Athol, Massachusetts

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Population in 2010: 8,265. Population change since 2000: -1.3%
Males: 4,404  (53.3%)
Females: 3,861  (46.7%)
Median resident age:  37.4 years
Massachusetts median age:  39.4 years

Zip codes: 01331.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $37,924 (it was $31,630 in 2000)
Athol:

$37,924
MA:

$66,768

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $19,658 (it was $16,062 in 2000)

Athol CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $137,838 (it was $84,400 in 2000)
Athol:

$137,838
MA:

$327,200

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $274,525; Detached houses: $289,213; Townhouses or other attached units: $241,192; In 2-unit structures: $198,132; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $187,930; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $140,188; Mobile homes: $76,552

Median gross rent in 2013: $663.

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  • Races in Athol, MA (2013)

    Athol races chart
    • 7,04787.7%White alone
    • 7669.5%Hispanic
    • 590.7%Two or more races
    • 500.6%Asian alone
    • 250.3%Black alone
    • 250.3%American Indian alone
    • 170.2%Other race alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Athol: 126.2 (high, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: French (15.9%), English (15.3%), Irish (11.6%), Italian (8.9%), French Canadian (6.7%), Polish (5.3%).

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,MA real estate house value index trend

Athol, Massachusetts map

For population 25 years and over in Athol:

  • High school or higher: 82.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.3%
  • Unemployed: 5.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Athol CDP:

  • Never married: 32.3%
  • Now married: 43.8%
  • Separated: 2.7%
  • Widowed: 8.0%
  • Divorced: 13.2%

232 residents are foreign born (1.1% Latin America, 0.7% Europe, 0.4% North America).

This place:

2.9%
Massachusetts:

15.6%



According to our research of Massachusetts and other state lists there were 10 registered sex offenders living in Athol, Massachusetts as of May 24, 2016.
The ratio of number of residents in Athol to the number of sex offenders is 1,186 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,984 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,957 (1.4%)

Athol satellite photo by USGS

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 ).

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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 42.59 N, Longitude: 72.23 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -260 (-3.2%)
Workers who live and work in this place: 931 (30.1%)

Area code: 978

Athol household income distribution Athol home values distribution

Crime rates in Athol by Year
Type 2002 2003 2005 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Murders 00100010000
per 100,000 0.00.08.60.00.00.08.50.00.00.00.0
Rapes 46447696875
per 100,000 35.052.334.434.160.251.276.451.568.260.042.9
Robberies 52213454833
per 100,000 43.717.417.28.525.834.142.534.368.225.725.7
Assaults 7940424537385044304338
per 100,000 690.6348.5360.8383.9318.0324.1424.7377.5255.8368.5326.0
Burglaries 986652891091257589885557
per 100,000 856.7575.0446.7759.3936.71,066.2637.1763.6750.4471.4489.1
Thefts 10477918817218417119716297131
per 100,000 909.2670.8781.7750.81,478.01,569.41,452.51,690.31,381.4831.31,124.0
Auto thefts 149106108410523
per 100,000 122.478.485.951.285.968.234.085.842.617.125.7
Arson 50132331540
per 100,000 43.70.08.625.617.225.625.58.642.634.30.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 282.8) 295.0196.5197.9200.5259.5267.6290.7263.5245.4203.7194.9

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Athol detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 23 (18 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.54
Massachusetts average:

2.55
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.8%
Massachusetts:

4.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (32%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Health care and social assistance (13%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (4%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (34%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (17%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Material moving occupations (8%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (7%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (31%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (9%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (6%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)

Work and jobs in Athol: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Athol, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Athol, Massachusetts average temperatures Athol, Massachusetts average precipitation Athol, Massachusetts humidity Athol, Massachusetts wind speed Athol, Massachusetts snowfall Athol, Massachusetts sunshine Athol, Massachusetts clear and cloudy days

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 Athol 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 the city 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 the city 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 (20) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 9

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 5, Hurricanes: 4, Blizzards: 2, Snows: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Athol topographic map

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.

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)

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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).

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 89.9. This is worse than average.

City:

89.9
U.S.:

74.7

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 3.19. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.19
U.S.:

6.40

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 0.881. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.881
U.S.:

1.912

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 25.0. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 15.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.0
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 8.35. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 21.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.35
U.S.:

19.96

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 8.48. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.48
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 21.1%
(18.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 30.4% for Black residents, 45.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 50.0% for American Indian residents, 37.2% for other race residents)
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

Athol, Massachusetts environmental map by EPA

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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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.6
Massachusetts average:

12.9

Athol travel time to work - commute Athol mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Athol CDP (based on Worcester County data)

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
Worcester County:

1.73 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

1.98 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
This county:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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
Worcester County:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.27 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.76 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.0%
Massachusetts:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Worcester County:

24.0%
Massachusetts:

22.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

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

3.66% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($51,386 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.66%
Massachusetts average:

5.61%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($555 average AGI)
Worcester County:

0.04%
Massachusetts average:

0.06%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Middlesex County, MA  0.97% ($60,516 average AGI)
from Norfolk County, MA  0.24% ($51,162)
from Suffolk County, MA  0.16% ($52,384)


4.08% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($50,030 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.08%
Massachusetts average:

5.85%

0.08% of residents moved to foreign countries ($764 average AGI)
Worcester County:

0.08%
Massachusetts average:

0.11%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Middlesex County, MA  0.91% ($52,341 average AGI)
to Suffolk County, MA  0.23% ($46,486)
to Norfolk County, MA  0.22% ($53,668)

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 - 2014

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2014 (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Athol fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2014 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 11Number of bridges
  • 34m112ftTotal length
  • $19,111,000Total costs
  • 58,550Total average daily traffic
  • 4,597Total average daily truck traffic
  • 91,784Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1Before 1900
  • 51930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 31990-1999
  • 12010-2015
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:

40 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Athol, MA)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private 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:

65 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Athol)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

7
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 177 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 108 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 2941X , Serial Number: 17700341, Year manufactured: 1968, Airworthiness Date: 09/28/1993
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Lee D Davidson, 420 Templeton Rd, Athol, MA 01331, Other Owners: Zane F Dubour, J Theodore Blake
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182E (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 119 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 2998Y , Serial Number: 18253998, Year manufactured: 1962, Airworthiness Date: 03/28/1962
    Registrant (Individual): Peter Reynolds, 680 Vine St, Athol, MA 01331
  • Aircraft: TAYLORCRAFT BL-65 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 78 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-145B SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 33999 , Serial Number: 2851, Year manufactured: 1941, Airworthiness Date: 07/27/1955
    Registrant (Corporation): Athol Orange Aero Club Inc, Po Box 327, Athol, MA 01331
  • Aircraft: DUGAS DAVID J Q2 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: REVMASTER 2100 (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 68DD , Serial Number: 2746, Year manufactured: 2000, Airworthiness Date: 03/24/2000
    Registrant (Individual): David J Dugas, 145 Silver Lake St, Athol, MA 01331
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 150A (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 7145X , Serial Number: 15059245, Year manufactured: 1961, Airworthiness Date: 05/27/1961
    Registrant (Corporation): Athol Orange Aero Club Inc, Po Box 327, Athol, MA 01331
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172L (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 7210Q , Serial Number: 17260510, Year manufactured: 1972, Airworthiness Date: 03/13/1972
    Registrant (Corporation): Athol Orange Aero Club Inc, Po Box 327, Athol, MA 01331
  • Aircraft: AERONCA 7AC (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C65 SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 83563 , Serial Number: 7AC-2241, Year manufactured: 1946, Airworthiness Date: 06/13/1956
    Registrant (Corporation): Athol Orange Aero Club Inc, Po Box 327, Athol, MA 01331

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

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

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)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 106
  • Hazardous Condition: 128
  • Service Call: 16
  • Good Intent Call: 38

Incident types - Athol

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Athol, MA

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (71%)
  • Electricity (9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (8%)
  • Wood (5%)
  • Utility gas (5%)
  • Other fuel (2%)
Businesses in Athol, MA
NameCountNameCount
Advance Auto Parts1McDonald's1
CVS1RadioShack1
Curves1Rite Aid1
Dunkin Donuts2U-Haul1
H&R Block1YMCA2
Lane Furniture1

Athol compared to Massachusetts state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
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