Athol, Massachusetts

Athol: Town in Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States

About

Athol is a town located in the county of Worcester in the U.S. state of Massachusetts. Its population at the 2010 census was 11,584 and a population density of 347 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 11,698 inhabitants.

The town was created 289 years ago in 1734.

Athol locator map
Location of Athol on Massachusetts map.

Quick Facts about Athol

Population : 11,698 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Massachusetts (United States)
County : Worcester County
Postal code : 01331
Area : 33.4 km2
Named for : Atholl
Altitude : 545 feet / 166 meters
Establishment : January 01, 1735 (289 years ago)
Time Zone : UTC−05:00
Local time : 20:32:45 (29th February 2024)
Density : 350 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 0.97% (2010-2020)
Main Street  Athol MA image
Main Street Athol MA
Main Street  Athol MA image

Geography

Athol is located at 42°35'45"N 72°13'36"W (42.5959200, -72.2267500).

Athol map

Demographics

The population of Athol increased by 0.97% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 11,584 - census
2011 11,628 0.38% estimation process
2012 11,661 0.28% estimation process
2013 11,677 0.14% estimation process
2014 11,678 0.01% estimation process
2015 11,673 -0.04% estimation process
2016 11,669 -0.03% estimation process
2017 11,716 0.4% estimation process
2018 11,739 0.2% estimation process
2019 11,732 -0.06% estimation process
2020 11,698 -0.29% estimation process

Athol zip code is 01331. County name: Worcester, County fips: 25027

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People born in Athol (18)

People born in Athol, including political philosopher, essayist, pamphlet writer, Unitarian, abolitionist, individualist anarchist, legal theorist, a member of the socialist First International and entrepreneur of the 19th century Lysander Spooner, politician Ginery Twichell, actor Charles Starrett, .

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Schools in Athol

College & universities near Athol, MA

Code Name City ZIP
166957 Mount Wachusett Community College Gardner (MA) 01440-1000

Stations (30)

Amtrak & bus stations near Athol, MA

Code Name Address Type
GFD John W. Olver Transit Center 12 Olive Street RAIL
AMM Amherst, Massachusetts 13 Railroad St. RAIL
BRA Union Station 10 Vernon Rd RAIL
NHT Union Station 170 Pleasant Street RAIL
WOR Union Station 2 Washington Square RAIL

Post offices near Athol

Post Office Name City ZIP
Athol Post Office Athol (MA) 01331

Other places with the same name (4)

  • Athol , Idaho city in Kootenai County, Idaho, United States with a population of 792 people.
  • Athol , South Dakota human settlement in Spink County, South Dakota, United States of America with a population of 63 people.
  • Athol , Kansas human settlement in Smith County, Kansas, United States of America with a population of 40 people.

Other cities in Worcester County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Worcester County , MA. (more)

City Name Population Title
Worcester 184,570 The second most populous city in Massachusetts.
Leominster 41,548 The largest city in Worcester County, Massachusetts.
Fitchburg 40,310 The county seat of Worcester County, Massachusetts.
Shrewsbury 38,910 Town in Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States
Milford 28,965 Town in Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States
Gardner 20,585 City in Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States
Holden 19,259 Town in Massachusetts
Grafton 19,082 Town in Massachusetts
Westborough 19,063 Town in Massachusetts
Webster 16,822 City in Massachusetts, US
Southbridge 16,788 City in Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA
Auburn 16,701 Town in Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States
Northbridge 16,621 Town in Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States of America
Northborough 15,038 City in Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States of America
Uxbridge 14,352 Town in Worcester County, Massachusetts
Millbury 13,973 Town in Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States

Distance to Other Cities

Athol distances to largest Massachusetts cities