELEVISION PROJECT)
  • KBHK-TV (Channel 44; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: VIACOM TELEVISION STATIONS GROUP OF SAN FRANCISCO INC.)
  • KCSM-TV (Channel 60; SAN MATEO, CA; Owner: SAN MATEO COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT)
  • KICU-TV (Channel 36; SAN JOSE, CA; Owner: KTVU PARTNERSHIP)
  • KBWB (Channel 20; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KBWB LICENSE, INC.)
  • KFSF (Channel 66; VALLEJO, CA; Owner: TELEFUTURA SAN FRANCISCO LLC)
  • KCNS (Channel 38; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: WRAY, INC.)
  • KTEH (Channel 54; SAN JOSE, CA; Owner: KTEH FOUNDATION)
  • KDTV (Channel 14; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KDTV LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, G.P.)
  • KSTS (Channel 48; SAN JOSE, CA; Owner: TELEMUNDO OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA LICENSE CORP.)
  • KTSF (Channel 26; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: LINCOLN BROADCASTING COMPANY, A CALIFORNIA LP)
Atherton fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Atherton fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Atherton)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • 2600 Se Of Woodside Rd On Moore Rd (Lat: 37.433278 Lon: -122.233028), Call Sign: KML373,
    Assigned Frequencies: 47.9000 MHz, Grant Date: 04/01/2014, Expiration Date: 06/20/2024, Registrant: Callifornia Water Service Company, 1720 North First Street, San Jose, CA 95112, Phone: (408) 367-8242, Fax: (408) 367-8427, Email:
  • Lat: 37.440278 Lon: -122.221389, Call Sign: WQBJ957,
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.337 MHz, 456.337 MHz, Grant Date: 10/15/2014, Expiration Date: 10/22/2024, Certifier: Ellen Michelson, Registrant: Universal Licensing Service, 4401-A Connecticut Ave Nw #232, Washington, DC 20008, Phone: (877) 677-3639, Email:
  • 555 Middlefield Rd (Lat: 37.461889 Lon: -122.175528), Type: Bant, Structure height: 12.2 m, Overall height: 15.2 m, Call Sign: WQCR762,
    Assigned Frequencies: 463.200 MHz, Grant Date: 02/25/2015, Expiration Date: 05/10/2025, Certifier: Clint Walker, Registrant: Sequoia Union High School District, 480 James Avenue, Redwood City, CA 94062, Phone: (650) 369-1411, Fax: (650) 306-1766, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

4
  • 555 Middlefield Road, 555 Middlefield Road (Lat: 37.461333 Lon: -122.175833), Type: Nntann, Structure height: 8.5 m, Overall height: 12.2 m, Call Sign: WPQQ795,
    Assigned Frequencies: 949.500 MHz, Grant Date: 08/21/2000, Expiration Date: 12/01/2021, Certifier: Donald G Gielow, Registrant: Garvey, Schubert & Barer, 1000 Potomac Str. Nw, 5th Floor, Washington, DC 20007, Phone: (202) 965-7880, Fax: (202) 965-1729, Email:
  • Bear Gulch Station 5, 0.5mi Se Of Woodside Rd On Moore Rd (Lat: 37.433111 Lon: -122.231722), Type: Pole, Structure height: 19.8 m, Overall height: 21.3 m, Call Sign: WQUY953,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10895.0 MHz, Grant Date: 11/21/2014, Expiration Date: 11/21/2024, Cancellation Date: 05/02/2016, Certifier: Clyde Mcmorrow, Registrant: Black & Associates, 2052 Bridgegate Court, Westlake Village, CA 91361, Phone: (805) 495-7619, Email:
  • ATHERTON, 1 Edge Rd (Lat: 37.466861 Lon: -122.175083), Type: Building, Structure height: 26 m, Overall height: 27 m, Call Sign: WQYB787,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11565.0 MHz, 11565.0 MHz, 11565.0 MHz, 11565.0 MHz, 11565.0 MHz, 11565.0 MHz, 11645.0 MHz, 11645.0 MHz, 11645.0 MHz, 11645.0 MHz, 11645.0 MHz, 11645.0 MHz, Grant Date: 08/10/2016, Expiration Date: 08/10/2026, Certifier: Paul M Farmwald, Registrant: Intelpath, 111 Fuller Rd, Hinsdale, IL 60521, Phone: (312) 841-9188, Email:
  • STATION, 91 Ashfield Rd (Lat: 37.463528 Lon: -122.197444), Overall height: 30.5 m, Call Sign: KZI88,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6645.00 MHz, 23175.0 MHz, Grant Date: 03/23/2010, Expiration Date: 06/07/2020, Phone: (415) 363-4442

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

72 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Atherton)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

28 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Atherton)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$743,00043$1,168,930236$1,043,1145$514,4006$1,676,667
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$03$695,33330$624,4000$01$1,713,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$05$1,598,60038$1,437,7893$795,0000$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$07$840,42931$872,0654$800,0001$300,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$03$2,313,3334$1,048,5000$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 6114.00 , 6115.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2000
(Based on 1 full tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$247,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0
Choose year:  2000 1999

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 6114.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Atherton, CA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Atherton, CA - Value

2005 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2005 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 9. The highest number of reported fires - 19 took place in 2007, and the least - 1 in 2005. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Atherton, CA When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (43.7%), and Outside Fires (38.7%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Atherton, CA
    • 5243.7%Structure Fires
    • 4638.7%Outside Fires
    • 1411.8%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 75.9%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Atherton, CA
Most common first names in Atherton, CA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John2980.2 years
Mary2281.8 years
Robert2178.9 years
William1781.5 years
Margaret1685.9 years
Charles1278.4 years
Helen1288.6 years
Frances1083.2 years
James1083.5 years
Virginia1085.0 years
Most common last names in Atherton, CA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson779.3 years
Davis589.4 years
Miller587.0 years
Murphy587.6 years
Nelson584.2 years
Smith581.0 years
Benetti488.7 years
Jones483.8 years
Allen485.5 years
Hughes480.3 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Atherton, CA
  • 79.5%Utility gas
  • 18.3%Electricity
  • 0.9%Solar energy
  • 0.8%Coal or coke
  • 0.2%Wood
  • 0.2%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Atherton, CA
  • 58.4%Utility gas
  • 41.6%Electricity


Atherton compared to California state average:

  • Median household income significantly above state average.
  • Median house value significantly above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

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  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of one, detached housing units in structures (2,000+ housing units)"
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  • #49 on the list of "Top 100 best educated cities (highest percentage of bachelor degree holding residents)"
  • #50 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people having Master's or Doctorate degrees (population 5,000+)"
  • #94 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Malaysia (population 500+)"
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  • #1 (94027) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the highest 2012 average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) for individuals (pop 1,000+)"
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