Groton is a somewhat small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 11,386 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 88.06% 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 (20.05%), computer science and math (9.13%), and sales jobs (8.90%).
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: 8.71% 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 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.
One downside of living in Groton, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 33.94 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.
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. 66.20% 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 $54,498, which is wealthy relative to Massachusetts and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $217,992 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, English, Italian, German, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Groton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Langs. of India.