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The Athol Census Designated Place had a population of 8,632 as of July 1, 2020.
The primary coordinate point for Athol is located at latitude 42.5959 and longitude -72.2268 in Worcester County. The formal boundaries for the Athol Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 8.18 sq. miles and a water area of 0.28 sq. miles. Worcester County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 558 feet.
The Athol Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2377982) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Athol: Athol Centre, Athol Depot, Paquoig.
|Total Population||8,632 (100%)|
|Population in Households||8,551 (99.1%)|
|Population in Families||6,516 (75.5%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||81 ( 0.9%)|
|Median Household Income||$48,566|
|Average Household Income||$61,004|
|% of Income for Mortgage4||13%|
|Per Capita Income||$24,836|
|Total HU (Housing Units)||3,957 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||2,289 (57.8%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||1,229 (31.1%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||439 (11.1%)|
|Median Home Value||$152,455|
|Average Home Value||$222,040|
|Housing Affordability Index3||159|
|Average Household Size||2.43|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||0.99%|
|Per Capita Income||1.37%|
|Owner Occupied HU||0.61%|
The table below compares Athol to the other 245 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Massachusetts by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.
|Total Population||# 89||64th|
|Population Density||# 158||36th|
|Median Household Income||# 225||9th|
|Housing Affordability Index||# 227||93rd|
|Per Capita Income||# 236||4th|
|Diversity Index||# 124||50th|
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