Groton, South Dakota

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Population in 2014: 1,495 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +10.3%
 
Males: 697  (46.7%)
Females: 798  (53.3%)
Median resident age:  42.3 years
South Dakota median age:  36.8 years

Zip codes: 57445.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $67,789 (it was $38,125 in 2000)
Groton:

$67,789
SD:

$54,467

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $33,223 (it was $17,248 in 2000)

Groton city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $175,598 (it was $65,200 in 2000)
Groton:

$175,598
SD:

$160,700

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $191,569; Detached houses: $190,037; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $610,355; Mobile homes: $49,294

Median gross rent in 2016: $792.

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  • Races in Groton, SD (2010)

    Groton races chart
    • 1,41997.3%White alone
    • 141.0%Two or more races
    • 130.9%Hispanic
    • 60.4%American Indian alone
    • 50.3%Black alone
    • 10.07%Asian alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Groton: 79.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (36.3%), Norwegian (16.4%), English (8.0%), American (7.8%), Swedish (2.1%), Irish (1.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 5/5/1888

Elevation: 1308 feet

Land area: 1.70 square miles.

Population density: 878 people per square mile   (low).

Groton, South Dakota map

For population 25 years and over in Groton:

  • High school or higher: 95.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 28.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.8%
  • Unemployed: 2.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Groton city:

  • Never married: 23.0%
  • Now married: 59.3%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 7.7%
  • Divorced: 9.3%

17 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.9%
South Dakota:

3.2%



According to our research of South Dakota and other state lists there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Groton, South Dakota as of January 18, 2019.
The ratio of number of residents in Groton to the number of sex offenders is 484 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 2016: $2,565 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $2,692 (1.9%)

Groton satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fargo, ND (116.1 miles , pop. 90,599).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (237.8 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (577.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Ferney, SD (2.9 miles) , Andover, SD (3.1 miles) , Bath, SD (3.3 miles) , Bath Corner, SD (3.3 miles) , Pierpont, SD (3.7 miles) , Stratford, SD (3.7 miles) , Verdon, SD (3.8 miles) , Columbia, SD (3.9 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 3 buildings, average cost: $82,000
  • 1998: 6 buildings, average cost: $75,000
  • 2000: 3 buildings, average cost: $142,300
  • 2001: 5 buildings, average cost: $124,000
  • 2002: 5 buildings, average cost: $145,000
  • 2003: 7 buildings, average cost: $130,700
  • 2004: 12 buildings, average cost: $184,600
  • 2005: 8 buildings, average cost: $197,500
  • 2006: 11 buildings, average cost: $142,700
  • 2007: 9 buildings, average cost: $152,200
  • 2008: 9 buildings, average cost: $156,700
  • 2009: 4 buildings, average cost: $170,800
  • 2010: 7 buildings, average cost: $147,100
  • 2011: 5 buildings, average cost: $281,300
  • 2012: 4 buildings, average cost: $255,000
  • 2013: 5 buildings, average cost: $346,800
  • 2014: 4 buildings, average cost: $243,800

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 45.45 N, Longitude: 98.10 W

Area code: 605

Groton household income distribution Groton home values distribution

Crime rates in Groton (2002):

  • 0 murders (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 rapes (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 robberies (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 assaults (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 1 burglary (73.2 per 100,000)
  • 16 thefts (1,170.4 per 100,000)
  • 1 auto theft (73.2 per 100,000)
  • City-data.com crime rate = 60.2 (higher means more crime, US average = 328.4)

Crime rates in Groton (2003):

  • 0 murders (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 1 rape (74.2 per 100,000)
  • 0 robberies (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 assaults (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 4 burglaries (297.0 per 100,000)
  • 14 thefts (1,039.3 per 100,000)
  • 0 auto thefts (0.0 per 100,000)
  • City-data.com crime rate = 126.7 (higher means more crime, US average = 322.2)

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 4 (4 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.64
South Dakota average:

1.61
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

2.5%
South Dakota:

3.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +162 (+13.6%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (20%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (22%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (6%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (13%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)

Work and jobs in Groton: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Groton, South Dakota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Groton-area historical tornado activity is slightly below South Dakota state average. It is 10% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/23/2002, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 22.5 miles away from the Groton city center .

On 6/25/1969, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 0.9 miles away from the city center injured 6 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Groton-area historical earthquake activity is below South Dakota state average. It is 75% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 616.4 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 100.8 miles away from Groton center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 107.0 miles away from the city center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 88.8 miles away from the city center
On 10/20/1995 at 15:57:18, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 64.1 miles away from Groton center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 189.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Brown County (15) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Groton topographic map

Birthplace of: Earl Sande - Jockey.

Hospitals and medical centers in Groton:

  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER - GROTON (1106 NORTH SECOND STREET)

airports located in Groton:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Groton:

  • Northern State University (about 19 miles; Aberdeen, SD; Full-time enrollment: 2,203)
  • North Dakota State College of Science (about 92 miles; Wahpeton, ND; FT enrollment: 2,318)
  • South Dakota State University (about 102 miles; Brookings, SD; FT enrollment: 10,392)
  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College (about 113 miles; Fergus Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 4,863)
  • Concordia College at Moorhead (about 117 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 2,767)
  • Minnesota State University-Moorhead (about 117 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 6,096)
  • North Dakota State University-Main Campus (about 118 miles; Fargo, ND; FT enrollment: 12,680)

Public high school in Groton:

Public elementary/middle schools in Groton:

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Library in Groton:

  • WAGE MEMORIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $2,606; Location: 209 N MAIN; 4,873 books; 333 audio materials; 177 video materials; 24 state licensed databases)

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Notable locations in Groton: Groton Community Fire Department (A), Groton City Hall (B), Wage Memorial Library (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 44.5. This is significantly better than average.

City:

44.5
U.S.:

74.7

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 20.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

20.9
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 7.38. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 18.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.38
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 3.8%
(4.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.5 people
South Dakota:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  64.8%
Whole state:  64.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  4.5%
Whole state:  6.5%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
44 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
71 people in nursing homes in 2000

Groton, South Dakota environmental map by EPA

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Banks with branches in Groton (2011 data):

  • First State Bank of Claremont: First State Bank Of Claremont at 7 East Highway 12, branch established on 1903/01/01. Info updated 2008/07/23: Bank assets: $51.0 mil, Deposits: $43.8 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 4 total offices
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Groton Branch at 120 North Main Street, branch established on 1935/04/01. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.5
South Dakota average:

10.5

Groton travel time to work - commute Groton mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Groton city (based on Brown County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant11,78224
Catholic8,5436
Evangelical Protestant7,40041
Other4263
None8,380-
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: 6
Brown County:

1.71 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

2.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Brown County:

0.85 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 16
Brown County:

4.55 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 24
Here:

6.83 / 10,000 pop.
State:

9.21 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.0%
South Dakota:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Brown County:

27.6%
South Dakota:

27.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

16.7%
State:

14.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Groton:

49.8%
South Dakota:

49.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Groton:

43.6%
South Dakota:

46.2%

Average BMI:
Groton:

28.9
State:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

18.3%
State:

21.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Groton:

8.4%
State:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Groton:

6.9
South Dakota:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

28.1%
South Dakota:

34.2%

General health condition:
This city:

57.5%
South Dakota:

56.0%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

73.7%
South Dakota:

77.8%

More about Health and Nutrition of Groton, SD Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 3$11,551$46,2040$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$3,100
Police Protection - Officers 4$17,130$51,3900$0
Streets and Highways 2$8,452$50,7121$505
Sewerage 1$3,873$46,4760$0
Parks and Recreation 1$1,536$18,4320$0
Water Supply 1$3,764$45,1680$0
Electric Power 2$11,796$70,7760$0
Totals for Government 14$58,102$49,8028$3,605

Groton government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $173,000 ($115.72)
    Electric Utilities: $14,000 ($9.36)
    Sewerage: $9,000 ($6.02)
    Water Utilities: $4,000 ($2.68)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $430,000 ($287.63)
    Water Utilities: $187,000 ($125.08)
    General - Other: $167,000 ($111.71)
    Financial Administration: $162,000 ($108.36)
    Police Protection: $143,000 ($95.65)
    Sewerage: $127,000 ($84.95)
    Parks & Recreation: $122,000 ($81.61)
    Regular Highways: $111,000 ($74.25)
    Solid Waste Management: $60,000 ($40.13)
    Fire Protection: $5,000 ($3.34)
    Health Services - Other: $4,000 ($2.68)
    Libraries: $3,000 ($2.01)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $60,000 ($40.13)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks & Recreation: $21,000 ($14.05)
    General - Other: $10,000 ($6.69)
    Regular Highways: $10,000 ($6.69)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $431,000 ($288.29)

Groton government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $308,000 ($206.02)
    Sewerage: $132,000 ($88.29)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $16,000 ($10.70)
    All Other: $10,000 ($6.69)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $29,000 ($19.40)
    General Revenue, NEC: $23,000 ($15.38)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $773,000 ($517.06)
    Water Utilities: $190,000 ($127.09)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $12,000 ($8.03)
    General Support: $8,000 ($5.35)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $276,000 ($184.62)
    Property: $171,000 ($114.38)
    NEC: $8,000 ($5.35)

Groton government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Industrial Revenue: $330,000 ($220.74)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $887,000 ($593.31)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $125,000 ($83.61)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $926,000 ($619.40)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $240,000 ($160.54)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $90,000 ($60.20)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $86,000 ($57.53)

Groton government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $319,000 ($213.38)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $240,000 ($160.54)

6.01% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,869 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.01%
South Dakota average:

7.96%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Edmunds County, SD  0.34% ($35,480 average AGI)
from Minnehaha County, SD  0.29% ($32,209)
from Codington County, SD  0.21% ($23,742)


5.87% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,666 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.87%
South Dakota average:

7.77%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Minnehaha County, SD  0.53% ($30,346 average AGI)
to Edmunds County, SD  0.32% ($29,787)
to Codington County, SD  0.22% ($28,563)

Strongest AM radio stations in Groton:

  • KKAA (1560 AM; 10 kW; ABERDEEN, SD; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KSDN (930 AM; 5 kW; ABERDEEN, SD; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KGIM (1420 AM; 1 kW; ABERDEEN, SD; Owner: PHEASANT COUNTRY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KSJB (600 AM; 5 kW; JAMESTOWN, ND; Owner: CHESTERMAN COMM. JAMESTOWN, INC.)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KOKK (1210 AM; 5 kW; HURON, SD; Owner: DAKOTA COMMUNICATIONS, LTD.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KFNW (1200 AM; 10 kW; WEST FARGO, ND; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)

Strongest FM radio stations in Groton:

  • KDSD-FM (90.9 FM; PIERPONT, SD; Owner: SOUTH DAKOTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR ED. TELECOMMUNICATIONS)
  • KBFO (106.7 FM; ABERDEEN, SD; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KDLO-FM (96.9 FM; WATERTOWN, SD; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KSDN-FM (94.1 FM; ABERDEEN, SD; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • K253AB (98.5 FM; ABERDEEN, SD; Owner: CHRISTIAN HERITAGE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KGIM-FM (103.7 FM; REDFIELD, SD; Owner: PHEASANT COUNTRY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KQAA (94.9 FM; ABERDEEN, SD; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KNBZ (97.7 FM; REDFIELD, SD; Owner: PHEASANT COUNTRY BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Groton:

  • KABY-TV (Channel 9; ABERDEEN, SD; Owner: ELCOM OF SOUTH DAKOTA, INC.)
  • KDSD-TV (Channel 16; ABERDEEN, SD; Owner: SOUTH DAKOTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR ED. TELECOMMUNICATIONS)
  • KDLO-TV (Channel 3; FLORENCE, SD; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF SIOUX FALLS, INC.)
  • K35FJ (Channel 35; ABERDEEN, SD; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K24DT (Channel 24; ABERDEEN, SD; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF SIOUX FALLS, INC.)

Groton fatal accident list:

May 2, 2001 07:50 AM, Us-12, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Nov 29, 1991 04:20 PM, 12, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Aug 25, 1983 02:18 PM, 4th Ave, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Groton, SD)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • Groton, 40845 133rd Street (Lat: 45.458389 Lon: -98.052806), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 55.5 m, Overall height: 58.2 m, Call Sign: WQSY689
    Assigned Frequencies: 6226.89 MHz, 6286.19 MHzGrant Date: 12/10/2013, Expiration Date: 12/10/2023, Cancellation Date: 05/08/2014, Certifier: John E MondayRegistrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 2200 N. Greenville Ave., 1w, Richardson, TX 75082, Phone: (972) 234-7003, Fax: (972) 301-6893, Email:
  • GROTON, 5 Mi S Of (Lat: 45.374111 Lon: -98.103139), Type: Mtower, Structure height: 30.5 m, Call Sign: WHJ623
    Assigned Frequencies: 6660.00 MHz, 6375.14 MHz, 6404.79 MHz, 6197.24 MHz, 6375.14 MHz, 6404.79 MHz, 6197.24 MHz, 6286.19 MHz, 6286.19 MHzGrant Date: 08/06/2008, Expiration Date: 09/25/2018Registrant: Basin Electric Power Cooperative, 1717 East Interstate Avenue, Bismarck, ND 58554, Phone: (701) 355-5672, Fax: (701) 224-5322, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: W0OYQ, Grant Date: 05/21/1996, Expiration Date: 05/21/2006, Cancellation Date: 05/22/2008, Registrant: Robert A Peterson, 608 N 2nd St, Groton, SD 57445

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

  • GROTON (Population served: 1,458, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1
Most common first names in Groton, SD among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William2076.9 years
George1580.6 years
Robert1373.2 years
Ruth1280.6 years
Mary1085.3 years
Walter1077.0 years
Albert1081.1 years
Arthur1081.2 years
Emma1090.7 years
John1075.8 years
Most common last names in Groton, SD among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson2282.2 years
Rix1487.7 years
Zoellner1478.6 years
Olson1081.1 years
Peterson980.8 years
Nehls977.1 years
Erdmann879.5 years
Bahr878.0 years
Anderson784.1 years
Jensen782.3 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (45%)
  • Utility gas (45%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (6%)
  • Other fuel (2%)
  • Wood (1%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Businesses in Groton, SD

  • Dairy Queen: 1
  • Ford: 1
  • Subway: 1

Groton compared to South Dakota 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 significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
There are 3 pilots and 1 other airmen in this city.
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  • Edward J. Oliver (1)
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Total of 7 patent applications in 2008-2018.