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
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 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.
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 18.54 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.