Methuen Town, Massachusetts Population 2024

53,959

Methuen Town is a city located in Essex County Massachusetts. Methuen Town has a 2024 population of 53,959. Methuen Town is currently growing at a rate of 0.67% annually and its population has increased by 1.84% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 52,985 in 2020.

The average household income in Methuen Town is $117,518 with a poverty rate of 8.93%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Methuen Town is 40.6 years, 39.6 years for males, and 41.8 years for females.

Methuen Town Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Methuen Town was:

  • White: 62.23%
  • Other race: 17.3%
  • Two or more races: 10.57%
  • Black or African American: 5.51%
  • Asian: 4.18%
  • Native American: 0.22%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
22.2 sq mi
Density (mi²)
2,429.20/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
1.84% (974)
The current population of Methuen Town, Massachusetts is 53,959 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 52,985.

Methuen Town, Massachusetts Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White32,86462.23%
Other race9,13917.3%
Two or more races5,58010.57%
Black or African American2,9105.51%
Asian2,2054.18%
Native American1140.22%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Other race

Two or more races

Black or African American

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Methuen Town Population by Race

Methuen Town Population Pyramid 2024

Methuen Town Median Age

40.6

Total

39.6

Male

41.8

Female

Methuen Town Adults

There are 41,953 adults, (9,085 of whom are seniors) in Methuen Town.

Methuen Town Age Dependency

60.7

Age Dependency Ratio

27.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33

Child Dependency Ratio

Methuen Town Sex Ratio

Female27,41651.91%
Male25,39648.09%

Methuen Town Population by Age

Methuen Town Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All19,0432.757426
Married9,5983.3887.712.3
Non Family5,2541.1759.940.1
Female2,8613.3656.143.9
Male1,3303.0369.730.3
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3.23

Average Family Size

2.75

Average Household Size

74.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Methuen Town Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Methuen Town Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Methuen Town Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 95.18%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 54.03%.

Methuen Town Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$56,328

Average Earnings

$67,199

Average Male

$45,837

Average Female

Methuen Town Earnings by Educational Attainment

Methuen Town Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Methuen Town Language

62.85% of Methuen Town residents speak only English, while 37.15% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 25.79% of the population.

Methuen Town Language

Methuen Town Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic15,7512,56416.28%
White30,2721,4784.88%
Other9,0871,39615.36%
Multiple5,56893216.74%
Black2,9072508.6%
Asian2,20524411.07%
Native1142925.44%
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8.93%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.51%

Male Poverty Rate

10.24%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Methuen Town

The race most likely to be in poverty in Methuen Town is Native, with 25.44% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Methuen Town is White, with 4.88% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.65%. Among those working part-time, it was 8.61%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.52%.

Methuen Town Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade27.73%
High School9.15%
Some College7.72%
Bachelors or Greater2.54%
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Methuen Town Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed20.82%
Male Unemployed6.3%
Female Employed4.02%
Male Employed2.79%
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Methuen Town Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Methuen Town Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Methuen Town Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

47.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.4%

Male Marriage Rate

44.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Methuen Town Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Methuen Town Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Methuen Town Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Methuen Town Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,821

Number of Veterans

1,616

Male Veterans

205

Female Veterans

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Methuen Town Veterans by War

count

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Methuen Town Veterans by Age

count

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Methuen Town Veterans by Race

Methuen Town Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

2.16%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.65%

Veteran Disability Rate

Methuen Town Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

67.9%

Labor Force Participation

63.6%

Employment Rate

6.4%

Unemployment Rate

Methuen Town Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Methuen Town Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Methuen Town Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

62.34%

Born in Methuen Town

76.86%

Native Born

23.14%

Foreign Born

7.59%

Non Citizen

15.55%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

76.86% of Methuen Town residents were born in the United States, with 62.34% having been born in Massachusetts. 7.59% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Methuen Town Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202955,7543590.65%
202855,3953590.65%
202755,0363590.66%
202654,6773590.66%
202554,3183590.67%
202453,9593590.67%
202353,6003590.67%
202253,2413590.68%
202152,882-103-0.19%
202052,9852,2434.42%
201950,7421450.29%
201850,5972560.51%
201750,3413680.74%
201649,9731550.31%
201549,8184180.85%
201449,4006821.4%
201348,7185791.2%
201248,1393330.7%
201147,8063560.75%
201047,4503,6618.36%
200043,7893,7999.5%
199039,9903,2898.96%
198036,7011,2453.51%
197035,4567,34226.12%
196028,1143,63714.86%
195024,4772,59711.87%
194021,8808113.85%
193021,0695,88038.71%
192015,1893,74132.68%
191011,4483,93652.4%
19007,5122,69856.04%
18904,8144229.61%
18804,392
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Methuen Town Population by Year