Methuen is a medium-sized city located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 50,259 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.
Methuen is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (15.47%), sales jobs (10.22%), and management occupations (8.81%).
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 citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 29.25% of adults in Methuen have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.
The per capita income in Methuen in 2010 was $32,497, which is low income relative to Massachusetts, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $129,988 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 27.23% 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 18.15% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Methuen is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.