Groveland, Massachusetts

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Groveland, Massachusetts

Introduction to Groveland, Massachusetts

Groveland, Massachusetts, in Essex county, is 2 miles SE of Haverhill, Massachusetts (center to center) and 27 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts. The town has a population of 6,038.

Groveland History

Groveland was originally a part of Bradford, which was separated from the Town of Rowley in 1672. The Town of Groveland was incorporated on September 9, 1850. The bell of the Congregational Church of Groveland, which was crafted by Paul Revere, is the only bell in active service out of 900 bells made by Revere's company. Groveland lies in Essex County, which was founded on May 10, 1643.

Groveland and Nearby Attractions

  • Veasey Memorial Park
  • Bradford Ski Area
  • Stage Fort Park and Beach
  • Lawrence History Center
  • Georgetown Rowley State Forest
  • Brocklebank Museum

Things To Do In Groveland

Groveland has a number of parks nearby including the Georgetown Rowley State Forest, the Willowdale State Forest, the Harold Parker State Forest, and the Bradley Palmer State Park. The Lawrence History Center, the Bartlett Museum, Museum of Printing, and the Brocklebank Museum are also in close proximity. The Crane Pond, the Lower Pond, and the Johnsons Pond offer provisions for boating and fishing.

Groveland Transportation

General Edward Lawrence Logan International Airport is the nearest major airport.

Groveland Higher Education

The colleges close to Groveland include Northern Essex Community College, North Shore Community College, and Merrimack College.

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High Points

Groveland strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Massachusetts):

Category Trophy
Low Violent Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Groveland Low Violent Crime
Low Property Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Groveland Low Property Crime
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Groveland Median Family Income
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 19% Groveland People in Middle Class or Better

Comparative Profile of Groveland, Massachusetts

Comparing Groveland to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Massachusetts (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 9 8
Children Under 5 Years Old 8 9
Well-Paid Single Men 7 4
Age of the Population 6 4
Well-Paid Single Women 6 3
Senior Citizens 3 3
Female Share of the Population 2 3
Racial Diversity 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 10 10
Average Household Size 9 10


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 9 8
People in Middle Class or Better 9 7
College Educated Adults 8 6
People Above Poverty 8 6

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 7 6
Working at Home 4 2
Short Commute Times 2 5
Walking and Biking to Work 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 5 8
Housing Recently Built 4 5
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 4 2
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 4
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 3
People Living Alone 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 10 10
Low Property Crime 10 8

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Groveland Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 2 miles SE of Haverhill, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 27 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts
County Essex
Standard Zip Codes 01834
Phone Area Codes 978
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.76
Longitude -71.031

Groveland Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 1.8 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 35 F
Apr Temp 35 to 58 F
Jul Temp 61 to 84 F
Oct Temp 39 to 62 F
Annual Precip 46.8 inches
Distance 11.1 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 38 F
Apr Temp 37 to 58 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 42 to 64 F
Annual Precip 45.3 inches
Distance 17.6 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 35 F
Apr Temp 35 to 58 F
Jul Temp 60 to 83 F
Oct Temp 39 to 62 F
Annual Precip 48.3 inches
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Groveland Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 6,038 100%
Male 2,992 49.6%
Female 3,046 50.4%
Under 18 1,787 29.6%
18+ 4,251 70.4%
65+ 619 10.3%
Median Age 37.6
Average Family Size 3.26
White 5,941 98.4%
African-American 21 0.3%
Asian 36 0.6%
American Indian & Alaskan 8 0.1%
Other 5 0.1%
Mixed Race 27 0.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 28 0.5%

Estimated Groveland Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 6,608
Growth 570
Growth % 9.4%

Groveland Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Irish 23.9%
English 15.3%
Italian 15%
French (except Basque) 7.3%
German 5.7%
French Canadian 5.3%
US/American 4.6%
Greek 4.3%
Scottish 3%
Polish 2.8%
Russian 2.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 1.6%
Swedish 1.4%
Portuguese 0.9%
European 0.9%
Scotch-Irish 0.8%
Eastern European 0.8%
Canadian 0.6%
Dutch 0.5%
Estonian 0.4%
Danish 0.4%
Lebanese 0.4%
Jamaican 0.3%
Norwegian 0.3%
Finnish 0.2%
Swiss 0.2%
Ukrainian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Groveland 6,038 $73,996
Boxford 7,921 $119,491
Georgetown 7,377 $79,649
Haverhill 58,969 $59,772
Merrimac 6,138 $69,118
North Andover 27,202 $91,105
West Newbury 4,149 $99,050

Groveland Public Libraries

Langley Adams Library
Groveland, Massachusetts
(978) 372-1732

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