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 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.
One of the benefits of Groton is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 18.54 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.