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Population in 2012: 48,009 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +9.6%
 

Males: 23,176  (48.3%)
Females: 24,833  (51.7%)

Median resident age:  39.3 years
Massachusetts median age:  39.2 years

Zip codes: 01844.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $66,810 (it was $49,627 in 2000)
Methuen:

$66,810
MA:

$65,339
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $29,955

Methuen city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $278,671 (it was $156,100 in 2000)
Methuen:

$278,671
MA:

$323,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $300,981; Detached houses: $322,921; Townhouses or other attached units: $198,123; In 2-unit structures: $239,411; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $279,319; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $165,372

Median gross rent in 2012: $938.

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  • White alone - 35,622 (75.4%)
  • Hispanic - 8,463 (17.9%)
  • Asian alone - 1,803 (3.8%)
  • Black alone - 873 (1.8%)
  • Other race alone - 235 (0.5%)
  • Two or more races - 226 (0.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 16 (0.03%)

Races in Methuen detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Methuen: 132.8 (high, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: Irish (17.3%), Italian (16.1%), French (8.8%), English (7.4%), French Canadian (4.9%), German (4.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 115 feet

Land area: 22.4 square miles.

Population density: 2,143 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Methuen:

  • High school or higher: 88.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 28.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.1%
  • Unemployed: 6.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Methuen city:

  • Never married: 29.3%
  • Now married: 53.1%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 7.1%
  • Divorced: 8.9%

6,921 residents are foreign born (5.7% Latin America, 3.2% Asia, 2.3% Europe).

This city:  14.7%
Massachusetts:  15.0%



According to our research of Massachusetts and other state lists there were 13 registered sex offenders living in Methuen, Massachusetts as of July 23, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Methuen to the number of sex offenders is 3,693 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $3,256 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $3,220 (1.1%)

Methuen satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lawrence, MA (2.0 miles , pop. 72,043).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (28.6 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: New York, NY (199.0 miles , pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: Lawrence, MA (1.4 miles ), Salem, NH (2.2 miles ), North Andover, MA (2.2 miles ), Andover, MA (2.3 miles ), Haverhill, MA (2.4 miles ), Pelham, NH (2.7 miles ), Atkinson, NH (2.7 miles ), Dracut, MA (2.8 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 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
  • 2006: 75 buildings, average cost: $234,300
  • 2007: 68 buildings, average cost: $239,600
  • 2008: 47 buildings, average cost: $225,400
  • 2009: 44 buildings, average cost: $225,700

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 42.73 N, Longitude: 71.18 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -7,904 (-16.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 4,657 (20.4%)

Methuen household income distribution Methuen home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Methuen by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 0000010110100
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.02.20.02.32.30.02.30.00.0
Rapes 61058133642511
per 100,000 13.822.711.317.92.26.76.713.59.14.511.42.12.1
Robberies 2014141992726201426213014
per 100,000 45.931.831.642.520.160.457.945.131.858.447.863.129.1
Assaults 527367504452637911066785663
per 100,000 119.4165.9151.1111.998.4116.3140.4178.2250.1148.2177.5117.8131.1
Burglaries 156164138164124205209166221159178201142
per 100,000 358.2372.8311.3367.1277.2458.4465.7374.4502.4357.1405.1422.8295.5
Thefts 708739799803603709704718696795723685658
per 100,000 1625.51679.71802.31797.31348.01585.41568.71619.61582.31785.41645.51440.81369.4
Auto thefts 209244208188100869975118669110470
per 100,000 479.8554.6469.2420.8223.6192.3220.6169.2268.3148.2207.1218.7145.7
Arson 0N/A41123414301
per 100,000 0.0N/A9.02.22.24.56.79.02.39.06.80.02.1
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 189.0211.9192.2192.9126.7173.0174.8180.4204.2169.7186.0158.9132.1

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Methuen detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 101 (88 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.83
Massachusetts average:

2.49

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Methuen, Massachusetts accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.5%
Massachusetts:

7.2%

Unemployment by year (%)


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

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (19%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Engineers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Business operations specialists (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (3%)

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Tornado activity:

Methuen-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Massachusetts state average. It is 9% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/29/1974, a category F3 (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 F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 34.4 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.

Earthquake activity:

Methuen-area historical earthquake activity is above Massachusetts state average. It is 66% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 57.3 miles away from the city center
On 10/2/1994 at 11:27:22, a magnitude 3.7 (3.5 LG, 3.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 61.9 miles away from Methuen center
On 7/22/2003 at 11:41:15, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 58.8 miles away from the city center
On 10/6/1992 at 15:38:04, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 45.8 miles away from the city center
On 1/10/1999 at 10:52:16, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, 3.0 LG, Depth: 1.2 mi) earthquake occurred 12.7 miles away from Methuen center
On 10/2/1994 at 14:36:36, a magnitude 3.3 (3.1 LG, 3.3 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 58.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Essex County (27) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 10

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 10, Floods: 9, Hurricanes: 4, Floods: 3, Snowstorms: 3, Blizzards: 2, Snows: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Snow: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Water Main Break: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Methuen topographic map

Birthplace of: Elias James Corey - Chemist, A. J. Antoon - Theatre director, Christopher Lennertz - Film score composer, David Edmondson - Businessman, Edward Dillon (American football) - College football player, Edward Francis Searles - Architect, John K. Tarbox - Politician, Molly Sullivan Sliney - Fencer, Pamela Gidley - Film actor, Samuel Prescott Hildreth - Pioneer physician.

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


Hospitals/medical centers in Methuen:

  • FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE OF METHUEN (Dialysis Facility, 421 MERRIMACK STREET)
  • SAINTS MEMORIAL MED CTR/MERRIMACK VALLEY DIALYSIS - METHUEN (Dialysis Facility, 100 MILK STREET)
  • COMFORT HOME CARE, LLC (Home Health Center, 39 HAVERHILL STREET)
  • HOLY FAMILY HOSPITAL (Acute Care Hospitals,Proprietary, provides emergency services, 70 EAST STREET)
  • BLENWOOD NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, 302 BROADWAY)
  • BROADWAY CONVALESCENT HOME (Nursing Home, 281 BROADWAY)
  • HENRY C NEVINS HOME INC (Nursing Home, TEN INGALLS CT)
  • MCGOWAN NURSING HOME - OLD (Nursing Home, 489 PROSPECT STREET)
  • METHUEN HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, 480 JACKSON STREET)
  • METHUEN NURSING CENTER INC (Nursing Home, 480 JACKSON ST)
  • NEVINS NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, TEN INGALLS COURT)
  • SUNBRIDGE CARE AND REHAB-BROADWAY (Nursing Home, 281 BROADWAY)

Political contributions by individuals in Methuen, MA

Heliports located in Methuen:

Amtrak stations near Methuen:

  • 6 miles: HAVERHILL (WASHINGTON ST. @ RAILROAD SQUARE) . Services: ticket office.
  • 16 miles: WOBURN (100 ATLANTIC AVE.) . Services: ticket office.

Operable nuclear power plant near Methuen:

  • 20 miles: Seabrook in Seabrook, NH.

Local government website: www.cityofmethuen.com

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Methuen:

  • Northern Essex Community College (about 8 miles; Haverhill, MA; Full-time enrollment: 2,865)
  • University of Massachusetts-Lowell (about 10 miles; Lowell, MA; FT enrollment: 8,432)
  • North Shore Community College (about 15 miles; Danvers, MA; FT enrollment: 3,635)
  • Middlesex Community College (about 18 miles; Bedford, MA; FT enrollment: 4,209)
  • Endicott College (about 22 miles; Beverly, MA; FT enrollment: 2,250)
  • Salem State College (about 22 miles; Salem, MA; FT enrollment: 6,236)
  • Hesser College (about 23 miles; Manchester, NH; FT enrollment: 2,870)

Public high school in Methuen:

Private high schools in Methuen:

  • PRESENTATION OF MARY ACADEMY (Students: 215; Location: 209 LAWRENCE ST; Grades: 9 - 12; Girls only)
  • FELLOWSHIP CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 113; Location: 1 FELLOWSHIP WAY; Grades: PK - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Methuen:

Private elementary/middle schools in Methuen:

  • ST MONICA SCHOOL (Students: 217; Location: 212 LAWRENCE ST; Grades: KG - 8)
  • GROWING YEARS (Students: 154; Location: 423 HOWE ST; Grades: PK - KG)
  • THE ISLAMIC ACADEMY FOR PEACE (Students: 153; Location: 125 OAKLAND AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • CHAPEL KINDERGARTEN AND NURSERY (Students: 130; Location: 26 PLEASANT ST; Grades: PK - KG)
  • ST ANN'S HOME INC (Students: 122; Location: 100A HAVERHILL ST; Grades: UG - UG)
  • COMMUNITY KINDERGARTEN OF METHUEN (Students: 50; Location: PO BOX 939; Grades: PK - KG)
  • LITTLE SPROUTS VALLEY OFFICE PARK (Students: 33; Location: 13 BRANCH ST; Grades: PK - KG)
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Library in Methuen:

  • NEVINS MEMORIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,300,308; Location: 305 BROADWAY; 102,011 books; 4,555 audio materials; 4,881 video materials; 4 local licensed databases; 34 state licensed databases; 3 other licensed databases; 258 print serial subscriptions; 5 electronic serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • St. Andrews Episcopal Church is also in Methuen Tel. 978-689-0460 and website http://www.standrewsmethuen.org at 90 Broadway.

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Notable locations in Methuen: Hickory Hill Golf Course (A), Mann Orchards (B), Merrimack Valley Golf Club (C), Merrimac Plaza (D), Methuen Fire Department Station 5 (E), Methuen Fire Department Station 6 (F), Methuen Fire Department Station 3 (G), Holy Family Hospital and Medical Center Health Sciences Library (H), Methuen Fire Department Station 1 Headquarters (I), Timony Grammar School Library (J), Saint Annes Orphanage (K). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Caldor Shopping Center (1), Methuen Mall (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Methuen include: Judson Memorial Baptist Church (A), Iglesia Pentecostal Cristo (B), Hope Congregational Church (C), First Congregational Church (D), First Baptist Church (E), Fellowship Bible Church (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Searles Cemetery (1), Immaculate Conception Cemetery (2), Walnut Grove Cemetery (3), Saints Peter and Paul Cemetery (4), Elmwood Cemetery (5), Saint Anthonys Cemetery (6), Lithuanian Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Forest Lake (A), Mystic Pond (B), Searles Pond (C), Hills Pond (D), Mill Pond (E), Spicket River Reservoir (F), Peat Meadow (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Bartlett Brook (A), Hawkes Brook (B), Griffin Brook (C), Sawyer Brook (D), Bare Meadow Brook (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Jay Gee's Ice Cream (Amusement & Theme Parks; 602 Lowell Street) (1), Coins And Quarters (Arcades & Amusements; 800 Broadway) (2). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Motel 110 (487 Lowell Street) (1), Guesthouse Inn - Methuen (159 Pelham St) (2). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Court: Methuen Town - Police Dept- Court Liaison (90 Hampshire) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

 
Essex County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI  SO2 NO2 Ozone  PM2.5 CO  PM10

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 27.9. This is about average.
City:

27.9
U.S.:

32.0
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 2.39. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

2.39
U.S.:

2.43
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 7.27. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 2.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

7.27
U.S.:

9.39
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 28.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

28.0
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 7.86. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 2.3 miles away from the city center.
City:

7.86
U.S.:

9.59
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.182. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 8.9 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.182
U.S.:

0.334
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 12.6. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

12.6
U.S.:

22.1

Drinking water stations with addresses in Methuen and their reported violations in the past:

BRUNSWICK HILLSIDE APARTMENTS (Address: SUITE 600 , Serves NY, Population served: 35, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - Between JUL-2004 and SEP-2004, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-30-2004), St Tech Assistance Visit (NOV-30-2004), St Compliance Meeting conducted (NOV-30-2004), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-30-2004), St Boil Water Order (NOV-30-2004)
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2004 and JAN-24-2005, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JAN-24-2005), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-24-2005)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2000 and JUL-01-2001, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-01-2001)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between OCT-19-1999 and JUL-01-2000, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed FAO issued (APR-13-2000), St Compliance achieved (JUL-01-2000)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JAN-01-1995 and OCT-24-2001, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-24-2001)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JUL-1994 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule
  • 8 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Methuen that have no violations reported:

  • METHUEN WATER DEPT (Population served: 45484, Primary Water Source Type: Surface_water)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 9.1%
(6.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 12.2% for Black residents, 20.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 17.1% for other race residents, 35.4% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.7 people
Massachusetts:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  70.2%
Whole state:  63.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.5%
Whole state:  7.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Methuen, MA

People in group quarters in Methuen in 2010:

  • 232 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 88 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 55 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 22 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 13 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 10 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)

People in group quarters in Methuen in 2000:

  • 319 people in nursing homes
  • 112 people in religious group quarters
  • 45 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 6 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms

Methuen compared to Massachusetts state average:

Methuen, Massachusetts environmental map by EPA

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  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.


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Banks with most branches in Methuen (2011 data):

  • TD Bank, National Association: Methuen Branch, Pleasant Valley Branch, Methuen Branch. Info updated 2010/10/04: Bank assets: $188,912.6 mil, Deposits: $153,149.8 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, 1314 total offices, Holding Company: Toronto-Dominion Bank, The
  • Sovereign Bank, National Association: Methuen Mall Branch, Glen Forest Branch, Methuen Branch. Info updated 2012/01/31: Bank assets: $78,146.9 mil, Deposits: $48,042.9 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 718 total offices, Holding Company: Banco Santander, S.A.
  • People's United Bank: West Methuen Branch at 148 Lowell Street, branch established on 1979/06/21; Methuen Branch at 9 Jackson Street, branch established on 1968/04/29. Info updated 2012/02/16: Bank assets: $27,319.3 mil, Deposits: $20,835.4 mil, headquarters in Bridgeport, CT, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 374 total offices
  • Methuen Co-operative Bank: Methuen Co-Operative Bank at 243 Broadway, branch established on 1923/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $87.1 mil, Deposits: $78.5 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 1 total offices
  • The Savings Bank: Methuen Branch at 17 Burnham Road, branch established on 2005/03/02. Info updated 2009/07/02: Bank assets: $443.8 mil, Deposits: $385.0 mil, headquarters in Wakefield, MA, positive income, 9 total offices
  • Bank of America, National Association: Methuen Branch at 190 Haverhill Street, branch established on 1957/06/17. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • Bank of New England: Methuen Branch at 3 Cross Street, branch established on 2007/11/08. Info updated 2007/06/12: Bank assets: $470.7 mil, Deposits: $405.4 mil, headquarters in Salem, NH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 9 total offices
  • Salem Co-operative Bank: 284 Merrimack Street at 284 Merrimack Street, branch established on 2010/06/11. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $397.8 mil, Deposits: $274.4 mil, headquarters in Salem, NH, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 2 total offices
  • RBS Citizens, National Association: Methuen Stop & Shop Branch at 90 Pleasant Valley Street, branch established on 2002/03/20. Info updated 2007/09/19: Bank assets: $106,940.6 mil, Deposits: $75,690.2 mil, headquarters in Providence, RI, positive income, 1135 total offices, Holding Company: Uk Financial Investments Limited

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Methuen travel time to work - commute


Methuen mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (66%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (21%)
  • Electricity (10%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Other fuel (1%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Methuen city (based on Essex County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 64.47%
Here64.5%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchJewishUnited Church of ChristEpiscopal ChurchGreek Orthodox Archdiocese of America
Adherents77.8%4.7%3.3%3.0%2.2%
Congregations18.5%7.7%13.0%7.4%1.6%
NameUnited Methodist ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAAssemblies of GodChurch of the NazareneOther
Adherents1.9%1.1%0.7%0.6%4.7%
Congregations8.2%6.3%4.2%1.9%31.2%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 145
Essex County:

1.98 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

1.98 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
This county:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 144
Essex County:

1.97 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 95
Essex County:

1.30 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.77 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 557
Here:

7.60 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.76 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.4%
Massachusetts:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Essex County:

23.7%
Massachusetts:

22.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

20.7%
State:

16.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 23$103,546$54,0248$4,464
Other Government Administration 13$58,277$53,79411$5,579
Judicial and Legal 2$12,299$73,7940$0
Police Protection - Officers 88$592,095$80,7400$0
Police - Other 16$57,577$43,1836$2,104
Firefighters 96$382,404$47,8010$0
Fire - Other 1$4,004$48,0481$1,448
Streets and Highways 39$156,751$48,2310$0
Welfare 1$4,615$55,3801$1,448
Health 7$25,728$44,1050$0
Solid Waste Management 3$15,293$61,1720$0
Sewerage 6$41,416$82,8320$0
Parks and Recreation 18$69,686$46,4571$1,360
Housing and Community Development(Local) 9$35,277$47,0360$0
Natural Resources 2$8,730$52,3801$416
Water Supply 31$148,119$57,3361$1,727
Elementary and Secondary - Instruction 714$3,952,473$66,428156$70,268
Elementary and Secondary - Other Total 170$627,656$44,30589$32,829
Other and Unallocable 13$54,215$50,0453$6,790
Totals for Government 1,252$6,350,161$60,864278$128,433

Methuen government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $5,157,000 ($107.42)
    Regular Highways: $1,067,000 ($22.22)
    Housing and Community Development: $514,000 ($10.71)
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $69,708,000 ($1451.98)
    General - Other: $11,478,000 ($239.08)
    Police Protection: $7,283,000 ($151.70)
    Local Fire Protection: $6,558,000 ($136.60)
    Regular Highways: $5,864,000 ($122.14)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,741,000 ($57.09)
    Water Utilities: $2,609,000 ($54.34)
    Financial Administration: $1,202,000 ($25.04)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $914,000 ($19.04)
    Libraries: $887,000 ($18.48)
    Housing and Community Development: $674,000 ($14.04)
    Health - Other: $621,000 ($12.94)
    Central Staff Services: $409,000 ($8.52)
    Public Welfare - Other: $360,000 ($7.50)
    Sewerage: $278,000 ($5.79)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $230,000 ($4.79)
    Parks and Recreation: $121,000 ($2.52)
    Natural Resources - Other: $104,000 ($2.17)
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Stocks: $35,455,000 ($738.51)
    Benefit Payments: $7,298,000 ($152.01)
    Other Investments - Other: $5,906,000 ($123.02)
    Total Cash and Deposits: $991,000 ($20.64)
    Withdrawals: $351,000 ($7.31)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $3,243,000 ($67.55)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,344,000 ($27.99)
    Health - Other: $82,000 ($1.71)
  • Intergovernmental to State - General - Other: $2,842,000 ($59.20)
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $395,000 ($8.23)
    Transit Utilities: $305,000 ($6.35)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $5,420,000 ($112.90)
    General - Other: $492,000 ($10.25)
    General Public Building: $229,000 ($4.77)
    Regular Highways: $158,000 ($3.29)
    Water Utilities: $62,000 ($1.29)
    Health - Other: $52,000 ($1.08)
    Financial Administration: $4,000 ($0.08)
    Police Protection: $2,000 ($0.04)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $67,631,000 ($1408.72)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $22,000 ($0.46)

Methuen government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $3,779,000 ($78.71)
    All Other: $2,136,000 ($44.49)
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $1,131,000 ($23.56)
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $47,000 ($0.98)
  • Employee Retirement - From Parent Local Government: $6,026,000 ($125.52)
    Earnings on Investments (calculated): $3,293,000 ($68.59)
    Local Employee Contribution: $2,571,000 ($53.55)
    From Other Governments: $600,000 ($12.50)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $991,000 ($20.64)
    All Other: $213,000 ($4.44)
    Education: $174,000 ($3.62)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $3,024,000 ($62.99)
    Fines and Forfeits: $339,000 ($7.06)
    Interest Earnings: $263,000 ($5.48)
    Special Assessments: $166,000 ($3.46)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $3,220,000 ($67.07)
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $37,506,000 ($781.23)
    General Local Government Support: $5,876,000 ($122.39)
    Highways: $1,247,000 ($25.97)
    All Other: $956,000 ($19.91)
    Public Welfare: $80,000 ($1.67)
    Housing and Community Development: $67,000 ($1.40)
  • Tax - Property: $54,397,000 ($1133.06)
    Other License: $1,298,000 ($27.04)
    Other Selective Sales: $550,000 ($11.46)

Methuen government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $69,211,000 ($1441.63)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $69,010,000 ($1437.44)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,955,000 ($124.04)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,754,000 ($119.85)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $6,214,000 ($129.43)
    Beginning: $3,714,000 ($77.36)

Methuen government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,075,000 ($22.39)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $30,808,000 ($641.71)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $13,327,000 ($277.59)

5.06% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($54,508 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.06%
Massachusetts average:

6.31%

0.09% of residents moved from foreign countries ($565 average AGI)
Essex County:

0.09%
Massachusetts average:

0.28%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Middlesex County, MA  1.65% ($62,439 average AGI)
from Suffolk County, MA  0.90% ($54,644)
from Rockingham County, NH  0.35% ($42,167)


5.73% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($52,620 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.73%
Massachusetts average:

6.91%

0.08% of residents moved to foreign countries ($831 average AGI)
Essex County:

0.08%
Massachusetts average:

0.11%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Middlesex County, MA  1.26% ($47,527 average AGI)
to Rockingham County, NH  0.72% ($57,207)
to Suffolk County, MA  0.57% ($50,542)

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)
  • WDER (1320 AM; 10 kW; DERRY, NH; Owner: BLOUNT COMMUNICATIONS, INC. OF NH)
  • WWZN (1510 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WCAP (980 AM; 5 kW; LOWELL, MA; Owner: NORTHEAST RADIO, INC.)
  • 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)
  • WCCM (1490 AM; 1 kW; HAVERHILL, MA; Owner: COSTA-EAGLE RADIO VENTURES LTD P/SHI)
  • WRCA (1330 AM; 25 kW; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: WRCA LICENSE, LLC)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Methuen:

  • WXRV (92.5 FM; HAVERHILL, MA; Owner: BEANPOT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WKLB-FM (99.5 FM; LOWELL, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • WQSX (93.7 FM; LAWRENCE, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • 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.)
  • WGIR-FM (101.1 FM; MANCHESTER, NH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBOS (92.9 FM; BROOKLINE, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WQLL (96.5 FM; BEDFORD, NH; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WGBH (89.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WLMW (90.7 FM; MANCHESTER, NH; Owner: KNOWLEDGE FOR LIFE)
  • WFEX (92.1 FM; PETERBOROUGH, NH; Owner: FNX BROADCASTING OF NEW HAMPSHIRE LLC)
  • WZID (95.7 FM; MANCHESTER, NH; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WBUR-FM (90.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF BOSTON UNIVERSITY)

TV broadcast stations around Methuen:

  • WFXZ-CA (Channel 24; BOSTON, MA; Owner: BOSTON BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WNDS (Channel 50; DERRY, NH; Owner: CTV OF DERRY, INC)
  • 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.)
  • WHDN-LP (Channel 26; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GUENTER MARKSTEINER)
  • 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.)
  • WUTF (Channel 66; MARLBOROUGH, MA; Owner: TELEFUTURA BOSTON LLC)
  • WFXT (Channel 25; BOSTON, MA; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • WBPX (Channel 68; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON BOSTON-68 LICENSE, INC.)
  • WTMU-LP (Channel 32; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ZGS BOSTON, INC.)
  • WUNI (Channel 27; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WCEA-LP (Channel 58; BOSTON, MA; Owner: CHANNEL 19 TV CORPORATION)
  • W40BO (Channel 40; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • WMEA-TV (Channel 26; BIDDEFORD, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WYCN-LP (Channel 13; NASHUA, NH; Owner: CENTER BROADCASTING CORP. OF NEW HAMPSHIRE)
  • W33AK (Channel 33; NASHUA, NH; Owner: CENTER B/CING CORPORATION OF NEW HAMPSHIRE)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)


See more detailed statistics of Methuen fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 65 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Methuen)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Methuen, MA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 99 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Methuen)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 2 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Methuen)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 21 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)


Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 11 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED240$228,275247$175,1341,262$212,22872$100,6673$466,66737$220,865
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED16$211,56316$236,75076$220,42110$29,9000$01$110,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED44$202,65935$146,514333$239,67027$75,3700$010$137,500
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN27$215,59338$205,474256$220,7348$142,2501$475,0007$122,429
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS3$242,33310$187,40061$223,0660$00$01$118,000

Detailed mortgage data for all 11 tracts in Methuen, MA

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 11 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED37$231,51422$296,409
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED17$263,29411$286,364
APPLICATIONS DENIED7$200,8574$211,750
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$221,0001$392,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$253,5000$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 201
  • Hazardous Condition: 205
  • Service Call: 41
  • Good Intent Call: 3

Incident types - Methuen


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Methuen, MA
Businesses in Methuen, MA
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1McDonald's3
Ann Taylor1New Balance1
Avenue1Nike3
Bath & Body Works1Old Navy1
Budget Car Rental1Olive Garden1
Burger King2Outback1
CVS2Outback Steakhouse1
Chuck E. Cheese's1Payless1
Days Hotel1Pizza Hut1
Domino's Pizza1RadioShack1
Dunkin Donuts10Rite Aid2
Famous Footwear1Starbucks2
FedEx3Subway3
GNC2T-Mobile2
GameStop2T.G.I. Driday's1
Gap1Taco Bell1
H&R Block2Target1
Home Depot1UPS6
Jones New York1Walgreens1
KFC1Walmart1
Marshalls1Wendy's2
MasterBrand Cabinets2YMCA1
Browse common businesses in Methuen, MA

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