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Methuen, MA Town Information

Methuen is a city in Essex County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 47,255 at the 2010 census.

 

The town lies along the north banks of the Merrimack River, and is also bisected by the Spicket (originally "Spigot") River, as well as many brooks and streams. There are several ponds dotting the area as well, and the town is home to a town forest, a bird sanctuary, and a small state park (Tenney State Park). Pine Island, near the southern end of town in the Merrimack River, is also part of the town's land. Methuen lies along the northwestern edge of Essex County, just east of Middlesex County and just south of Rockingham County, New Hampshire. The irregularly-shaped town is bordered by Haverhill to the northeast, North Andover to the east, Lawrence and Andover to the south, Dracut (Middlesex County) to the west, Pelham, New Hampshire (Hillsborough County) to the northwest, and Salem, New Hampshire (Rockingham County) to the north. Methuen is located 30 miles (48 km) north-northwest of Boston and 25 miles (40 km) south-southeast of Manchester, New Hampshire.

 

As of the census of 2000, there were 43,789 people, 16,532 households, and 11,539 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,954.7 persons per square mile (754.8/kmē). There were 16,885 housing units, at an average density of 753.7 per square mile (291.0/kmē).

 

Source: Wikipedia

 

Image: "Gaunt Square, Methuen MA" by John Phelan - Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.