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Known as a submarine base and manufacturing site
Groton is a city in New London County, in the Norwich-New London metro area.
The community was named after town in England
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Connecticut named Groton. For links to other places called Groton, CT, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Groton is 41.35N. The longitude is -72.078W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 79 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 10,237.
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12% of Groton residents report German ancestry, and 15% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Groton ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Groton was $22,239, compared with $21,587 nationally.
19% of Groton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Historic districts in Groton include Groton Bank Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Groton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $569. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,079.
Libraries in Groton include Bill Memorial Library, Groton Public Library ... View libraries
Groton restaurants taking online reservations include Octagon ... View restaurants
The average commute time for Groton workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 7 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Groton between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 7.0 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was higher than the national norm.
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