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  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B
Athol is a town in Massachusetts with a population of 11,680. Athol is in Worcester County. Living in Athol offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Athol there are a lot of parks. Residents of Athol tend to lean liberal.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$143,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$837
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    30%
  • Own
    70%
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Athol Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    421.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    51.6
    40.7
  • Robbery
    25.8
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    404.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,289.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    43
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    18%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    12%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    37%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%

Working in Athol

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$50,417
National
$55,322
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Athol Reviews

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It can be a nice place to grow up, a lot of wildlife and places to adventure. I loved to go walk through the forest with my parents. When I got older I loved to hike the mountains and watch the waterfalls. The school systems are alright, I was able to make some decent friends and the teachers are pretty good. Some of them I will never forget.
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As a part time home owner of Athol, it is a great place to raise children. While employment is not very good in the area, just short commutes put you where jobs are. Has a great YMCA, library, eateries, parks and recreation areas, two lakes in town for swimming and many more close by, and is a great place to live.
Athol is a wonderful rural area, with stunning views and scenary. The, lakes, waterfalls, and mountains are to die for. I love having lakes and mountains just around the corner. Athol is where everyone knows your name. Great place to live.