Athol, Kentucky Statistic: Population, Charts, Map, Steets and More

The population of Athol City was 214 in 1960, and it was 312 in 1980. The population increased by 2.4 percent from 2000 to 2010 and has stayed relatively stable at about 700 people since. The area was hit hard by the Great Depression, but in the 1940s the city's population surged due to the opening of the Farragut Naval Training Station. More than 293,000 people were trained here over the course of 30 months, and the area also served as a prisoner-of-war camp for almost 900 Germans.

Athol is located in northern Kootenai County. Nearby attractions include Silverwood Theme Park, which is 4 miles west of the city. Other nearby communities include Bayview and Spirit Lake, which are 7 and eight miles away. The town is served by State Highway 54 and State Highway 95, which run north and south through the city. This makes for an excellent commute to nearby towns. Once you're done exploring the area, make sure to stop by the local businesses, restaurants, and attractions.

Despite the fact that Athol has no major cultural centers, the community is renowned for producing talented musicians of all genres. The Athol Area YMCA, the Athol Historical Society, the Athol-Orange Rotary Club, and the Athol Public Library are just a few of the organizations that offer cultural programming in the city. But what's most remarkable is that the Athol public library is the only library in the city.