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Groton, South Dakota

Groton, South Dakota
City
Location in Brown County and the state of South Dakota
Location in Brown County and the state of South Dakota
Coordinates:
Country United States
State South Dakota
County Brown
Incorporated 1888[1]
Area[2]
 • Total 1.75 sq mi (4.53 km2)
 • Land 1.75 sq mi (4.53 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,302 ft (397 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 1,458
 • Estimate (2013[4]) 1,487
 • Density 833.1/sq mi (321.7/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 57445
Area code(s) 605
FIPS code 46-26340
GNIS feature ID 1255377[5]
Website http://www.grotonsd.gov/

Groton is a city in Brown County, South Dakota, United States. The population was 1,458 at the 2010 census.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Geography 2
  • Demographics 3
    • 2010 census 3.1
    • 2000 census 3.2
  • Notable people 4
  • References 5

History

Groton was platted in 1881.[6] The city was named after Groton, Massachusetts.[7] A post office has been in operation at Groton since 1881.[8]

Geography

Groton is located at (45.451015, -98.099050).[9]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.75 square miles (4.53 km2), all land.[2]

Groton has been assigned the ZIP code 57445 and the FIPS place code 26340.

Demographics

2010 census

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 1,458 people, 576 households, and 373 families residing in the city. The population density was 833.1 inhabitants per square mile (321.7/km2). There were 630 housing units at an average density of 360.0 per square mile (139.0/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.5% White, 0.3% African American, 0.5% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 0.2% from other races, and 1.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.9% of the population.

There were 576 households of which 34.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.1% were married couples living together, 6.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 35.2% were non-families. 30.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 3.13.

The median age in the city was 40 years. 28.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.9% were from 25 to 44; 23.7% were from 45 to 64; and 19.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.3% male and 50.7% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,356 people, 524 households, and 372 families residing in the city. The population density was 796.5 people per square mile (308.0/km²). There were 581 housing units at an average density of 341.3 per square mile (132.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.04% White, 0.52% Native American, 0.07% from other races, and 0.37% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.44% of the population.

There were 524 households out of which 35.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.7% were married couples living together, 8.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.0% were non-families. 27.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the city the population was spread out with 27.8% under the age of 18, 5.7% from 18 to 24, 24.3% from 25 to 44, 20.2% from 45 to 64, and 22.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 88.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.0 males.

As of 2000 the median income for a household in the city was $38,125, and the median income for a family was $47,788. Males had a median income of $30,865 versus $21,688 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,248. About 4.2% of families and 5.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.5% of those under age 18 and 5.0% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people

  • Robert A. Johnson, farmer, businessman, and South Dakota State Senator, lived in Groton.[12]
  • Earl Sande, Hall of Fame jockey and trainer, was born in Groton.

References

  1. ^ "SD Towns" (PDF).  
  2. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010".  
  3. ^ a b "American FactFinder".  
  4. ^ a b "Population Estimates".  
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names".  
  6. ^ Kimball, Carol W. (Jul 28, 2004). "Groton is the name of choice for several communities". The Day. pp. B4. Retrieved 31 October 2015. 
  7. ^ Chicago and North Western Railway Company (1908). A History of the Origin of the Place Names Connected with the Chicago & North Western and Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railways. p. 80. 
  8. ^ "Brown County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 19 March 2015. 
  9. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990".  
  10. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  11. ^  
  12. ^ 'Robert Johnson-obituary,' Aberdeen News (South Dakota), December 14, 2014
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