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Maynard, Massachusetts
—  Town  —
Location in Middlesex County in Massachusetts
Coordinates: 42°26′00″N 71°27′00″W / 42.4333333°N 71.45°W / 42.4333333; -71.45Coordinates: 42°26′00″N 71°27′00″W / 42.4333333°N 71.45°W / 42.4333333; -71.45
Country United States
State Massachusetts
County Middlesex
Settled 1638
Incorporated 1871
Government
 - Type Open town meeting
Area
 - Total 5.4 sq mi (13.9 km2)
 - Land 5.2 sq mi (13.6 km2)
 - Water 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
Elevation 186 ft (57 m)
Population (2007)
 - Total 10,177
 Density 1,957.1/sq mi (748.3/km2)
Time zone Eastern (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) Eastern (UTC-4)
ZIP code 01754
Area code(s) 351 / 978
FIPS code 25-39625
GNIS feature ID 0618229
Website http://web.maynard.ma.us/

Maynard is a town in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States. As of the 2001 census, the town population was 10,037.

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History

Maynard, located on the Assabet River, was officially incorporated in 1871. Prior to that it was known as 'Assabet Village' but was legally still part of the towns of Stow and Sudbury. The community was named after Amory Maynard, a local mill owner. The community grew with the Assabet Woolen Mill and made the highest percentage of wool for U.S. Military uniforms for the Civil War. After the mill shut down in 1950, local businessmen bought the property and began leasing it as office space. Digital Equipment Corporation moved into the complex in 1957. The company eventually made Maynard its worldwide headquarters, giving Maynard the nickname "Mini Computer Capital of the World". It remained there until 1998 when Digital was sold to Compaq, which was itself later bought out by Hewlett Packard in 2002.

"The Mill", as locals call it, was renovated in the late 1990s as Clock Tower Place and houses many businesses, including the worldwide headquarters of Powell Flutes, Monster.com and "38 Studios" the last owned by retired former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling. The mill complex is also home to the oldest working hand wound clock in the country (see image).

Clock Tower Place, seen from Main St.

Geography

Maynard is located at 42°25′50″N 71°27′21″W / 42.43056°N 71.45583°W / 42.43056; -71.45583 (42.430781, -71.455943).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 5.4 square miles (13.9 km²), of which, 5.2 square miles (13.6 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km²) of it (2.42%) is water.

Maynard borders the following towns: Acton, Concord, Sudbury,and Stow.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 10,433 people, 4,292 households, and 2,811 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,990.6 people per square mile (768.7/km²). There were 4,406 housing units at an average density of 840.7/sq mi (324.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 94.64% White, 1.04% Black or African American, 0.27% Native American, 1.62% Asian, 1.18% from other races, and 1.26% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.78% of the population. 23.3% were of Irish, 15.5% Italian, 10.3% English, 6.0% German, 5.1% French and 5.1% Polish ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 4,292 households out of which 28.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.4% were married couples living together, 9.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.5% were non-families. 28.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 3.02.

In the town the population was spread out with 23.4% under the age of 18, 5.4% from 18 to 24, 35.1% from 25 to 44, 23.8% from 45 to 64, and 12.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 91.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $60,812, and the median income for a family was $71,875. Males had a median income of $49,279 versus $36,609 for females. The per capita income for the town was $27,016. About 3.8% of families and 5.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.4% of those under age 18 and 6.0% of those age 65 or over.

A major local business which employs many residents is Stratus Technologies, Inc.

References

  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2005-05-03. http://www.census.gov/geo/www/gazetteer/gazette.html. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
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