Methuen, MA 01844 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 01844: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Methuen, MA 01844

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,306
  • Single Family Addresses: 15,702
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 2,732
  • County: Essex County
  • Centroid: Latitude 42.729, Longitude -71.18
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Methuen, MA 01844 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 49,616
Population in Households 49,154
Population in Familes 41,347
Population in Group Qrtrs 462
Population Density1 2,157
Diversity Index2 62


Total Households 18,326
Average Household Size 2.68
Family Households 12,837
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 19,296 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 12,747 (66.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,579 (28.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 970 ( 5.0%)
Median Home Value $298,739
Average Home Value $328,481


Median Household Income $68,579
Average Household Income $85,279
Per Capita Income $31,691
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.8% 0.94%
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 01844 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 01844 to the other 515 ZIP Codes 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 # 9 98th
Population Density1 # 144 72nd
Diversity Index2 # 66 88th
Median Household Income # 302 42nd
Per Capita Income # 375 27th

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