Groton is a very small city located in the state of South Dakota. With a population of 1,495 people and just one neighborhood, Groton is the 46th largest community in South Dakota.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Groton is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Groton is a city of sales and office workers, professionals and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Groton who work in sales jobs (13.23%), management occupations (13.23%) and office and administrative support (11.77%).
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.
Setting & Lifestyle
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 city’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 ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
One of the benefits of Groton is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 17.96 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.