Atherton is an incorporated town in San Mateo County, California, United States. Its population was 6,914 at the 2010 census. In September 2010, Forbes magazine placed Atherton's zip code of 94027 at #2 on its annual list of America's most expensive zip codes, with a median home price of $4,010,200. Atherton is one of the wealthiest cities in the United States.
The 2010 United States Census reported that Atherton had a population of 6,914. The population density was 1,369.5 people per square mile. The racial makeup of Atherton was 80.5% Caucasian, 1.1% African American, 0.1% Native American, 13.2% Asian, 0.7% Pacific Islander, 1.4% from other races, and 3.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 268 persons 3.9%.
The Census reported that 94.4% of the population lived in households, and 385 5.6% lived in non-institutionalized group quarters
There were 2,330 households, out of which 33.8% had children under the age of 18 living in them, 75.3% were opposite-sex married couples living together, 4.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.1% had a male householder with no wife present. There were 1.5% unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 0.6% same-sex married couples or partnerships. 13.8% were made up of individuals and 7.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.80. There were 1,912 families (82.1% of all households); the average family size was 3.03.
Notable Residents:
  • Shirley Temple Black, famous movie star and diplomat.
  • Ty Cobb, Hall of Fame Major League Baseball Player
  • Sheryl Sandberg, Chief Operating Officer of Facebook
  • Willie Mays, Hall of Fame Major League Baseball Player.
  • Bob Weir, of The Grateful Dead and Ratdog, raised in Atherton.
  • Clay Dreslough, Game Designer, raised in Atherton.
  • Lindsey Buckingham, of Fleetwood Mac
  • Tom Proulx, co-founder of Intuit
  • Eric E. Schmidt, Chairman and CEO of Google
  • Charles R. Schwab, Founder and CEO of the Charles Schwab Corp.
  • Timothy C. Draper, Venture Capitalist and Founder of Draper Fisher Jurvetson
  • Thomas F. Stephenson, Venture Capitalist, Sequoia Capital
  • Jerry Rice, American former football player
  • Vivek Ranadive, Chairman, CEO and Founder of TIBCO Software
  • Andy Kessler, author of books on business, technology, and the health field
  • Guy Kawasaki, venture capitalist, mac evangelist
  • Steve Westly, former State Controller of California, major Democratic Party fundraiser, and venture capitalist.
  • Meg Whitman, former CEO of Ebay, former Finance co-chair of RepublicanMitt Romney's 2008 Presidential Campaign and national co-chair for Republican John McCain's 2008 Presidential Campaign, the Republican nominee for Governor of California.
  • Rajeev Motwani, Professor, Computer Science, Stanford University
  • Cheryl Burke, Dancing with the Stars professional dancer
  • Ted Robinson, San Francisco 49ers play-by-play announcer
  • Drew Fuller, Actor, known for role on Charmed
  • Bobbie Kelsey, Stanford University Women's Basketball Assistant Coach
  • Members from the grindcore band Plutocracy
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