Methuen is located in north Massachusetts. Methuen is part of Essex County. Methuen has 22.25 square miles of land area and 0.79 square miles of water area. As of 2010-2014, the total Methuen population is 48,159, which has grown 9.98% since 2000. The population growth rate is much higher than the state average rate of 4.85% and is lower than the national average rate of 11.61%. Methuen median household income is $68,587 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 38.21% since 2000. The income growth rate is higher than the state average rate of 34.34% and is higher than the national average rate of 27.36%. Methuen median house value is $279,100 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 75.53% since 2000. The house value growth rate is about the same as the state average rate of 77.65% and is much higher than the national average rate of 46.91%. As a reference, the national Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation rate for the same period is 26.63%. On average, the public school district that covers Methuen is worse than the state average in quality. The Methuen area code is 978.