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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, Thursday, 9 am - 4 pm, Tuesday, 12 noon - 7 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 District 2
Executive Council District District 1
State Senate District 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 475 over 49 years, from 120 in 1970 to 595 in 2019. The largest decennial percent change was a 113 percent increase between 1970 and 1980, more than doubling the population over those ten years. The 2019 Census estimate for Groton was 595 residents, which ranked 213th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2019 (US Census Bureau): 14.6 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, 2020 $1,612,981
Budget: School Appropriations, 2018-2019 $728,935
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 Part-time Chief
Fire Department Rumney/Hebron - Volunteer
Emergency Medical Service Rumney/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
2019 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $16.83
2019 Equalization Ratio 96.9
2019 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $10.14
2019 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings84.4%
Commercial Land and Buildings0.3%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other15.3%

(ACS 2015-2019) Housing
Total Housing Units 388
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 322
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 0
Five or More Units in Structure 0
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 66
(US Census Bureau) Population
(1-year Estimates/Decennial)
Total Population Community County
2019 595 89,886
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) 2015-2019
Population by Gender
Male:   241 Female:   223
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 0
Age 5 to 19 51
Age 20 to 34 40
Age 35 to 54 118
Age 55 to 64 153
Age 65 and over 102
Median Age 56.5 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 76.2%
Bachelor's degree or higher 12.5%

(ACS 2015-2019) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $33,927
Median family income $66,250
Median household income $55,833
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers, 16 years ad over
Male $44,375
Female $40,972
Individuals below the poverty level 9.4%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2009 2019
Civilian Labor Force 233 361
Employed 223 352
Unemployed 10 9
Unemployment Rate 4.3% 2.5%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2009 2019
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment n 0
Average Weekly Wage n $0
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment n 0
Average Weekly Wage n $0
Total Private Industry
Average Employment n 0
Average Weekly Wage n $0
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 16 7
Average Weekly Wage $206 $452
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment n 7
Average Weekly Wage n $452

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
2020 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 2015-2019) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 65.7%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 26.9%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 0.0%
Other Means 7.5%
Worked at home 7.8%
Mean Travel Time to Work 45.1 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2015-2019)
Working in community of residence 7.1%
Commuting to another NH community 85.1%
Commuting out-of-state 7.8%
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 Tourist 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, 2021. Community Response Received 8/6/20

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