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Welcome to Atherton ...

The town of Atherton is located in San Mateo County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2016, Atherton has a population of 7,207 people<1> (see below for details).

Atherton was incorporated September 12, 1923.

The community of Atherton is 60 feet [18 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

The area code for Atherton: (650)

The ZIP code for Atherton: 94027<3>

Population Details ...

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 (with a count of 7,194 people).

Taken from the 2016 Census Estimates, Atherton had an population of 7,207 people. This is an increase of 4.24% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 0.18% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Atherton ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Atherton and not the distance if you are driving it.<4>.

Community   2016
Fremont   [Map]   233,136   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Hayward   [Map]   158,937   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Milpitas   [Map]   77,528   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
Mountain View   [Map]   80,447   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
San Jose   [Map]   1,025,350   SE   18 miles [29 km]
San Leandro   [Map]   90,465   N   18 miles [29 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby 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.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Atherton. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Atherton.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Atherton:

Websites for Atherton ...

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

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 get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Atherton, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Atherton.

Search for Local Businesses ...

People are finding Google's 'Search-by-Location' to be a useful tool when planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Atherton. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

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Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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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: www.state.ca.us/

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Atherton.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Atherton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>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).

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance from Atherton. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Atherton) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), 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 for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Atherton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Atherton. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.4622, Longitude: -122.2003     [Map].

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<5>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Atherton.