Methuen Town, Massachusetts Population 2021

50,988
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Methuen Town is a city located in Massachusetts. With a 2020 population of 50,988, it is the 24th largest city in Massachusetts and the 774th largest city in the United States . Methuen Town is currently growing at a rate of 0.28% annually and its population has increased by 7.90% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 47,255 in 2010. Methuen Town reached it's highest population of 50,988 in 2021. Spanning over 23 miles, Methuen Town has a population density of 2,295 people per square mile.

The average household income in Methuen Town is $96,043 with a poverty rate of 9.25%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,233 per month, and the median house value is $333,200. The median age in Methuen Town is 40.7 years, 38.6 years for males, and 42.4 years for females.

Methuen Town Demographics

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

  • White: 74.55%
  • Other race: 12.87%
  • Black or African American: 4.29%
  • Asian: 4.13%
  • Two or more races: 3.89%
  • Native American: 0.27%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Methuen Town, Massachusetts is 50,988 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 50,565.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 47,255.

Methuen Town, Massachusetts Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White37,48774.55%
Some Other Race6,47312.87%
Black or African American2,1584.29%
Asian2,0754.13%
Two or More Races1,9543.89%
American Indian and Alaska Native1350.27%
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Methuen Town Population by Race

Methuen Town Population Pyramid $2021

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Methuen Town Median Age

40.7


Total

38.6


Male

42.4


Female

Methuen Town Adults

There are 39,764 adults, (8,020 of whom are seniors) in Methuen Town.

Methuen Town Age Dependency

58.4

Age Dependency Ratio

25.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Methuen Town Sex Ratio

Female

26,110

51.93%

Male

24,172

48.07%

Methuen Town Population by Age

Methuen Town Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Methuen Town Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married84.1%15.9%
All71.8%28.2%
Male67.7%32.3%
Non Family59.3%40.7%
Female55.2%44.8%

71.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Methuen Town Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All17,9072.7871.8
Married9,1233.3484.1
Non Family4,8371.2159.3
Female2,8363.4855.2
Male1,1113.2967.7

3.26

Average Family Size

2.78

Average Household Size

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Methuen Town Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,2696.53%
9th to 12th Grade1,8095.21%
High School Graduate10,49530.20%
Some College6,84619.70%
Associates Degree3,55110.22%
Bachelors Degree6,06517.45%
Graduate Degree3,71510.69%
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Methuen Town Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Methuen Town Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White22,92221,3487,314
Hispanic8,5166,4641,216
Other Race3,9973,141551
Black1,5221,333407
Asian1,4871,266676
2+ Races1,005833304
Native American763913

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 93.13%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 45.46%.

Methuen Town Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$45,018$54,294$37,920
Less Than 9th Grade$23,484$30,750$18,813
High School Graduate$36,845$46,369$28,105
Some College$43,489$55,250$38,158
Bachelors Degree$59,876$75,404$52,753
Graduate Degree$64,660$100,052$58,170

$45,018

Average Earnings

$54,294

Average Male

$37,920

Average Female

Methuen Town Earnings by Educational Attainment

Methuen Town Language by Age

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Methuen Town Language

63.94% of Methuen Town residents speak only English, while 36.06% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 27.05% of the population.

Methuen Town Language

Methuen Town Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic14,7932,24415.17%
White30,2591,6005.29%
Other6,4681,22818.99%
Asian2,06632215.59%
Black2,13224611.54%
Multiple1,9531909.73%
Native13596.67%

9.25%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.06%

Male Poverty Rate

9.42%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Methuen Town

The race most likely to be in poverty in Methuen Town is Other, with 18.99% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Methuen Town is White, with 5.29% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.47%. Among those working part-time, it was 7.30%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.55%.

Methuen Town Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade24.62%
High School10.00%
Some College5.71%
Bachelors or Greater3.62%

Methuen Town Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed16.13%
Female Employed3.95%
Male Employed3.17%
Male Unemployed2.14%

Methuen Town Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Methuen Town Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$77,484$96,043
Families$90,201$106,553
Married Families$107,769-
Non Families$42,207$57,617
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Income by Household Type

Methuen Town Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

47.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.3%

Male Marriage Rate

44.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Methuen Town Married by Age and Sex

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Methuen Town Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Methuen Town Marital Status by Race

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Methuen Town Marital Status

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2,015

Number of Veterans

1,877

Male Veterans

138

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam663
First Gulf War371
Korea343
Second Gulf War171
World War II78

Methuen Town Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+661
65 to 74523
35 to 54408
55 to 64348
18 to 3475

Methuen Town Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,8446.09%
Black1146.53%
Hispanic750.72%
Asian301.89%
2+ Races171.41%
Other Race100.21%

Methuen Town Veterans by Race

Methuen Town Veterans by Education

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6.72%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.18%

Veteran Disability Rate

Methuen Town Veterans by Education

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70%

Labor Force Participation

65.7%

Employment Rate

6%

Unemployment Rate

Methuen Town Employment by Age

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Methuen Town Employment by Race

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Methuen Town Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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64.09%

Born in Methuen Town

77.70%

Native Born

22.30%

Foreign Born

7.18%

Non Citizen

15.12%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

77.70% of Methuen Town residents were born in the United States, with 64.09% having been born in Massachusetts. 7.18% 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

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202150,9881410.28%
202050,8471410.28%
201950,7061410.28%
201850,5652570.51%
201750,3083550.71%
201649,9531560.31%
201549,7974130.84%
201449,3846781.39%
201348,7065771.20%
201248,1293310.69%
201147,7983530.74%
201047,4453,6560.81%
200043,7893,7990.91%
199039,9903,2890.86%
198036,7011,2450.35%
197035,4567,3422.35%
196028,1143,6371.39%
195024,4772,5971.13%
194021,8808110.38%
193021,0695,8803.33%
192015,1893,7412.87%
191011,4483,9364.30%
19007,5122,6984.55%
18904,8144220.92%
18804,3920.00%

Methuen Town Population by Year