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Overview

Introduction to Groton, Connecticut

The City of Groton, Connecticut, in New London county, is 37 miles SE of Manchester, Connecticut and 87 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts. It is part of the surrounding New London - Norwich metro area.

Groton History

The Nehantic Indians were the first inhabitants in the area now known as Groton. The Pequots arrived later, and were the first to encounter European settlers. The community of Groton was established as a city when it was separated from New London, and officially incorporated in 1705. Groton was named after a town in England. The General Dynamics branch of the Electric Boat company is in Groton providers jobs to many people in the region. It has been designing and producing submarines for the Navy since 1899.

Groton and nearby Attractions

  • Groton Balle Museum
  • Avery House
  • Fort Griswold Battlefield
  • George Lake
  • Shennecossett Beach
  • Bluff Point Coastal Reserve

Things To Do In Groton

The City of Groton provides easy access to a number of historic sites and museums. One can pay a visit to the Fort Griswold Battlefield, the Ebenezer Avery House, the Jabez Smith House or the Submarine Force Museum to learn more about the local history and culture of the area. In addition, Shennecossett Beach offers opportunities to indulge in a variety of water sports.

Groton Transportation

Groton-New London Airport is close by.

Groton Higher Education

For higher studies, one can enroll at the University of Connecticut-Avery Point. Other institutes nearby include Eastern Connecticut State University and the University of Connecticut.

Demographics

People

Total Population9,240
Male Share of the Population49.4%
Female Share of the Population50.6%
Senior Citizens10.8%
Employed Population 16+5,169
Age of the Population34

Families

% of people married36.9%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher29.2%
Median Earnings25+$40,970
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$29,872
Median Earnings With High School Degree$36,175

Wealth

Median Family Income$62,500
% Above Poverty Level86.6%
% Below Poverty Level13.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time23 minutes
% Working from Home3.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work7.5%
% Using Public Transportation3.1%

Housing

People Living Alone36.7%
Median Gross Rent$935
Median House Value$198,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)32.7%
Italian15.9%
German13.7%
Irish12.6%
English10.5%
Polish6.1%
French Except Basque5.5%
Scottish3.4%
Swedish2.6%
Canadian2.4%
West Indian1.9%
Brazilian1.8%
Russian1.3%
Welsh1.1%
Greek1%
Dutch1%
British0.7%
Czech0.7%
Jamaican0.7%
Ukrainian0.6%
Norwegian0.6%
African0.5%
Cape Verdean0.4%
Slovak0.3%
Portuguese0.3%
Slovene0.3%
Lithuanian0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Arab0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
Finnish0.1%
Swiss0.1%
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Groton Almanac

CategoryValue
County New London County
Standard Zip Codes6340
P.O. Box Zip Codes6349
Phone Area Codes860
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.32
Approximate Longitude-72.07

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)

StationGROTON
Distance2.4 miles
Jan Temp20 to 38 F
Apr Temp38 to 56 F
Jul Temp63 to 81 F
Oct Temp43 to 63 F
Annual Precip48.7 inches
StationGREENPORT POWER HOUSE
Distance22.9 miles
Jan Temp24 to 38 F
Apr Temp40 to 55 F
Jul Temp66 to 80 F
Oct Temp48 to 63 F
Annual Precip45.9 inches
StationSTORRS
Distance32.4 miles
Jan Temp17 to 34 F
Apr Temp37 to 56 F
Jul Temp61 to 80 F
Oct Temp41 to 61 F
Annual Precip51.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Groton Long Point477$119,375
Mystic4,241$117,135
New London27,218$39,494
Niantic3,042$87,159
Norwich40,057$57,677
Stonington18,477$97,288

Groton Public Libraries

Bill Memorial Library
240 MONUMENT ST.
Groton, Connecticut
(860) 445-0392
Groton Public Library
52 NEWTOWN ROAD, ROUTE 117
Groton, Connecticut
(860) 441-6750

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Groton Public Schools

Catherine Kolnaski Magnet School
500 Poquonnock Road
ZIP: 6340
Primary
Total Enrollment 400
Pleasant Valley School
380 Pleasant Valley Road Sou
ZIP: 6340
Primary
Total Enrollment 287
Marine Science Magnet High School Of Southeastern Connectic
130 Shennecossett Road
ZIP: 6340
High
Total Enrollment 272
Charles Barnum School
68 Briar Hill Road
ZIP: 6340
Primary
Total Enrollment 358
Fitch Senior High School
101 Groton Long Point Road
ZIP: 6340
High
Total Enrollment 1089
West Side Middle School
250 Brandegee Avenue
ZIP: 6340
Middle
Total Enrollment 473
Claude Chester School
One Harry Day Road
ZIP: 6340
Primary
Total Enrollment 356
Ella T. Grasso Southeastern Technical High School
189 Fort Hill Road
ZIP: 6340
High
Total Enrollment 513
Mary Morrisson School
154 Toll Gate Street
ZIP: 6340
Primary
Total Enrollment 396
Northeast Academy Elementary School
15 Oslo Street
ZIP: 6355
Primary
Total Enrollment 399

Groton Private Schools

Lighthouse Voc-ed Center Groton
46 Plaza Ct
ZIP: 6340
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 22
Stedfast Christian Academy
1041 Poquonnock Rd
ZIP: 6340
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 62
Sacred Heart School
50 Sacred Heart Dr
ZIP: 6340
Elementary
Total Enrollment 182
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