This report provides a descriptive snapshot of selected economic, social, educational, and demographic indicators pertaining to Latinos in the cities of Lawrence and Methuen. This report is prepared for the 2010 Statewide Latino Public Policy Conference organized by UMass Boston’s Mauricio Gastón Institute for Latino Community Development and Public Policy. It is part of a larger series that covers fourteen cities, or clusters of cities, in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Each report analyzes data from the 2008 American Community Survey (ACS) conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau. The ACS’s smallest geographic area is a Public Use Microdata Area (PUMA) consisting of a minimum census population of 100,000. In the PUMA that includes Lawrence and Methuen, these two cities account for nearly four-fifths of the total population (49% in Lawrence and 29.8% in Methuen) and for 99.6% of the area’s Latinos.
Granberry, Phillip and Rustan, Sarah, "Latinos in Massachusetts Selected Areas: Lawrence and Methuen" (2010). Gastón Institute Publications. 42.