Atherton is a somewhat small town located in the state of California. With a population of 7,167 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Atherton is the 469th largest community in California.
Atherton home prices are not only among the most expensive in California, but Atherton real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Atherton is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 97.45% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Atherton is a town of managers, professionals and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Atherton who work in management occupations (34.81%), sales jobs (12.36%) and business and financial occupations (11.05%).
Of important note, Atherton is also a town of artists. Atherton has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Atherton’s character.
Also of interest is that Atherton has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 12.50% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Because of many things, Atherton is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Atherton a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Atherton has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Atherton’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
For a small town, Atherton has a lot of people who use public transit to get to work, and those that do mostly ride the train. This suggests that a real need for low-cost transportation in Atherton exists, and local transit is helping to meet that need.
If knowledge is power, Atherton is a pretty powerful place. 83.34% of the adults in Atherton have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.
The per capita income in Atherton in 2010 was $144,197, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $576,788 for a family of four.
Atherton is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Atherton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Atherton residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Atherton include German, English, Irish, Italian, European and Russian.
In addition, Atherton has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (16.38%).
The most common language spoken in Atherton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||2,373|
|ATHERTON HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||84.73%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||15.27%|
|TYPE OF ATHERTON HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||98.73%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||1.27%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||0.00%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||0.00%|
|SIZE OF ATHERTON HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||32.96%|
|AGE OF ATHERTON HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||8.06%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||22.64%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||50.08%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||19.22%|
|ATHERTON REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$3,988,480|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$5,350|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $75,000||0.88%|
|$75,001 - $149,000||0.00%|
|$149,001 - $299,000||1.25%|
|$299,001 - $448,000||2.04%|
|$448,001 - $598,000||0.70%|
|$598,001 - $747,000||0.56%|
|$747,001 - $1,121,000||0.79%|
|$1,121,001 - $1,495,000||2.51%|
|PEOPLE OF ATHERTON||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||4.18%|
|5 TO 17||18.51%|
|18 TO 24||9.03%|
|25 TO 34||5.84%|
|35 TO 54||23.23%|
|55 TO 64||17.69%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||21.52%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||98.17%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$144,197|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||3.89%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Professional, scientific, and technical services (18.47%)
Real estate (6.03%)
Information Technology (4.21%)
Public Service (2.40%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||0.16%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||0.18%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||0.24%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||1.54%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||3.61%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||5.05%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||German (17.16%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (83.66%)
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