Methuen Town, MA

48,607 Population
22.2 square miles 2,164.5 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2014 5-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
0.7%
was 0.7%
 
Population Density
2,164.5
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
49.0%
was 51.5%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
16.4%
was 14.9%
 
Percent Under 18
23.1%
was 23.9%
 
Percent 65 and Over
14.3%
was 14.2%
 

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
4.3
was 5.5
Ranked 18th Lowest in MA
Percent Living in Poverty
9.8%
was 8.5%
 
Median Household Income
$71,392
was $67,556
 
Gini Income Distribution
 
40.5
41.3
US Gini Index is 42.0

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
--
No Data Available
Violent Crimes per 100,000
--
No Data Available
Property Crimes per 100,000
--
No Data Available

 Housing

Total Housing Units
18,230
was 18,595
 
Median Rent
$1,071
was $958
 
Total Building Permits
124
was 113
 
Occupied Housing Units
17,451
was 17,669
 
Homeownership Rate
71.3%
was 72.2%
 
Single Family Building Permits
122
was 98
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
819.3
was 835.7
 
Rental Vacancy Rate
13.5%
was 15.9%
 
Multifamily Building Permits
2
was 15
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.8
was 2.7
 
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
6.7
was 6.0
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
2.6
was 2.4
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
98.9%
was 99.3%
 
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
94.8%
 
Percent with Insurance Over 65
99.2%
was 100%
 

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
88.7%
was 88.8%
 
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
28.9%
was 29.2%
 

 Finance

Capital Spending
--
No Data Available
Own Source Revenue
62.6%
was 61.8%
Ranked 132nd Highest in MA
Debt Service Ratio
9.4%
was 9.7%
Ranked 37th Highest in MA
Revenue
 
$135,531,181
$129,560,390
Ranked 31st Highest in MA
Expenditure
 
$125,439,745
$118,850,647
Ranked 33rd Highest in MA
Revenue per Capita
$2,814
was $2,717
Ranked 137th Highest in MA
Expenditure per Capita
$2,605
was $2,492
Ranked 137th Highest in MA

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