Groton, Massachusetts

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Population in 2010: 1,124.
Population change since 2000: +1.0%
Males: 509  (45.3%)
Females: 615  (54.7%)
Median resident age:

43.5 years
Massachusetts median age:

39.5 years

Zip codes: 01450.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $94,647 (it was $58,409 in 2000)
Groton:

$94,647
MA:

$77,385

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $52,998 (it was $33,044 in 2000)

Groton CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $591,889 (it was $282,700 in 2000)
Groton:

$591,889
MA:

$385,400

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $533,648; detached houses: $531,966

Median gross rent in 2017: $938.

March 2019 cost of living index in Groton: 138.7 (high, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 9.5%
(10.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 13.6% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Groton, MA (2010)
    • 1,07295.4%White alone
    • 181.6%Two or more races
    • 121.1%Hispanic
    • 111.0%Black alone
    • 111.0%Asian alone

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

Crime rates in Groton by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
4
(35.1)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(9.5)
0
(0.0)
1
(9.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(17.9)
0
(0.0)
2
(17.6)
3
(26.4)
1
(8.8)
3
(26.2)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(9.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(9.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(9.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(8.7)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(27.9)
1
(9.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
6
(55.3)
6
(53.7)
1
(8.9)
3
(26.4)
1
(8.8)
1
(8.8)
7
(61.1)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
13
(125.7)
10
(95.2)
10
(93.1)
12
(111.4)
6
(54.9)
15
(139.0)
6
(56.0)
46
(423.9)
35
(313.5)
11
(97.7)
23
(202.3)
10
(87.9)
6
(52.6)
5
(43.6)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
37
(357.8)
17
(161.9)
21
(195.6)
27
(250.6)
25
(228.6)
19
(176.0)
13
(121.4)
54
(497.6)
51
(456.8)
45
(399.6)
66
(580.6)
38
(334.2)
28
(245.4)
30
(261.7)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
1
(9.7)
1
(9.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(27.8)
0
(0.0)
4
(36.9)
0
(0.0)
4
(35.5)
3
(26.4)
1
(8.8)
0
(0.0)
1
(8.7)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(9.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(8.9)
0
(0.0)
1
(8.8)
1
(8.8)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)23.924.419.927.115.719.08.866.465.327.458.943.192.450.0

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City-data.com crime index in Groton, MA

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 26 (19 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.66
Massachusetts average:

2.42
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Ancestries: English (29.9%), Irish (20.1%), Swedish (9.2%), Italian (8.6%), French Canadian (6.8%), German (4.7%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1655

Elevation: 320 feet

Land area: 1.69 square miles.

Population density: 666 people per square mile   (low).

Groton, Massachusetts map

112 residents are foreign born (2.2% Latin America, 1.2% Europe).

This place:

9.4%
Massachusetts:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $6,852 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $5,207 (1.4%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Nashua, NH (10.9 miles , pop. 86,605).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (31.6 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (170.1 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities:

Ayer, MA (1.8 miles ),
East Pepperell, MA (2.0 miles ),
Pepperell, MA (2.0 miles ),
Devens, MA (2.2 miles ),
Fort Devens, MA (2.3 miles ),
Dunstable, MA (2.4 miles ),
Shirley, MA (2.5 miles ),
Littleton, MA (2.5 miles )

Latitude: 42.61 N, Longitude: 71.57 W

Area code: 978

Distribution of median household income in Groton, MA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Groton, MA in 2017

Groton satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 102 buildings, average cost: $145,400
  • 1998: 102 buildings, average cost: $171,500
  • 1999: 80 buildings, average cost: $190,100
  • 2000: 77 buildings, average cost: $235,100
  • 2001: 71 buildings, average cost: $226,200
  • 2002: 73 buildings, average cost: $228,200
  • 2003: 68 buildings, average cost: $227,800
  • 2004: 52 buildings, average cost: $226,300
  • 2005: 20 buildings, average cost: $164,500
  • 2006: 13 buildings, average cost: $192,200
  • 2007: 16 buildings, average cost: $200,200
  • 2008: 11 buildings, average cost: $213,800
  • 2009: 22 buildings, average cost: $224,400
  • 2010: 35 buildings, average cost: $214,600
  • 2011: 12 buildings, average cost: $207,100
  • 2012: 15 buildings, average cost: $233,400
  • 2013: 21 buildings, average cost: $230,400
  • 2014: 14 buildings, average cost: $236,600
  • 2015: 19 buildings, average cost: $256,400
  • 2016: 13 buildings, average cost: $260,700
  • 2017: 21 buildings, average cost: $283,400
Number of permits per 10,000 Groton, MA residents
Average permit cost in Groton, MA
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.4%
Massachusetts:

3.1%
Most common industries in Groton, MA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (17.5%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (15.4%)
  • Health care (6.6%)
  • Computer & electronic products (6.4%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.5%)
  • Book stores & news dealers (4.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (19.1%)
  • Educational services (6.5%)
  • Radio, TV, computer stores (6.2%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (6.2%)
  • Computer & electronic products (5.2%)
  • Health care (5.2%)
  • Chemicals (4.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (31.6%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (10.7%)
  • Health care (8.3%)
  • Computer & electronic products (7.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.3%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.5%)
  • Book stores & news dealers (4.7%)
Most common occupations in Groton, MA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Top executives (8.7%)
  • Engineers (7.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.6%)
  • Computer specialists (6.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.4%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (6.1%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Top executives (12.7%)
  • Computer specialists (11.4%)
  • Engineers (10.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (9.0%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (8.0%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (5.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (10.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9.1%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (9.1%)
  • Registered nurses (8.7%)
  • Teachers, special education (7.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4.7%)

Average climate in Groton, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Groton, Massachusetts environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 61.7. This is better than average.

City:

61.7
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.166. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 11.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.166
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 4.86. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

4.86
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.823. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 3.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.823
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 27.3. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 3.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.3
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 5.51. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.51
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Groton-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Massachusetts state average. It is 26% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 21.5 miles away from the Groton place center killed 90 people and injured 1228 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 10/3/1970, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 3.8 miles away from the place center killed one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Groton-area historical earthquake activity is near Massachusetts state average. It is 89% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 167.6 miles away from the city center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 61.7 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 168.7 miles away from the city center
On 8/22/1992 at 12:20:32, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 3.8 MS, 4.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 250.9 miles away from Groton center
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 40.2 miles away from Groton center
On 6/17/1991 at 08:53:16, a magnitude 4.1 (4.0 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 158.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Middlesex County (31) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 14

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Storms: 9, Hurricanes: 6, Snowstorms: 6, Winter Storms: 5, Blizzards: 2, Snows: 2, Explosion: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Water Main Break: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Groton topographic map

Main business address for: NEW ENGLAND BUSINESS SERVICE INC (MANIFOLD BUSINESS FORMS).

Hospitals and medical centers in Groton:

  • SEVEN HILLS PEDIATRIC CENTER (22 HILLSIDE AVENUE)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Groton:

  • NASHOBA VALLEY MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 3 miles away; AYER, MA)
  • APPLE VALLEY CENTER (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; AYER, MA)
  • APPLE VALLEY CONTINUING CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; AYER, MA)
  • WOODFORD OF AYER NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; AYER, MA)
  • FREEMAN NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; PEPPERELL, MA)
  • PARK MANOR NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; PEPPERELL, MA)
  • WESTFORD NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; WESTFORD, MA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Groton:

  • Fitchburg State University (about 12 miles; Fitchburg, MA; Full-time enrollment: 5,010)
  • University of Massachusetts-Lowell (about 13 miles; Lowell, MA; FT enrollment: 12,341)
  • Middlesex Community College (about 17 miles; Bedford, MA; FT enrollment: 6,040)
  • Mount Wachusett Community College (about 21 miles; Gardner, MA; FT enrollment: 3,143)
  • Framingham State University (about 23 miles; Framingham, MA; FT enrollment: 5,743)
  • Merrimack College (about 24 miles; North Andover, MA; FT enrollment: 2,734)
  • Quinsigamond Community College (about 24 miles; Worcester, MA; FT enrollment: 5,877)

Public high school in Groton:

Private high school in Groton:

  • GROTON SCHOOL (Students: 371, Location: 282 FARMERS ROW, Grades: 8-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Groton:

Private elementary/middle school in Groton:

  • COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL OF THE HOLY UNION (Students: 170, Location: 14 MAIN ST, Grades: PK-8)
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Library in Groton:

  • GROTON PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $802,039; Location: 99 MAIN ST.; 58,770 books; 8,068 audio materials; 6,343 video materials; 6 local licensed databases; 34 state licensed databases; 113 print serial subscriptions; 2 electronic serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Groton: Groton Fire Department Station 1 (A), Groton Public Library (B), Groton Town Hall (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Groton include: Union Congregational Church (A), Shepherd of the Valley Church (B), First Baptist Church of Groton (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Birthplace of: John P. Bigelow - Politician, Asa Lovejoy - Politician, Abbott Lawrence - Politician, Amos Lawrence - Philanthropist, Dan Shaughnessy - Sportswriter, Edwin Arthur Burtt - Philosopher, Luther Lawrence - Politician, Shelley Olds - Cyclist, Charles William Bardeen - Educator, Samuel Abbott Green - Politician.

Middlesex County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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

GROTON WATER DEPARTMENT (Population served: 4,854, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2006 and DEC-2006, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (DEC-12-2006), St Compliance achieved (DEC-12-2007)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2006 and DEC-2006, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (DEC-12-2006), St Compliance achieved (DEC-12-2007)
  • 40 regular monitoring violations

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

  • STILL MEADOW (Address: 285 I NASHUA ROAD , Population served: 45, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This place:

2.3 people
Massachusetts:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

57.7%
Whole state:

63.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

5.1%
Whole state:

7.0%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households
39 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers in 2010
2 people in other noninstitutional facilities in 2010
66 people in other nonhousehold living situations in 2000
8 people in religious group quarters in 2000

Banks with branches in Groton (2011 data):

  • Middlesex Savings Bank: Groton Branch at 112 Boston Road, branch established on 1999/08/16. Info updated 2009/07/16: Bank assets: $4,034.8 mil, Deposits: $3,490.0 mil, headquarters in Natick, MA, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 33 total offices, Holding Company: Middlesex Bancorp Mhc
  • North Middlesex Savings Bank: Groton Branch at 489 Main Street, branch established on 2006/03/28. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $329.3 mil, Deposits: $268.7 mil, headquarters in Ayer, MA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 7 total offices
  • Bank of America, National Association: Groton Branch at 167 Main Street, branch established on 1975/04/07. 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
  • RBS Citizens, National Association: Groton Branch at 163 Main Street, branch established on 1975/01/01. 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

For population 15 years and over in Groton:

Marital status in Groton, MA
  • Never married: 30.2%
  • Now married: 52.9%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 2.9%
  • Divorced: 13.0%

For population 25 years and over in Groton:

  • High school or higher: 94.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 50.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 25.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.2
Massachusetts average:

12.7

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Groton
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Groton, MA (based on Middlesex County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic718,209107
Mainline Protestant70,053269
Other68,480199
Evangelical Protestant41,270304
Orthodox23,64128
Black Protestant2,2768
None579,156-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 251
This county:

1.71 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

1.98 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 5
Middlesex County:

0.03 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 314
Here:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 203
Here:

1.38 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

1.77 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 1,153
This county:

7.84 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

8.76 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.8%
State:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

21.5%
Massachusetts:

22.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

18.0%
State:

16.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

56.7%
State:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

59.7%
Massachusetts:

47.1%

Average BMI:
Here:

27.9
Massachusetts:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Groton:

19.3%
Massachusetts:

21.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

9.6%
Massachusetts:

10.6%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

7.1
Massachusetts:

6.8

Overweight people:
Groton:

37.4%
Massachusetts:

33.4%

General health condition:
Groton:

63.5%
Massachusetts:

56.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Groton:

83.7%
Massachusetts:

78.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Groton, MA Residents

6.33% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($87,519 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.33%
Massachusetts average:

5.79%

0.09% of residents moved from foreign countries ($2,206 average AGI)
Middlesex County:

0.09%
Massachusetts average:

0.05%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Suffolk County, MA  1.44% ($85,882 average AGI)
from Essex County, MA  0.62% ($66,782)
from Norfolk County, MA  0.57% ($104,103)


7.01% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($98,266 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.01%
Massachusetts average:

6.31%

0.13% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,907 average AGI)
Middlesex County:

0.13%
Massachusetts average:

0.08%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Suffolk County, MA  1.21% ($121,025 average AGI)
to Essex County, MA  0.77% ($88,059)
to Worcester County, MA  0.60% ($72,434)
Businesses in Groton, MA
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1FedEx2
CVS1Shaw's1
Dunkin Donuts3UPS1

Strongest AM radio stations in Groton:

  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WWZN (1510 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WAMG (890 AM; 25 kW; DEDHAM, MA; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF DEDHAM LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WCAP (980 AM; 5 kW; LOWELL, MA; Owner: NORTHEAST RADIO, INC.)
  • WRCA (1330 AM; 25 kW; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: WRCA LICENSE, LLC)
  • WSMN (1590 AM; 5 kW; NASHUA, NH; Owner: 1590 BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WBNW (1120 AM; 5 kW; CONCORD, MA; Owner: MONEY MATTERS RADIO, INC.)
  • WVNE (760 AM; daytime; 25 kW; LEICESTER, MA; Owner: BLOUNT MASSCOM, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Groton:

  • WFEX (92.1 FM; PETERBOROUGH, NH; Owner: FNX BROADCASTING OF NEW HAMPSHIRE LLC)
  • WXLO (104.5 FM; FITCHBURG, MA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WHOB (106.3 FM; NASHUA, NH; Owner: TELE-MEDIA COMPANY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE, L.L.C.)
  • WBMX (98.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WJMN (94.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCRB (102.5 FM; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: CHARLES RIVER BROADCASTING WCRB LICE)
  • WTKK (96.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WROR-FM (105.7 FM; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WKLB-FM (99.5 FM; LOWELL, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WBOS (92.9 FM; BROOKLINE, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WAAF (107.3 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WGIR-FM (101.1 FM; MANCHESTER, NH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WGBH (89.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WQLL (96.5 FM; BEDFORD, NH; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WLMW (90.7 FM; MANCHESTER, NH; Owner: KNOWLEDGE FOR LIFE)
  • WXKS-FM (107.9 FM; MEDFORD, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WBUR-FM (90.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF BOSTON UNIVERSITY)
  • WZID (95.7 FM; MANCHESTER, NH; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WMJX (106.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • W227AM (93.3 FM; ANDOVER, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Groton:

  • WUTF (Channel 66; MARLBOROUGH, MA; Owner: TELEFUTURA BOSTON LLC)
  • WUNI (Channel 27; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WCVB-TV (Channel 5; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WCVB HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • WGBH-TV (Channel 2; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WHDH-TV (Channel 7; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WHDH-TV)
  • WMFP (Channel 62; LAWRENCE, MA; Owner: WSAH LICENSE, INC.)
  • WNDS (Channel 50; DERRY, NH; Owner: CTV OF DERRY, INC)
  • WBZ-TV (Channel 4; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WGBX-TV (Channel 44; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WSBK-TV (Channel 38; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WLVI-TV (Channel 56; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Owner: WLVI, INC.)
  • WFXT (Channel 25; BOSTON, MA; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • WFXZ-CA (Channel 24; BOSTON, MA; Owner: BOSTON BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • W40BO (Channel 40; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • WBPX (Channel 68; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON BOSTON-68 LICENSE, INC.)
  • WTMU-LP (Channel 32; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ZGS BOSTON, INC.)
  • WCEA-LP (Channel 58; BOSTON, MA; Owner: CHANNEL 19 TV CORPORATION)
  • WYDN (Channel 48; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL PUBLIC TV CORPORATION)
  • W33AK (Channel 33; NASHUA, NH; Owner: CENTER B/CING CORPORATION OF NEW HAMPSHIRE)
  • WYCN-LP (Channel 13; NASHUA, NH; Owner: CENTER BROADCASTING CORP. OF NEW HAMPSHIRE)
  • Groton, Massachusetts
  • Fatal accident count34
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents49
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons:15
  • Fatalities36
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents85
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents3
  • Massachusetts average
  • Fatal accident count12556
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents17477
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons4171
  • Fatalities13544
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents29289
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents1374
See more detailed statistics of Groton fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 5Number of bridges
  • 33ft / 10.4mTotal length
  • $6,160,000Total costs
  • 43,736Total average daily traffic
  • 2,839Total average daily truck traffic
  • 87,241Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Groton)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

4
  • Fire Station Station Ave (Lat: 42.607028 Lon: -71.571167), Call Sign: KAP589, Licensee ID: L00077173,
    Assigned Frequencies: 46.1400 MHz, Grant Date: 01/17/2002, Expiration Date: 01/29/2012, Cancellation Date: 03/31/2012, Registrant: Groton, Town Of, 20 Station Ave, Groton, MA 01450-0582, Phone: (508) 448-6333
  • Rt 40 Lowell Rd (Lat: 42.610361 Lon: -71.557278), Call Sign: WSB835,
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.580 MHz, 155.580 MHz, Grant Date: 09/18/2014, Expiration Date: 09/21/2024, Registrant: Cara Enterprises, Inc, Las Vegas, NV 89140-0124, Phone: (702) 838-9728, Fax: (702) 363-4607, Email:
  • Fire Tower Gibbet Hill (Lat: 42.610361 Lon: -71.557278), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 22 m, Overall height: 24 m, Call Sign: WYC508,
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.987 MHz, 463.012 MHz, 463.037 MHz, 463.062 MHz, 463.087 MHz, 463.112 MHz, 463.137 MHz, 463.162 MHz, 463.187 MHz, 462.950 MHz... (+9 more), Grant Date: 12/15/2014, Expiration Date: 01/28/2025, Certifier: Richard A Farrar, Registrant: Central Mass Ems Corp., 361 Holden St, Holden, MA 01520, Phone: (508) 854-0111, Email:
  • Lat: 42.603250 Lon: -71.566556, Call Sign: WQCK770,
    Assigned Frequencies: 72.1000 MHz, Grant Date: 03/28/2005, Expiration Date: 03/28/2015, Cancellation Date: 05/30/2015, Certifier: Linda Deasy, Registrant: Primex Wireless, Inc., N3211 County Road H, Lake Geneva, WI 53147, Phone: (262) 248-3000, Fax: (262) 248-0061

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

101 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Groton)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

5
  • Aircraft: ALEXANDER SCHLEICHER GMBH & CO ASW 27-18 (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: None
    N-Number: 129MG , Serial Number: 29081, Certificate Issue Date: 06/11/2015
    Registrant (Individual): Ira A Blieden, 118 Whiley Rd, Groton, MA 01450
  • Aircraft: RAINBOW SKY REACH (PTY) LTD BUSHCAT (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 912ULS SERIES (100 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 259BC , Serial Number: CH153B, Year manufactured: 2014, Airworthiness Date: 09/27/2014, Certificate Issue Date: 02/03/2017
    Registrant (Individual): Duane Cromwell, 19 Champney St, Groton, MA 01450
  • Aircraft: SOCATA TBM 700 (Category: Land, Seats: 7, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: P&W PT6A66D (850 HP) (Turbo-prop)
    N-Number: 842CA , Serial Number: 672, Year manufactured: 2013, Airworthiness Date: 09/26/2013, Certificate Issue Date: 09/08/2014
    Registrant (LLC): Rich Valley LLC, 115 Wharton Row, Groton, MA 01450
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172I (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8493L , Serial Number: 17256693, Year manufactured: 1968, Certificate Issue Date: 06/21/2005
    Registrant (Individual): David S Dmd Briss, 200 Nashua Rd, Groton, MA 01450
  • Aircraft: DJI INSPIRE 1 (Category: Land, Engines: 4), Engine: Electric
    N-Number: 561QF , Serial Number: W13DCA15020965, Certificate Issue Date: 05/29/2015
    Registrant (Corporation): Flying Squirrel Inc, 22 Adams Ave, Groton, MA 01450
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 10/23/2018

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$347,6503$331,50325$277,6881$103,290
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$01$446,5100$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$05$274,0000$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$04$296,8680$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$01$178,1400$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 3261.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$210,780
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 3261.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Groton, MA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Groton, MA - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 27. The highest number of reported fires - 70 took place in 2016, and the least - 4 in 2002. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Groton, MA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (47.9%), and Outside Fires (42.3%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Groton, MA
    • 22147.9%Structure Fires
    • 19542.3%Outside Fires
    • 245.2%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 214.6%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Groton, MA
Most common first names in Groton, MA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John4973.2 years
Mary3083.9 years
William2975.5 years
Joseph2576.3 years
Robert2258.2 years
Helen2186.6 years
Alice2084.1 years
James2066.4 years
George1974.7 years
Margaret1982.8 years
Most common last names in Groton, MA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith1184.1 years
Sargent979.1 years
White876.2 years
Campbell679.1 years
Allen670.8 years
Anderson676.0 years
Johnson688.8 years
Carkin679.5 years
Lawrence673.5 years
Macgregor675.3 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Groton, MA
  • 43.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 36.7%Utility gas
  • 19.4%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Groton, MA
  • 36.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 35.2%Utility gas
  • 23.5%Electricity
  • 4.6%Other fuel


Groton compared to Massachusetts state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Groton on our top lists:

  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in other nonhousehold living situations (population 1,000+)"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Ireland (population 500+)"
  • #63 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in France (population 500+)"
  • #93 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in religious group quarters (population 1,000+)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox adherents"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic adherents"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant congregations"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox congregations"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
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