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Atherton is a town in San Mateo County, in the San Francisco-Oakland metro area.
The community was named after Faxon D. Atherton, early landholder
The latitude of Atherton is 37.461N. The longitude is -122.196W.It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 59 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 7,067.
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15% of Atherton residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Atherton ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Atherton was $112,408, compared with $21,587 nationally.
76% of Atherton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Atherton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $2,001. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $4,001.
Libraries in Atherton include Atherton Library ... View libraries
San Mateo County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Atherton political report.
The average commute time for Atherton workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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