Settled in the late 19th century, Maynard is home to the Maynard Pioneer Museum and Park. Behind Maynard City Hall is a unique jail. Built in 1936, its door is made of wagon wheel rims. However, it mostly serves today as a tourist attraction.
There were 175 households out of which 25.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.7% were married couples living together, 10.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.1% were non-families. 33.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.18 and the average family size was 2.78.
In the town the population was spread out with 24.1% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 22.8% from 25 to 44, 22.0% from 45 to 64, and 22.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 87.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.3 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $17,206, and the median income for a family was $23,056. Males had a median income of $20,625 versus $15,357 for females. The per capita income for the town was $11,668. About 14.8% of families and 27.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 38.3% of those under age 18 and 18.3% of those age 65 or over.