Athol, MA

8,428 Population
8.2 square miles 1,030 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 5-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
0.1%
was 0.1%
 
Population Density
1,030
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
46.4%
was 51.2%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
4.1%
was 2.5%
 
Percent Under 18
22.9%
was 23.1%
 
Percent 65 and Over
13.5%
was 14.6%
 

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
--
No Data Available
Percent Living in Poverty
21.7%
was 21.9%
 
Median Household Income
$43,619
was $42,013
 
Gini Income Distribution
 
40.7
41.3
US Gini Index is 42.0

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
0
 
Violent Crimes per 100,000
387
was 454.2
 
Property Crimes per 100,000
1,565.1
was 1,319.8
 

 Housing

Total Housing Units
4,104
was 4,102
 
Median Rent
$661
was $640
 
Total Building Permits
--
No Data Available
Occupied Housing Units
3,456
was 3,466
 
Homeownership Rate
63.5%
was 67.0%
 
Single Family Building Permits
--
No Data Available
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
501.3
was 501.3
 
Rental Vacancy Rate
33.9%
was 35.7%
 
Multifamily Building Permits
--
No Data Available
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.4
was 2.4
 
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
--
No Data Available
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
--
No Data Available

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
99.1%
was 99.0%
 
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
94.4%
 
Percent with Insurance Over 65
100%
was 100%
 

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
83.2%
was 83.3%
 
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
16.6%
was 16.0%
 

 Finance

Capital Spending
--
No Data Available
Own Source Revenue
84.6%
was 84.4%
Ranked 83rd Highest in MA
Debt Service Ratio
9.6%
was 3.9%
Ranked 33rd Highest in MA
Revenue
$16,753,289
was $15,569,551
Ranked 140th Highest in MA
Expenditure
$16,909,996
was $15,504,693
Ranked 138th Highest in MA
Revenue per Capita
$2,009
was $1,952
Ranked 160th Highest in MA
Expenditure per Capita
$2,028
was $1,944
Ranked 160th Highest in MA

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