Groton, SD Demographics


Population (year 2000): 1,356. Estimated population in July 2005: 1,365 (+0.7% change)
Males: 636 (46.9%), Females: 720 (53.1%)

Brown County

Zip code: 57445

Median resident age: 38.6 years
Median household income: $38,125 (year 2000)
Median house value: $71,000 (year 2000)

Races in Groton:

  • White Non-Hispanic (98.7%)
  • American Indian (0.9%)

Ancestries: German (51.0%), Norwegian (25.3%), Irish (8.2%), English (5.5%), Swedish (5.4%), United States (4.2%).

Elevation: 1308 feet

Land area: 1.7 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Groton

  • High school or higher: 84.5%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 22.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.5%
  • Unemployed: 2.9%
  • Mean travel time to work: 17.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Groton city

  • Never married: 18.0%
  • Now married: 66.6%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 9.9%
  • Divorced: 5.5%

0.3% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +162 (+13.6%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Groton:

  • AVERA ST LUKES (about 28 miles; ABERDEEN, SD)
  • DAKOTA PLAINS SURGICAL CENTER LLP (about 28 miles; ABERDEEN, SD)
  • MARSHALL COUNTY HEALTHCARE CENTER-CAH (about 36 miles; BRITTON, SD)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Groton:

  • ABERDEEN REGIONAL (about 23 miles; ABERDEEN, SD; ID: ABR)
  • HURON REGIONAL (about 74 miles; HURON, SD; ID: HON)
  • WATERTOWN MUNI (about 76 miles; WATERTOWN, SD; ID: ATY)
Other public-use airports nearest to Groton:

  • GROTON MUNI (about 6 miles; GROTON, SD; ID: 2E6)
  • BRITTON MUNI (about 35 miles; BRITTON, SD; ID: BTN)
  • THE SIGURD ANDERSON (about 44 miles; WEBSTER, SD; ID: 1D7)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Groton:

  • NORTHERN STATE UNIVERSITY (about 28 miles; ABERDEEN, SD; Full-time enrollment: 2,356)
  • SOUTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY (about 118 miles; BROOKINGS, SD; FT enrollment: 7,353)
  • NORTH DAKOTA STATE COLLEGE OF SCIENCE (about 118 miles; WAHPETON, ND; FT enrollment: 2,176)
  • NORTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY-MAIN CAMPUS (about 129 miles; FARGO, ND; FT enrollment: 8,836)
  • MINNESOTA STATE UNIVERSITY-MOORHEAD (about 149 miles; MOORHEAD, MN; FT enrollment: 6,400)
  • CONCORDIA COLLEGE AT MOORHEAD (about 149 miles; MOORHEAD, MN; FT enrollment: 2,771)
  • SOUTHWEST STATE UNIVERSITY (about 176 miles; MARSHALL, MN; FT enrollment: 3,405)

Schools

Public high school in Groton:

  • GROTON HI SCH (Students: 169; Location: 125 E 4TH AVE; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Groton:

  • GROTON ELEM (Students: 312; Location: 810 N 1ST ST; Grades: PK – 06)
  • GROTON JR HI (Students: 94; Location: 125 E 4TH AVE; Grades: 07 – 08)

Libraries

Library in Groton:

  • WAGE MEMORIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $10,954; Location: 209 N MAIN; 4,962 books; 388 video materials; 2 serial subscriptions)