Maynard is a town in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States. The town is located 20 miles west of Boston, in the MetroWest region of Massachusetts. As of the 2010 census, the town population was 10,106. Maynard was the site of the Assabet Woolen Mill, which produced wool fabrics near the Assabet River for over 100 years, from 1846 to 1950, under various owners. The American Powder Mills complex extending downstream along the river manufactured gunpowder from 1835 to 1940. Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) was headquartered in the mill buildings in Maynard from 1957 until 1998, when it was bought by Compaq and subsequently closed. The mill complex operated as Clock Tower Place, 2000-2015, may be renamed under new ownership as of 2015; currently renting space to office and light industry businesses, future may include retail, restaurants and residences.
The 2010 census put the population at 10,106 residents, a 3% decline from 2000. As of the census of 2000, there had been 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/kmē). There were 4,406 housing units, at an average density of 840.7 per square mile (324.6/kmē).
Maynard has three public schools on adjoining campuses off Route 117. There is an adult education program. One private school offers a classical Christian education program for grades K through 8.
Image: "Assabet River, Maynard MA" by John Phelan - Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.