Methuen, MA Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Methuen, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The City of Methuen Town had a population of 49,672 as of July 1, 2016. Methuen ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Massachusetts. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Methuen is located at latitude 42.7425 and longitude -71.1792 in Essex County. The formal boundaries for the City of Methuen Town (see map below) encompass a land area of 22.25 sq. miles and a water area of 0.79 sq. miles. Essex County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 121 feet.

The City of Methuen Town (GNIS ID: 618302) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Methuen population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Methuen: Methuen Falls.


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Methuen, MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)

POPULATION

Total Population 49,672
Population in Households 49,209
Population in Familes 41,395
Population in Group Qrtrs 463
Population Density1 2,232
Diversity Index2 62
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 18,344
Average Household Size 2.68
Family Households 12,851
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 19,314 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 12,762 (66.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,582 (28.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 970 ( 5.0%)
Median Home Value $298,819
Average Home Value $328,563
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $68,594
Average Household Income $85,290
Per Capita Income $31,690
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.8% 0.95%
Households 0.73% 0.93%
Families 0.69% 0.91%
Median Household Income   2.57%
Per Capita Income   1.57%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Methuen, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Methuen to the other 246 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Massachusetts by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 25 90th
Population Density1 # 67 73rd
Diversity Index2 # 22 91st
Median Household Income # 128 48th
Per Capita Income # 169 32nd

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