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 Population1,147
Male Share of the Population50.3%
Female Share of the Population49.7%
Senior Citizens17.2%
Employed Population 16+505
Age of the Population43

Families

% of people married44%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher18.4%
Median Earnings25+$61,250
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$31,875
Median Earnings With High School Degree$0

Wealth

Median Family Income$127,829
% Above Poverty Level88%
% Below Poverty Level12%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time36 minutes
% Working from Home13.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work8.3%
% Using Public Transportation6.1%

Housing

People Living Alone48.2%
Median Gross Rent$723
Median House Value$357,000

Ancestry

English30.3%
Irish20.9%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)18.9%
Scottish8%
Italian7.1%
Canadian6%
French Except Basque4.8%
Swedish4.8%
German4%
Russian2.4%
African1.5%
Lithuanian1.4%
Lebanese1.3%
Arab1.3%
Ukrainian1%
Swiss1%
Polish1%
Slovak1%
Greek0.9%
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Groton Almanac

CategoryValue
CountyMiddlesex County
Standard Zip Codes01450
Company Zip Codes1470, 1471
Phone Area Codes351, 978
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
Ayer2,604$104,706
Pepperell2,573$88,378
Shirley1,782$64,073

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

Groton Private Schools

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