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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 2012: $41,626 (it was $33,333 in 2000)
Groton:

$41,626
VT:

$52,977
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $19,856

Groton town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $162,223 (it was $85,900 in 2000)
Groton:

$162,223
VT:

$216,900
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $208,838; Detached houses: $233,860; Townhouses or other attached units: $144,309; In 2-unit structures: $144,309; Mobile homes: $96,729
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Groton races chart
  • White alone - 990 (96.9%)
  • Two or more races - 15 (1.5%)
  • Hispanic - 11 (1.1%)
  • Other race alone - 5 (0.5%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.10%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Groton: 190.0 (very high, 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).

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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:  3.7%



According to our research of Vermont and other state lists there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Groton, Vermont as of October 22, 2014.
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+: New York, NY (259.1 miles , pop. 8,008,278).

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

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Latitude: 44.24 N, Longitude: 72.24 W

Area code: 802

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

4.6%
Vermont:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +15 (+1.7%).

Most common industries (%)
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%)

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Tornado activity:

Groton-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Vermont state average. It is 75% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/11/1966, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 18.0 miles away from the Groton town center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 6/24/1960, a category F2 tornado 42.4 miles away from the town center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Groton-area historical earthquake activity is near Vermont state average. It is 81% 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 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 Groton 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 the city 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 Groton center
On 5/24/2002 at 23:46:00, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, 3.1 ML, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 73.3 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: 12, Storms: 12, Floods: 3, 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/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)

Political contributions by individuals in Groton, 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 22 miles; Northfield, VT; Full-time enrollment: 3,269)
  • Dartmouth College (about 38 miles; Hanover, NH; FT enrollment: 5,813)
  • Plymouth State University (about 44 miles; Plymouth, NH; FT enrollment: 4,634)
  • Middlebury College (about 50 miles; Middlebury, VT; FT enrollment: 2,456)
  • University of Vermont (about 51 miles; Burlington, VT; FT enrollment: 11,405)
  • Champlain College (about 51 miles; Burlington, VT; FT enrollment: 2,086)
  • SUNY College at Plattsburgh (about 69 miles; Plattsburgh, NY; FT enrollment: 5,847)

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
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2002 was 17.3. This is significantly better than average. There were 6 monitors within city limits.
City:

17.3
U.S.:

24.6
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2002 was 11.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

11.2
U.S.:

11.9


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%

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Groton, VT

Groton compared to Vermont state average:

  • Median house value significantly 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.
  • House age below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000



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%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 42.01%
Here42.0%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchUnited Church of ChristAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAEpiscopal Church
Adherents60.8%11.1%9.5%4.3%2.8%
Congregations9.6%15.4%23.1%9.6%5.8%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA) Additional (Not in any CCC Body) Congregational Christian ChurchesLDS (Mormon) ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionOther
Adherents2.4%2.4%2.0%1.7%3.0%
Congregations5.8%1.9%1.9%7.7%19.2%
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: 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%

6.41% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($35,095 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.41%
Vermont average:

6.60%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Orleans County, VT  0.70% ($27,024 average AGI)
from Grafton County, NH  0.48% ($42,138)
from Washington County, VT  0.46% ($32,509)


6.00% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($29,004 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.00%
Vermont average:

6.82%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Orleans County, VT  0.60% ($26,500 average AGI)
to Washington County, VT  0.44% ($28,942)
to Essex County, VT  0.41% ($26,878)

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: 44.25309722, Lon: -72.26720278, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Jan 9, 1993 03:15 AM, Us302, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Oct 23, 1989 08:58 PM, Us 302, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 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
Number of bridges: 10
Total length: 14 meters (46ft)
Total costs: $499,000
Total average daily traffic: 10,519
Total average daily truck traffic: 772
Total future (year 2015) average daily traffic: 14,741

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1910-1919: 1
  • 1920-1929: 1
  • 1930-1939: 0
  • 1940-1949: 0
  • 1950-1959: 0
  • 1960-1969: 4
  • 1970-1979: 0
  • 1980-1989: 3
  • 1990-1999: 1
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Groton, VT


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: 11/27/2004, Expiration Date: 11/27/2014, 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: 01/05/2005, Expiration Date: 01/05/2015, Certifier: Leonard W Targonski
    Registrant: Leonard W Targonski, 59 Sweety B 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

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