Groton, MA
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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 92.52% 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 (21.46%), teaching (8.87%), and office and administrative support (8.62%).

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.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.33% 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.

In addition, Groton is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.

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.

In Groton, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 33.69 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Groton, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Groton is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 66.65% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Groton in 2010 was $51,334, which is wealthy relative to Massachusetts and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $205,336 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 German and Chinese.

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