Groton Town in New London county, Connecticut

Groton Town

The coastal town of Groton, Connecticut is situated in the southeastern part of the state. Groton boasts coastal waterways, history and a future in maritime interests.

Although the first settlers in Groton were subsistence farmers, the waterways easily led a natural transition to shipbuilding. Soon, traders were voyaging between Groton and Boston. The Battle of Groton Heights memorial can be found at Fort Griswold, and is the symbol that is featured on Groton's town seal to this day.

General Dynamics Electric Boat Division, located in Groton, has been supplying the U.S. Navy with submersibles for more than 100 years. The New London Naval Submarine Base is also located in Groton.

One of the most popular attractions in Groton is the Submarine Force Museum. Visitors get a first-hand look at the world's first nuclear submarine, USS Nautilus, made by New London Ship and Engine Company, a subsidiary of Electric Boat. The museum also includes other exhibits regarding the history of submarines. Other attractions in Groton include Avery Point Light, Fort Griswold Battlefield State Park, and Project Oceanology.

Community Summary

Population Growth (since 2010) -1.12 %
Population Density (people / sq. mile) 1,273.9
Household Size (people) 2.31
Households w/ Children 28.63 %
Annual Residential Turnover 23.86 %

Housing Inventory

Fair Market Rents

Gross rent estimates, localized to show expected pricing variations.

Studio $759
One Bedroom $889
Two Bedroom $1,157
Three Bedroom $1,520
Four Bedroom $1,763

Education

The educational climate index chart is based on the U.S. Census Bureau’s Socioeconomic Status (SES) measure. Factors in this measure are income, educational achievement and occupation of persons within a ZIP code. Because this measure is based on the population of an entire ZIP code, it may not reflect the nature of an individual school.

Educational Climate Index
Values range from 1 to 5 with lower values representing a worse educational climate
Highest Level Attained

Population Demographics

Total: 39,531
Households: 15,684
Median Age: 35.16

Employment & Finance

Workforce
Income by dollar range (Median: $61,560)

Climate & Weather

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The weather risk chart displays a percent value for a given type of weather risk as compared to the national average. A percent value greater than 100 indicates the area is more prone to risk than the national average; similarly, a value less than 100 indicates the area is less prone.

Temperature
Weather Risk
Percent risk, as compared to national average
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Public Elementary

School

PLEASANT VALLEY SCHOOL
Grades: K-5
380 PLEASANT VALLEY RD S
GROTON, CT 06340

CLAUDE CHESTER SCHOOL
Grades: K-5
1 HARRY DAY DR
GROTON, CT 06340

NORTHEAST ACADEMY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Grades: K-5
115 OSLO ST
MYSTIC, CT 06355

S. B. BUTLER SCHOOL
Grades: PRESCHOOL-5
155 OCEAN VIEW AVE
MYSTIC, CT 06355

CATHERINE KOLNASKI MAGNET SCHOOL
Grades: PRESCHOOL-5
500 POQUONNOCK RD
GROTON, CT 06340

MARY MORRISSON SCHOOL
Grades: PRESCHOOL-5
154 TOLL GATE RD
GROTON, CT 06340

CHARLES BARNUM SCHOOL
Grades: PRESCHOOL-5
68 BRIAR HILL RD
GROTON, CT 06340

Public Middle

School

CARL C. CUTLER MIDDLE SCHOOL
Grades: 6-8
160 FISHTOWN RD
MYSTIC, CT 06355

WEST SIDE MIDDLE SCHOOL
Grades: 6-8
250 BRANDEGEE AVE
GROTON, CT 06340

Public High

School

MARINE SCIENCE MAGNET HIGH SCHOOL OF SOUTHEASTERN
Grades: 9-12
130 SHENNECOSSETT RD
GROTON, CT 06340

FITCH SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
Grades: 9-12
101 GROTON LONG POINT RD
GROTON, CT 06340

ELLA T. GRASSO SOUTHEASTERN TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL
Grades: 9-12
189 FORT HILL RD
GROTON, CT 06340

Private/Catholic

School

LIGHTHOUSE VOC-ED CENTER GROTON
Grades: UNGRADE-UNGRADE
46 PLAZA CT
GROTON, CT 06340

PFIZER KIDS (MGD BY BRIGHT HORIZONS)
Grades: PRESCHOOL-PRESCHOOL
40 HIGH ROCK RD
GROTON, CT 06340

SACRED HEART SCHOOL
Grades: PRESCHOOL-8
50 SACRED HEART DR
GROTON, CT 06340

STEDFAST CHRISTIAN ACADEMY
Grades: PRESCHOOL-12
256 NORTH RD
GROTON, CT 06340

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Commuting to and from Groton Town

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