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Athol is a town in Worcester County, in the Worcester metro area.
The community was named after the Duke of Atholl
The latitude of Athol is 42.595N. The longitude is -72.227W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 902 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 11,299.
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5% of Athol residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Athol ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Athol was $16,845, compared with $21,587 nationally.
13% of Athol residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Athol, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $428. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $832.
Libraries in Athol include Athol Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Athol include Athol Daily News
The average commute time for Athol workers is 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 2 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Athol between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.8 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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