Groton is a somewhat small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 11,147 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Groton is the 173rd largest community in Massachusetts.
Housing costs in Groton are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Massachusetts.
Groton is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 88.43% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Groton is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Groton who work in management occupations (15.32%), computer science and math (9.45%), and teaching (8.91%).
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.
A relatively large number of people in Groton telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 14.69% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
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 town’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 downside of living in Groton, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 35.06 minutes every day commuting to work.
If knowledge is power, Groton is a pretty powerful place. 65.80% of the adults in Groton have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.
The per capita income in Groton in 2018 was $59,674, which is wealthy relative to Massachusetts and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $238,696 for a family of four.
The people who call Groton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Groton residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Groton include Irish, Italian, English, German, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Groton is English. Other important languages spoken here include French and Langs. of India.