Maynard, MA
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Maynard is a somewhat small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 10,676 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Maynard is the 178th largest community in Massachusetts. Maynard has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic towns in the country.

Housing costs in Maynard are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Massachusetts.

Maynard is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 87.17% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Maynard is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Maynard who work in management occupations (12.77%), office and administrative support (11.69%), and teaching (8.62%).

Also of interest is that Maynard has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Of important note, Maynard is also a town of artists. Maynard has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Maynard’s character.

In addition, Maynard is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.

Because of many things, Maynard is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Maynard really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Maynard perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

One downside of living in Maynard is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Maynard, the average commute to work is 30.77 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

The citizens of Maynard are among the most well-educated in the nation: 49.79% of adults in Maynard have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Maynard in 2010 was $44,508, which is upper middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $178,032 for a family of four. However, Maynard contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Maynard is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Maynard home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Maynard residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Maynard include Italian, English, German, and French Canadian.

The most common language spoken in Maynard is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French Creole.

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