10 areas outside cities hit by foreclosures
Total housing units: 4,775
Total distressed units: 145
Distressed units per 1,000 housing units: 30.4
Another town in he north-central area of the state, Athol has seen a 5.1 percent increase in distressed properties per thousand from last year.
Pictured: Students at a farm school in Athol learn to cut wood.