Athol, Massachusetts Population 2020

8,412

Athol is a city located in Massachusetts. Athol has a 2020 population of 8,412. Athol is currently declining at a rate of 0.00% annually and its population has increased by 1.78% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 8,265 in 2010. Athol reached it's highest population of 8,428 in 2016.

The average household income in Athol is $60,874 with a poverty rate of 17.98%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $854 per month, and the median house value is $137,700. The median age in Athol is 39.4 years, 40.6 years for males, and 38.9 years for females. For every 100 females there are 82.0 males.

Athol Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Athol was:

  • White: 92.40%
  • Other race: 3.47%
  • Two or more races: 1.99%
  • Black or African American: 1.03%
  • Asian: 1.01%
  • Native American: 0.10%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Athol, Massachusetts is 8,412, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 8,412.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 8,265.

Athol, Massachusetts Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White7,77392.40%
Some Other Race2923.47%
Two or More Races1671.99%
Black or African American871.03%
Asian851.01%
American Indian and Alaska Native80.10%

Athol Population Pyramid 2020

Athol Median Age

39.4


Total

40.6


Male

38.9


Female

Athol Adults

There are 6,586 adults, (1,179 of whom are seniors) in Athol.

Athol Age Dependency

55.6

Age Dependency Ratio

21.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Athol Sex Ratio

Female

4,622

54.95%

Male

3,790

45.05%

Athol Households and Families

Athol Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Athol Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married83.5%16.5%
Male69%31%
All62.1%37.9%
Female59.5%40.5%
Non Family42.6%57.4%

62.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,3082.5462.1
Non Family1,3061.3142.6
Married1,1633.3683.5
Female5553.4559.5
Male2843.0969

3.15

Average Family Size

2.54

Average Household Size

12.5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Athol Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1853.18%
9th to 12th Grade60210.36%
High School Graduate2,31839.89%
Some College1,15319.84%
Associates Degree62810.81%
Bachelors Degree65911.34%
Graduate Degree2664.58%

Athol Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White5,4834,814869
Hispanic1928335
Other Race109
Black747420
Asian494921
Multiple Races3829
Native American88

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 42.86%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$39,573$43,313$32,369
Less Than High School$16,682$27,614$15,705
High School Grad$40,095$50,104$27,262
Some College$37,292$36,767$40,161
Bachelors Degree$56,786$68,085$42,279
Graduate Degree$72,097$66,625$73,194

$39,573

Average Earnings

$43,313

Average Male

$32,369

Average Female

Athol Language

Athol Language by Age

Athol Language

94.89% of Athol residents speak only English, while 5.11% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.48% of the population.

Athol Poverty

Athol Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White7,6231,12814.80%
Hispanic45332671.96%
Other292292100.00%
Multiple1675029.94%
Black871416.09%

17.98%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.98%

Male Poverty Rate

22.85%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Athol

The race most likely to be in poverty in Athol is Other, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Athol is White, with 14.80% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.77%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.21%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 35.17%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School44.35%
High School13.81%
Bachelors or Greater13.19%
Some College9.77%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed34.73%
Male Unemployed34.04%
Female Employed8.65%
Male Employed2.21%

Athol Income

Athol Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$50,714$60,874
Families$61,845$69,120
Married Families$72,473-
Non Families$30,060$39,972

Athol Marital Status

Athol Marital Status

Marriage Rates

35.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

38.7%

Male Marriage Rate

33.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Athol Married by Age and Sex

Athol Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Athol Marital Status by Race

Athol Veterans

531

Number of Veterans

454

Male Veterans

77

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War161
Vietnam150
First Gulf War124
Korea31
World War II23
Age Group Veterans
35 to 54156
75+126
65 to 74115
55 to 6489
18 to 3445
Name Veterans % of Total
White5118.22%
Hispanic208.47%
Black2026.67%

$Athol Veterans by Education

11.30%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.51%

Veteran Disability Rate

Athol Employment Status

62.4%

Labor Force Participation

55.2%

Employment Rate

11.1%

Unemployment Rate

Athol Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

81.60%

Born in Massachusetts

95.14%

Native Born

4.86%

Foreign Born

4.37%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

95.14% of Athol residents were born in the United States, with 81.60% having been born in Massachusetts. 4.37% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20208,4120.00%
20198,4120.00%
20188,412180.21%
20178,394-34-0.40%
20168,42810.01%
20158,427871.04%
20148,3403644.56%
20137,9762042.62%
20127,772-95-1.21%
20117,867-398-4.82%
20108,2650.00%