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Population in 2012: 9,367 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: -6.4%
 

Males: 4,741  (50.6%)
Females: 4,626  (49.4%)

Median resident age:  30.7 years
Connecticut median age:  39.2 years

Zip codes: 06340.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $50,538 (it was $40,515 in 2000)
Groton:

$50,538
CT:

$67,276
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $29,755

Groton city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $223,437 (it was $123,500 in 2000)
Groton:

$223,437
CT:

$267,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $275,287; Detached houses: $294,497; Townhouses or other attached units: $216,791; In 2-unit structures: $225,034; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $166,134

Median gross rent in 2012: $924.

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  • White alone - 6,563 (67.4%)
  • Hispanic - 1,177 (12.1%)
  • Asian alone - 857 (8.8%)
  • Two or more races - 579 (5.9%)
  • Black alone - 517 (5.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 29 (0.3%)
  • Other race alone - 12 (0.1%)

Races in Groton detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Groton: 109.7 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Irish (12.6%), Italian (11.9%), English (11.8%), German (7.8%), Polish (6.2%), French (4.9%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 05/10/1705

Elevation: 75 feet

Land area: 3.19 square miles.

Population density: 2,936 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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For population 25 years and over in Groton:

  • High school or higher: 87.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 27.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.9%
  • Unemployed: 10.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Groton city:

  • Never married: 37.7%
  • Now married: 41.6%
  • Separated: 1.8%
  • Widowed: 3.8%
  • Divorced: 15.1%

1,172 residents are foreign born (2.6% Asia, 1.9% Europe, 1.7% Latin America).

This city:  12.0%
Connecticut:  13.8%



According to our research of Connecticut and other state lists there were 25 registered sex offenders living in Groton, Connecticut as of December 18, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Groton to the number of sex offenders is 1,582 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $3,378 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $3,780 (1.6%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Manchester, CT (38.0 miles , pop. 54,740).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (84.5 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: New York, NY (106.0 miles , pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: Long Hill, CT (1.0 miles ), New London, CT (1.3 miles ), Poquonock Bridge, CT (1.6 miles ), Conning Towers-Nautilus Park, CT (1.6 miles ), Central Waterford, CT (1.8 miles ), Waterford, CT (1.9 miles ), Groton Long Point borough, CT (2.0 miles ), Noank, CT (2.1 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 60 buildings, average cost: $95,400
  • 1999: 120 buildings, average cost: $109,700
  • 2000: 103 buildings, average cost: $98,400
  • 2007: 47 buildings, average cost: $148,300
  • 2008: 49 buildings, average cost: $137,100
  • 2009: 30 buildings, average cost: $147,000
  • 2012: 6 buildings, average cost: $171,900

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 41.35 N, Longitude: 72.07 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +12,686 (+130.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,378 (27.3%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 860

Groton household income distribution Groton home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Groton by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 010200000000
per 100,000 0.09.80.019.40.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 5771064545444
per 100,000 49.768.869.097.161.642.253.742.853.742.138.438.5
Robberies 6711729225653
per 100,000 59.668.8108.468.020.595.021.521.453.763.248.028.9
Assaults 1017127171391517161510
per 100,000 99.3167.1118.368.0174.6137.296.6160.5182.4168.6144.196.2
Burglaries 57678941444130452727138
per 100,000 566.2658.7877.3398.2452.0432.6322.1481.5289.7284.5124.976.9
Thefts 183181170196156196151139138124122139
per 100,000 1817.81779.61675.71903.71602.62067.91621.21487.41480.81306.41172.21336.9
Auto thefts 810417191010566510
per 100,000 79.598.339.4165.1195.2105.5107.453.564.463.248.096.2
Arson 031434111013
per 100,000 0.029.59.938.930.842.210.710.710.70.09.628.9
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 298.9) 130.6169.0161.7178.2134.3140.5109.6113.3119.9108.988.883.4

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Crime rate in Groton detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 70 (66 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.26
Connecticut average:

2.36

Groton, Connecticut accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

8.4%
Connecticut:

8.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +55 (+0.6%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (27%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (7%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Engineers (6%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (5%)
  • Computer specialists (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Groton-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Connecticut state average. It is 32% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/10/1989, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 43.0 miles away from the Groton city center injured 40 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 8/21/1951, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 27.4 miles away from the city center injured 8 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Groton-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Connecticut state average. It is 91% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/2/1994 at 11:27:22, a magnitude 3.7 (3.5 LG, 3.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 70.1 miles away from the city center
On 6/16/2000 at 04:02:53, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 6.1 mi) earthquake occurred 64.9 miles away from Groton center
On 10/2/1994 at 14:36:36, a magnitude 3.3 (3.1 LG, 3.3 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 70.6 miles away from the city center
On 3/22/1996 at 20:22:12, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 MD, 3.1 LG, Depth: 7.4 mi) earthquake occurred 49.2 miles away from the city center
On 10/28/1991 at 20:58:26, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 80.6 miles away from Groton center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), duration magnitude (MD)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in New London County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 4, Hurricanes: 3, Snowstorms: 3, Blizzards: 2, Snows: 2, Blizzard: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Groton topographic map

Birthplace of: Eddie Lucas - Basketball player, Nathan Daboll - Mathematician, Ron Athey - Performance artist, Lou Palazzi - Football official, Nathan Daboll (politician) - Politician, Pierre Thuot - astronaut, Silas Deane - (1737-1789), politician and diplomat., Elijah F. Smith - Politician, George Hall (American football) - Football player, Walt Ellis - Football player.


Hospitals/medical centers in Groton:

  • FAIRVIEW (Nursing Home, 235 LESTERTOWN RD)
  • GROTON REGENCY CENTER (Nursing Home, 1145 POQUONNOCK RD)
  • GROTON REGENCY RETIREMENT NURS CTR (Nursing Home, 1145 POQUONOCK RD)

Political contributions by individuals in Groton, CT

Amtrak stations near Groton:

  • 2 miles: NEW LONDON (27 WATER ST.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, intercity bus service, public transit connection.
  • 6 miles: MYSTIC (RTE. 1) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 10 miles: FOXWOOD CASINO (LEDYARD, ROUTE 2) - Bus Station

Operable nuclear power plants near Groton:

  • 4 miles: Millstone 1 and 2 in Waterford, CT.
  • 4 miles: Millstone 3 in Waterford, CT.

Colleges/Universities in Groton:

  • University of Connecticut-Avery Point (Full-time enrollment: 548; Location: 1084 Shennecossett Rd; Public; Website: www.uconn.edu)
  • Ella T Grasso Southeastern Vocational Techn School (Location: 189 Ft Hill Rd; Public)
  • Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy-Groton (Location: 1154 Poquonnock Rd; Private, for-profit; Website: www.ccmt.edu)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Groton:

  • Eastern Connecticut State University (about 27 miles; Willimantic, CT; Full-time enrollment: 4,426)
  • University of Rhode Island (about 30 miles; Kingston, RI; FT enrollment: 13,438)
  • University of Connecticut (about 34 miles; Storrs, CT; FT enrollment: 21,191)
  • Wesleyan University (about 34 miles; Middletown, CT; FT enrollment: 2,968)
  • Manchester Community College (about 39 miles; Manchester, CT; FT enrollment: 3,430)
  • Community College of Rhode Island (about 41 miles; Warwick, RI; FT enrollment: 6,663)
  • Salve Regina University (about 42 miles; Newport, RI; FT enrollment: 2,024)

Public high schools in Groton:

Private high schools in Groton:

  • STEDFAST BAPTIST ACADEMY (Students: 61; Location: 1041 POQUONNOCK RD; Grades: PK - 12)
  • STONINGTON INSTITUTE SCHOOL (Students: 20; Location: 428 LONG HILL RD; Grades: 7 - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Groton:

Private elementary/middle schools in Groton:

  • SACRED HEART SCHOOL (Students: 230; Location: 50 SACRED HEART DR; Grades: PK - 8)
  • PFIZER KIDS (MGD BY BRIGHT HORIZONS) (Students: 66; Location: 40 HIGH ROCK RD; Grades: PK - KG)
See full list of schools located in Groton, School District: GROTON SCHOOL DISTRICT

Libraries in Groton:

  • GROTON PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,931,754; Location: 52 NEWTOWN ROAD, ROUTE 117; 130,634 books; 2,699 e-books; 9,893 audio materials; 8,303 video materials; 4 local licensed databases; 30 state licensed databases; 238 print serial subscriptions)
  • BILL MEMORIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $193,401; Location: 240 MONUMENT ST.; 21,065 books; 18 e-books; 350 audio materials; 222 video materials; 30 state licensed databases; 65 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Groton: Shennecossett Country Club (A), Groton Fire Department Eastern Point Station (B), City of Groton Fire Department Station 1 (C), US Coast Guard Research and Development Technical Library (D), Groton City Municipal Building (E), Groton Balle Museum (F), Bill Memorial Library (G), Avery House (H), Electric Boat Fire Department and Emergency Medical Services (I), Pfizer Incorporated Protective Services (J). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Bridge Plaza Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Groton include: First Church of Christ (A), Groton Church of the Nazarene (B), Groton Heights Baptist Church (C), Rock of Salvation Church (D), Sacred Heart Church (E), Saint Johns Christian Church (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Col Ledyard Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Lake: Lake George (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creek: Birch Plain Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Groton include: Birch Plain Creek (1), Washington Park (2), Fort Griswold State Park (3), USS Croaker Memorial (4), United States Submarine World War II Veterans Memorial East (5), Groton Bank Historic District (6), Groton Monument (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Beach: Shennecossett Beach (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: Noank Historical Society Inc (Museums; 17 Sylvan Street), Noank Historical Society Inc - Latham-Chester Store (Museums; 108 Main Street).

Hotels: Thames Inn & Marina (193 Thames Street), Windsor Motel (345 Gold Star Highway), Clarion Inn Groton (156 Kings Highway), Hampton Inn Groton/Mystic/New London (300 Long Hill Road), Marriott Mystic Hotel and Spa (625 North Road (ROUTE 117)), Benham Motel (107 Benham Road Ofc), Gold Star Motor Lodge (156 Kings Highway), Quality Inn Groton (404 Bridge Street), Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa (625 North Road).

Court: Groton Town - Planning & Development- Police Department- Probate Court (45 Fort Hill Road).

 
New London County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 30.1. This is about average.
City:

30.1
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2003 was 14.4. This is significantly better than average. There were 6 monitors within city limits.
City:

14.4
U.S.:

24.6
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 8.62. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

8.62
U.S.:

9.59

Drinking water stations with addresses in Groton and their reported violations in the past:

GROTON LONG POINT ASSOCIATION (Population served: 2400, Purch_surface_water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2005 and MAR-2005, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-03-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-03-2005)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2004 and DEC-2004, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-24-2004), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-24-2004)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between JAN-2004 and MAR-2004, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-22-2005), St Compliance achieved (MAR-29-2005)
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between OCT-1995 and JAN-1997, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-21-1996), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-21-1996), St Public Notif received (MAY-15-1996), St BCA signed (JUN-21-1996), St Compliance achieved (JAN-30-1997)
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JAN-1995 and JAN-1997, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule
ROGERS MOBILE HOME PARK (Population served: 57, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-1997, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-30-1997), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-30-1997), St Public Notif received (AUG-09-1997), St BCA signed (APR-22-1999), St Public Notif received (APR-22-1999), St AO (w/penalty) issued (SEP-17-1999)
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR INADEQUATE REPORTING - Between AUG-10-2005 and DEC-09-2005, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-15-2005), St Compliance achieved (DEC-09-2005)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2005 and DEC-09-2005, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-15-2005), St Compliance achieved (DEC-09-2005)
  • CCR INADEQUATE REPORTING - Between AUG-10-2004 and DEC-31-2025, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-01-2004), St Intentional no-action (JAN-01-2005)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-2004 and DEC-2025, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-01-2004), St Intentional no-action (JAN-01-2005)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between OCT-19-1999 and DEC-31-2025, Consumer Confidence Rule
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 53 regular monitoring violations
TRINITY LUTHERAN PRE-SCHOOL (Serves RI, Population served: 45, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • OCCT Study Recommendation - Between JAN-1994 and AUG-1994, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (2 times from AUG-15-1994 to AUG-15-1994), St Tech Assistance Visit (2 times from AUG-22-1994 to AUG-22-1994), St Compliance achieved (2 times from AUG-29-1994 to AUG-29-1994)
WINDSOR MOTEL (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2003, Contaminant: Coliform
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2003 and JUN-2003, Contaminant: Coliform
Past monitoring violations:
  • PN Violation for NPDWR Violation - Between FEB-23-2006 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-20-2006)
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between JAN-11-2006 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-20-2006)
  • 9 routine major monitoring violations
  • 4 regular monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Groton that have no violations reported:

  • GROTON UTILITIES (Population served: 30200, Primary Water Source Type: Surface_water)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 12.7%
(10.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 14.8% for Black residents, 31.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 42.5% for American Indian residents, 49.2% for other race residents, 9.2% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.2 people
Connecticut:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  57.2%
Whole state:  66.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  8.3%
Whole state:  6.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Groton, CT

994 people in military ships in 2010
10 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional) in 2010

People in group quarters in Groton in 2000:

  • 722 people in military ships
  • 17 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 15 people in religious group quarters

Groton compared to Connecticut state average:

  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.


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Banks with branches in Groton (2011 data):

  • Chelsea Groton Bank: Center Groton Branch at Routes 184 And 117, branch established on 1978/05/20; Groton Branch at 904 Poquonnock Road, branch established on 1956/02/20. Info updated 2010/06/21: Bank assets: $836.6 mil, Deposits: $688.4 mil, headquarters in Norwich, CT, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 14 total offices
  • Savings Institute Bank and Trust Company: Groton Branch at 971 Poquonnock Road, branch established on 1997/10/16. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $939.9 mil, Deposits: $718.1 mil, headquarters in Willimantic, CT, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 21 total offices
  • Webster Bank, National Association: Groton Branch at 654 Long Hill Road, branch established on 2005/04/11. Info updated 2008/12/23: Bank assets: $18,674.3 mil, Deposits: $13,861.5 mil, headquarters in Waterbury, CT, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 167 total offices, Holding Company: Webster Financial Corporation
  • RBS Citizens, National Association: Groton Branch at 816 Long Hill Road, branch established on 1999/02/01. Info updated 2007/09/19: Bank assets: $106,940.6 mil, Deposits: $75,690.2 mil, headquarters in Providence, RI, positive income, 1135 total offices, Holding Company: Uk Financial Investments Limited
  • Bank of America, National Association: Groton Branch at 738 Long Hill Road, branch established on 1960/02/23. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • Liberty Bank: Groton Square Mall Branch at 597 Long Hill Road, branch established on 1987/10/09. Info updated 2011/01/06: Bank assets: $3,394.1 mil, Deposits: $2,747.0 mil, headquarters in Middletown, CT, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 43 total offices
  • People's United Bank: Groton Super Branch at 220 Groton Square, branch established on 1997/07/29. Info updated 2012/02/16: Bank assets: $27,319.3 mil, Deposits: $20,835.4 mil, headquarters in Bridgeport, CT, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 374 total offices

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Groton, Connecticut:

  • Ramada Inn Groton, 156 Kings Hwy, Groton, CT 06340 , Phone: (860) 446-0660, Fax: (860) 445-4082
  • Econolodge Inn & Suites, 605 Goldstar Hwy, Groton, CT 06340 , Phone: (860) 445-1986, Fax: (860) 449-9426
  • Best Western Olympic Inn, 360 Rt 12, Groton, CT 06340 , Phone: (860) 445-8000, Fax: (860) 449-9173
  • Knights Inn, 425 Bridge St, Groton, CT 06340 , Phone: (860) 445-6550, Fax: (860) 455-5833
  • Groton Inn & Suites, 99 Gold Star Hwy, Groton, CT 06340 , Phone: (860) 445-9784
  • Howard Johnson Express Inn, 580 Poquonnock Rd, Groton, CT 06340 , Phone: (860) 445-0220, Fax: (860) 405-1617
  • Days Inn & Suites Groton, 135 Gold Star Hwy, Groton, CT 06340 , Phone: (860) 448-3000, Fax: (860) 445-1152
  • Benham Motel, 107 Benham Rd, Groton, CT 06340 , Phone: (860) 449-5700
  • 7 other hotels and motels
All 15 fire-safe hotels and motels in Groton, Connecticut

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Groton mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (58%)
  • Electricity (33%)
  • Utility gas (4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)
  • Wood (2%)

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Religion statistics for Groton city (based on New London County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 45.41%
Here45.4%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Church of ChristAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAEpiscopal ChurchJewish
Adherents68.5%5.8%5.5%4.2%3.5%
Congregations19.5%11.8%11.2%6.5%4.1%
NameUnited Methodist ChurchNational Association of Congregational Christian ChurchesLDS (Mormon) ChurchAssemblies of GodOther
Adherents2.5%1.3%1.1%1.0%6.7%
Congregations7.1%7.1%1.8%5.3%25.4%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 48
New London County:

1.82 / 10,000 pop.
Connecticut:

2.21 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
This county:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
Connecticut:

0.07 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 36
New London County:

1.36 / 10,000 pop.
Connecticut:

1.02 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 85
Here:

3.22 / 10,000 pop.
Connecticut:

2.27 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 264
Here:

10.01 / 10,000 pop.
Connecticut:

9.19 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
New London County:

7.6%
State:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
New London County:

22.4%
State:

21.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

16.5%
Connecticut:

15.8%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 5$25,484$61,1620$0
Other Government Administration 5$24,271$58,2503$6,480
Police Protection - Officers 30$185,890$74,3560$0
Police - Other 8$28,084$42,12614$13,867
Firefighters 17$92,008$64,9470$0
Streets and Highways 13$69,779$64,4110$0
Solid Waste Management 8$43,125$64,6880$0
Sewerage 6$33,195$66,3900$0
Parks and Recreation 5$21,764$52,2344$6,652
Water Supply 34$192,015$67,7701$2,161
Electric Power 86$516,333$72,0462$5,926
Other and Unallocable 3$11,821$47,2840$0
Totals for Government 220$1,243,769$67,84224$35,086

Groton government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $62,269,000 ($6647.70)
    Water Utilities: $6,143,000 ($655.81)
    Police Protection: $4,220,000 ($450.52)
    Regular Highways: $2,409,000 ($257.18)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,994,000 ($212.87)
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,362,000 ($145.40)
    Parks and Recreation: $777,000 ($82.95)
    Financial Administration: $540,000 ($57.65)
    Central Staff Services: $483,000 ($51.56)
    General Public Buildings: $105,000 ($11.21)
    General - Other: $104,000 ($11.10)
    Health - Other: $64,000 ($6.83)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $1,143,000 ($122.02)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $219,000 ($23.38)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $933,000 ($99.60)
    Water Utilities: $72,000 ($7.69)
    Parks and Recreation: $46,000 ($4.91)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $11,604,000 ($1238.82)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $439,000 ($46.87)

Groton government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $915,000 ($97.68)
    Regular Highways: $148,000 ($15.80)
    Parks and Recreation: $30,000 ($3.20)
    Sewerage: $22,000 ($2.35)
    Solid Waste Management: $11,000 ($1.17)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $2,143,000 ($228.78)
    Highways: $1,838,000 ($196.22)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,700,000 ($181.49)
    Rents: $354,000 ($37.79)
    General Revenue, NEC: $149,000 ($15.91)
    Fines and Forfeits: $49,000 ($5.23)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $65,865,000 ($7031.60)
    Water Utilities: $6,570,000 ($701.40)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $971,000 ($103.66)
    All Other: $377,000 ($40.25)
    Health and Hospitals: $64,000 ($6.83)
    Highways: $61,000 ($6.51)
  • Tax - Property: $4,762,000 ($508.38)
    Other License: $300,000 ($32.03)

Groton government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $36,221,000 ($3866.87)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $24,919,000 ($2660.30)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,692,000 ($1461.73)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,390,000 ($255.15)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $13,500,000 ($1441.23)
    Beginning: $12,855,000 ($1372.37)

Groton government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $10,307,000 ($1100.35)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $15,177,000 ($1620.26)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,703,000 ($929.11)

6.16% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($47,406 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.16%
Connecticut average:

5.12%

0.29% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,547 average AGI)
New London County:

0.29%
Connecticut average:

0.19%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Windham County, CT  0.55% ($34,428 average AGI)
from Hartford County, CT  0.44% ($58,618)
from Middlesex County, CT  0.38% ($52,650)


6.79% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($46,435 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.79%
Connecticut average:

5.64%

0.21% of residents moved to foreign countries ($953 average AGI)
New London County:

0.21%
Connecticut average:

0.11%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Windham County, CT  0.59% ($36,914 average AGI)
to Hartford County, CT  0.38% ($45,089)
to Middlesex County, CT  0.34% ($52,016)

Strongest AM radio stations in Groton:

  • WSUB (980 AM; 1 kW; GROTON, CT; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WTIC (1080 AM; 50 kW; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WICH (1310 AM; 5 kW; NORWICH, CT; Owner: WICH, INCORPORATED)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WLIS (1420 AM; 5 kW; OLD SAYBROOK, CT; Owner: CROSSROADS COMM. OLD SAYBROOK, LLC)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WVNE (760 AM; daytime; 25 kW; LEICESTER, MA; Owner: BLOUNT MASSCOM, INC.)
  • WFAN (660 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Groton:

  • WNLC (98.7 FM; EAST LYME, CT; Owner: HALL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WQGN-FM (105.5 FM; GROTON, CT; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W233AG (94.5 FM; NEW LONDON, CT; Owner: MONROE BOARD OF EDUCATION)
  • WCNI (90.9 FM; NEW LONDON, CT; Owner: CONNECTICUT COLLEGE BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • WBMW (106.5 FM; LEDYARD, CT; Owner: RED WOLF BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WKNL (100.9 FM; NEW LONDON, CT; Owner: HALL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCTY (97.7 FM; NORWICH, CT; Owner: WICH, INC.)
  • WHJM (107.7 FM; PAWCATUCK, CT; Owner: FULLER BROADCASTING INTERNATIONAL, LLC)
  • WXLM (102.3 FM; STONINGTON, CT; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WWRX-FM (103.7 FM; WESTERLY, RI; Owner: FNX BROADCASTING OF RHODE ISLAND, LLC)
  • WRCH (100.5 FM; NEW BRITAIN, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WILI-FM (98.3 FM; WILLIMANTIC, CT; Owner: NUTMEG BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKCI-FM (101.3 FM; HAMDEN, CT; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSKO-FM (99.7 FM; WAKEFIELD-PEACEDALE, RI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WSUF (89.9 FM; NOYACK, NY; Owner: SACRED HEART UNIVERSITY, INC.)
  • W227AJ (93.3 FM; NORTHFORD, CT; Owner: SACRED HEART UNIVERSITY)
  • WECS (90.1 FM; WILLIMANTIC, CT; Owner: EASTERN CONNECTICUT STATE COLLEGE)
  • WHBE (96.7 FM; EAST HAMPTON, NY; Owner: AAA ENTERTAINMENT LICENSING LLC)
  • WMOS (104.7 FM; MONTAUK, NY; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Groton:

  • WHPX (Channel 26; NEW LONDON, CT; Owner: PAXSON HARTFORD LICENSE, INC.)
  • WEDN (Channel 53; NORWICH, CT; Owner: CONNECTICUT PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WPXQ (Channel 69; BLOCK ISLAND, RI; Owner: OCEAN STATE TELEVISION, L.L.C.)
  • WTIC-TV (Channel 61; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • W11BJ (Channel 11; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: COMMUNICATIONS SITE MANAGEMENT LLC)
  • WTXX (Channel 20; WATERBURY, CT; Owner: WTXX INC.)
  • WVIT (Channel 30; NEW BRITAIN, CT; Owner: OUTLET BROADCASTING, INC)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)


See more detailed statistics of Groton fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Groton)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 75 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 36 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Groton, CT)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 118 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Groton)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 4 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Groton)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 26 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)


Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 3 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED39$184,56424$152,167140$172,42124$46,5830$012$190,0000$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$135,0003$127,6678$125,5002$54,0000$02$174,5001$15,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED14$160,0714$120,50060$189,2177$80,1430$07$149,4290$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$102,0007$153,14335$183,1432$134,5001$100,0000$01$76,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$05$210,4001$80,0000$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 7024.00 , 7025.00, 7026.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2$189,0002$186,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$118,0000$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 7024.00 , 7025.00, 7026.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 138
  • Hazardous Condition: 205
  • Service Call: 6
  • Good Intent Call: 7

Incident types - Groton


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Groton, CT

Most common first names in Groton, CT among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary21581.4 years
John21375.3 years
William17173.6 years
Robert12872.7 years
Charles10676.3 years
Dorothy10180.3 years
James10070.5 years
Elizabeth9681.2 years
Joseph9275.9 years
Helen9180.6 years
Most common last names in Groton, CT among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith6078.3 years
Brown4776.2 years
Johnson4377.2 years
Anderson3278.2 years
Chapman2779.6 years
Miller2574.3 years
Sullivan2477.1 years
Robinson2368.2 years
Edwards2176.4 years
Davis2073.7 years
Businesses in Groton, CT
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1McDonald's1
Applebee's1Nike2
AutoZone1Payless1
Best Western1Penske1
Burger King1Pizza Hut1
CVS1Quality1
Casual Male XL1Quiznos1
Dairy Queen1RadioShack1
Days Inn1Ramada1
Domino's Pizza1Sprint Nextel1
Dunkin Donuts7Starbucks3
Econo Lodge1Subway3
Fashion Bug1Super 81
FedEx5T-Mobile2
GNC2T.J.Maxx1
GameStop1Taco Bell1
Goodwill5Toys"R"Us1
H&R Block2True Value1
Howard Johnson1U-Haul2
Jones New York2UPS6
KFC1Vans1
Knights Inn1Walgreens1
Kohl's1Walmart1
Marriott1Wendy's1
MasterBrand Cabinets4

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  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Computer specialists (population 5,000+)"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most fatal accidents per 100,000 population from 1975 to 2008 (pop 5,000+)"
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  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that drank alcohol in the past 30 days"
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