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Athol, Massachusetts

Athol is a town in Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 11,299 at the 2000 census. Some New Englanders joke around with the town's name, since the sentence "You're in Athol" sounds similar to "You're an asshole." The town is also nicknamed "Rat Hole" due to a popular vandalism prank where an "R" and an "E" are added to the town signs causing "Athol" to read as "Rathole." This nickname is further reinforced by the town's appearance, actual rats from Miller's river, and a local canoe race named "The River Rat." For geographic and demographic information on the census-designated place Athol, please see the article Athol , Massachusetts.

Athol Economy

Athol was once a promising town full of industrial and cultural growth until the 1950’s when the route 2a bypass limited access to it and larger highways drove businesses and the population to other parts of Massachusetts. Being isolated at the top of the Quabbin Reservoir and in a relatively unpopulated area to begin with, Athol was hit hard. Today Athol has a surplus of cheap housing and a shortage of employment which has had a negative impact on the community’s infrastructure leaving schools, emergency services, roads, etc. under-funded, overextended, and inadequate. This further complicates Athol’s growing social problems causing a vicious cycle of civic failure that has perpetuated unchecked since the 1950's. "With some of the lowest MCAS scores in the state, household income levels well below the state median of $50,000, and teen pregnancy rates among the highest in the state, [Athol] display[s] symptoms shared by many dying mill towns." Athol’s...more

Athol Careers

Among the most common occupations in Athol are Production, transportation, and material moving occupations, 29%; Management, professional, and related occupations, 22%; and Sales and office occupations, 20%. Approximately 78 percent of workers in Athol, Massachusetts work for companies, 11 percent work for the government and 5 percent are self-employed.

Athol Industries

The leading industries in Athol, Massachusetts are Manufacturing, 32%; Educational, health and social services, 20%; and Retail trade, 11%. Simply Hired's Athol job listings indicate that the following industries in Athol are hiring the most workers:

Athol Job Salaries

According to government data, the average salary for jobs in Athol, Massachusetts is $27,892, and the median income of households in Athol was $31,630.

Average Salaries in Athol, MA

Athol, MA


According to our Athol Trends data, the number of Athol, Massachusetts jobs has decreased by 45% since April 2013.
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Athol Employment Statistics

Population of Athol
Total population 8,370
Male 48.98%
Female 51.02%
Median age 37.1
Athol Housing
Owner-occupied homes 64.1%
Median cost of a home $84,100
Median mortgage payment $553
Renter-occupied homes 35.9%
Vacant housing 7.2%
Median monthly rent $466
Average Income
Median for all male full-time $33,222
Median for all female full-time $22,563
Household Income
Less than $10,000 11%
$10,000 to $14,999 9%
$15,000 to $24,999 18%
$25,000 to $34,999 17%
$35,000 to $49,999 18%
$50,000 to $74,999 15%
$75,000 to $99,999 8%
$100,000 to $149,999 3%
$150,000 to $199,999 0%
$200,000 or more 0%
Less than 9th grade 6%
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 14%
High school graduate 42%
Some college, no degree 18%
Associate's degree 9%
Bachelor's degree 7%
Graduate degree 4%
Marital Status
Never married 25%
Currently married 53%
Separated 3%
Widowed 8%
Divorced 11%
White 98%
Black or African American 1%
Asian 0%
Other 1%
Athol Commute
Carpool 14.7%
Public transportation 1.4%
Average travel time 25 minutes

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