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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.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population1,163
Male Share of the Population45.2%
Female Share of the Population54.8%
Senior Citizens24.8%
Employed Population 16+497
Age of the Population44

Families

% of people married52.2%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher50.7%
Median Earnings25+$60,918
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$30,938
Median Earnings With High School Degree$0

Wealth

Median Family Income$120,605
% Above Poverty Level90.5%
% Below Poverty Level9.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time37 minutes
% Working from Home11.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work8.5%
% Using Public Transportation2%

Housing

People Living Alone37.3%
Median Gross Rent$847
Median House Value$364,500

Ancestry

English37.3%
Irish29.7%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)10.4%
Italian8.9%
Scottish8.5%
Canadian6.5%
Swedish5.4%
German4.9%
Russian2.5%
Polish2.3%
Swiss2%
French Except Basque1.8%
Lithuanian1.5%
African1.4%
Ukrainian1.2%
Slovak0.9%
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Groton Almanac

CategoryValue
County Middlesex County
Standard Zip Codes1450
Company Zip Codes1470, 1471
Phone Area Codes978, 351
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude42.6
Approximate Longitude-71.57

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)

StationLOWELL
Distance10.9 miles
Jan Temp14 to 33 F
Apr Temp35 to 58 F
Jul Temp60 to 85 F
Oct Temp38 to 62 F
Annual Precip43.1 inches
StationCLINTON
Distance15.6 miles
Jan Temp15 to 33 F
Apr Temp37 to 55 F
Jul Temp63 to 81 F
Oct Temp40 to 61 F
Annual Precip49.1 inches
StationBEDFORD
Distance17.3 miles
Jan Temp16 to 35 F
Apr Temp36 to 58 F
Jul Temp60 to 83 F
Oct Temp39 to 62 F
Annual Precip46.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Ayer2,879$74,898
Dunstable3,310$145,045
Harvard6,570$156,875
Littleton9,538$133,625
Pepperell2,417$81,442
Shirley1,361$67,188

Groton Public Libraries

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

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Groton Public Schools

Boutwell School
78 Hollis Street
ZIP: 1450
(978) 448-2297
Primary
Total Enrollment 52
Groton Dunstable Regional
703 Chicoppe Row
ZIP: 1450
(978) 448-6362
High
Total Enrollment 867
Florence Roche School
342 Main Street
ZIP: 1450
(978) 448-6665
Primary
Total Enrollment 541
Groton Dunstable Regional Middle
346 Main Street
ZIP: 1450
(978) 448-6155
Middle
Total Enrollment 828

Groton Private Schools

Country Day School Of The Holy Union
14 Main St
ZIP: 1450
Elementary
Total Enrollment 157
Seven Hills At Groton
22 Hillside Ave
ZIP: 1450
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 28
Groton School
282 Farmers Row
ZIP: 1450
Secondary
Total Enrollment 371
Groton Community School
110 Boston Rd
ZIP: 1450
Elementary
Total Enrollment 9
Children's Center At Groton
20 Joy Ln
ZIP: 1450
Elementary
Total Enrollment 10
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