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Population (year 2000): 11,299. Estimated population in July 2005: 11,697 (+3.5% change)
Males: 5,469 (48.4%), Females: 5,830 (51.6%)

Median resident age: 38.6 years
Median household income: $33,475 (year 2000)
Median house value: $87,100 (year 2000)

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Races in Athol:

  • White Non-Hispanic (95.3%)
  • Hispanic (2.0%)
  • Two or more races (1.5%)
  • American Indian (1.0%)
  • Other race (0.7%)
  • Black (0.7%)

Ancestries: French (20.6%), English (16.2%), Irish (13.0%), French Canadian (12.7%), Italian (11.7%), German (5.1%).

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Elevation: 546 feet

Land area: 8.3 square miles

Athol,

For population 25 years and over in Athol

  • High school or higher: 80.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.2%
  • Unemployed: 4.5%
  • Mean travel time to work: 24.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Athol town

  • Never married: 23.9%
  • Now married: 54.3%
  • Separated: 2.4%
  • Widowed: 8.9%
  • Divorced: 10.4%

2.8% Foreign born (1.6% North America, 0.8% Europe, 0.3% Latin America).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: MA Worcester, (36.9 miles pop. 172,648).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: MA Boston, (80.6 miles pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: York, NY New (174.6 miles pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: MA (0.0 miles Athol, MA Orange, (5.4 miles MA (6.6 miles Royalston, MA (7.3 miles Phillipston, MA Petersham, (7.8 miles Salem, MA (9.3 miles New MA (9.7 miles Warwick,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 14 buildings, average cost: $50,100
  • 1997: 14 buildings, average cost: $86,000
  • 1998: 16 buildings, average cost: $105,200
  • 1999: 13 buildings, average cost: $86,000
  • 2000: 13 buildings, average cost: $106,100
  • 2001: 35 buildings, average cost: $127,900
  • 2002: 43 buildings, average cost: $113,900
  • 2003: 44 buildings, average cost: $133,100
  • 2004: 40 buildings, average cost: $135,900
  • 2005: 34 buildings, average cost: $124,700

Latitude: 42.59 N, Longitude: 72.23 W

Area code: 978

Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (31.9%), Educational,health and social services (22.0%), Retail trade (12.0%).


 

Crime in Athol by Year

Type 2000 2002 2003
Murders 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 0 4 6
    per 100,000 0.0 35.4 53.1
Robberies 0 5 2
    per 100,000 0.0 44.3 17.7
Assaults N/A 79 40
    per 100,000 N/A 699.2 354.0
Burglaries 103 98 66
    per 100,000 911.6 867.3 584.1
Thefts 104 104 77
    per 100,000 920.4 920.4 681.5
Auto thefts 23 14 9
    per 100,000 203.6 123.9 79.7
N/A 274.7 171.9


Average climate in Athol, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Athol,

Athol-area historical tornado activity is above Massachusetts state average. It is 0% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 9.4 miles away from the Athol city center killed 90 people and injured 1228 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 6/22/1981, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 15.2 miles away from the city center injured 3 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.


Main business address for: STARRETT L S CO (CUTLERY, HANDTOOLS & GENERAL HARDWARE).


Hospital/medical center in Athol:
  • ATHOL MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (2033 MAIN STREET)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Athol:
  • HEYWOOD HOSPITAL (about 17 miles; GARDNER, MA)
  • MARY LANE HOSPITAL (about 23 miles; WARE, MA)
  • UNIVERSITY HEALTH SERVICES (about 24 miles; AMHERST, MA)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Athol:
  • WORCESTER REGIONAL (about 34 miles; WORCESTER, MA; ID: ORH)
  • WESTOVER ARB/METROPOLITAN (about 36 miles; SPRINGFIELD/CHICOPEE, MA; ID: CEF)
  • BARNES MUNI (about 45 miles; WESTFIELD/SPRINGFIELD, MA; ID: BAF)
Other public-use airports nearest to Athol:
  • ORANGE MUNI (about 5 miles; ORANGE, MA; ID: ORE)
  • GARDNER MUNI (about 17 miles; GARDNER, MA; ID: GDM)
  • TANNER-HILLER (about 19 miles; BARRE/BARRE PLAINS, MA; ID: 8B5)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Athol:
  • MOUNT WACHUSETT COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 17 miles; GARDNER, MA; Full-time enrollment: 2,023)
  • KEENE STATE COLLEGE (about 25 miles; KEENE, NH; FT enrollment: 4,049)
  • FITCHBURG STATE COLLEGE (about 30 miles; FITCHBURG, MA; FT enrollment: 3,660)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS-AMHERST (about 32 miles; AMHERST, MA; FT enrollment: 21,468)
  • SMITH COLLEGE (about 35 miles; NORTHAMPTON, MA; FT enrollment: 3,053)
  • WORCESTER STATE COLLEGE (about 35 miles; WORCESTER, MA; FT enrollment: 3,846)
  • MOUNT HOLYOKE COLLEGE (about 35 miles; SOUTH HADLEY, MA; FT enrollment: 2,029)
Public high school in Athol:
  • ATHOL HIGH (Students: 607; Location: 2363 MAIN STREET; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Athol:
  • ATHOL-ROYALSTON MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 517; Location: 1062 PLEASANT STREET; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • RIVERBEND (Students: 301; Location: 174 RIVERBEND STREET; Grades: KG - 05)
  • PLEASANT ST (Students: 282; Location: 1060 PLEASANT STREET; Grades: KG - 05)
  • SANDERS STREET (Students: 174; Location: 314 SANDERS STREET; Grades: KG - 03)
  • SILVER LAKE (Students: 132; Location: 245 SILVER LAKE; Grades: PK - 03)
  • ELLEN BIGELOW (Students: 69; Location: 129 ALLEN STREET; Grades: PK - 12)
Library in Athol:
  • ATHOL PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $355,118; Location: 568 MAIN ST.; 44,816 books; 1,585 audio materials; 2,284 video materials; 95 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Athol: Old Town Hall (A), Memorial Hall (B).

Churches in Athol include: Starrett Memorial Methodist Church (A), Saint Johns Episcopal Church (B), Saint Francis of Assisi Church (C), First Church Unitarian Church (D), Athol-Orange Baptist Church (E), Kingdom Hall of Jehovahs Witnesses (F).

Cemeteries: Calvary Cemetery (1), Silver Lake Cemetery (2), Highland Cemetery (3), Mount Pleasant Cemetery (4).

Lakes and reservoirs: Silver Lake (A), Duck Pond (B), Millers River Reservoir (C), Sportsmans Pond (D), Summer Street Reservoir (E).

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Company Brook (A), Tully River (B), Ice Company Branch (C), Mill Brook (D).

Park in Athol: Fish Park (1).

Post office: (A).  


Athol compared to Massachusetts state average:
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Athol:
  • WCAT (700 AM; daytime; 3 kW; ORANGE-ATHOL, MA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WVNE (760 AM; daytime; 25 kW; LEICESTER, MA; Owner: BLOUNT MASSCOM, INC.)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WIZZ (1520 AM; daytime; 10 kW; GREENFIELD, MA; Owner: P. & M. RADIO, LLC)
  • WTIC (1080 AM; 50 kW; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WAMG (890 AM; 25 kW; DEDHAM, MA; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF DEDHAM LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WTAG (580 AM; 5 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Athol:
  • WAHL (99.9 FM; ATHOL, MA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WFCR (88.5 FM; AMHERST, MA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS)
  • WJDF (97.3 FM; ORANGE, MA; Owner: DEANE BROTHERS BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WFEX (92.1 FM; PETERBOROUGH, NH; Owner: FNX BROADCASTING OF NEW HAMPSHIRE LLC)
  • WAMH (89.3 FM; AMHERST, MA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF AMHERST COLLEGE)
  • WYRY (104.9 FM; HINSDALE, NH; Owner: TRI-VALLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WAAF (107.3 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WINQ (97.7 FM; WINCHENDON, MA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WOQL (98.7 FM; WINCHESTER, NH; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW HAMPSHIRE, LLC)
  • WHDQ (106.1 FM; CLAREMONT, NH; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WKNE (103.7 FM; KEENE, NH; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WPVQ (95.3 FM; GREENFIELD, MA; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WSRS (96.1 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WEVN (90.7 FM; KEENE, NH; Owner: NEW HAMPSHIRE PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • WVPR (89.5 FM; WINDSOR, VT; Owner: VERMONT PUBLIC RADIO)
  • W246AM (97.1 FM; AMHERST, MA; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, LLC)
  • W293AB (106.5 FM; KEENE, NH; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WHYN-FM (93.1 FM; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WXLO (104.5 FM; FITCHBURG, MA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WVAY (100.7 FM; WILMINGTON, VT; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, L.L.C.)

TV broadcast stations around Athol:
  • WYDN (Channel 48; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL PUBLIC TV CORPORATION)
  • WUNI (Channel 27; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)

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