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.



Total Population10,459
Male Share of the Population53%
Female Share of the Population47%
Senior Citizens14.1%
Employed Population 16+
Age of the Population42


% of people married56.3%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher49.8%
Median Earnings25+$50,940
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$31,322
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,081


Median Family Income$114,350
% Above Poverty Level91%
% Below Poverty Level9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time29 minutes
% Working from Home2.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.2%
% Using Public Transportation3.6%


People Living Alone33.4%
Median Gross Rent$1,080
Median House Value$334,000


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)17.3%

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

Maynard Almanac

Nearest Medium City 11 miles N of Framingham, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City21 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts
County Middlesex County
Standard Zip Codes1754
Phone Area Codes978
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Daylight SavingsThe city observes Daylight Saving Time.

Maynard Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance9.5 miles
Jan Temp16 to 35 F
Apr Temp36 to 58 F
Jul Temp60 to 83 F
Oct Temp39 to 62 F
Annual Precip46.9 inches
Distance15 miles
Jan Temp14 to 33 F
Apr Temp35 to 58 F
Jul Temp60 to 85 F
Oct Temp38 to 62 F
Annual Precip43.1 inches
Distance17.5 miles
Jan Temp16 to 35 F
Apr Temp35 to 58 F
Jul Temp60 to 83 F
Oct Temp39 to 62 F
Annual Precip48.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income

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

Maynard Public Libraries

Maynard Public Library
77 NASON ST. MAYNARD, MA 01754 (42.43434, -71.45241)
Maynard, Massachusetts
(978) 897-1010

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Maynard Public Schools

Fowler School
3 Tiger Dr
(978) 897-6700
Total Enrollment 507
Green Meadow
5 Tiger Dr
(978) 897-8246
Total Enrollment 526
Maynard High
1 Tiger Dr
(978) 897-8891
Total Enrollment 290

Maynard Private Schools

The Imago School Association I
1 Percival St
Total Enrollment 87
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