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Population (year 2000): 43,789. Estimated population in July 2005: 44,609 (+1.9% change)
Males: 20,967 (47.9%), Females: 22,822 (52.1%)

Median resident age: 37.5 years
Median household income: $49,627 (year 2000)
Median house value: $159,000 (year 2000)

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Races in Methuen:

  • White Non-Hispanic (85.8%)
  • Hispanic (9.6%)
  • Other race (4.9%)
  • Two or more races (1.8%)
  • Black (1.3%)
  • Vietnamese (0.6%)
  • Asian Indian (0.6%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: Italian (21.9%), Irish (20.7%), French (10.5%), English (9.8%), French Canadian (8.8%), German (4.8%).

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Elevation: 115 feet

Land area: 22.4 square miles

Methuen,

For population 25 years and over in Methuen

  • High school or higher: 81.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 23.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.3%
  • Unemployed: 4.3%
  • Mean travel time to work: 25.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Methuen city

  • Never married: 25.6%
  • Now married: 55.4%
  • Separated: 1.8%
  • Widowed: 9.0%
  • Divorced: 8.2%

11.2% Foreign born (4.3% Latin America, 3.5% Asia, 2.4% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: +3,616 (+9.0%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: MA Lawrence, (2.1 miles pop. 72,043).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: MA Boston, (28.9 miles pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: York, NY New (234.6 miles pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: MA Lawrence, (2.1 miles Andover, MA (3.7 miles North NH Salem, (4.3 miles MA (5.7 miles Andover, MA Haverhill, (7.3 miles NH (7.8 miles Atkinson, MA Tewksbury, (9.1 miles


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 116 buildings, average cost: $117,500
  • 1997: 123 buildings, average cost: $116,600
  • 1998: 133 buildings, average cost: $116,800
  • 1999: 134 buildings, average cost: $116,700
  • 2000: 121 buildings, average cost: $116,700
  • 2001: 110 buildings, average cost: $116,700
  • 2002: 114 buildings, average cost: $116,700
  • 2003: 108 buildings, average cost: $116,700
  • 2004: 82 buildings, average cost: $232,500
  • 2005: 58 buildings, average cost: $236,200

Latitude: 42.73 N, Longitude: 71.18 W


Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (21.7%), Educational,health and social services (19.1%), Retail trade (11.9%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: -7,582 (-17.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,893 (19.0%)


 

Crime in Methuen by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 1 0 0 0 0 0
    per 100,000 2.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 4 6 10 5 8 1
    per 100,000 9.1 13.7 22.8 11.4 18.3 2.3
Robberies 25 20 14 14 19 9
    per 100,000 57.1 45.7 32.0 32.0 43.4 20.6
Assaults 50 52 73 67 50 44
    per 100,000 114.2 118.8 166.7 153.0 114.2 100.5
Burglaries 249 156 164 138 164 124
    per 100,000 568.6 356.3 374.5 315.1 374.5 283.2
Thefts 803 708 739 799 803 603
    per 100,000 1833.8 1616.8 1687.6 1824.7 1833.8 1377.1
Auto thefts 265 209 244 208 188 100
    per 100,000 605.2 477.3 557.2 475.0 429.3 228.4
207.5 170.7 190.4 177.8 177.1 120.3


Average climate in Methuen, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Methuen,

Methuen-area historical tornado activity is near Massachusetts state average. It is 30% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/29/1974, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 7.7 miles away from the Methuen city center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 6/9/1953, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 37.8 miles away from the city center killed 90 people and injured 1228 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.


Main business address for: PARLEX CORP (PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARDS).


Hospital/medical center in Methuen:
  • HOLY FAMILY HOSPITAL & MEDICAL CENTER (70 EAST ST)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Methuen:
  • NORTHEAST REHABILITATION HOSPITAL (about 5 miles; SALEM, NH)
  • MERRIMACK VALLEY HOSPITAL (about 9 miles; HAVERHILL, MA)
  • WHITTIER REHABILITATION HOSP (about 9 miles; HAVERHILL, MA)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Methuen:
  • LAURENCE G HANSCOM FLD (about 20 miles; BEDFORD, MA; ID: BED)
  • MANCHESTER (about 23 miles; MANCHESTER, NH; ID: MHT)
  • GENERAL EDWARD LAWRENCE LOGAN INTL (about 29 miles; BOSTON, MA; ID: BOS)
Other public-use airports nearest to Methuen:
  • MERRIMACK VALLEY (about 3 miles; METHUEN, MA; ID: MA2)
  • LAWRENCE MUNI (about 5 miles; LAWRENCE, MA; ID: LWM)
  • BEVERLY MUNI (about 22 miles; BEVERLY, MA; ID: BVY)

Amtrak stations near Methuen:
  • 8 miles: HAVERHILL (WASHINGTON ST. @ RAILROAD SQUARE). Services: ticket office.
  • 16 miles: WOBURN (100 ATLANTIC AVE.). Services: ticket office.

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Firefighters 93 $418,890 $54,050 0 $0
Fire - Other 1 $3,184 $38,208 1 $1,063
Streets and Highways 33 $115,907 $42,148 2 $1,169
Welfare 2 $6,378 $38,268 0 $0
Health 6 $20,356 $40,712 3 $4,411
Solid Waste Management 9 $28,182 $37,576 0 $0
Sewerage 10 $45,078 $54,093 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 17 $55,544 $39,207 0 $0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 6 $23,434 $46,868 3 $4,890
Natural Resources 2 $7,113 $42,678 0 $0
Water Supply 30 $112,169 $44,867 1 $1,391
Elementary and Secondary - Instruction 566 $2,583,865 $54,781 74 $75,545
Elementary and Secondary - Other Total 312 $581,012 $22,346 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 13 $44,534 $41,108 5 $7,047
Financial Administration 25 $90,050 $43,224 1 $1,479
Other Government Administration 13 $48,303 $44,587 1 $2,015
Judicial and Legal 3 $15,072 $60,288 0 $0
Police Protection - Officers 81 $464,088 $68,753 0 $0
Police - Other 19 $47,435 $29,958 7 $6,094
Totals for Government 1241 $4,710,594 $45,549 98 $105,104


Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Methuen:
  • MERRIMACK COLLEGE (about 6 miles; NORTH ANDOVER, MA; Full-time enrollment: 2,384)
  • NORTHERN ESSEX COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 9 miles; HAVERHILL, MA; FT enrollment: 3,388)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS-LOWELL (about 13 miles; LOWELL, MA; FT enrollment: 8,373)
  • MIDDLESEX COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 18 miles; BEDFORD, MA; FT enrollment: 4,501)
  • NORTH SHORE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 20 miles; DANVERS, MA; FT enrollment: 3,663)
  • TUFTS UNIVERSITY (about 22 miles; MEDFORD, MA; FT enrollment: 8,627)
  • BENTLEY COLLEGE (about 24 miles; WALTHAM, MA; FT enrollment: 4,651)
Public high school in Methuen:
  • METHUEN HIGH (Students: 1,883; Location: 1 RANGER RD; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high schools in Methuen:
  • PRESENTATION OF MARY ACADEMY (Students: 258; Location: 209 LAWRENCE STREET; Grades: 9 - 12; Girls only)
  • FELLOWSHIP CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 207; Location: FELLOWSHIP WAY; Grades: KG - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Methuen:
  • MARSH GRAMMAR SCHOOL (Students: 1,418; Location: 309 PELHAM STREET; Grades: PK - 08)
  • DONALD P TIMONY GRAMMAR (Students: 1,404; Location: 45 PLEASANT VIEW STREET; Grades: PK - 08)
  • TENNEY GRAMMAR SCHOOL (Students: 1,357; Location: 75 PLEASANT STREET; Grades: PK - 08)
  • COMPREHENSIVE GRAMMAR SCHOOL (Students: 1,160; Location: 100 HOWE STREET; Grades: PK - 08)
  • PLEASANT VALLEY SCHOOL (Students: 8; Location: 180 PLEASANT VALLEY STREET; Grades: PK - PK)
Private primary/middle schools in Methuen:
  • ST MONICA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 379; Location: 212 LAWRENCE STREET; Grades: 1 - 8)
  • OUR LADY OF MOUNT CARMEL SCHOO (Students: 218; Location: 82 UNION STREET; Grades: KG - 8)
  • CHAPEL KINDERGARTEN AND NURSER (Students: 210; Location: 26 PLEASANT STREET; Grades: PK - KG)
  • THE GROWING YEARS (Students: 157; Location: 423 HOWE STREET; Grades: PK - KG)
  • ST ANN'S HOME INC (Students: 135; Location: 100A HAVERHILL STREET; Grades: 1 - 10)
  • COMMUNITY KINDERGARTEN OF METH (Students: 115; Location: 90 BROADWAY STREET; Grades: PK - KG)
  • A SMALL WORLD CHILDRENS CENTER (Students: 51; Location: 7 GLOUCESTER STREET; Grades: PK - 3)
  • KIDS KORNER (Students: 17; Location: 969 RIVERSIDE DRIVE; Grades: PK - KG)
Library in Methuen:
  • NEVINS MEMORIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $666,307; Location: 305 BROADWAY; 71,311 books; 1,475 audio materials; 1,903 video materials; 231 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Methuen: Merrimac Plaza (A), Merrimack Valley Golf Club (B), Hickory Hill Golf Course (C), Holy Family Hospital and Medical Center Health Sciences Library (D), Saint Annes Orphanage (E).

Shopping Centers: Methuen Mall (1), Caldor Shopping Center (2).

Churches in Methuen include: Fellowship Bible Church (A), First Baptist Church (B), First Congregational Church (C), Hope Congregational Church (D), Judson Memorial Baptist Church (E), Iglesia Pentecostal Cristo (F).

Cemeteries: Saint Anthonys Cemetery (1), Walnut Grove Cemetery (2), Polish Cemetery (3), Elmwood Cemetery (4), Lithuanian Cemetery (5), Searles Cemetery (6), Saints Peter and Paul Cemetery (7).

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Forest Lake (A), Searles Pond (B), Mystic Pond (C), Hills Pond (D), Mill Pond (E), Spicket River Reservoir (F), Peat Meadow (G).

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Bare Meadow Brook (A), Harris Brook (B), Hawkes Brook (C), Bartlett Brook (D), Sawyer Brook (E), World End Brook (F), Griffin Brook (G).


Methuen compared to Massachusetts state average:
  • Median house value above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Methuen:
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WCEC (1110 AM; daytime; 5 kW; SALEM, NH; Owner: COSTA-EAGLE RADIO VENTURES LTD PARTNERSHIP)
  • WNNW (800 AM; 1 kW; LAWRENCE, MA; Owner: COSTA-EAGLE RADIO VENTURES, LP)
  • WWZN (1510 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WDER (1320 AM; 10 kW; DERRY, NH; Owner: BLOUNT COMMUNICATIONS, INC. OF NH)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WRCA (1330 AM; 25 kW; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: WRCA LICENSE, LLC)
  • WCAP (980 AM; 5 kW; LOWELL, MA; Owner: NORTHEAST RADIO, INC.)
  • WAMG (890 AM; 25 kW; DEDHAM, MA; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF DEDHAM LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WCCM (1490 AM; 1 kW; HAVERHILL, MA; Owner: COSTA-EAGLE RADIO VENTURES LTD P/SHI)

Strongest FM radio stations in Methuen:
  • WKLB-FM (99.5 FM; LOWELL, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WXRV (92.5 FM; HAVERHILL, MA; Owner: BEANPOT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • W227AM (93.3 FM; ANDOVER, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WHOB (106.3 FM; NASHUA, NH; Owner: TELE-MEDIA COMPANY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE, L.L.C.)
  • WXKS-FM (107.9 FM; MEDFORD, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WMJX (106.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WBMX (98.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WJMN (94.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCRB (102.5 FM; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: CHARLES RIVER BROADCASTING WCRB LICE)
  • WTKK (96.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WROR-FM (105.7 FM; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WBOS (92.9 FM; BROOKLINE, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WQSX (93.7 FM; LAWRENCE, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WGBH (89.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WBUR-FM (90.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF BOSTON UNIVERSITY)
  • WODS (103.3 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGIR-FM (101.1 FM; MANCHESTER, NH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBCN (104.1 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: HEMISPHERE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WZLX (100.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF BOSTON)
  • W267AI (101.3 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: MCC BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Methuen:
  • WFXZ-CA (Channel 24; BOSTON, MA; Owner: BOSTON BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WCVB-TV (Channel 5; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WCVB HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • WGBH-TV (Channel 2; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WHDH-TV (Channel 7; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WHDH-TV)
  • WMFP (Channel 62; LAWRENCE, MA; Owner: WSAH LICENSE, INC.)
  • WBZ-TV (Channel 4; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WGBX-TV (Channel 44; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WSBK-TV (Channel 38; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WLVI-TV (Channel 56; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Owner: WLVI, INC.)
  • WNDS (Channel 50; DERRY, NH; Owner: CTV OF DERRY, INC)
  • WFXT (Channel 25; BOSTON, MA; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • WBPX (Channel 68; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON BOSTON-68 LICENSE, INC.)
  • WUTF (Channel 66; MARLBOROUGH, MA; Owner: TELEFUTURA BOSTON LLC)
  • WHDN-LP (Channel 26; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GUENTER MARKSTEINER)
  • WTMU-LP (Channel 32; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ZGS BOSTON, INC.)
  • WCEA-LP (Channel 58; BOSTON, MA; Owner: CHANNEL 19 TV CORPORATION)
  • W40BO (Channel 40; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • WUNI (Channel 27; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WMEA-TV (Channel 26; BIDDEFORD, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)

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