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United StatesU.S. StatisticsCensus DataMassachusetts

Social Statistics

Methuen, Massachusetts

Number

Percent

SCHOOL ENROLLMENT
Population 3 years and over enrolled in school11,548100.0
Nursery school, preschool6936.0
Kindergarten7636.6
Elementary school (grades 1-8)5,20245.0
High school (grades 9-12)2,40020.8
College or graduate school2,49021.6
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT
Population 25 years and over29,962100.0
Less than 9th grade2,1927.3
9th to 12th grade, no diploma3,25910.9
High school graduate (includes equivalency)9,96233.2
Some college, no degree5,00216.7
Associate degree2,6618.9
Bachelor's degree4,70915.7
Graduate or professional degree2,1777.3
Percent high school graduate or higher81.8(X)
Percent bachelor's degree or higher23.0(X)
MARITAL STATUS
Population 15 years and over34,621100.0
Never married8,85125.6
Now married, except separated19,17455.4
Separated6181.8
Widowed3,1289.0
Female
2,5367.3
Divorced2,8508.2
Female
1,6404.7
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS
Grandparent living in household with one or more own grandchildren under 18 years855100.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren14216.6
VETERAN STATUS
Civilian population 18 years and over33,026100.0
Civilian veterans4,04212.2
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION
Population 5 to 20 years9,333100.0
With a disability8519.1
Population 21 to 64 years25,023100.0
With a disability4,72418.9
Percent employed
64.8(X)
No disability20,29981.1
Percent employed
78.8(X)
Population 65 years and over6,414100.0
With a disability2,31836.1
RESIDENCE IN 1995
Population 5 years and over41,077100.0
Same house in 199524,98260.8
Different house in the U.S. in 199515,14436.9
Same county
10,48225.5
Different county
4,66211.3
Same state
2,4195.9
Different state
2,2435.5
Elsewhere in 19959512.3
NATIVITY AND PLACE OF BIRTH
Total population43,789100.0
Native38,90388.8
Born in United States
38,09687.0
State of residence
33,78277.1
Different state
4,3149.9
Born outside United States
8071.8
Foreign born4,88611.2
Entered 1990 to March 2000
1,5183.5
Naturalized citizen
2,5205.8
Not a citizen
2,3665.4
REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN
Total (excluding born at sea)4,886100.0
Europe1,03221.1
Asia1,53131.3
Africa440.9
Oceania300.6
Latin America1,86238.1
Northern America3877.9
LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME
Population 5 years and over41,077100.0
English only33,04180.4
Language other than English8,03619.6
Speak English less than 'very well
2,8837.0
Spanish
3,3858.2
Speak English less than "very well"
1,4523.5
Other Indo-European languages
2,9967.3
Speak English less than "very well"
7371.8
Asian and Pacific Island languages
9062.2
Speak English less than "very well"
5471.3
ANCESTRY (single or multiple)
Total population43,789100.0

Total ancestries reported

50,264114.8
Arab1,9364.4
Czech1600.1
Danish810.2
Dutch1100.3
English4,3029.8
French (except Basque)14,61810.5
French Canadian13,8408.8
German2,0964.8
Greek4971.1
Hungarian1100.3
Irish19,08220.7
Italian9,58021.9
Lithuanian4531.0
Norwegian1290.3
Polish1,6833.8
Portuguese8231.9
Russian1750.4
Scotch-Irish5871.3
Scottish8892.0
Slovak570.1
Subsaharan African470.1
Swedish3840.9
Swiss190.0
Ukrainian740.2
United States or American1,8094.1
Welsh620.1
West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups)1230.3
Other ancestries6,63815.2
(X) Not applicable.
1 The data represent a combination of two ancestries shown separately in Summary File 3. Czech includes Czechoslovakian. French includes Alsatian. French Canadian includes Acadian/Cajun. Irish includes Celtic.



Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2000 Summary File 3, Matrices P18, P19, P21, P22, P24, P36, P37, P39, P42, PCT8, PCT16, PCT17, and PCT19

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