Methuen Town, Massachusetts Population 2024

53,609

Methuen Town is a city located in Essex County and Middlesex County Massachusetts. Methuen Town has a 2024 population of 53,609. Methuen Town is currently growing at a rate of 0.29% annually and its population has increased by 1.16% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 52,993 in 2020.

The average household income in Methuen Town is $117,518 with a poverty rate of 8.93%. 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: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
22.2 sq mi
Density (mi²)
2,413.50/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
1.16% (616)
The current population of Methuen Town, Massachusetts is 53,609 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 52,993.

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 Islander00%

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

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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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade1,7564.76%
Associates Degree3,1428.52%
Bachelors Degree7,22619.6%
Graduate Degree4,11011.15%
High School Graduate10,80529.31%
Less Than 9th Grade2,1655.87%
Some College7,66320.79%

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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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White23,05921,9478,113
Hispanic9,7407,3891,691
Other Race5,9414,255863
2+ Races3,1452,755818
Black1,7001,553467
Asian1,5121,283817
Native American76630

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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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$69,659$80,406$68,239
Graduate Degree$88,500$120,000$74,111
High School Graduate$43,238$52,665$30,806
Less Than 9th Grade$35,324$50,988$26,414
Overall$56,328$67,199$45,837
Some College$52,746$65,833$41,283

$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

rate

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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%

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%

Methuen Town Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed20.82%
Male Unemployed6.3%
Female Employed4.02%
Male Employed2.79%

Methuen Town Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Methuen Town Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$114,241$132,070
Households$93,681$117,518
Married Families$128,364$-999,999,999
Non Families$47,424$66,225

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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War
Veterans
Vietnam747
First Gulf War438
Second Gulf War233
Korea207
World War II9

Methuen Town Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
75+553
65 to 74497
35 to 54415
55 to 64269
18 to 3487

Methuen Town Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White1,6225.92%
Hispanic910.79%
Black773.86%
2+ Races601.53%
Asian392.39%
Other Race230.33%

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
202954,3791540.28%
202854,2251540.28%
202754,0711540.29%
202653,9171540.29%
202553,7631540.29%
202453,6091540.29%
202353,4552200.41%
202253,2353470.66%
202152,888-105-0.2%
202052,9932,2514.44%
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%
201047,45000%
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%
18804,392-49,987-91.92%
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Methuen Town Population by Year