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People

Total Population 1,873
Male Share of the Population 47.6%
Female Share of the Population 52.4%
Senior Citizens 12.1%
Employed Population 16+ 1,050
Age of the Population 42

Families

% of people married 64.5%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 27.6%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $76,591
% Above Poverty Level 98.2%
% Below Poverty Level 1.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 14 minutes
% Working from Home 2.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 5.1%
% Using Public Transportation 0.5%

Housing

People Living Alone 24.7%
Median Gross Rent $697
Median House Value $157,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 10.1%
US/American 0%
English 9.5%
Irish 7.9%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Groton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 117 miles SW of Fargo, North Dakota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 237 miles W of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County Brown
Standard Zip Codes 57445
Phone Area Codes 605
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 45.447
Longitude -98.098

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 ABERDEEN RGNL AP
Distance 15.4 miles
Jan Temp 1 to 21 F
Apr Temp 33 to 57 F
Jul Temp 60 to 85 F
Oct Temp 34 to 59 F
Annual Precip 20.2 inches
Station BRITTON
Distance 28.7 miles
Jan Temp -1 to 21 F
Apr Temp 32 to 58 F
Jul Temp 59 to 84 F
Oct Temp 35 to 60 F
Annual Precip 20.6 inches
Station WAUBAY NATL WILDLIFE REF
Distance 36.3 miles
Jan Temp 1 to 21 F
Apr Temp 33 to 56 F
Jul Temp 61 to 83 F
Oct Temp 38 to 59 F
Annual Precip 20.9 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Groton, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

James (57445)

Putney (57445)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Aberdeen 27,418 $63,656
Bristol 325 $49,375
Claremont 139 $51,000
Columbia 136 $61,875
Langford 395 $65,250
Pierpont 125 $67,500

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Wage Memorial Library
209 N MAIN
Groton, South Dakota
(605) 397-8422
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GROTON HI SCH
125 E 4TH AVE
605-397-8381
Serves 169 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.3

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