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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A-
Groton is a town in Connecticut with a population of 39,492. Groton is in New London County and is one of the best places to live in Connecticut. Living in Groton offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Groton there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Groton and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Groton are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$237,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,183
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    54%
  • Own
    46%
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Groton Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    91.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    27.2
    40.7
  • Robbery
    6.8
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    78.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,161
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    64.7
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    16%
  • 25-34 years
    18%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    16%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    20%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

Working in Groton

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$63,895
National
$55,322
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Small town, but lots of fun. Two hours south of Boston and north of New York, so never far away from a big city. Good schools and lots of places to learn and be active. Beaches on the Long Island Sound and Atlantic Ocean are within a few minutes or less than an hour drive. There are lots of hiking trails as well and oodles of concerts in the summer at parks, beaches and local venues. Lots of neighborhoods offer something for everyone.
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I grew up here, this town is filled with stories and memories from a gigantic community with one big heart. Our Town and City Police officers constantly on the move to serve and protect, always a new business trying to get a foot ahead so that they can flourish, and always someone around to ask for help if need be. People are pretty cool out here, housing is affordable, and our beach scenery is AMAZING! DONT forget to stop by the Nautilus Museum, we're the Submarine Capital of the WORLD!! Salute your Sailors and enjoy your lunch, you're going to LOVE it here.
Groton is the Submarine capital of the world. General Dynamics and Electric Boat are the two biggest contractors for the Department of Defense. All the Submarines are made right here. In 1778 British forces invaded the town of Groton at The Battle of Groton Heights at Fort Griswold, which is now a state park. It's a great place to visit and learn about it's rich history. The water views are spectacular and the Groton monument is open during the summer. The monument was built to honor the defenders who fell during the battle. It's 143 feet tall and has 166 steps to get to the top. Groton offers two beautiful beaches and some of the best seafood.