Athol, MA
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Athol is a somewhat small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 11,654 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Athol is the 160th largest community in Massachusetts. Athol has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic towns in the country.

Athol is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Athol is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Athol who work in office and administrative support (16.77%), sales jobs (8.13%), and healthcare (6.49%).

Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Athol is worth considering.

The citizens of Athol are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 16.29% of adults in Athol have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree

The per capita income in Athol in 2010 was $24,184, which is low income relative to Massachusetts, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $96,736 for a family of four. However, Athol contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Athol home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Athol residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Athol include English, Irish, French Canadian, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Athol is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.