Groton is a somewhat small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 11,325 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 89.09% 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 (17.46%), sales jobs (10.04%), and office and administrative support (8.95%).
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.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.31% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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 is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Groton, the average commute to work is 34.63 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.
Despite being a small town, Groton has a lot of people using the train to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the train are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Groton. 64.21% 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 2018 was $58,468, which is wealthy relative to Massachusetts and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $233,872 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 French.
The most common language spoken in Groton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Langs. of India.