Methuen

  1. Methuen Legal Resources
  2. Methuen Statistics
  3. Methuen Property/Housing/Real Estate Information
  4. Methuen Employment Information
  5. Methuen Family Information
  6. Methuen Education Information
  7. Methuen Business Information
  8. Methuen Public Benefits Information
  9. Methuen Criminal Information
  10. Methuen Immigration & Civil Rights Information
  11. Methuen Zip Codes


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Methuen Statistics

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  • Population (2000): 43,789
  • Land Area (2000): 58.021 square kilometers
  • Water Area (2000): 1.759 square kilometers
  • Local Time(s):
  • Area Code(s): 978
  • Alias(es) (2003): METHUEN

Methuen Population By Year


Year  Population Year  Population Year  Population
1999 42,180 2002 44,332 2005 44,721
2000 43,557 2003 44,677 2006 44,877
2001 43,997 2004 44,732 2007 44,333

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Houses (2000): 16,885
Very Low Income (VLI) Owner Households (2000): 2,055
Very Low Income (VLI) Renter Households (2000): 1,988
Methuen Real Estate Lawyers provide services for home buying/selling, commercial real estate, leases, landlord tenant, construction, land use and zoning laws. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Methuen Employment Information

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Employment (2003): 14,587
Payroll (2003) / (1Q 2003): $476,978,000 / $111,178,000

Methuen Labor Force By Month


Year Labor Force  Employed Unemployment
 Total Percent Rate
1990 20,070 18,572 1,498 7.46% 75
1991 20,392 18,270 2,122 10.41% 104
1992 20,726 18,521 2,205 10.64% 106
1993 20,874 18,805 2,069 9.91% 99
1994 20,949 19,079 1,870 8.93% 89
1995 20,833 19,322 1,511 7.25% 73
1996 21,223 19,875 1,348 6.35% 63
1997 21,421 20,168 1,254 5.85% 59
1998 21,737 20,652 1,085 4.99% 50
1999 22,220 21,148 1,072 4.83% 48
2000 22,439 21,702 737 3.29% 33
2001 22,879 21,817 1,062 4.64% 46
2002 23,282 21,574 1,708 7.34% 73
2003 23,365 21,585 1,779 7.62% 76
2004 23,182 21,624 1,558 6.72% 67
2005 23,055 21,650 1,406 6.10% 61
2006 23,072 21,727 1,345 5.83% 58
2007 23,060 21,827 1,233 5.35% 54
2008 23,004 21,598 1,406 6.11% 61
Month Labor Force  Employed Unemployment
 Total Percent Rate
Jan 2008 23,113 21,690 1,423 6.16% 62
Feb 2008 22,747 21,410 1,337 5.88% 59
Mar 2008 22,821 21,494 1,327 5.81% 58
Apr 2008 22,575 21,464 1,111 4.92% 49
May 2008 22,597 21,356 1,241 5.49% 55
Jun 2008 23,234 21,806 1,428 6.15% 61
Jul 2008 23,446 21,930 1,516 6.47% 65
Aug 2008 23,428 21,814 1,614 6.89% 69
Sep 2008 23,074 21,421 1,653 7.16% 72
Oct, 2008 -- -- -- --% --
Nov, 2008 -- -- -- --% --
Dec, 2008 -- -- -- --% --

Methuen Employment By Industry


 Male, with percent of employed male population
1. Computer and Electronic Manufacturing 1,118 10.34%
2. Construction 970 8.97%
3. Public Administration 704 6.51%
4. Professional / Scientific / Tech Services 514 4.75%
5. Accommodation and Food Services 453 4.19%
6. Food and Beverage Stores 411 3.80%
7. Admin, Support, and Waste Management 402 3.72%
8. Miscellaneous Manufacturing 395 3.65%
9. Educational Services 380 3.51%
10. Repair and Maintenance 331 3.06%
11. Health Care 295 2.73%
12. Finance and Insurance 294 2.72%
13. Metal Manufactuing 270 2.50%
14. Broadcasting and Telecommunications 255 2.36%
15. Radio, Television, and Computer Stores 224 2.07%
16. Other Transportation 195 1.80%
17. Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 156 1.44%
18. Textile and Textile Mills Manufacturing 156 1.44%
19. Truck Transportation 155 1.43%
20. Personal and Laundry Services 149 1.38%
 Female, with percent of employed female population
1. Health Care 1,612 16.12%
2. Educational Services 1,290 12.90%
3. Professional / Scientific / Tech Services 729 7.29%
4. Computer and Electronic Manufacturing 702 7.02%
5. Finance and Insurance 657 6.57%
6. Public Administration 516 5.16%
7. Accommodation and Food Services 429 4.29%
8. Social Assistance 366 3.66%
9. Admin, Support, and Waste Management 332 3.32%
10. Miscellaneous Manufacturing 295 2.95%
11. Personal and Laundry Services 254 2.54%
12. Department and Other General Stores 237 2.37%
13. Broadcasting and Telecommunications 142 1.42%
14. Food and Beverage Stores 136 1.36%
15. Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 126 1.26%
16. Arts / Entertainment / Recreation 117 1.17%
17. Religious / Grantmaking / Civic / Similar Organizations 114 1.14%
18. Used Merchandise / Gift / Misc. Stores 100 1.00%
19. Textile and Textile Mills Manufacturing 95 0.95%
20. Publishing / Movie / Sound Recording Industries 93 0.93%

Methuen Employment By Job


 Male, with percent of employed male population
1. Other Production Occupations 554 5.12%
2. Recording / Scheduling / Dispatching 517 4.78%
3. Engineers 506 4.68%
4. Other Sales and Related Occupations 484 4.48%
5. Other Installation / Maintenance 473 4.38%
6. Other Management Occupations 426 3.94%
7. Driver / Sales Workers and Truckers 399 3.69%
8. Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance 384 3.55%
9. Computer Specialists 379 3.51%
10. Sales Reps / Wholesale and Manufact 328 3.03%
11. Laborers and Material Movers / Handlers 324 3.00%
12. Vehicle Mechanics 301 2.78%
13. Retail Sales, Not cashiers 298 2.76%
14. Business Operations Specialists 255 2.36%
15. Other Office and Admin Support 255 2.36%
16. Metal Workers and Plastic Workers 225 2.08%
17. Other Construction Trades 216 2.00%
18. Carpenters 205 1.90%
19. Operations Managers Non Finance 193 1.79%
20. Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers 181 1.67%
 Female, with percent of employed female population
1. Other Office and Admin Support 692 6.92%
2. Teachers, Pre/Primary School 679 6.79%
3. Secretaries and Admins 515 5.15%
4. Registered Nurses 420 4.20%
5. Other Management Occupations 387 3.87%
6. Business Operations Specialists 366 3.66%
7. Other Production Occupations 338 3.38%
8. Customer Service Representatives 304 3.04%
9. Health Technologists and Technicians 302 3.02%
10. Accountants and Auditors 283 2.83%
11. Informaion and Record Clerks, Not Customer Service 265 2.65%
12. Retail Sales, Not cashiers 257 2.57%
13. Cashiers 256 2.56%
14. Bookkeeping / Accounting / Auditing 252 2.52%
15. Sales Reps / Wholesale and Manufact 236 2.36%
16. Nursing / Psychiatric / Home Health 229 2.29%
17. Other Sales and Related Occupations 229 2.29%
18. Financial Clerks, Non-bookkeeping 200 2.00%
19. Computer Specialists 199 1.99%
20. Child Care Workers 197 1.97%

Methuen Hours Worked Per Week In 1999

Hours Per Week  Population Percent
35 or more hours 18,342 53.96%
15-35 hours 4,366 12.84%
1-14 hours 883 2.60%
No regular hours 10,400 30.60%

Methuen Time Left For Work

Time  Population Percent
Midnight-4:59 AM 629 3.13%
5 AM-5:29 AM 503 2.50%
5:30 AM-5:59 AM 900 4.48%
6 AM-6:29 AM 1,858 9.24%
6:30 AM-6:59 AM 2,309 11.48%
7 AM-7:29 AM 3,255 16.19%
7:30 AM-7:59 AM 3,015 15.00%
8 AM-8:29 AM 2,432 12.10%
8:30 AM-8:59 AM 1,033 5.14%
9:00 AM-9:59 AM 1,000 4.97%
10:00 AM-10:59 AM 329 1.64%
11:00 AM-11:59 AM 139 0.69%
Noon-3:59 PM 1,408 7.00%
4 PM-11:59 PM 1,296 6.45%

Methuen Length Of Commute In Minutes

Minutes  Population Percent
Less than 5 392 1.95%
5-9 1,740 8.65%
10-14 3,727 18.54%
15-19 3,817 18.98%
20-24 2,906 14.45%
25-29 817 4.06%
30-34 2,559 12.73%
35-39 509 2.53%
40-44 602 2.99%
45-59 1,492 7.42%
60-89 1,086 5.40%
At least 90 459 2.28%

Methuen Length Of Commute In Mintues - Public vs. Private Transportation


Minutes  Population (public) Percent  Population (private) Percent
Under 30 96 0.48% 13,303 66.16%
30-44 53 0.26% 3,617 17.99%
45-59 0 0.00% 1,492 7.42%
At least 60 169 0.84% 1,376 6.84%

Methuen Type Of Commute

Type Population Percent
 Bicycle 6 0.03%
 Car / truck / van, carpool 1,940 9.48%
 Car / truck / van, solo 17,383 84.92%
 Motorcycle 9 0.04%
 Other 159 0.78%
 Public transportation 318 1.55%
 Walked 291 1.42%
 Worked at home 365 1.78%

Methuen Employment Lawyers handle cases involving employment contracts, severance agreements, OSHA, workers compensation, ADA, race, sex, pregnancy, national-orgin, sexual orientation and age discrimination, sexual harassment, hours & wages and overtime issues. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Methuen Family Information

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Households (2000): 16,527 (43,308 people)
Families (2000): 11,623 (36,872 people)
Families where both partners work (2000): 4,982
People at same address in 1995: 24,982

Methuen Household Income in 1999


Income Population Percent
Under $10,000 1,427 8.63%
$10,000-$14,999 875 5.29%
$15,000-$19,999 834 5.05%
$20,000-$24,999 784 4.74%
$25,000-$29,999 900 5.45%
$30,000-$34,999 837 5.06%
$35,000-$39,999 1,017 6.15%
$40,000-$44,999 817 4.94%
$45,000-$49,999 829 5.02%
$50,000-$59,999 1,491 9.02%
$60,000-$74,999 2,120 12.83%
$75,000-$99,999 2,384 14.42%
$100,000-$124,999 1,119 6.77%
$125,000-$149,999 509 3.08%
$150,000-$199,999 376 2.28%
$200,000 or more 208 1.26%

Methuen Household Type

Type Population Percent
 Nonfamily, 1 person 4,181 25.29%
 Family, 2 people 4,361 26.38%
 Nonfamily, 2 people 700 4.23%
 Family, 3 people 2,792 16.89%
 Nonfamily, 3 people 70 0.42%
 Family, 4 people 2,573 15.56%
 Nonfamily, 4 people 31 0.19%
 Family, 5 people 1,243 7.52%
 Nonfamily, 5 people 8 0.05%
 Family, 6 people 398 2.41%
 Nonfamily, 6 people 1 0.01%
 Family, 7 or more people 174 1.05%
 Nonfamily, 7 or more people 0 0.00%

Methuen Household Income Type

Type  Population Percent
Earnings 12,718 28.35%
Interest / Dividend / Rent 6,442 14.36%
Public Assistance 464 1.03%
Retirement 3,291 7.34%
Self Employment 1,411 3.15%
Social Security 5,143 11.46%
Supplemental Security 748 1.67%
Wage / Salary 12,414 27.67%
Other 2,233 4.98%

Methuen Family Type

Type Population Percent
 No children under 18 4,890 53.85%
 With children under 18 4,191 46.15%

Methuen Marital Status - Male (for those 15+ in 2000)

Type Population Percent
 Divorced 1,210 7.45%
 Married 9,803 60.38%
 Never Married 4,630 28.52%
 Widowed 592 3.65%

Methuen Marital Status - Female (for those 15+ in 2000)

Type Population Percent
 Divorced 1,640 8.92%
 Married 9,989 54.33%
 Never Married 4,221 22.96%
 Widowed 2,536 13.79%

Methuen Family Lawyers help clients with family law issues, such as marriage, divorce, domestic partnerships, adoptions, paternity, annulment, child support, custody, division of property, alimony, palimony, restraining orders, spousal support, uncontested divorce and visitation rights. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Methuen Education Information

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Methuen Highest Degree Earned (18 or older)

Degree Population Percent
 Less than 9th grade 2,269 6.87%
 9th-12th grade, no diploma 3,865 11.70%
 High school diploma or equivalent 10,644 32.22%
 Some college, no degree 6,118 18.52%
 Associate degree 2,882 8.73%
 Bachelors degree 5,063 15.33%
 Graduate or professional degree 2,190 6.63%

Methuen Population In School (3 or older)

School Level  In Public School Percent  In Private School Percent Total Percent
Nursery or preschool 240 0.55% 453 1.03% 693 1.58%
Kindergarten 649 1.48% 114 0.26% 763 1.74%
Grades 1-4 2,244 5.12% 342 0.78% 2,586 5.91%
Grades 5-8 2,328 5.32% 288 0.66% 2,616 5.97%
Grades 9-12 2,036 4.65% 364 0.83% 2,400 5.48%
Undergrad college 1,460 3.33% 622 1.42% 2,082 4.75%
Graduate or professional school 214 0.49% 194 0.44% 408 0.93%
Total 9,171 20.94% 2,377 5.43% 11,548 26.37%

Methuen Education Lawyers represent colleges, school districts, other educational institutions, and students in the practice of education law. They handle issues related to No Child Left Behind, special education, and disability rights. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Methuen Business Information

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Number of Businesses (2003): 865
Wholesale trade sales (2002): $821,968,000
Retail sales (2002): $371,798,000
Accommodation and foodservices sales (2002): $55,697,000
Methuen Business Lawyers provide services for corporations, LLCs, partnerships, contracts, franchising and business litigation. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Methuen Public Benefits Information

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Methuen Above Or Below Poverty Level In 1999

Above/Below Population Percent
 At Or Above Poverty Level 40,160 92.62%
 Below Poverty Level 3,201 7.38%

Methuen Public Benefits Lawyers assess the range of local, state and federal government benefits to which their clients may be entitled and help them apply for such programs, as well as appeal decisions denying such benefits to their clients. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Methuen Criminal Information

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Methuen Crimes Per 1,000 People By Type And Year



Year  Aggravated Assault  Forcible Rape  Murder / Manslaughter  Robbery Total Violent Crimes  Arson  Burglary  Larceny / Theft  Motor Vehicle Theft Total Property Crimes
1999 1.185 0.095 0.024 0.593 1.897 0.000 5.903 19.037 6.283 31.223
2000 1.194 0.138 0.000 0.459 1.791 0.000 3.582 16.255 4.798 24.634
2001 1.659 0.227 0.000 0.318 2.205 0.000 3.728 16.797 5.546 26.070
2002 1.511 0.113 0.000 0.316 1.940 0.090 3.113 18.023 4.692 25.918
2003 1.119 0.179 0.000 0.425 1.723 0.022 3.671 17.973 4.208 25.852
2004 0.984 0.022 0.000 0.201 1.207 0.022 2.772 13.480 2.236 18.488
2005 1.163 0.067 0.022 0.604 1.856 0.045 4.584 15.854 1.923 22.361
2006 1.404 0.067 0.000 0.579 2.050 0.067 4.657 15.687 2.206 22.551
2007 1.782 0.135 0.023 0.451 2.391 0.090 3.744 16.196 1.692 21.632

Methuen Law Enforcement Employeess

Year  Officers  Civilian
2004 13 80
2005 15 77
2006 17 88
2007 17 88

Methuen Crime Index

Year  Index
1999 1,397
2000 1,151
2001 1,244
2002 1,235

Methuen Criminal Lawyers represent defendants in municipal, state and federal criminal proceedings. These lawyers commonly handle cases involving DUI/DWI (drunk driving), drug possession, gun crimes, traffic tickets, violent crimes, sex crimes, theft offenses and white collar crimes. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Methuen Immigration & Civil Rights Information

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Methuen Population By Age

Age Population Percent
0-9 Years 5,886 13.44%
10-19 Years 5,910 13.50%
20-29 Years 4,936 11.27%
30-39 Years 7,104 16.22%
40-49 Years 7,011 16.01%
50-59 Years 4,734 10.81%
60-69 Years 3,002 6.86%
70-79 Years 3,141 7.17%
80-89 Years 1,766 4.03%
90+ Years 299 0.68%

Methuen Population - Male/Female

Male/Female Population Percent
 Male 20,967 47.88%
 Female 22,822 52.12%

Methuen Population By Ethnicity

Ethnicity Population Percent
 Caucasian 37,561 85.78%
 Hispanic/Latino 4,221 9.64%
 Asian 1,030 2.35%
 Multiracial 435 0.99%
 African-American 406 0.93%
 Other Race 70 0.16%
 Amerindian 63 0.14%
 Pacific Islander 3 0.01%

Methuen Top Specified Ancestries

Rank Ancestry  Population Percent Of Specified Ancestries
1. Italian 9,580 21.31%
2. Irish 9,069 20.18%
3. French Non-Basque 4,615 10.27%
4. English 4,302 9.57%
5. French Canadian 3,833 8.53%
6. German 2,096 4.66%
7. United States Or American 1,809 4.02%
8. Lebanese 1,751 3.90%
9. Polish 1,683 3.74%
10. Scottish 889 1.98%

Methuen Top Languages Spoken At Home

Rank Language  Population Percent Of Reported Languages
1. Only English 33,041 80.44%
2. Spanish Or Spanish Creole 3,385 8.24%
3. Italian 1,056 2.57%
4. French 902 2.20%
5. Arabic 694 1.69%
6. Portuguese / Portuguese Creole 376 0.92%
7. Chinese 200 0.49%
8. Vietnamese 178 0.43%
9. Korean 169 0.41%
10. Mon Khmer / Cambodian 142 0.35%

Methuen Citizen Type

Type Population Percent
 Citizen by birth 38,903 88.84%
 Naturalized immigrant 2,520 5.75%
 Not a citizen 2,366 5.40%

Methuen Immigration Lawyers help clients navigate through the federal immigration process. They help workers secure temporary visas (H1-B, fiances obtain K-1 visas, and permanent immigrants apply for Green Cards or citizenship. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.
Methuen Civil Rights Lawyers represent clients who have been illegally discriminated against on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability and national origin. If you have suffered employment discrimination, sexual harassment, or have been treated differently by a hotel, restaurant, or other public accommodation, a civil rights lawyer can help you determine whether your rights were violated and what types of redress are available. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Methuen Zip Codes

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01844