Methuen, MA
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Methuen is a medium-sized city located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 50,698 people and 11 constituent neighborhoods, Methuen is the 26th largest community in Massachusetts.

Housing costs in Methuen are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Massachusetts.

Unlike some cities, Methuen isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Methuen are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Methuen is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Methuen who work in office and administrative support (12.70%), sales jobs (10.95%), and management occupations (8.27%).

Also of interest is that Methuen has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

The overall education level of Methuen is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 28.59% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Methuen in 2010 was $34,390, which is lower middle income relative to Massachusetts, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $137,560 for a family of four. However, Methuen contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Methuen is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Methuen home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Methuen residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Methuen also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 28.96% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Methuen include Italian, Irish, French, English, and French Canadian.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Methuen's cultural character, accounting for 19.72% of the city’s population.

The most common language spoken in Methuen is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Arabic.