Groton is a very small city located in the state of South Dakota. With a population of 1,495 people and just one neighborhood, Groton is the 46th largest community in South Dakota.
Real Estate Prices
Groton real estate is some of the most expensive in South Dakota, although Groton house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Groton is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-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 sales jobs (13.23%), management occupations (13.23%) and office and administrative support (11.77%).
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 great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Groton a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Groton has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Groton’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Groton spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 17.96 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.