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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$293,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,103
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    29%
  • Own
    71%

Methuen Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    106
    283
  • Murder
    2
    6
  • Rape
    4
    41
  • Robbery
    48
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    252
    500
  • Theft
    1,234
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    158
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$72,631
National
$55,322
Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%
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Methuen Reviews

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Some parts of Methuen tend to be very upper class with rich white people and then some parts of Methuen have very dirty houses in impoverish conditions. Methuen public schools do well in educating students, however, there is not as much diversity. The Methuen chief of police is the highest paying chief of police in Massachusetts, which is unfair considering so many high school teachers had to be laid off, yet they can afford to pay the chief absurd amounts of money.
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I have lived in Methuen my entire life. I grew up in a modest home with my parents and 2 siblings. I enjoyed living in Methuen so much that I decided after I got married, we would purchase a house in Methuen. That is just what we did. My husband and I purchased a house about 3 miles away from my parents. We are now raising our 2 daughters in our home. My husband is a Methuen Police Officer and I am a nurse in Boston. Methuen is the perfect location for us because we have family nearby, access to various resources, and live in a safe neighborhood. Methuen is a great location. It is convenient to all major highways and a perfect spot for a commuter, which I am.
I grew up in Methuen and have recently moved back to raise our family. I had amazing teachers, and there are many opportunities for children to get involved in sports and in the community. The population continues to rise and the town is considering building more and more high rises, which is only growing classroom sizes. This is a huge concern of my children suffering by not having a good student - teacher ration, the need to build new schools to accommodate and just general overpopulation of the city. I would hate to see that happen to what used to be a great place to raise a family. There are multiple farms, small businesses, shopping, restaurants, and you are minutes from NH while being less than an hour away from Boston. It is a great location, but the growth should be limited at this point.