Groton is a somewhat small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 11,296 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Groton is the 170th 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 93.11% 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 (19.10%), teaching (10.89%), and computer science and math (8.64%).
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.
Of important note, Groton is also a town of artists. Groton has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Groton’s character.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.51% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.
Groton is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Groton’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One downside of living in Groton is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Groton, the average commute to work is 34.00 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Groton. 66.63% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.
The per capita income in Groton in 2010 was $49,398, which is wealthy relative to Massachusetts and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $197,592 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 English, Italian, German, and French .
The most common language spoken in Groton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.