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10. Athol


Population: 7,772
Median income: $41,376
Home cost: $154,500
Unemployment rate: 7.7%

The crime and unemployment rates are far above the state average and the homes here are the 8th cheapest in Massachusetts in Athol. And the population here is shrinking fast.

On a positive note, the 11,000 people who live here have two Dunkies all to themselves.

Athol is in the north central part of the state, east of Greenfield.

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