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Atherton, California

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Welcome to Atherton ...

The town of Atherton is located in San Mateo County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Atherton has a population of 7,238 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

Atherton is located in the (650) area code.

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 (which had a count of 7,194 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Atherton had an population of 7,238 people. This is an increase of 4.69% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 0.61% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Atherton ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Atherton and not the distance if you are going to drive.<4>.

Community   2017
Fremont   [Map]   234,962   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Hayward   [Map]   160,500   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Milpitas   [Map]   78,106   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
Mountain View   [Map]   81,438   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
San Jose   [Map]   1,035,317   SE   18 miles [29 km]
San Leandro   [Map]   90,553   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 for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Atherton. If available, we provide a satellite 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 ...

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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.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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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' distance. A straight line distance ignores things 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 (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 we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.4622, Longitude: -122.2003     [Map].

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