Groton, Vermont

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Population in 2010: 1,022. Population change since 2000: +16.7%
 
Males: 505  (49.4%)
Females: 517  (50.6%)
Median resident age:  42.4 years
Vermont median age:  45.8 years

Zip codes: 05046.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $42,128 (it was $33,333 in 2000)
Groton:

$42,128
VT:

$52,578

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $20,343 (it was $14,659 in 2000)

Groton town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $165,437 (it was $85,900 in 2000)
Groton:

$165,437
VT:

$218,300

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $193,527; Detached houses: $210,843; Townhouses or other attached units: $278,147; In 2-unit structures: $154,343; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $152,883; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $131,928; Mobile homes: $65,396
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  • Races in Groton, VT (2010)

    Groton races chart
    • 99096.9%White alone
    • 151.5%Two or more races
    • 111.1%Hispanic
    • 50.5%Other race alone
    • 10.10%Asian alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Groton: 100.0 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (38.1%), French (25.5%), Irish (11.8%), Scottish (9.7%), German (8.7%), Scotch-Irish (5.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1907

Elevation: 820 feet

Land area: 54.0 square miles.

Population density: 19 people per square mile   (very low).

Groton,VT real estate house value index trend

Groton, Vermont map

For population 25 years and over in Groton:

  • High school or higher: 82.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.6%
  • Unemployed: 5.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Groton town:

  • Never married: 23.7%
  • Now married: 58.8%
  • Separated: 2.2%
  • Widowed: 5.4%
  • Divorced: 9.9%

10 residents are foreign born

This town:

1.1%
Vermont:

3.8%



According to our research of Vermont and other state lists there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Groton, Vermont as of May 30, 2016.
The ratio of number of residents in Groton to the number of sex offenders is 318 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Groton town:  1.7% ($1,472)
Vermont:  2.0% ($2,196)
Groton satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Manchester, NH (95.3 miles , pop. 107,006).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (144.8 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (249.0 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: Peacham, VT (2.7 miles ), Ryegate, VT (2.7 miles ), Topsham, VT (2.8 miles ), Plainfield, VT (2.9 miles ), Barnet, VT (3.0 miles ), Marshfield, VT (3.1 miles ), Orange, VT (3.1 miles ), Monroe, NH (3.3 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 4 buildings, average cost: $48,800
  • 1998: 4 buildings, average cost: $48,800
  • 1999: 3 buildings, average cost: $62,600
  • 2000: 6 buildings, average cost: $72,000
  • 2001: 29 buildings, average cost: $31,900
  • 2002: 6 buildings, average cost: $67,000
  • 2003: 12 buildings, average cost: $83,900
  • 2004: 13 buildings, average cost: $78,400
  • 2005: 10 buildings, average cost: $79,000
  • 2006: 8 buildings, average cost: $78,800
  • 2007: 2 buildings, average cost: $5,500
  • 2008: 5 buildings, average cost: $182,400
  • 2009: 5 buildings, average cost: $117,300
  • 2010: 6 buildings, average cost: $84,100
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $172,800
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $35,000
  • 2013: 1 building, cost: $125,000
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $150,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 44.24 N, Longitude: 72.24 W

Area code: 802

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.8%
Vermont:

3.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +15 (+1.7%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (13%)
  • Nonmetallic mineral products (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Wood products (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Metal and metal products (4%)
  • Health care (16%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Construction (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (18%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (3%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (10%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Child care workers (5%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (3%)

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

Average climate in Groton, Vermont

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Groton-area historical earthquake activity is near Vermont state average. It is 90% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 75.1 miles away from the city center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 106.3 miles away from Groton 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 60.3 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 11:04:42, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, 3.7 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 73.8 miles away from the city center
On 6/16/1995 at 12:13:11, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 16.4 miles away from Groton center
On 8/21/1996 at 07:54:14, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 44.1 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 Caledonia County (16) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 15, Storms: 12, Heavy Rains: 2, Winds: 2, Landslide: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Groton topographic map

Birthplace of: William Scott (The Sleeping Sentinel) - Union Army soldier.

Hospitals and medical centers near Groton:

  • HILL ICF/MR (Hospital, about 13 miles away; BARRE, VT)
  • ROWAN COURT HEALTH AND REHAB (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; BARRE, VT)
  • GRAFTON COUNTY NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; NORTH HAVERHILL, NH)
  • BERLIN HEALTH AND REHAB CTR (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; BARRE, VT)

Amtrak station near Groton:

  • 19 miles: MONTPELIER-BARRE (MONTPELIER, MONTPELIER JCT. RD.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Groton:

  • Norwich University (about 23 miles; Northfield, VT; Full-time enrollment: 4,221)
  • Dartmouth College (about 38 miles; Hanover, NH; FT enrollment: 6,030)
  • Plymouth State University (about 44 miles; Plymouth, NH; FT enrollment: 4,838)
  • Saint Michael's College (about 49 miles; Colchester, VT; FT enrollment: 2,336)
  • Middlebury College (about 50 miles; Middlebury, VT; FT enrollment: 3,077)
  • Community College of Vermont (about 50 miles; Winooski, VT; FT enrollment: 3,394)
  • University of Vermont (about 51 miles; Burlington, VT; FT enrollment: 11,566)

Library in Groton:

  • GROTON FREE PUBLIC (Operating income: $33,833; Location: 1304 SCOTT HWY.; 8,611 books; 142 audio materials; 80 video materials; 10 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Groton: Groton Volunteer Fire Department (A), Groton-ryegate Emergency Medical Services (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Groton: First Baptist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

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

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Tannery Brook (A), North Branch Wells River (B), East Brook (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Caledonia County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2002 was 81.0. This is about average.

City:

81.0
U.S.:

74.7

Ozone [ppb] level in 2000 was 26.1. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 15.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.1
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2002 was 17.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

17.3
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2002 was 11.2. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 13.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.2
U.S.:

9.4
Average household size:
This town:  2.5 people
Vermont:  2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  70.0%
Whole state:  62.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  8.2%
Whole state:  9.2%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.7% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

10.5%
Whole state:

9.4%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

4.3%
Whole state:

3.6%

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.7
Vermont average:

11.7

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

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Groton town (based on Caledonia County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic4,3556
Mainline Protestant3,81032
Evangelical Protestant1,48815
Other7809
None20,794-
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: 15
Caledonia County:

4.91 / 10,000 pop.
Vermont:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 7
Caledonia County:

2.29 / 10,000 pop.
Vermont:

1.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 23
Caledonia County:

7.53 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.40 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 31
Here:

10.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

11.52 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.9%
Vermont:

6.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Caledonia County:

24.6%
Vermont:

22.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

11.5%
State:

13.3%

4.82% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($38,711 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.82%
Vermont average:

5.68%

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 Orleans County, VT  0.56% ($30,029 average AGI)
from Washington County, VT  0.44% ($37,611)
from Grafton County, NH  0.31% ($41,868)


5.63% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,803 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.63%
Vermont average:

5.98%

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 Orleans County, VT  0.45% ($34,732 average AGI)
to Washington County, VT  0.44% ($27,444)
to Grafton County, NH  0.43% ($41,943)

Strongest AM radio stations in Groton:

  • WTWN (1100 AM; daytime; 5 kW; WELLS RIVER, VT; Owner: PUFFER BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WDEV (550 AM; 5 kW; WATERBURY, VT; Owner: RADIO VERMONT, INC.)
  • WCHP (760 AM; 35 kW; CHAMPLAIN, NY; Owner: CHAMPLAIN RADIO, INC.)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WSNO (1450 AM; 1 kW; BARRE, VT; Owner: VOX VERMONT, L.L.C)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSKI (1240 AM; 1 kW; MONTPELIER, VT; Owner: GALLOWAY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WGY (810 AM; 50 kW; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WICY (1490 AM; 50 kW; MALONE, NY; Owner: CARTIER COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WVMT (620 AM; 5 kW; BURLINGTON, VT; Owner: SISON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WNTK (1020 AM; 10 kW; NEWPORT, NH; Owner: KOOR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Groton:

  • WDOT (95.7 FM; DANVILLE, VT; Owner: MONTPELIER BROADCASTING INC)
  • WCVT (101.7 FM; STOWE, VT; Owner: RADIO VERMONT CLASSICS, L.L.C.)
  • WGMT (97.7 FM; LYNDON, VT; Owner: VERMONT BROADCAST ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • WLKC (103.3 FM; WATERBURY, VT; Owner: RADIO BROADCASTING SERVICES, INC.)
  • WVPS (107.9 FM; BURLINGTON, VT; Owner: VERMONT PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WEZF (92.9 FM; BURLINGTON, VT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WPKQ (103.7 FM; NORTH CONWAY, NH; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WHOM (94.9 FM; MT. WASHINGTON, NH; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WNCS (104.7 FM; MONTPELIER, VT; Owner: MONTPELIER BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WDEV-FM (96.1 FM; WARREN, VT; Owner: RADIO VERMONT, INC.)
  • WCMD (89.9 FM; BARRE, VT; Owner: CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES, INC)
  • WMTK (106.3 FM; LITTLETON, NH; Owner: VERMONT BROADCAST ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • WCKJ (90.5 FM; ST. JOHNSBURY, VT; Owner: CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WKXH (105.5 FM; ST. JOHNSBURY, VT; Owner: VERMONT BROADCAST ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • WVFM (105.7 FM; CAMPTON, NH; Owner: DEVON BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WEBK (105.3 FM; KILLINGTON, VT; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WORK (107.1 FM; BARRE, VT; Owner: VOX VERMONT, L.L.C)
  • WJJR (98.1 FM; RUTLAND, VT; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WZRT (97.1 FM; RUTLAND, VT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WLTN-FM (96.7 FM; LISBON, NH; Owner: PROFILE BROADCASTING CO., INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Groton:

  • WBVT-LP (Channel 39; BURLINGTON, VT; Owner: NYN, LLC)
  • WLED-TV (Channel 49; LITTLETON, NH; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE)

Groton fatal accident list:

Oct 3, 2011 08:07 PM, Sr-232, Lat: 44.25310, Lon: -72.26720, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Jan 9, 1993 03:15 AM, Us302, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Oct 23, 1989 08:58 PM, Us 302, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Sep 24, 1985 06:45 AM, Us302, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jun 21, 1981 01:30 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 9Number of bridges
  • 13m43ftTotal length
  • $474,000Total costs
  • 9,189Total average daily traffic
  • 693Total average daily truck traffic
  • 12,879Total future (year 2018) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

6
  • Call Sign: KA1IRR, Licensee ID: L01373568, Grant Date: 02/26/2008, Expiration Date: 02/25/2018, Certifier: Lewis H Speer, Registrant: Lewis H Speer, 338 Buchanan Dr, Groton, VT 05046
  • Call Sign: KB1BLJ, Licensee ID: L00944966, Grant Date: 10/08/2014, Expiration Date: 11/27/2024, Certifier: Alan A Thompson, Registrant: Alan A Thompson, 367 Powder Spring Rd., Groton, VT 05046
  • Call Sign: N1MAN, Grant Date: 04/14/1992, Expiration Date: 04/14/2002, Cancellation Date: 04/15/2004, Registrant: Jerome D Friedman, Box 40b Rr 1, Groton, VT 05046
  • Call Sign: N1SIG, Licensee ID: L00896598, Grant Date: 10/24/2014, Expiration Date: 01/05/2025, Certifier: Leonard W Targonski, Registrant: Leonard W Targonski, 59 Foley Hill Rd, Groton, VT 05046
  • Call Sign: N1ZTQ, Licensee ID: L01259096, Grant Date: 07/17/2007, Expiration Date: 10/14/2017, Registrant: Peter C Braig, 816 Boulder Beach Rd, Groton, VT 05046
  • Call Sign: KB1EMA, Licensee ID: L00164553, Grant Date: 10/19/1999, Expiration Date: 10/19/2009, Cancellation Date: 10/20/2011, Certifier: James O Dresser, Registrant: James O Dresser, 1426 Scott Hwy, Groton, VT 05046

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 3
  • Hazardous Condition: 1

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (63%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (20%)
  • Wood (16%)
  • Electricity (1%)
  • Coal or coke (1%)

Groton compared to Vermont state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
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