Atherton, CA

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2020 Population
7,060
1.51% 1-year decline
US Senator
Dianne Feinstein
Democratic Party
US Senator
Alex Padilla
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
49.1
3.59% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
2.66%
28.6% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$250,001
2020 Median Property Value
$2M
2020 Employed Population
2,870
2.55% 1-year decline

About

In 2020, Atherton, CA had a population of 7.06k people with a median age of 49.1 and a median household income of $250,001. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Atherton, CA declined from 7,168 to 7,060, a −1.51% 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) (67.6%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (20.3%), White (Hispanic) (5.34%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.65%), and Other (Hispanic) (1.76%).

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.

92.8% of the residents in Atherton, CA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Atherton, CA are Menlo College (157 degrees awarded in 2020).

In 2020, the median property value in Atherton, CA was $2M, and the homeownership rate was 89%.

Most people in Atherton, CA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 22.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Atherton, CA was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Atherton, CA is home to a population of 7.06k people, from which 92.8% are citizens. As of 2020, 20% of Atherton, CA residents were born outside of the country (1.41k people).

In 2020, there were 3.33 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (4.77k people) in Atherton, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.43k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 377 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

92.8%
2020 Citizenship
92.6%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 92.8% of Atherton, CA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Atherton, CA was 92.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Atherton, CA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    4.77k ± 315
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    1.43k ± 334
  3. White (Hispanic)
    377 ± 268
7.65%
Hispanic Population
540 people

In 2020, there were 3.33 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (4.77k people) in Atherton, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.43k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 377 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

7.65% of the people in Atherton, CA are hispanic (540 people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    4,008,868 ± 46,586 people
  2. Philippines
    829,356 ± 22,122 people
  3. China
    683,718 ± 20,124 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of California was Mexico, the natal country of 4,008,868 California residents, followed by Philippines with 829,356 and China with 683,718.

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Foreign-Born Population

20%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
1.41k people
21.6%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
1.55k people

As of 2020, 20% of Atherton, CA residents (1.41k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Atherton, CA was 21.6%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    79 ± 44
  2. World War II
    77 ± 50
  3. Korea
    40 ± 44

Atherton, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.03 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Atherton, CA employs 2.87k people. The largest industries in Atherton, CA are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (565 people), Finance & Insurance (367 people), and Manufacturing (303 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($250,001), Manufacturing ($173,438), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($157,750).

Males in California have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $64,427. The income inequality in California (measured using the Gini index) is 0.498, which is higher than than the national average.

Occupations

2.87k
2020 Value
± 309
−2.55%
1 Year decline
± 14.2%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Atherton, CA declined at a rate of −2.55%, from 2.95k employees to 2.87k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Atherton, CA, are Management Occupations (696 people), Business & Financial Operations Occupations (423 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (308 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

2.87k
2020 Value
± 309
−2.55%
1 Year decline
± 14.2%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Atherton, CA declined at a rate of −2.55%, from 2.95k employees to 2.87k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Atherton, CA, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (565 people), Finance & Insurance (367 people), and Manufacturing (303 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

$118,421
Median earning men ± $43,071
$61,005
Median earning women ± $6,234

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Manufacturing ($250,001), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($159,500), and Information ($147,279).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($147,885), Manufacturing ($145,200), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($107,829).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in California. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from California to other states, or from other states to California.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $407B
  2. $158B
  3. $149B

In 2020, the top outbound California product (by dollars) was Electronics with $407B, followed by Pharmaceuticals ($158B) and Mixed freight ($149B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound California products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$2.26T
2020 Value in California
$4.61T
Projected 2050 Value in California
104% growth

In 2020, total outbound California trade was $2.26T. This is expected to increase 104% to $4.61T by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound California trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from California to other states, or from other states to California.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $83.5B
  2. $44.4B
  3. $43.3B

In 2020, the top outbound California domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $83.5B, followed by Arizona with $44.4B and Ohio and $43.3B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that California shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Dianne Feinstein and Alex Padilla 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 53 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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Dianne Feinstein
Senator from California1
Assumed office on November 10, 1992
Elected to the seat to succeed John Seymour (California politician)|John Seymour, who had been appointed to the seat after Pete Wilson was elected Governor of California.
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.

Dianne Feinstein and Alex Padilla are the senators currently representing California.

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

The following chart shows elected senators in California over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from California

California is currently represented by 53 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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In 2020, universities in Atherton, CA awarded 157 degrees. The student population of Atherton, CA in 2020 is skewed towards men, with 443 male students and 383 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Atherton, CA are Hispanic or Latino (46 and 33.8%), followed by White (42 and 30.9%), Two or More Races (14 and 10.3%), and Black or African American (13 and 9.56%).

The largest universities in Atherton, CA by number of degrees awarded are Menlo College (157 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Atherton, CA are General Business Administration & Management (57 and 36.3%), General Marketing & Marketing Management (44 and 28%), and General Finance (24 and 15.3%).

The median tuition cost in Atherton, CA for private four year colleges is $45,050.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2020 in Atherton, CA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 64.5%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 8.09%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 826 (53.6% men and 46.4% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 826 students enrolled in Atherton, CA, 53.6% men and 46.4% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Hispanic or Latino with 236 records, of which 51.7% were women and 48.3% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 57 degree-majors awarded
  2. 44 degree-majors awarded
  3. 24 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Atherton, CA was General Business Administration & Management with 57 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Atherton, CA according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
157 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Menlo College with 157 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

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In 2020, 90 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Atherton, CA, which is 1.34 times more than the 67 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was Hispanic or Latino students. These 46 degrees mean that there were 1.1 times more degrees awarded to Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 42 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 ($45,050) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($810) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($550) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 1.74% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.99% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were Some college (7.14M), High School or Equivalent (6.69M), and Bachelors Degree (6.15M).

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Atherton, CA was $2M in 2020, which is 8.7 times larger than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $2M to $2M, a 0% change. The homeownership rate in Atherton, CA is 89%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Atherton, CA have an average commute time of 22.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Atherton, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$2M
Median Property Value 2020
±N/A
$1,951
Median Property Taxes
±$201

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Atherton, CA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Atherton, CA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

89%
Homeownership
2020
72%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 89% of the housing units in Atherton, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 93.2%.

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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

The following map shows all of the places in Atherton, CA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$250,001
Median Household Income
± N/A
2.19k
Number of Households
± 215

In 2020, the median household income of the 2.19k 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
2020 Wage GINI in California
0.499
2019 Wage GINI in California

In 2020, the income inequality in California was 0.498 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.321% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more 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 2020
  1. Drove Alone (58.4%)
  2. Worked At Home (24%)
  3. Carpooled (9.89%)

In 2020, 58.4% of workers in Atherton, CA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (24%) and those who carpooled to work (9.89%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

22.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Atherton, CA have a shorter commute time (22.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 0.707% of the workforce in Atherton, CA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Atherton, CA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Atherton, CA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

2.66% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Atherton, CA (174 out of 6.55k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Males 45 - 54 and then Females 18 - 24.

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

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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99.1% of the population of Atherton, CA has health coverage, with 54.6% on employee plans, 4.11% on Medicaid, 18.7% on Medicare, 21.2% on non-group plans, and 0.538% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in California was $7,549 in 2014. This is a 4.04% increase from the previous year ($7,256).

Primary care physicians in San Mateo County, CA see 956 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.27% increase from the previous year (944 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 959 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 255 patients per year.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in California, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

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956 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 956 patients per year. This represents a 1.27% increase from the previous year (944 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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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of California across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 25% under 18 years, 13.1% between 18 and 34 years, 37.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 24.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.1% were men and 49.9% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

0.892%
Uninsured
54.6%
Employer Coverage
4.11%
Medicaid
18.7%
Medicare
21.2%
Non-Group
0.538%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Atherton, CA declined by 5.94% from 0.949% to 0.892%.

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