Groton, New London County, Connecticut

Groton: Town in Connecticut

About

Groton is a town located in the county of New London in the U.S. state of Connecticut. Its population at the 2010 census was 40,115. After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 38,258 inhabitants.

The town was created 317 years ago in 1704.

Quick Facts about Groton

Population : 38,258 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Connecticut (United States)
County : New London County
Different from : Groton
Postal code : 06340
Water as percent of area : 54.39%
Land as percent of area : 45.61%
Altitude : 79 feet / 24 meters
Establishment : January 01, 1705 (317 years ago)
Time Zone : Eastern Time Zone
Local time : 00:52:11 (1st December 2022)
Population growth : -4.85% (2010-2020)

Geography

Groton is located at 41°21'0"N 72°4'42"W (41.3501000, -72.0784100).

Groton map

Demographics

According to census records, the population of Groton decreased by 4.85% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 40,115 - census
2011 39,826 -0.73% estimation process
2012 40,231 1.01% estimation process
2013 40,100 -0.33% estimation process
2014 39,735 -0.92% estimation process
2015 39,288 -1.14% estimation process
2016 39,093 -0.5% estimation process
2017 38,880 -0.55% estimation process
2018 38,644 -0.61% estimation process
2019 38,358 -0.75% estimation process
2020 38,258 -0.26% estimation process

Demographic Facts

Estimated population as of July 1, 2019 : 9,895
Based on demographic estimates as of April 1, 2010 : 10,650
Based on demographic estimates as of 1 April 2010 : -7.1%
April 1, 2020 Population : 9,210
April 1, 2010 Population : 10,650
People under 5 years old, percentage : 5.2%
People under 18 years old, percentage : 13.8%
People over 65 (%) : 27.0%
Female persons, % : 50.8%
White only, percent : 80.4%
Black or African American alone, percent : 5.0%
American Indian and Alaska Native only, % : 0.1%
Asians alone % : 9.8%
Only Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders, % : 0.0%
% of people who have participated in two or more races : 3.4%
% of Hispanic or Latino : 16.9%
White people, not Hispanic or Latino people, make up the majority of the population. : 67.0%
2015-2019 Veterans : 607
Percentage of foreign-born people, 2015-2019 : 20.0%
Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 65.4%

Groton zip code is 06340. County name: New London, County fips: 09011

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Economic Facts

Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 65.4%
Owner-occupied housing unit median value, 2015-2019 : $273,500
From 2015 to 2019, the median selected monthly owner costs - with a mortgage : $2,248
Monthly owner costs, without a mortgage, at the median, 2015-2019 : $1,061
2015-2019 median gross rent : $1,163
2015-2019 Households : 4,366
Population per household, 2015-2019 : 2.31
Living in the same house a year ago, percentage of people aged one year and up, 2015-2019 : 86.8%
Languages other than English spoken at home, as a percentage of people aged 5 and up, 2015-2019 : 30.2%
Households with computers, %, 2015-2019 : 90.5%
Percentage of households with a broadband Internet subscription, 2015-2019 : 81.0%
Percentage of people aged 25 and up with a high school diploma or higher, 2015-2019 : 89.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher, proportion of people aged 25 and up, 2015-2019 : 33.6%
Percentage of people under the age of 65 who have a disability, 2015-2019 : 8.1%
Persons under the age of 65 who do not have health insurance, as a percentage : 8.2%
Total civilian labor force, percent of population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 61.0%
Female labor force participation in the civilian labor force, as a percentage of the population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 55.0%
2012 total retail sales ($1,000) : 85,154
2012 total retail sales per capita : $8,022
Mean commute time to work (in minutes), workers aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 24.8
2015-2019 median household income (in 2019 dollars) : $59,219
Income per capita in the previous 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 : $38,448
Percentage of people living in poverty : 12.8%
Total number of businesses in 2012 : 968
Men-owned businesses in 2012 : 566
Women-owned businesses in 2012 : 281
Minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 119
Non-minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 831
Veteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 37
Nonveteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 859
2010 population per square mile : 5,457.4
2010 land area in square miles : 1.95

People born in Groton (36)

People born in Groton, including astronaut Pierre J. Thuot, explorer and adventurer John Ledyard, politician James Y. Smith, .

List

  • Silas Deane (American politician (1737-1789)) he was born in 24/12/1737
  • Elisha Haley (American politician (1776-1860)) he was born in 21/01/1776
  • Nelson Tift (Confederate Navy officer and politician (1810-1891)) he was born in 23/07/1810
  • Noyes Barber (American politician) he was born in 28/04/1781
  • Daniel Avery (American politician) he was born in 18/09/1766
  • Eddie Lucas (American basketball player) he was born in 14/07/1975
  • Ron Athey (American performance artist) he was born in 16/12/1961
  • Asa Whitney (American businessman) he was born in 01/01/1797
  • Costa Dillon (American filmmaker) he was born in 01/01/1953
  • Dave Campo (American football player and coach) he was born in 18/07/1947
  • Elijah F. Smith (American politician) he was born in 01/12/1792
  • George Hall (American football player) he was born in 02/08/1984
  • Lorenzo Burrows (American politician) he was born in 15/03/1805
  • Nathan Daboll (American mathematician) he was born in 24/04/1750
  • Nathan Daboll (American politician) he was born in 14/11/1780
  • Robert P. Anderson (United States federal judge) he was born in 27/03/1906
  • Thomas Rogers (American mechanical engineer) he was born in 01/01/1792
  • Waightstill Avery (American politician) he was born in 10/05/1741

Schools in Groton

College & universities near Groton, CT

Code Name City ZIP
443483 Cortiva Institute-Groton Groton (CT) 06340
130624 United States Coast Guard Academy New London (CT) 06320-4195
129774 Mitchell College New London (CT) 06320
128902 Connecticut College New London (CT) 06320-4196
436827 University of Connecticut-Avery Point Groton (CT) 06340-6097

Stations (20)

Amtrak & bus stations near Groton, CT

Code Name Address Type
NLC New London Union Station 27 Water Street RAIL
MYS Mystic station 2 Roosevelt Avenue RAIL
FOX Foxwoods Casino, Connecticut 39 Norwich Westerley Rd. BUS
WLY Westerly station 14 Railroad Avenue RAIL
OSB Old Saybrook station 455 Boston Post Road RAIL

Post offices near Groton

Post Office Name City ZIP
Borough Post Office Groton (CT) 06340
Groton Post Office Groton (CT) 06340
New London Post Office New London (CT) 06320
Groton Naval Ba Post Office Groton (CT) 06349
Groton Long Poin Post Office Groton (CT) 06340

Other places with the same name (6)

Other cities in New London County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in New London County , CT. (more)

City Name Population Title
Norwich 38,619 City in Connecticut, USA
New London 26,870 City in Connecticut, United States
Montville 18,463 Town in New London County, Connecticut, United States
Colchester 15,774 Town in the U.
Ledyard 14,579 Town of the United States
Old Lyme 7,280 Town in New London County, Connecticut, United States
Lebanon 7,112 Town in New London County, Connecticut, United States
Pawcatuck 5,624 City in Connecticut, United States of America
North Stonington 5,197 City in New London County, Connecticut, United States of America
Preston City 5,000 Town in New London County, Connecticut, United States
Lisbon 4,238 Town in Connecticut, USA
Long Hill 4,205 Census designated place
Mystic 4,205 Village in Connecticut
Salem 4,083 Town in New London County, Connecticut, United States
Old Mystic 3,554 Village in the United States
Jewett City 3,396 City in Griswold, Connecticut, United States of America

Distance to Other Cities

Groton distances to largest Connecticut cities