Groton New Hampshire Community Profile

Groton new hampshire community profile
Groton, NH
Community Contact Town of Groton
Board of Selectmen
754-C North Groton Road
Groton, NH 03241

Telephone (603) 744-9190
Fax (603) 744-3382
E-mail townofgroton@adelphia.net
Web Site http://town-of-groton.com/index.html

Municipal Office Hours Selectmen: Monday through Thursday, 8 am - 4 pm, Friday, 8 am - 12 noon; Town Clerk/Tax Collector: Monday and Friday, 10 am - 6 pm, Wednesday, 11 am - 4 pm, and the 1st and last Saturday of the month, 10 am - 2 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 District 8
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 353 over 50 years, from 105 in 1950 to 458 in 2000. The largest decennial percent change was a 113 percent increase between 1970 and 1980, more than doubling the population over those ten years. The 2006 Census estimate for Groton was 490 residents, which ranked 216th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.

Population Density, 2006: 12.0 persons per square mile of land area. Groton contains 40.7 square miles of land area and 0.04 square miles of inland water area.

MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2004 $460,130
Budget: School Appropriations, 2005 $616,000
Zoning Ordinance 2007
Master Plan 2007
Capitol Improvement Plan No
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board

Boards and Commissions
Elected:
Selectmen; Planning; Zoning
Appointed:
Conservation; Library

Public Library Groton Public

EMERGENCY SERVICES
Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Hebron - Volunteer
Town Fire Insurance Rating 9/10
Emergency Medical Service Hebron - Volunteer

Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Speare Memorial, Plymouth 13 miles 35

UTILITIES
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 Pickup
None
Pay-As-You-Throw Program
No
Recycling
None

Telephone Company Verizon
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
Cable Television Access Yes
Public Access Television Station No
High Speed Internet Service:  
Business
Yes
Residential
Yes

PROPERTY TAXES (NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration) 
2006 Total Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $16.45
2006 Equalization Ratio 75
2006 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $13.53

2006 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings
81.0%
Commercial Land and Buildings
0.2%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other
18.7%

HOUSING (NH Office of Energy and Planning) 
2006 Total Housing Units 395
   
2006 Single-Family Units 313
Single-Family Permits Issued, Net Change of Units
4
2006 Multi-Family Units 0
Multi-Family Permits Issued, Net Change of Units
0
2006 Manufactured Housing Units 82
   
DEMOGRAPHICS (US Census Bureau) 
Total Population Community County
2006 490 85,336
2000 458 81,826
1990 318 74,998
1980 255 65,806
1970 120 54,914

Census 2000 Demographics
Population by Gender
Male
246
Female
210

Population by Age Group
Under age 5
21
Age 5 to 19
107
Age 20 to 34
68
Age 35 to 54
157
Age 55 to 64
51
Age 65 and over
52
Median Age
39.9 years

Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher
81.2%
Bachelor's degree or higher
8.4%

ANNUAL INCOME, 1999 (US Census Bureau) 
Per capita income $18,680
Median 4-person family income $46,250
Median household income $37,083

Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male
$28,906
Female
$25,417

Families below the poverty level 6.7%

LABOR FORCE (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average 1996 2006
Civilian Labor Force
164 229
Employed
159 224
Unemployed
5 5
Unemployment Rate
3.0% 2.2%

EMPLOYMENT & WAGES (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average Covered Employment 1996 2006
Goods Producing Industries  
Average Employment
0 n
Average Weekly Wage
$0 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
20 15
Average Weekly Wage
$94 $246
   
Total, Private plus Government  
Average Employment
n n
Average Weekly Wage
n n
n = indicates that the data does not meet disclosure standards
EDUCATION/CHILD CARE FACILITIES (NH Dept. of Education)
Schools students attend: Grades K-12 are part of Newfound Area (Alexandria, Bridgewater, Bristol, Danbury, Groton, Hebron, New Hampton) District: SAU 4
Career Technology Center(s): Plymouth Regional High School Region: 05

Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools
Grade Levels
Total Enrollment
NH Licensed Child Care Facilities, 2007: Total Facilities: 0 Total Capacity: 0
Nearest Community/Technical College: Laconia
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Plymouth State University
LARGEST BUSINESSES PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
TLC Tree & Crane Service Tree care 4 1980
TRANSPORTATION  (Distance estimated from city / town hall)
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 Regional
Runway
2,380 ft. turf
Lighted?
No  Navigational Aids? No
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Lebanon Municipal Distance 36 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 1

Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH
68 miles
Portland, ME
104 miles
Boston, MA
119 miles
New York City, NY
295 miles
Montreal, Quebec
213 miles

COMMUTING TO WORK (US Census)
Workers 16 years and over  
Drove alone, car/truck/van
62.9%
Carpooled, car/truck/van
24.8%
Public transportation
0.0%
Walked
6.4%
Other Means
2.5%
Worked at home
3.5%
Mean Travel Time to Work 41.3 minutes

Percent of Working Residents:
Working in community of residence
15%
Commuting to another NH community
76%
Commuting out-of-state
9%
   
RECREATION, ATTRACTIONS, AND EVENTS
Municipal Parks
YMCA/YWCA
Boys Club/Girls Club
Golf Courses
Swimming: Indoor Facility
Swimming: Outdoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Indoor Faclity
Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
Bowling Facilities
Museums
Cinemas
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
Boating/Marinas
X Snowmobile Trails
Bicycle Trails
Cross Country Skiing
Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
   
Nearest Ski Area(s): Tenney Mtn
   
Other: Mary Baker Eddy Historic House; Sculptured Rocks Natural Area
Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, 2007. Community Response Received 08/10/07

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