Maytown is located in west-central Jefferson County in the central part of the state. It has a mayor/city council form of government.
Maytown was named for William Lucius May, a local doctor who donated land for construction of the first Baptist church in the community, around 1910. The community incorporated in October 1956 so that it could compete for federal funds to build its own water system. In 2012, Maytown used a $200,000 federal grant that the town then matched to construct a new, state of the art firehouse for its 22-member volunteer fire department.
According to 2020 Census estimates, Maytown recorded a population of 306. Of that number, 96.7 percent of respondents identified themselves as white, 1.6 percent as African American, 1.3 percent as two or more races, 1.0 percent as Hispanic, and 0.3 as American Indian. The town’s median household income was $46,563, and the per capita income was $23,958.
According to 2020 Census estimates, the workforce in Maytown was divided among the following industrial categories:
- Retail trade (22.0 percent)
- Educational services and health care and social assistance (15.4 percent)
- Manufacturing (12.2 percent)
- Professional, scientific, and management, and administrative and waste management services (6.5 percent)
- Construction (8.9 percent)
- Other services, except public administration (7.3 percent)
- Transportation and warehousing, and utilities (7.3 percent)
- Wholesale trade (6.5 percent)
- Arts, entertainment, and recreation, and accommodation and food services (4.9 percent)
- Finance and insurance, and real estate and rental and leasing (4.1 percent)
- Public administration (4.1 percent)
- Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and extraction (0.8 percent)
Students in Maytown attend Jefferson County schools; the town has no public schools located within its town limits.
State Highway 269 runs along the southern border of Maytown and connects with Interstate 20/59 five miles to the southeast.
Jefferson County Heritage Book Committee. The Heritage of Jefferson County. Clanton, Ala.: Heritage Publishing Consultants, 2002