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Groton, NH

groton New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of Groton
Board of Selectmen
754 North Groton Road
Groton, NH 03241
Telephone (603) 744-9190
Fax (603) 744-3382
E-mail selectmen@grotonnh.org
Web Site www.grotonnh.org

Municipal Office Hours Selectmen's Office: Monday through Thursday, 8 am - 4 pm, closed Friday; Town Clerk, Tax Collector: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 9 am - 4 pm, Tuesday, 4 pm - 6 pm

County Grafton
Labor Market Area Plymouth, NH LMA
Tourism Region Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee
Planning Commission North Country Council
Regional Development Grafton County Economic Development Council

Election Districts
US Congress District 2
Executive Council District 1
State Senate District 2
State Representative Grafton County Districts 6, 16

Incorporated: 1761
Origin: This area was named Cockermouth in 1761, after Charles Wyndham, Baron Cockermouth and Earl of Egremont, who succeeded William Pitt as Secretary of State. Few grantees took up their claims, and the land was regranted in 1766. These settlers also did not meet prescribed terms, but in 1772 Governor Wentworth renewed the charter for three years. In 1796, the town voted to change the name to Groton, and successfully petitioned the legislature to legally change the name. The name was suggested by Samuel Blood, for his hometown in Old Groton, which became a Massachusetts town when the boundary between the states was drawn in 1741.
Villages and Place Names: North Groton
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 373 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Population change for Groton totaled 491 over 57 years, from 99 in 1960 to 590 in 2017. The largest decennial percent change was a 113 percent increase between 1970 and 1980, more than doubling the population over those ten years. The 2017 Census estimate for Groton was 590 residents, which ranked 213th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2017 (US Census Bureau): 14.5 persons per square mile of land area. Groton contains 40.7 square miles of land area and 0.1 square miles of inland water area.

Municipal Services
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2018 $1,219,019
Budget: School Appropriations, 2017-2018 $871,519
Zoning Ordinance 2007
Master Plan 2007
Capitol Improvement Plan No
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Planning; Zoning; Library
Public Library Groton Public

Emergency Services
Police Department Full-time Chief & part-time
Fire Department Rumney/Hebron - Volunteer
Emergency Medical Service Rumnet/Hebron - Volunteer
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Speare Memorial, Plymouth 13 miles 25

Electric Supplier NH Electric Coop
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Private wells
Sanitation Private septic
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant No
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash PickupNone
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramNo
Recycling ProgramVoluntary
Telephone Company Fairpoint
Cellular Telephone Access Limited
Cable Television Access Yes
Public Access Television Station No
High Speed Internet Service:

(NH Dept. of Revenue Administration) Property Taxes
2017 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $15.64
2017 Equalization Ratio 96.4
2017 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $9.44
2017 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings84.2%
Commercial Land and Buildings0.3%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other15.9%

(ACS 2013-2017) Housing
Total Housing Units 416
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 333
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 7
Five or More Units in Structure 0
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 73
(US Census Bureau) Population
(1-year Estimates/Decennial)
Total Population Community County
2017 590 89,386
2010 593 89,118
2000 458 81,826
1990 318 74,998
1980 255 65,806
1970 120 54,914
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2013-2017
Population by Gender
Male:   262 Female:   303
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 17
Age 5 to 19 43
Age 20 to 34 75
Age 35 to 54 186
Age 55 to 64 172
Age 65 and over 72
Median Age 51.9 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 87.1%
Bachelor's degree or higher 14.3%

(ACS 2013-2017) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $32,683
Median family income $56,250
Median household income $46,818
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers, 16 years ad over
Male $37,308
Female $37,692
Individuals below the poverty level 17.3%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2007 2017
Civilian Labor Force 240 356
Employed 232 348
Unemployed 8 8
Unemployment Rate 3.3% 2.2%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2007 2017
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment n n
Average Weekly Wage n n
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment n n
Average Weekly Wage n n
Total Private Industry
Average Employment n n
Average Weekly Wage n n
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment $14 $8
Average Weekly Wage $239 $495
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment n n
Average Weekly Wage n n

If "n" appears, data does not meet disclosure standards.

(NH Dept. of Education) Education and Child Care
Schools students attend: Grades K-12 are part of Newfound Area (Alexandria, Bridgewater, Bristol, Danbury, Groton, Hebron, New Hampton) SAU 4
Career Technology Center(s): Plymouth Applied Technology Center Region: 5
Educational Facilities (includes Charter Schools) Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools
Grade Levels
Total Enrollment
2017 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 0 Total Capacity: 0
Nearest Community/Technical College: Lakes Region
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Plymouth State University

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
TLC Tree & Crane Service Tree care 5 1980
Gordon Coursey & Sons LLC Logging, land clearing, log home building, custom building 6 1975
Maxam Dynamite/explosives 6 2008
Groton Wind LLC (Iberdrola Renewables) Industrial wind turbines 6 2012

Employer Information Supplied by Municipality

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) Transportation
Road Access US Routes
State Routes
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-93, Exit 26
Distance 13 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Plymouth RegionalRunway2,380 ft. turf
Lighted? No Navigational Aids? No
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Lebanon Municipal Distance 36 miles
Number of Passenger Airlines Serving Airport 1
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 73 miles
Portland, ME 101 miles
Boston, MA 118 miles
New York City, NY 305 miles
Montreal, Quebec 219 miles

(ACS 2013-2017) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 70.1%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 18.0%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 0.8%
Other Means 2.8%
Worked at home 8.3%
Mean Travel Time to Work 41.5 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2013-2017)
Working in community of residence 18.0%
Commuting to another NH community 76.7%
Commuting out-of-state 5.3%
Recreation, Attractions, and Events
X Municipal Parks
Boys Club/Girls Club
Golf Courses
Swimming: Indoor Facility
Swimming: Outdoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Indoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
Bowling Facilities
X Museums
Performing Arts Facilities
X Tourists Attractions
Youth Organizations (i.e., Scouts, 4-H)
Youth Sports: Baseball
Youth Sports: Soccer
Youth Sports: Football
Youth Sports: Basketball
Youth Sports: Hockey
X Campgrounds
X Fishing/Hunting
X Snowmobile Trails
Bicycle Trails
Cross Country Skiing
Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s): Tenney Mountain
Other: Mary Baker Eddy Historic House; Sculptured Rocks Natural Area; N Groton School house

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, August 2019. Community Response Received 6/13/17

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