Groton is a very small city located in the state of South Dakota. With a population of 1,487 people and just one neighborhood, Groton is the 46th largest community in South Dakota.
Occupations and Workforce
Groton is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Groton is a city of sales and office workers, professionals and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Groton who work in management occupations (13.07%), sales jobs (12.96%) and office and administrative support (12.64%).
Also of interest is that Groton has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Setting & Lifestyle
Because of many things, Groton is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Groton really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Groton perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 18.54 minutes getting to work every day.