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Overview

Introduction to Methuen, Massachusetts

Methuen, Massachusetts, in Essex county, is a mile NW of Lawrence, Massachusetts (center to center) and 26 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts. It's situated in the lower Merrimack Valley. The central area of town includes prominent granite walls and turrets which were created during the early years. Methuen includes farms and suburbs and urban neighborhoods. Colombo, Nabisco, McKesson and Micro Touch have facilities in the city. It was named in tribute to Sir Paul Methuen, a British diplomat.

Methuen History

The city was a significant factor in the nation's Industrial Revolution. Mills situated along the Spicket River and Spicket Falls produced textiles, shoes and hats. David Nevins, Charles H. Tenney and Edward F. Searles left an architectural legacy that is shown in the schools, mansions, churches, houses and mills.

Methuen and nearby Attractions

  • The Searles, Tenney, Nevins Historic District features distinctive architecture and is regarded as one of the most unique neighborhoods in the state
  • Methuen Memorial Music Hall includes a huge, historic pipe organ
  • Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site
  • Nevins Memorial Library is an impressive looking brick building
  • Peabody Museum
  • Salem Maritime National Historic Site
  • American Textile History Museum
  • Lowell National Historical Park
  • Merrimack Repertory Theatre

Methuen Activities

The New Hampshire lakes, and the Atlantic coast are close enough for day trips. The nearby Harold Parker State Forest is a vast acreage and includes a collection of ponds and offers scenic views of fall foliage. Canobie Lake Park is situated in the region. The Thacher Island National Wildlife Refuge is a National Protected Area. The Essex National Heritage Area is located in Essex county and features thousands of historic sites and districts.

Methuen Higher Education

Merrimack College, the University of Massachusetts - Lowell and Rivier College are nearby.

People

Total Population
Male Share of the Population
Female Share of the Population
Senior Citizens
Employed Population 16+
Age of the Population

Families

% of people married
Average household size

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher
Median Earnings25+
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification
Median Earnings With High School Degree

Wealth

Median Family Income
% Above Poverty Level
% Below Poverty Level

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time
% Working from Home
% Walking and Biking to Work
% Using Public Transportation

Housing

People Living Alone
Median Gross Rent
Median House Value

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)
US/American
English
Irish

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Methuen Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 1 miles NW of Lawrence, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 26 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts
County Essex
Standard Zip Codes 01844
Phone Area Codes 978
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.726
Longitude -71.191

Methuen Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station LAWRENCE
Distance 2.2 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 35 F
Apr Temp 35 to 57 F
Jul Temp 61 to 83 F
Oct Temp 38 to 62 F
Annual Precip 44 inches
Station HAVERHILL
Distance 6.9 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 35 F
Apr Temp 35 to 58 F
Jul Temp 61 to 84 F
Oct Temp 39 to 62 F
Annual Precip 46.8 inches
Station MIDDLETON
Distance 12.5 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 38 F
Apr Temp 37 to 58 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 42 to 64 F
Annual Precip 45.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Andover 8,783 $130,347
Dracut 30,691 $91,836
Haverhill 62,079 $73,343
Lawrence 78,804 $36,600
North Andover 29,271 $128,571
Tewksbury 30,115 $107,734

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Methuen Public Libraries

Library
Nevins Memorial Library
305 BROADWAY
Methuen, Massachusetts
(978) 686-4080
Library Web Site

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Methuen Hospitals

CARITAS HOLY FAMILY HOSPITAL AND MEDICAL CENTER
(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
70 EAST STREET
(978) 687-0156
Emergency Service: Yes

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METHUEN HIGH
1 RANGER RD
978-681-1360
Serves 1,883 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.7

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