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Welcome to Atherton ...

The town of Atherton is located in San Mateo County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Atherton has a population of 7,187 people<2> (see below for details).

Atherton was incorporated September 12, 1923.

The community of Atherton is 60 feet [18 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Atherton lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

Atherton is within the boundaries of the (650) area code.

The ZIP code for Atherton: 94027<4>

Websites for Atherton ...

Official Website: www.ci.atherton.ca.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Atherton had an population of 7,187 people. This is an increase of 3.95% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 0.1% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Atherton had a population of 6,914 people. This makes Atherton the county's 16th most populous community.

The population of Atherton represents 0.02% of the total population of California (which has 37,253,956 people), making it the state's 405th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 6,914 people, the population of Atherton decreased 3.89% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 7,194 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Atherton.

Communities Also Named Atherton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 8 communities that are also named Atherton - they are located in Indiana, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri (2), Ohio and Ontario.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Atherton.

Communities near Atherton ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Atherton.

  • San Jose [Santa Clara County]
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    • San Jose [Santa Clara County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southeast of Atherton
    • Estimated population in 2018: 1,030,119 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on San Jose
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for San Jose<6>
  • Fremont [Alameda County]
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    • Fremont [Alameda County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northeast of Atherton
    • Estimated population in 2018: 237,807 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fremont<6>
  • Hayward [Alameda County]
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    • Hayward [Alameda County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northeast of Atherton
    • Estimated population in 2018: 159,620 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hayward<6>
  • Sunnyvale [Santa Clara County]
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    • Sunnyvale [Santa Clara County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Atherton
    • Estimated population in 2018: 153,185 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sunnyvale<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Santa Clara [Santa Clara County]
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      • Santa Clara [Santa Clara County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southeast of Atherton
      • Estimated population in 2018: 129,488 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Santa Clara<6>
    • San Mateo [San Mateo County]
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      • San Mateo [San Mateo County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the northwest of Atherton
      • Estimated population in 2018: 105,025 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for San Mateo<6>
    • San Leandro [Alameda County]
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      • San Leandro [Alameda County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the north of Atherton
      • Estimated population in 2018: 89,703 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on San Leandro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for San Leandro<6>
    • Mountain View [Santa Clara County]
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      • Mountain View [Santa Clara County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the southeast of Atherton
      • Estimated population in 2018: 83,377 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mountain View<6>
    • Milpitas [Santa Clara County]
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      • Milpitas [Santa Clara County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the east of Atherton
      • Estimated population in 2018: 80,430 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Milpitas<6>
    • Union City [Alameda County]
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      • Union City [Alameda County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the northeast of Atherton
      • Estimated population in 2018: 74,559 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Union City<6>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Atherton. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Atherton.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Atherton. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Atherton.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Atherton. See our Newspapers Page for Atherton.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Atherton ...

Looking for more information about Atherton? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Atherton, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Atherton.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in California

About San Mateo County

About California

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Atherton: www.ci.atherton.ca.us/

The official website for San Mateo County: www.co.sanmateo.ca.us/

The official website for State of California: https://www.ca.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of California's counties, including San Mateo, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Atherton.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Atherton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as Atherton). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Atherton or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Atherton) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Atherton. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Atherton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Atherton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.4622, Longitude: -122.2003    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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