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Overview

Introduction to Groton, Massachusetts

Groton, Massachusetts, in Middlesex county, is 12 miles SW of Nashua, New Hampshire (center to center) and 31 miles NW of Boston, Massachusetts.The town is home to some 9,547 residents.

Groton History

Following the Indian Trials in the Bay Area, John Tinker was instrumental in the formation of Groton. The early dwellers settled near the mouth of Nod Brook on the Nashua and began operating businesses with the Nashaway Indians. Groton was settled and officially incorporated in 1655. Indians attacked Groton during King Philip's War in 1676, when the entire town was reduced to ashes except for four garrison houses. Two years later, the survivors returned to restore the city.

Groton and Nearby Attractions

  • National Sheply Hill Horse Trials
  • Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge
  • Walden Pond State Reservation
  • National Heritage Museum
  • Buckman Tavern

Things To Do In Groton

Silver Lake State Park, Great Brook Farm State Park and Miller State Park are several natural parks in the area. Nearby attractions include the Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, the Oxbow National Wildlife Refuge, the Lowell National Historical Park, the Whistler House Museum of Art, the Fruitland Museums, and the Concord Museum.

Groton Transportation

Flights are available from the Bradley International Airport.

Groton Higher Education

Colleges near Groton include Middlesex Community College, Brandeis University and Fitchburg State College.

People

Total Population 939
Male Share of the Population 43.6%
Female Share of the Population 56.4%
Senior Citizens 39.2%
Employed Population 16+ 426
Age of the Population 57

Families

% of people married 55.4%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 62.9%
Median Earnings25+ $53,929
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $27,500
Median Earnings With High School Degree $26,250

Wealth

Median Family Income $118,285
% Above Poverty Level 87.9%
% Below Poverty Level 12.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 34 minutes
% Working from Home 20.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 5.1%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 42%
Median Gross Rent $820
Median House Value $414,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 10.6%
US/American 0%
English 37.9%
Irish 36%

Groton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 12 miles SW of Nashua, New Hampshire (center to center)
Nearest Large City 31 miles NW of Boston, Massachusetts
County Middlesex
Standard Zip Codes 01450
Company Zip Codes 01470, 01471
Phone Area Codes 978
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.611
Longitude -71.575

Groton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station LOWELL
Distance 10.9 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 33 F
Apr Temp 35 to 58 F
Jul Temp 60 to 85 F
Oct Temp 38 to 62 F
Annual Precip 43.1 inches
Station CLINTON
Distance 15.6 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 33 F
Apr Temp 37 to 55 F
Jul Temp 63 to 81 F
Oct Temp 40 to 61 F
Annual Precip 49.1 inches
Station BEDFORD
Distance 17.3 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 35 F
Apr Temp 36 to 58 F
Jul Temp 60 to 83 F
Oct Temp 39 to 62 F
Annual Precip 46.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Ayer 2,930 $70,216
Dunstable 3,299 $135,234
Harvard 6,558 $150,859
Littleton 9,157 $129,815
Pepperell 2,361 $59,786
Shirley 1,321 $66,538

Groton Public Libraries

Library
Groton Public Library
99 MAIN ST.
Groton, Massachusetts
(978) 448-1167
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