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Worcester County

Population in 2010: 8,265. Population change since 2000: -1.3%
Males: 4,093  (49.5%)
Females: 4,172  (50.5%)

Median resident age:  38.2 years
Massachusetts median age:  42.8 years

Zip codes: 01331.

Estimated median household income in 2011: $43,531 (it was $31,630 in 2000)
Athol:

$43,531
Massachusetts:

$62,859
Estimated per capita income in 2011: $20,607

Athol CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2011: $154,806 (it was $84,400 in 2000)
Athol:

$154,806
Massachusetts:

$326,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $189,482; Detached houses: $190,400; Townhouses or other attached units: $149,648; In 2-unit structures: $180,876; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $205,825

Median gross rent in 2011: $720.

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  • White alone - 7,112 (90.4%)
  • Hispanic - 389 (4.9%)
  • Two or more races - 170 (2.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 72 (0.9%)
  • Black alone - 61 (0.8%)
  • Asian alone - 35 (0.4%)
  • Other race alone - 28 (0.4%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Athol: 125.7 (high, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: French (16.1%), Irish (13.1%), English (12.7%), Italian (8.7%), Polish (6.3%), French Canadian (5.2%).

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 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Athol:

  • High school or higher: 84.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.7%
  • Unemployed: 15.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Athol CDP:

  • Never married: 28.7%
  • Now married: 46.9%
  • Separated: 2.1%
  • Widowed: 8.5%
  • Divorced: 13.8%

204 residents are foreign born (1.2% Europe, 0.5% Latin America, 0.4% North America).

This place:  2.6%
Massachusetts:  14.3%



According to our research of Massachusetts and other state lists there were 13 registered sex offenders living in Athol, Massachusetts as of April 24, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Athol to the number of sex offenders is 681 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $1,822 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2011: $1,857 (1.2%)

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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 (1.8 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 ).

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
  • 2012: 0 buildings

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: -145 (-1.8%)
Workers who live and work in this place: 1,040 (31.9%)

Area code: 978

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Crime rates in Athol by Year
Type 2000 2002 2003 2005 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 0001000100
per 100,000 0.00.00.08.60.00.00.08.50.00.0
Rapes 0464476968
per 100,000 0.035.052.334.434.160.251.276.451.568.2
Robberies 0522134548
per 100,000 0.043.717.417.28.525.834.142.534.368.2
Assaults N/A794042453738504430
per 100,000 N/A690.6348.5360.8383.9318.0324.1424.7377.5255.8
Burglaries 10398665289109125758988
per 100,000 877.2856.7575.0446.7759.3936.71066.2637.1763.6750.4
Thefts 104104779188172184171197162
per 100,000 885.7909.2670.8781.7750.81478.01569.41452.51690.31381.4
Auto thefts 231491061084105
per 100,000 195.9122.478.485.951.285.968.234.085.842.6
Arson 3501323315
per 100,000 25.543.70.08.625.617.225.625.58.642.6
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 295.7) N/A295.0196.5197.9200.5259.5267.6290.7263.5245.4

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 23 (18 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.53
Massachusetts average:

2.49

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Athol, Massachusetts accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

8.2%
Massachusetts:

7.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units

Most common industries in 2007-2011 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (22%)
  • Construction (17%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Health care and social assistance (9%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Wholesale trade (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (17%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (11%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (3%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Athol-area historical tornado activity is above Massachusetts state average. It is 29% greater 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 82% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 10/2/1994 at 14:36:36, a magnitude 3.3 (3.1 LG, 3.3 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 16.1 miles away from the city center
On 10/6/1992 at 15:38:04, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 60.5 miles away from the city center
On 6/16/2000 at 04:02:53, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 6.1 mi) earthquake occurred 45.5 miles away from Athol center
On 1/10/1999 at 10:52:16, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, 3.0 LG, Depth: 1.2 mi) earthquake occurred 65.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD)

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


Hospital/medical center in Athol:

  • ATHOL MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Critical Access Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 2033 MAIN STREET)

Political contributions by individuals in Athol, MA

Operable nuclear power plant near Athol:

  • 20 miles: Vermont Yankee in Vernon, VT.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Athol:

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (about 21 miles; Amherst, MA; Full-time enrollment: 21,515)
  • Fitchburg State College (about 23 miles; Fitchburg, MA; FT enrollment: 3,820)
  • Keene State College (about 24 miles; Keene, NH; FT enrollment: 4,898)
  • Smith College (about 29 miles; Northampton, MA; FT enrollment: 3,021)
  • Assumption College (about 30 miles; Worcester, MA; FT enrollment: 2,283)
  • Mount Holyoke College (about 30 miles; South Hadley, MA; FT enrollment: 2,232)
  • Quinsigamond Community College (about 30 miles; Worcester, MA; FT enrollment: 4,089)

Public high schools in Athol:

Public elementary/middle schools in Athol:

See full list of schools located in Athol, School District: ATHOL-ROYALSTON

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

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
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 35.9. This is about average.
City:

35.9
U.S.:

32.0
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 1.04. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 21.0 miles away from the city center.
City:

1.04
U.S.:

2.43
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 3.01. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 21.0 miles away from the city center.
City:

3.01
U.S.:

9.39
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.19. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 21.0 miles away from the city center.
City:

9.19
U.S.:

22.06
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 10.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.0 miles away from the city center.
City:

10.5
U.S.:

9.6

Drinking water stations with addresses in Athol and their reported violations in the past:

ATHOL DPW WATER DIVISION (Population served: 8003, Surface_water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-1998, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-13-1998), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-13-1998)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-1998, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (SEP-15-1998), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-15-1998)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 14.4%
(12.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 9.0% for Black residents, 53.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 9.7% for American Indian residents, 35.4% for other race residents, 4.2% for two or more races 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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Athol, MA

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 compared to Massachusetts state average:

Athol, Massachusetts environmental map by EPA

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  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age above 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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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 2011

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Athol travel time to work - commute


Athol mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (78%)
  • Electricity (7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (6%)
  • Utility gas (4%)
  • Wood (3%)
  • Other fuel (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Athol (based on Worcester County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 57.43%
Here57.4%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchJewishUnited Church of ChristEpiscopal ChurchUnited Methodist Church
Adherents71.7%4.5%4.4%2.4%2.0%
Congregations24.8%3.4%13.9%5.6%6.6%
NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAMuslim EstimateGreek Orthodox Archdiocese of AmericaOther
Adherents1.9%1.5%1.3%1.1%9.1%
Congregations2.8%5.5%0.6%0.9%35.9%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables 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%

4.47% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($50,737 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.47%
Massachusetts average:

6.31%

0.14% of residents moved from foreign countries ($421 average AGI)
Worcester County:

0.14%
Massachusetts average:

0.28%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Middlesex County, MA  1.37% ($58,665 average AGI)
from Norfolk County, MA  0.29% ($58,509)
from Suffolk County, MA  0.18% ($52,994)


4.90% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($51,085 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.90%
Massachusetts average:

6.91%

0.08% of residents moved to foreign countries ($610 average AGI)
Worcester County:

0.08%
Massachusetts average:

0.11%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Middlesex County, MA  0.91% ($51,723 average AGI)
to Norfolk County, MA  0.25% ($49,788)
to Suffolk County, MA  0.22% ($45,031)

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)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Athol, Massachusetts:
  • Fatal accident count: 45
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 71
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 10
  • Fatalities: 53
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 114
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 4
Massachusetts average:
  • Fatal accident count: 92
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 128
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 30
  • Fatalities: 99
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 211
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 11

See more detailed statistics of Athol fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 2 meters (7ft)
Total costs: $2,000
Total average daily traffic: 750
Total average daily truck traffic: 15
Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic: 500

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Athol)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 31 (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: 2 (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: 62 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Athol)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 8 (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

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

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
Businesses in Athol, MA
NameCountNameCount
CVS1McDonald's1
Curves1RadioShack1
Dunkin Donuts2Rite Aid1
H&R Block1U-Haul1
Lane Furniture1YMCA2
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State forum archive:

Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • David Findlay (3)
  • Richard P. Mansfield (2)
  • Michel Monteiro (2)
  • David S. Findlay (2)
  • Marie A. Shatos (1)
  • George E. Whipps (1)
  • Michael R. Toomey (1)
  • Marie Shatos (1)
  • Michel Pires Monteiro (1)

Total of 13 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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