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. Much of the housing stock in Athol was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic towns in the country.

Unlike some towns, Athol isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Athol are a mix of both white- and blue-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 (17.15%), sales jobs (8.72%), and healthcare (6.99%).

The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Athol has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Athol a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

The percentage of adults in Athol with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 15.05% of adults in Athol have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Athol in 2010 was $23,797, which is low income relative to Massachusetts, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $95,188 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.