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. Much of the housing stock in Maynard was built prior to World War II, 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 86.26% 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 (11.50%), office and administrative support (10.52%), and teaching (9.99%).

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 people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.

In Maynard, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.61 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Maynard, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Maynard is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 50.25% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Maynard in 2010 was $41,769, which is upper middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $167,076 for a family of four. However, Maynard contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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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