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Overview

Introduction to Maynard, Massachusetts

Maynard, Massachusetts is 11 miles N of Framingham, Massachusetts and 21 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts. It is in Middlesex county. The town is part of the Boston metro area.

Maynard History

Located on the banks of the Assabet River, the city of Maynard was first settled in 1638. The area was named as Maynard after a local mill owner, Amory Maynard. The community grew untill the mills were shut down and sold to local businessmen. It is not known whether they perished altogether, but the old mill complex is still remembered for its oldest working hand wound clock.

Maynard and nearby Attractions

  • Maynard Country Club
  • Taylor Brook
  • Union Congregational Church
  • Saint Bridgets Church
  • Glenwood Cemetery
  • Vose Pond

Things To Do In Maynard

One can have a trip to the nearby plantation area in Maynard. The old churches and worshipping venues are great tourist attractions. You can visit the museums and national parks located near the city. The old mills in their ruins are also interesting tourist places.

Maynard Transportation

Boston Logan International is the nearest airport.

Maynard Higher Education

Higher education is provided by Middlesex Community College.

People

Total Population 10,459
Male Share of the Population 53%
Female Share of the Population 47%
Senior Citizens 14.1%
Employed Population 16+ 5,745
Age of the Population 42

Families

% of people married 56.3%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 49.8%
Median Earnings25+ $50,940
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $31,322
Median Earnings With High School Degree $30,081

Wealth

Median Family Income $114,350
% Above Poverty Level 91%
% Below Poverty Level 9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 29 minutes
% Working from Home 2.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.2%
% Using Public Transportation 3.6%

Housing

People Living Alone 33.4%
Median Gross Rent $1,080
Median House Value $334,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 17.3%
US/American 0.2%
English 14.5%
Irish 26.7%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Maynard Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 11 miles N of Framingham, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 21 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts
County Middlesex
Standard Zip Codes 01754
Phone Area Codes 978
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.444
Longitude -71.461

Maynard Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station BEDFORD
Distance 9.5 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 35 F
Apr Temp 36 to 58 F
Jul Temp 60 to 83 F
Oct Temp 39 to 62 F
Annual Precip 46.9 inches
Station LOWELL
Distance 15 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 33 F
Apr Temp 35 to 58 F
Jul Temp 60 to 85 F
Oct Temp 38 to 62 F
Annual Precip 43.1 inches
Station READING
Distance 17.5 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 35 F
Apr Temp 35 to 58 F
Jul Temp 60 to 83 F
Oct Temp 39 to 62 F
Annual Precip 48.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Acton 22,925 $152,558
Boxborough 5,137 $158,606
Concord 19,271 $156,596
Hudson 15,340 $86,613
Stow 6,957 $153,763
Sudbury 18,397 $176,948

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Maynard Public Libraries

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Maynard Public Library
197 MAIN ST.
Maynard, Massachusetts
(978) 897-1010

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Maynard High Schools

MAYNARD HIGH
1 TIGER DRIVE
978-897-8891
Serves 315 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.1

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