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Population in 2010: 1,124. Population change since 2000: +1.0%
Males: 587  (52.3%)
Females: 537  (47.7%)

Median resident age:  43.3 years
Massachusetts median age:  39.2 years

Zip codes: 01450.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $55,933 (it was $58,409 in 2000)
Groton:

$55,933
MA:

$65,339
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $42,409

Groton CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $474,488 (it was $282,700 in 2000)
Groton:

$474,488
MA:

$323,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $480,975; Detached houses: $480,975

Median gross rent in 2012: $421.

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  • White alone - 1,072 (95.4%)
  • Two or more races - 18 (1.6%)
  • Hispanic - 12 (1.1%)
  • Black alone - 11 (1.0%)
  • Asian alone - 11 (1.0%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Groton: 134.3 (high, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Irish (22.3%), English (21.0%), German (9.0%), Italian (6.2%), Greek (3.8%), Subsaharan African (3.8%).

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 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Groton:

  • High school or higher: 93.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 68.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 31.4%
  • Unemployed: 3.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Groton CDP:

  • Never married: 23.6%
  • Now married: 49.2%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 9.7%
  • Divorced: 17.5%

41 residents are foreign born (4.0% Europe, 0.7% Asia).

This place:  4.0%
Massachusetts:  15.0%



According to our research of Massachusetts and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Groton, Massachusetts as of November 21, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Groton to the number of sex offenders is 10,781 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is a lot smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $7,873 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $4,769 (1.3%)

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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+: New York, NY (179.0 miles , pop. 8,008,278).

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 ).

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

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Latitude: 42.61 N, Longitude: 71.57 W

Area code: 978

Groton household income distribution Groton home values distribution

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 23 (18 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.66
Massachusetts average:

2.49

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.9%
Massachusetts:

7.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (23%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (14%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Finance and insurance (11%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (7%)
  • Educational services (29%)
  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (11%)
  • Information (8%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Top executives (13%)
  • Computer specialists (11%)
  • Engineers (10%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (9%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (8%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (6%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (10%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Registered nurses (9%)
  • Business operations specialists (7%)
  • Special education teachers (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)

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Tornado activity:

Groton-area historical tornado activity is above Massachusetts state average. It is 10% greater 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 above Massachusetts state average. It is 68% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 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 7/22/2003 at 11:41:15, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 79.6 miles away from the city center
On 10/6/1992 at 15:38:04, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 49.5 miles away from the city 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 37.1 miles away from Groton center
On 6/16/2000 at 04:02:53, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 6.1 mi) earthquake occurred 72.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Middlesex County (24) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 10

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 7, Hurricanes: 4, Floods: 3, Snowstorms: 3, Blizzards: 2, Snows: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Water Main Break: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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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.

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


Hospital/medical center in Groton:

  • SEVEN HILLS PEDIATRIC CENTER (Nursing Home, 22 HILLSIDE AVENUE)

Other hospitals/medical centers near Groton:

  • NASHOBA VALLEY MEDICAL CENTER (Hospital, Acute Care Hospitals, Proprietary, provides emergency services, 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)

Political contributions by individuals in Groton, MA

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Groton:

  • Fitchburg State College (about 12 miles; Fitchburg, MA; Full-time enrollment: 3,820)
  • University of Massachusetts-Lowell (about 13 miles; Lowell, MA; FT enrollment: 8,432)
  • Middlesex Community College (about 17 miles; Bedford, MA; FT enrollment: 4,209)
  • Framingham State College (about 23 miles; Framingham, MA; FT enrollment: 3,195)
  • Quinsigamond Community College (about 24 miles; Worcester, MA; FT enrollment: 4,089)
  • Brandeis University (about 24 miles; Waltham, MA; FT enrollment: 5,001)
  • Bentley University (about 24 miles; Waltham, MA; FT enrollment: 4,490)

Public high school in Groton:

Private high schools in Groton:

  • LAWRENCE ACADEMY (Students: 400; Location: 26 POWDER HOUSE RD; Grades: 9 - 12; Girls only)
  • GROTON SCHOOL (Students: 353; Location: 282 FARMERS ROW; Grades: 8 - 12)
  • MARY MCLEOD BETHUNE INSTITUTE (Students: 45; Location: 15 SQUANNACOOK DR; Grades: 3 - 12; Girls only)
  • SEVEN HILLS AT GROTON (Students: 25; Location: 22 HILLSIDE AVE; Grades: 1 - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Groton:

Private elementary/middle school in Groton:

  • COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL OF THE HOLY UNION (Students: 225; Location: 14 MAIN ST P O; 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)

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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

 
Middlesex 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 29.2. This is about average.
City:

29.2
U.S.:

32.0
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 29.8. This is about average. There were 22 monitors within city limits.
City:

29.8
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 12.5. This is significantly better than average. There were 6 monitors within city limits.
City:

12.5
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 8.22. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

8.22
U.S.:

9.59
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2003 was 1.77. This is significantly better than average. There were 10 monitors within city limits.
City:

1.77
U.S.:

3.97
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.284. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.1 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.284
U.S.:

0.334

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

GROTON WATER DEPARTMENT (Population served: 3271, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In NOV-2004, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JAN-06-2005), St Compliance achieved (MAR-10-2005)
  • CCR INADEQUATE REPORTING - Between JUL-2003 and DEC-2025, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/penalty) issued (JUL-07-2005)
  • CCR INADEQUATE REPORTING - Between JUL-2002 and DEC-2025, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/penalty) issued (JUL-07-2005)
  • 12 minor monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
STILL MEADOW (Population served: 30, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 regular monitoring violations

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 7.6%
(8.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents)

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Groton, MA

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

Groton compared to Massachusetts state average:

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  • Unemployed percentage 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 significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.


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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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Groton travel time to work - commute


Groton mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (40%)
  • Utility gas (37%)
  • Electricity (11%)
  • Wood (11%)

Presidential Elections Results

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1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Groton CDP (based on Middlesex County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 73.63%
Here73.6%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchJewishUnited Church of ChristEpiscopal ChurchUnited Methodist Church
Adherents73.6%10.5%2.3%2.0%1.7%
Congregations18.5%6.9%10.7%7.3%6.6%
NameGreek Orthodox Archdiocese of AmericaMuslim EstimateAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAArmenian Apostolic Church/Catholicossate EtchmiadzinOther
Adherents1.3%1.2%1.0%1.0%5.4%
Congregations1.6%0.9%7.6%0.5%39.2%
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: 251
Middlesex County:

1.71 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

1.98 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 5
This county:

0.03 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

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

1.38 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.84 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.8%
Massachusetts:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Middlesex County:

21.5%
Massachusetts:

22.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

18.0%
State:

16.5%

7.07% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($52,906 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.07%
Massachusetts average:

6.31%

0.52% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,266 average AGI)
Middlesex County:

0.52%
Massachusetts average:

0.28%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Suffolk County, MA  1.47% ($54,668 average AGI)
from Essex County, MA  0.61% ($47,527)
from Norfolk County, MA  0.59% ($73,785)


7.59% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($62,506 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.59%
Massachusetts average:

6.91%

0.16% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,062 average AGI)
Middlesex County:

0.16%
Massachusetts average:

0.11%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Suffolk County, MA  1.22% ($53,734 average AGI)
to Essex County, MA  0.79% ($62,439)
to Worcester County, MA  0.70% ($58,665)

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 count: 32
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 46
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 14
  • Fatalities: 35
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 77
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 2
Massachusetts average:
  • Fatal accident count: 96
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 135
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 31
  • Fatalities: 103
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 219
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 12
See more detailed statistics of Groton fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here



FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1
  • 142 Lowell Rd (Lat: 42.610528 Lon: -71.558028), Type: Mtower, Structure height: 45.7 m, Overall height: 46.3 m, Call Sign: KNKA226
    Assigned Frequencies: 869.040 MHz, 869.040 MHz, 869.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/05/2004, Expiration Date: 10/01/2014, Certifier: David C Jatlow
    Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 1120 20th Street, Nw - Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (469) 229-7471, Fax: (469) 229-7297, Email:

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

6
  • Richard Byrne, 550 Main Street (Lat: 42.625250 Lon: -71.587361), Type: 40.2, Overall height: 37 m
    Registrant: 9196535710, Afry@towerco.Com, 5000 VALLEYSTONE DRIVE, SUITE 200
  • Richard Byrne, 550 Main Street (Lat: 42.625250 Lon: -71.587361), Type: 40.2, Overall height: 37 m
    Registrant: 9196535710, Afry@towerco.Com, 5000 VALLEYSTONE DRIVE, SUITE 200
  • Richard Byrne, 47 Prescott Street (Lat: 42.599306 Lon: -71.534861), Type: 40.5, Overall height: 37 m
    Registrant: 9196535710, Afry@towerco.Com, 5000 VALLEYSTONE DRIVE, SUITE 200
  • Richard Byrne, 47 Prescott Street (Lat: 42.599306 Lon: -71.534861), Type: 40.5, Overall height: 37 m
    Registrant: 9196535710, Afry@towerco.Com, 5000 VALLEYSTONE DRIVE, SUITE 200
  • Edward G Roach, 550 Main Street (Lat: 42.625250 Lon: -71.587361), Type: 40.2, Structure height: 25017 m, Overall height: 37 m
    Registrant: 5619957670, Eroach@sbasite.Com, 5900 BROKEN SOUND PKWY NW
  • Edward G Roach, 47 Prescott Street (Lat: 42.599306 Lon: -71.534861), Type: 40.5, Structure height: 25017 m, Overall height: 37 m
    Registrant: 5619957670, Eroach@sbasite.Com, 5900 BROKEN SOUND PKWY NW

FCC Registered Private 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: 06/30/2004, Expiration Date: 09/21/2014
    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: 462.975 MHz, 463.000 MHz, 463.025 MHz, 463.050 MHz, 463.075 MHz, 463.100 MHz, 463.125 MHz, 463.150 MHz, 463.175 MHz, 462.962 MHz... (+9 more)
    Grant Date: 01/28/2005, Expiration Date: 01/28/2015, 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, 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:

4
  • GROTON, Off Lowell Rd "gibbet Hill" (Lat: 42.610472 Lon: -71.557889), Type: Pole, Structure height: 45.7 m, Call Sign: WMN238
    Assigned Frequencies: 10668.1 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/11/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021
    Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy, #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:
  • 9007, Shattuck Street (Lat: 42.610639 Lon: -71.557944), Type: Pole, Structure height: 51.8 m, Call Sign: WPXE384
    Assigned Frequencies: 17785.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/17/2003, Expiration Date: 03/17/2013, Cancellation Date: 12/27/2007, Certifier: Carol L Tacker
    Registrant: Cingular Wireless LLC, 5601 Legacy Drive Ms A-3, Plano, TX 75024, Phone: (469) 229-7506, Fax: (469) 229-7295, Email:
  • BS54XC139, 149 Lowell Road (Lat: 42.610556 Lon: -71.558139), Type: Pole, Structure height: 48.8 m, Overall height: 49.4 m, Call Sign: WQPU415
    Assigned Frequencies: 21925.0 MHz, 21925.0 MHz, 21925.0 MHz, 21925.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/16/2012, Expiration Date: 08/16/2022, Certifier: Kyle B Entz
    Registrant: Sprint Nextel Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (703) 433-4000, Fax: (703) 433-4483
  • BS54XC141, 47 Prescott Street (Lat: 42.599306 Lon: -71.534861), Type: Tower, Structure height: 37 m, Overall height: 40.5 m, Call Sign: WQPU416
    Assigned Frequencies: 23125.0 MHz, 23125.0 MHz, 23125.0 MHz, 23125.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/16/2012, Expiration Date: 08/16/2022, Certifier: Kyle B Entz
    Registrant: Sprint Nextel Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (703) 433-4000, Fax: (703) 433-4483

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

5
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-151 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 80 mph), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 1080H , Serial Number: 28-7715306, Airworthiness Date: 12/20/1976
    Registrant (Individual): A Reza Ghamsari, 194 Duck Pond Rd, Groton, MA 01450
  • Aircraft: RAVEN S55A (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 60 mph), Engine: None
    N-Number: 3034R , Serial Number: S55A-440, Year manufactured: 1978, Airworthiness Date: 11/30/1978
    Registrant (Individual): Charles Manning, 312 Nashua Rd, Groton, MA 01450
  • Aircraft: PIPER J5B (Category: Land, Seats: 3, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 77 mph), Engine: LYCOMING O&GO-145C SER (75 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 38569 , Serial Number: 5-987, Year manufactured: 1941, Airworthiness Date: 09/24/1956
    Registrant (Individual): Edward S Cutler, Po Box 731, Groton, MA 01450
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-180 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING O&VO-360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 40812 , Serial Number: 28-7405068, Year manufactured: 1973, Airworthiness Date: 12/12/1973
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Scott H Crenshaw, 270 Boston Rd, Groton, MA 01450, Other Owners: Jill H Crenshaw
  • 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
    Registrant (Individual): David S Dmd Briss, 200 Nashua Rd, Groton, MA 01450



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

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 40
  • Hazardous Condition: 54
  • Service Call: 10
  • Good Intent Call: 3

Incident types - Groton


See full 2006 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
Businesses in Groton, MA
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1FedEx2
CVS1Shaw's1
Dunkin Donuts3UPS1

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