Methuen, Massachusetts

Methuen: The most populous city in Essex County, Massachusetts. It is located on the Merrimack River in northeastern Massachusetts. Methuen is known for its many parks and green spaces, its many historical sites, and its many attractions, such as the Methuen Historical Society and the Methuen Town Hall.


Methuen is a city located in the county of Essex in the U.S. state of Massachusetts. Its population at the 2010 census was 47,255 and a population density of 794 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 50,910 inhabitants.

The city was created 381 years ago in 1641.

Methuen locator map
Location of Methuen on Massachusetts map.

Quick Facts about Methuen

Population : 50,910 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Massachusetts (United States)
County : Essex County
Different from : Methuen Publishing
Postal code : 01844
Area : 59.55 km2
Altitude : 115 feet / 35 meters
Establishment : January 01, 1642 (381 years ago)
Time Zone : Eastern Time Zone
Local time : 03:37:59 (11th December 2023)
Density : 855 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 7.18% (2010-2020)
Methuen City Hall - 2006 image
Methuen City Hall - 2006
Methuen City Hall - 2006 image


Methuen is located at 42°43'34"N 71°11'27"W (42.7262000, -71.1908900).

Methuen map


The population of Methuen increased by 7.18% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 47,255 - census
2011 47,798 1.14% estimation process
2012 48,129 0.69% estimation process
2013 48,706 1.18% estimation process
2014 49,384 1.37% estimation process
2015 49,797 0.83% estimation process
2016 49,953 0.31% estimation process
2017 50,308 0.71% estimation process
2018 50,565 0.51% estimation process
2019 50,706 0.28% estimation process
2020 50,910 0.4% estimation process

Methuen zip code is 01844. County name: Essex, County fips: 25009

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People born in Methuen (46)

People born in Methuen, including chemist Elias James Corey, loyalist soldier Robert Rogers, actress and model Pamela Gidley, .


Schools in Methuen

College & universities near Methuen, MA

Code Name City ZIP
369002 Massachusetts School of Law Andover (MA) 01810
468963 New England Tractor Trailer Training School of Massachusetts North Andover (MA) 01845-1048
166850 Merrimack College North Andover (MA) 01845
217606 Northpoint Bible College Haverhill (MA) 01835
166498 Lowell Academy Hairstyling Institute Lowell (MA) 01852-1909

Stations (26)

Amtrak & bus stations near Methuen, MA

Code Name Address Type
HHL Haverhill station Washington Street at Railroad Square RAIL
WOB Anderson Regional Transportation Center 100 Atlantic Ave. RAIL
NBT Newburyport, Massachusetts 90 Storey Avenue BUS
NSH Nashua, NH 8 North Southwood Drive BUS
EXR Exeter station 60 Lincoln Street RAIL

Post offices near Methuen

Post Office Name City ZIP
Methuen Post Office Methuen (MA) 01844
Lawren Post Office Lawrence (MA) 01840
North Andover Post Office North Andover (MA) 01845
Salem Post Office Salem (NH) 03079
Shawsheen Villag Post Office Andover (MA) 01810

Other cities in Essex County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Essex County , MA. (more)

City Name Population Title
Lynn 94,539 The third most populous city in Essex County, Massachusetts.
Lawrence 80,007 The third most populous city in Massachusetts.
Haverhill 64,098 The most populous city in Essex County, Massachusetts.
Peabody 53,063 A city in Essex County, Massachusetts.
South Peabody 50,293 A census-designated place in Essex County, Massachusetts.
Salem 43,581 The capital of Massachusetts.
Beverly 42,242 A city in Essex County, Massachusetts.
Beverly Cove 40,365 A census-designated place in Barnstable County, Massachusetts.
Andover 36,554 Town in Essex County, Massachusetts, United States
North Andover 31,460 Town in Essex County, Massachusetts, United States
Gloucester 30,539 City on Cape Ann in Essex County, Massachusetts, in the United States
Saugus 28,542 Town in Massachusetts
Danvers 27,571 Town in Essex County, Massachusetts, United States
Marblehead 20,551 Town in Essex County, Massachusetts, United States
Newburyport 18,495 City in Massachusetts
Amesbury 17,537 City in Massachusetts

Distance to Other Cities

Methuen distances to largest Massachusetts cities