Athol, Massachusetts

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Population in 2010: 8,265.
Population change since 2000: -1.3%
Males: 4,042  (48.9%)
Females: 4,223  (51.1%)
Median resident age:

39.9 years
Massachusetts median age:

39.5 years

Zip codes: 01331.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $46,514 (it was $31,630 in 2000)
Athol:

$46,514
MA:

$77,385

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $25,284 (it was $16,062 in 2000)

Athol CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $166,373 (it was $84,400 in 2000)
Athol:

$166,373
MA:

$385,400

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $178,262; detached houses: $164,360; in 2-unit structures: $208,251; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $471,128; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $355,729

Median gross rent in 2017: $683.

March 2019 cost of living index in Athol: 126.6 (high, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 21.7%
(19.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 32.1% for Black residents, 56.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 71.3% for other race residents, 23.7% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Athol, MA (2017)
    • 7,57988.6%White alone
    • 6677.8%Hispanic
    • 821.0%Asian alone
    • 750.9%Two or more races
    • 280.3%Black alone
    • 150.2%American Indian alone

Races in Athol detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Massachusetts and other state lists, there were 22 registered sex offenders living in Athol, Massachusetts as of May 25, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Athol is 386 to 1.


Crime rates in Athol by year

Type

2005

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
1
(8.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(8.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
4
(34.4)
4
(34.1)
7
(60.2)
6
(51.2)
9
(76.4)
6
(51.5)
8
(68.2)
7
(60.0)
5
(42.9)
3
(25.8)
2
(17.2)
6
(51.6)
7
(59.7)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
2
(17.2)
1
(8.5)
3
(25.8)
4
(34.1)
5
(42.5)
4
(34.3)
8
(68.2)
3
(25.7)
3
(25.7)
2
(17.2)
1
(8.6)
3
(25.8)
4
(34.1)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
42
(360.8)
45
(383.9)
37
(318.0)
38
(324.1)
50
(424.7)
44
(377.5)
30
(255.8)
43
(368.5)
38
(326.0)
40
(344.0)
46
(396.1)
49
(421.3)
46
(392.5)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
52
(446.7)
89
(759.3)
109
(936.7)
125
(1,066)
75
(637.1)
89
(763.6)
88
(750.4)
55
(471.4)
57
(489.1)
53
(455.8)
46
(396.1)
47
(404.1)
19
(162.1)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
91
(781.7)
88
(750.8)
172
(1,478)
184
(1,569)
171
(1,452)
197
(1,690)
162
(1,381)
97
(831.3)
131
(1,124)
128
(1,101)
158
(1,361)
150
(1,290)
121
(1,032)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
10
(85.9)
6
(51.2)
10
(85.9)
8
(68.2)
4
(34.0)
10
(85.8)
5
(42.6)
2
(17.1)
3
(25.7)
1
(8.6)
7
(60.3)
5
(43.0)
3
(25.6)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(8.6)
3
(25.6)
2
(17.2)
3
(25.6)
3
(25.5)
1
(8.6)
5
(42.6)
4
(34.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(25.8)
2
(17.2)
1
(8.5)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)191.4193.9251.0258.9281.2254.9237.4197.0188.5171.2182.6216.6191.2

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City-data.com crime index in Athol, MA

Crime rate in Athol detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 23 (18 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.55
Massachusetts average:

2.53
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Ancestries: French (20.6%), English (15.0%), French Canadian (12.5%), Irish (9.6%), American (8.8%), Italian (3.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1762

Elevation: 546 feet

Land area: 8.30 square miles.

Population density: 995 people per square mile   (low).

Athol, Massachusetts map

375 residents are foreign born (3.1% Latin America, 0.4% North America).

This place:

4.4%
Massachusetts:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,103 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,464 (1.6%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Worcester, MA (31.2 miles , pop. 172,648).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (61.2 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (147.5 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities:

Orange, MA (2.0 miles ),
Phillipston, MA (2.2 miles ),
Royalston, MA (2.5 miles ),
Warwick, MA (2.7 miles ),
Baldwinville, MA (2.8 miles ),
Petersham, MA (2.9 miles ),
Templeton, MA (2.9 miles ),
New Salem, MA (3.0 miles )

Latitude: 42.59 N, Longitude: 72.23 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -129 (-1.5%)
Workers who live and work in this place: 1,017 (28.7%)

Area code: 978

Distribution of median household income in Athol, MA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Athol, MA in 2017
Athol satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 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
  • 2006: 43 buildings, average cost: $120,600
  • 2007: 22 buildings, average cost: $122,300
  • 2008: 14 buildings, average cost: $149,000
  • 2009: 10 buildings, average cost: $128,700
  • 2010: 6 buildings, average cost: $142,700
  • 2011: 4 buildings, average cost: $142,700
  • 2014: 4 buildings, average cost: $223,400
  • 2015: 4 buildings, average cost: $209,500
  • 2016: 4 buildings, average cost: $134,200
  • 2017: 12 buildings, average cost: $221,100
Number of permits per 10,000 Athol, MA residents
Average permit cost in Athol, MA
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.4%
Massachusetts:

3.1%
Historical population in Athol, MA
Historical housing units in Athol, MA
Most common industries in Athol, MA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Metal & metal products (14.4%)
  • Health care (9.3%)
  • Educational services (8.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.9%)
  • Construction (4.7%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.7%)
  • Social assistance (3.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Metal & metal products (18.8%)
  • Construction (8.4%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.8%)
  • Public administration (4.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.5%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.0%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (3.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (17.5%)
  • Educational services (14.2%)
  • Metal & metal products (9.0%)
  • Social assistance (6.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.9%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (4.2%)
Most common occupations in Athol, MA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (11.4%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (3.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (2.9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (2.8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (2.7%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (16.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (11.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.5%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (3.4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.3%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.2%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.0%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.5%)

Average climate in Athol, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Athol, Massachusetts environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 71.6. This is about average.

City:

71.6
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.353. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.353
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 26.6. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 15.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.6
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 5.87. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 18.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.87
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Athol-area historical tornado activity is above Massachusetts state average. It is 13% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 9.0 miles away from the Athol place 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 F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 12.0 miles away from the place center injured 3 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Athol-area historical earthquake activity is near Massachusetts state average. It is 89% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 142.0 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 150.8 miles away from the city center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 70.4 miles away from the city center
On 10/2/1994 at 11:27:22, a magnitude 3.7 (3.5 LG, 3.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 17.1 miles away from Athol center
On 6/17/1991 at 08:53:16, a magnitude 4.1 (4.0 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 124.6 miles away from Athol center
On 8/22/1992 at 12:20:32, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 3.8 MS, 4.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 261.0 miles away from Athol center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Worcester County (27) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 12

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 8, Hurricanes: 6, Snowstorms: 5, Winter Storms: 4, Blizzards: 2, Snows: 2, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Athol topographic map

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

Hospitals and medical centers in Athol:

  • ATHOL MEMORIAL HOME HEALTH AND HOSPICE (423 MAIN ST)
  • ATHOL MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 2033 MAIN STREET)
  • FLEETWOOD NURSING HOME (DANIEL SHAYS HWY)
  • QUABBIN VALLEY HEALTHCARE (821 DANIEL SHAYS HIGHWAY)

Operable nuclear power plant near Athol:

  • 20 miles: Vermont Yankee in Vernon, VT.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Athol:

  • Mount Wachusett Community College (about 13 miles; Gardner, MA; Full-time enrollment: 3,143)
  • Franklin Pierce University (about 16 miles; Rindge, NH; FT enrollment: 2,139)
  • University of Massachusetts-Amherst (about 21 miles; Amherst, MA; FT enrollment: 26,583)
  • Fitchburg State University (about 23 miles; Fitchburg, MA; FT enrollment: 5,010)
  • Keene State College (about 24 miles; Keene, NH; FT enrollment: 5,098)
  • Smith College (about 29 miles; Northampton, MA; FT enrollment: 3,549)
  • Assumption College (about 30 miles; Worcester, MA; FT enrollment: 2,580)

Public high school in Athol:

  • ATHOL HIGH (Students: 539, Location: 2363 MAIN STREET, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Athol:

  • ATHOL-ROYALSTON MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 478, Location: 1062 PLEASANT STREET, Grades: 5-8)
  • PLEASANT STREET (Students: 280, Location: 1060 PLEASANT STREET, Grades: PK-4)
  • RIVERBEND-SANDERS STREET SCHOOL (Location: 174 RIVERBEND STREET, Grades: KG-4)
See full list of schools located in Athol

Library in Athol:

  • ATHOL PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $417,850; Location: 568 MAIN ST.; 46,150 books; 930 e-books; 2,888 audio materials; 4,067 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 34 state licensed databases; 74 print serial subscriptions; 1 electronic serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Athol: Athol Fire Department Station 2 Headquarters (A), Athol Fire Department Station 1 (B), Old Town Hall (C), Memorial Hall (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Athol: STARRETT L S CO (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Cemeteries: Mount Pleasant Cemetery (1), Highland Cemetery (2), Calvary Cemetery (3), Silver Lake Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Duck Pond (A), Silver Lake (B), Summer Street Reservoir (C), Sportsmans Pond (D), Millers River Reservoir (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Ice Company Branch (A), West Brook (B), Company Brook (C), Mill Brook (D), Tully River (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Athol: Fish Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotel: King Phillip Motel (35 State Road).

Birthplace of: Lysander Spooner - Anarchist, Alice Spencer Geddes Lloyd - Social reformer who founded Alice Lloyd College, Asa Drury - Educator, Charles Starrett - Actor, George Henry Hoyt - Union Army officer, Ginery Twichell - Politician, Gregory Gibson - Writer, H. Warner Munn - Fantasy writer, Jimmy Barrett - Baseball player, Alf Cobb - Player of Football.

Worcester County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Athol that have no violations reported:

  • ATHOL DPW WATER DIVISION (Population served: 10,025, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This place:

2.5 people
Massachusetts:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

61.9%
Whole state:

63.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

10.9%
Whole state:

7.0%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
3 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
2 people in other noninstitutional facilities in 2010

People in group quarters in Athol in 2000:

  • 27 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 10 people in religious group quarters
  • 4 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 3 people in homes for the mentally ill

Banks with branches in Athol (2011 data):

  • Athol Savings Bank: at 444 Main Street, Athol Branch, Main Street Branch. Info updated 2008/03/03: Bank assets: $327.4 mil, Deposits: $277.2 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 8 total offices
  • Hometown Bank, A Cooperative Bank: Athol-Clinton Branch at 90 Exchange Street, branch established on 1889/01/01. Info updated 2011/04/11: Bank assets: $301.7 mil, Deposits: $250.6 mil, headquarters in Webster, MA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 5 total offices
  • TD Bank, National Association: Athol Branch at 2156 Main Street, branch established on 1955/06/23. Info updated 2010/10/04: Bank assets: $188,912.6 mil, Deposits: $153,149.8 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, 1314 total offices, Holding Company: Toronto-Dominion Bank, The

For population 15 years and over in Athol:

Marital status in Athol, MA
  • Never married: 41.9%
  • Now married: 35.4%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 6.4%
  • Divorced: 14.0%

For population 25 years and over in Athol:

  • High school or higher: 83.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.4%
  • Unemployed: 5.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.0
Massachusetts average:

12.7

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Athol
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Athol, MA (based on Worcester County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic306,925118
Mainline Protestant43,326171
Evangelical Protestant37,511203
Other18,93169
Orthodox7,93515
Black Protestant4976
None383,427-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 135
Here:

1.73 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

1.98 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
Worcester County:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 140
Worcester County:

1.79 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 174
This county:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.77 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 569
This county:

7.27 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.76 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

8.0%
State:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

24.0%
Massachusetts:

22.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

16.6%
State:

16.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Athol:

47.5%
Massachusetts:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Athol:

43.0%
Massachusetts:

47.1%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.7
State:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Athol:

23.7%
Massachusetts:

21.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

10.7%
Massachusetts:

10.6%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

33.8%
State:

33.4%

General health condition:
This city:

53.6%
State:

56.4%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

76.7%
Massachusetts:

78.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Athol, MA Residents

4.16% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($64,114 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.16%
Massachusetts average:

5.79%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($598 average AGI)
Worcester County:

0.03%
Massachusetts average:

0.05%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Middlesex County, MA  1.22% ($72,434 average AGI)
from Norfolk County, MA  0.28% ($80,228)
from Suffolk County, MA  0.20% ($65,864)


4.47% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($70,534 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.47%
Massachusetts average:

6.31%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($414 average AGI)
Worcester County:

0.03%
Massachusetts average:

0.08%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Middlesex County, MA  0.92% ($71,780 average AGI)
to Norfolk County, MA  0.26% ($69,053)
to Suffolk County, MA  0.23% ($82,087)
Businesses in Athol, MA
NameCountNameCount
Advance Auto Parts1McDonald's1
CVS1RadioShack1
Curves1Rite Aid1
Dunkin Donuts2U-Haul1
H&R Block1YMCA2
Lane Furniture1

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)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WIZZ (1520 AM; daytime; 10 kW; GREENFIELD, MA; Owner: P. & M. RADIO, LLC)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WAMG (890 AM; 25 kW; DEDHAM, MA; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF DEDHAM LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WTIC (1080 AM; 50 kW; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WWZN (1510 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Athol:

  • WAHL (99.9 FM; ATHOL, MA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WJDF (97.3 FM; ORANGE, MA; Owner: DEANE BROTHERS BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WFCR (88.5 FM; AMHERST, MA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS)
  • WFEX (92.1 FM; PETERBOROUGH, NH; Owner: FNX BROADCASTING OF NEW HAMPSHIRE LLC)
  • WINQ (97.7 FM; WINCHENDON, MA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WYRY (104.9 FM; HINSDALE, NH; Owner: TRI-VALLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WAMH (89.3 FM; AMHERST, MA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF AMHERST COLLEGE)
  • WAAF (107.3 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WPVQ (95.3 FM; GREENFIELD, MA; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WOQL (98.7 FM; WINCHESTER, NH; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW HAMPSHIRE, LLC)
  • WXLO (104.5 FM; FITCHBURG, MA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WSRS (96.1 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WAMC-FM (90.3 FM; ALBANY, NY; Owner: WAMC)
  • WEQX (102.7 FM; MANCHESTER, VT; Owner: NORTHSHIRE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WHDQ (106.1 FM; CLAREMONT, NH; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WJAN (95.1 FM; SUNDERLAND, VT; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • W246AM (97.1 FM; AMHERST, MA; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, LLC)
  • WKNE (103.7 FM; KEENE, NH; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WVAY (100.7 FM; WILMINGTON, VT; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WHYN-FM (93.1 FM; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Athol:

  • WUNI (Channel 27; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WYDN (Channel 48; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL PUBLIC TV CORPORATION)
  • WUTF (Channel 66; MARLBOROUGH, MA; Owner: TELEFUTURA BOSTON LLC)
Athol fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Athol fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 26Number of bridges
  • 207ft / 63.3mTotal length
  • $37,152,000Total costs
  • 129,760Total average daily traffic
  • 11,908Total average daily truck traffic
  • 191,579Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic
New bridges in Athol, MA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 1Before 1900
  • 71930-1939
  • 31940-1949
  • 81950-1959
  • 11970-1979
  • 31990-1999
  • 22000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Athol, MA
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Athol)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 43 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Athol, MA)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 67 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Athol)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 9 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Athol)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 3 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED20$124,84620$97,67060$130,74017$25,7687$69,1712$35,870
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$125,9002$89,9253$101,6800$00$01$73,170
APPLICATIONS DENIED3$139,5532$115,92020$148,0735$60,0762$37,2900$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN3$113,8501$63,32014$148,8372$37,6101$20,6300$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$94,6801$72,6104$135,9150$00$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 7031.00 , 7032.00, 7033.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 3 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED4$104,5582$157,905
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$181,4851$89,770
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$108,3101$73,290
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$01$48,780
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 7031.00 , 7032.00, 7033.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Athol, MA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Athol, MA - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 76. The highest number of reported fires - 111 took place in 2005, and the least - 42 in 2011. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Athol, MA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (44.8%), and Outside Fires (34.4%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Athol, MA
    • 57744.8%Structure Fires
    • 44334.4%Outside Fires
    • 13610.6%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 13110.2%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Athol, MA
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Athol, MA
  • 82.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 7.4%Wood
  • 4.5%Utility gas
  • 4.3%Electricity
  • 1.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.4%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Athol, MA
  • 54.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 29.5%Electricity
  • 10.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 4.2%Utility gas
  • 1.7%Wood


Athol compared to Massachusetts state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
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