Methuen, MA is a moderately sized town located in Essex County, MA. Since 2009 reports, the city has over 44,000 residents. The ethnic make-up of this town is predominately White Americans, in which make up over 77% of the population. Hispanics follow with over 15%, then Asians at 5%. African Americans come in fourth at approximately 1% population make-up and another 1.5% consists of ethnicities of Pacific Islanders and people of two or more races. The city of Methuen sits along the northern part of the state and the western tip of Essex county. The land area covers approximately 23 square miles. The time zone in the city operates on Eastern Standard Timeor UTC-5. There is one zip code shared by the city, of which is 01844 and two area codes being 351 and 978.
The climate within the city experiences significantly cold winters, with averages in the upper 20s. During summer months, the average temperatures are in the mid 70s. These cold winter temperatures give way to significant snowfalls that range from 12-14 inches during the cold winters. During summer months, there are sunny days on average of 70% of the time. Methuen, MA is surrounded by three interstates. The two closest being Interstate 93 west of the city and Interstate 495, which runs directly through the city. Interstate 95 sits just east of the city and runs north to south of it. There are also two local highways within the town, which are highway 213 and highway 110.Methuen, MA has a minor crime rate compared to other cities of its size. In a ten year stretch from 1999 to 2009, reports have shown that murders in the city consisted of only four. Auto thefts have have a major decline since 1999 of over 200 to just above 50 by 2009, while other crimes of theft have remained steady at an average of over 700. These numbers are based on a per 100,000 occurrences per crime. To get more information on the demographics of the city, one can search through the Methuen, MA business directory or the Methuen, MA yellow pages for information on many of the town's amenities.
Written by Lyndsey Morgan