Atherton, California

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Population in 2014: 7,147 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: -0.7%
 
Males: 3,641  (51.0%)
Females: 3,506  (49.0%)
Median resident age:  47.6 years
California median age:  35.7 years

Zip codes: 94027.

Estimated median household income in 2013: over $200,000 (it was over $200,000 in 2000)
Atherton:

over $200,000
CA:

$60,190

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $136,511 (it was $112,408 in 2000)

Atherton town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: over $1,000,000 (it was over $1,000,000 in 2000)
Atherton:

over $1,000,000
CA:

$373,100

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $950,438; Detached houses: over $1,000,000; Townhouses or other attached units: $650,038; In 2-unit structures: $641,590; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $519,312; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $457,712; Mobile homes: $67,444; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $140,817

Median gross rent in 2013: $2,084.

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  • Races in Atherton, CA (2010)

    Atherton races chart
    • 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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Atherton: 149.8 (very high, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (12.5%), English (11.0%), Irish (9.3%), Italian (8.1%), United States (4.5%), Norwegian (3.4%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Incorporated on 09/12/1923

Elevation: 60 feet

Land area: 4.90 square miles.

Population density: 1,458 people per square mile   (low).

Atherton,CA real estate house value index trend

Atherton, California map

For population 25 years and over in Atherton:

  • High school or higher: 98.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 84.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 41.5%
  • Unemployed: 2.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Atherton town:

  • Never married: 25.0%
  • Now married: 65.1%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 4.5%
  • Divorced: 4.8%

1,026 residents are foreign born (7.4% Asia, 3.0% Europe).

This town:

14.3%
California:

26.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $10,331 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $11,566 (1.1%)

Atherton satellite photo by USGS

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 ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 14 buildings, average cost: $689,100
  • 1998: 14 buildings, average cost: $686,900
  • 1999: 12 buildings, average cost: $687,400
  • 2000: 12 buildings, average cost: $687,300
  • 2001: 12 buildings, average cost: $687,300
  • 2002: 28 buildings, average cost: $2,007,600
  • 2003: 27 buildings, average cost: $1,860,900
  • 2004: 31 buildings, average cost: $1,898,800
  • 2005: 31 buildings, average cost: $1,890,300
  • 2006: 22 buildings, average cost: $1,759,500
  • 2007: 14 buildings, average cost: $2,173,500
  • 2008: 24 buildings, average cost: $2,828,100
  • 2009: 10 buildings, average cost: $2,738,000
  • 2010: 14 buildings, average cost: $3,608,400
  • 2011: 27 buildings, average cost: $2,728,500
  • 2012: 31 buildings, average cost: $2,912,700
  • 2013: 28 buildings, average cost: $3,335,700
  • 2014: 33 buildings, average cost: $3,229,100

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 37.46 N, Longitude: 122.20 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +221 (+3.1%)
Workers who live and work in this town: 366 (13.9%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 650

Atherton household income distribution Atherton home values distribution

Property values in Atherton, CA


Crime rates in Atherton by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Murders 0000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 0442201030011
per 100,000 0.055.856.027.927.60.013.60.039.90.00.013.713.8
Robberies 2238222440310
per 100,000 26.827.942.0111.527.627.427.253.853.10.042.513.70.0
Assaults 2120111211103517143382
per 100,000 281.5278.9153.9167.3151.9136.9476.1228.8186.042.942.5109.927.7
Burglaries 37404650323451422811273431
per 100,000 496.0557.9643.4697.0441.9465.3693.7565.3372.0157.3382.4467.2429.3
Thefts 80109140164131167172153107121977842
per 100,000 1,072.51,520.21,958.32,286.01,808.92,285.52,339.52,059.21,421.51,729.81,373.91,071.7581.6
Auto thefts 4635547913032
per 100,000 53.683.742.069.769.054.795.2121.113.342.90.041.227.7
Arson 1020726002010
per 100,000 13.40.028.00.096.727.481.60.00.028.60.013.70.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 287.5) 152.2224.1223.6244.6176.5170.6274.8201.4175.996.0107.2120.775.1

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Atherton detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 27 (21 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.91
California average:

2.32
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.0%
California:

5.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +309 (+4.5%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Finance and insurance (20%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (20%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Health care and social assistance (10%)
  • Wholesale trade (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Information (5%)
  • Educational services (20%)
  • Health care and social assistance (13%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (11%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (42%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (11%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (5%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (4%)
  • Legal occupations (3%)
  • Management occupations (29%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (11%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (10%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (9%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)

Work and jobs in Atherton: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Atherton, California

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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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 the city 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 Atherton 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 the city 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 (12).
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

Birthplace of: Drew Fuller - Film actor.

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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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

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 112. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

112
U.S.:

75

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2013 was 0.474. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 1.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.474
U.S.:

0.293

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 12.6. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 1.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

12.6
U.S.:

6.4

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 0.428. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 12.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.428
U.S.:

1.912

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 19.7. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

19.7
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 14.3. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 1.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

14.3
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 10.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.7
U.S.:

9.4

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 0.00261. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00261
U.S.:

0.01376
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 3.6%
(3.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 10.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 5.8% for two or more races residents)
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

Atherton, California environmental map by EPA

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Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.2
California average:

15.4

Atherton travel time to work - commute Atherton mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Neighborhoods in Atherton:

(Atherton, California Neighborhood Map)

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

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
San Mateo County:

2.44 / 10,000 pop.
California:

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

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 39
San Mateo County:

0.56 / 10,000 pop.
California:

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

1.62 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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:
This county:

7.1%
California:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
San Mateo County:

16.9%
California:

21.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This 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
Financial Administration 1$6,181$74,1720$0
Other Government Administration 3$18,896$75,5840$0
Police Protection - Officers 16$154,553$115,9154$9,423
Police - Other 6$40,824$81,6481$1,911
Streets and Highways 2$18,708$112,2480$0
Totals for Government 28$239,162$102,4985$11,334

Atherton government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Parks & Recreation: $290,000 ($40.58)
    Regular Highways: $158,000 ($22.11)
    Police Protection: $157,000 ($21.97)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $3,229,000 ($451.80)
    Regular Highways: $2,236,000 ($312.86)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $795,000 ($111.24)
    Central Staff Services: $696,000 ($97.38)
    Parks & Recreation: $504,000 ($70.52)
    Financial Administration: $307,000 ($42.96)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $176,000 ($24.63)
    Libraries: $18,000 ($2.52)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff: $4,000 ($0.56)
    Housing & Community Development: $1,000 ($0.14)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $3,655,000 ($511.40)

Atherton government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Regular Highways: $517,000 ($72.34)
    All Other: $238,000 ($33.30)
    Parks & Recreation: $4,000 ($0.56)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $419,000 ($58.63)
    General Revenue, NEC: $162,000 ($22.67)
    Rents: $66,000 ($9.23)
    Property Sale Other: $9,000 ($1.26)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $626,000 ($87.59)
    All Other: $238,000 ($33.30)
    Highways: $139,000 ($19.45)
  • Tax - Property: $3,344,000 ($467.89)
    NEC: $3,139,000 ($439.21)
    Total General Sales: $312,000 ($43.65)
    Public Utilities: $296,000 ($41.42)

Atherton government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $0 ($0.00)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $9,962,000 ($1393.87)

6.76% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($76,297 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.76%
California average:

5.03%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($483 average AGI)
San Mateo County:

0.05%
California average:

0.07%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from San Francisco County, CA  1.77% ($75,145 average AGI)
from Santa Clara County, CA  1.20% ($92,061)
from Alameda County, CA  0.71% ($64,730)


6.62% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($73,109 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.62%
California average:

5.12%

0.12% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,393 average AGI)
San Mateo County:

0.12%
California average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to San Francisco County, CA  1.44% ($61,177 average AGI)
to Santa Clara County, CA  1.10% ($95,955)
to Alameda County, CA  0.78% ($62,828)

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 - 2014

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2014 (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Atherton fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2014 here

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private 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 MHzGrant Date: 04/01/2014, Expiration Date: 06/20/2024Registrant: 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 MHzGrant Date: 10/15/2014, Expiration Date: 10/22/2024, Certifier: Ellen MichelsonRegistrant: 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 MHzGrant Date: 02/25/2015, Expiration Date: 05/10/2025, Certifier: Clint WalkerRegistrant: 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:

3
  • 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 MHzGrant Date: 08/21/2000, Expiration Date: 12/01/2021, Certifier: Donald G GielowRegistrant: 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 MHzGrant Date: 11/21/2014, Expiration Date: 11/21/2024, Certifier: Clyde McmorrowRegistrant: Black & Associates, 2052 Bridgegate Court, Westlake Village, CA 91361, Phone: (805) 495-7619, 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 MHzGrant Date: 03/23/2010, Expiration Date: 06/07/2020Registrant: Phone: (415) 363-4442

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

70 (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

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 4
  • Hazardous Condition: 7

Incident types - Atherton

See full 2006 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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (85%)
  • Electricity (13%)
  • Solar energy (1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Wood (1%)

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.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above 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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  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the smallest house values disparities (population 5,000+)"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 100 cities with biggest houses"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most cars per house, population 5,000+"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest median house value"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the smallest household incomes disparities (population 5,000+)"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest percentage of workers working at home, population 5,000+"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of one, detached housing units in structures (2,000+ housing units)"
  • #36 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest median household income"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Finance and insurance (population 5,000+)"
  • #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+)"
  • #98 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in religious group quarters (population 1,000+)"
  • #100 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Hong Kong (population 500+)"
  • #1 (94027) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the highest 2012 average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) for individuals (pop 1,000+)"
  • #1 (94027) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the highest 2012 average reported profit/loss from business (pop 5,000+)"
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  • #5 (94027) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of taxpayers reporting taxable interest in 2012 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #6 (94027) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the highest 2012 average taxable interest for individuals (pop 5,000+)"
  • #45 (94027) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of taxpayers using charity contributions deductions in 2012 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #93 (94027) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the smallest percentage of returns reporting salary or wage in 2012 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that exercised in the past month"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that drank alcohol in the past 30 days"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Ozone (1-hour) air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest carbon monoxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest average weight of females"
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