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Welcome to Groton ...

The Town of Groton is located in New London County<1>.

The location of Groton has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, the Town of Groton has a population of 38,436 people<3> (see below for details).

Groton is near sea level<4>.

Time Zone: Groton lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Groton: (860)

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Groton had an population of 38,436 people. This is a decrease of 4.19% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 3.69% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, the Town of Groton had a population of 40,115 people (which is 14.64% of the total population of New London County). This makes Groton the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Groton represents 1.12% of the population of Connecticut (which has 3,574,097 people), making it the state's 39th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 40,115 people, the population of Groton has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (which had a count of 39,907 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Groton.

Communities Also Named Groton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Groton - they are located in New York and Vermont.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Groton.

Communities near Groton ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Groton.

  • Norwich [New London County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norwich
    • Norwich [New London County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the north of Groton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 38,768 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norwich
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Norwich<6>
  • Norwich [New London County]
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    • Norwich [New London County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the north of Groton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 38,768 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Norwich have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norwich
  • Westerly [Washington County]
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    • Westerly [Washington County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the east of Groton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 22,381 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westerly have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westerly
  • Southold [Suffolk County]
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    • Southold [Suffolk County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southwest of Groton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 22,170 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Southold have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Southold
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Waterford [New London County]
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      • Waterford [New London County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the west of Groton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 18,746 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waterford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waterford
    • Stonington [New London County]
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      • Stonington [New London County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the east of Groton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 18,559 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stonington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stonington
    • Montville [New London County]
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      • Montville [New London County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Groton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 18,508 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Montville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montville
    • East Lyme [New London County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Lyme
      • East Lyme [New London County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the west of Groton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 18,462 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Lyme have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Lyme
    • Ledyard [New London County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ledyard
      • Ledyard [New London County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the north of Groton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 14,621 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ledyard have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ledyard
    • Griswold [New London County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Griswold
      • Griswold [New London County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the north of Groton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 11,534 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Griswold have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Griswold

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Groton. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Groton.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Groton. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Groton.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Groton. See our Newspapers Page for Groton.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Groton ...

Looking for more information about Groton? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Groton, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Groton.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Connecticut

About New London County

About Connecticut

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Groton. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Connecticut: https://portal.ct.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Connecticut's counties, including New London, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Groton.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Groton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Groton) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Groton. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Groton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Groton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.3459, Longitude: -72.0298       In this case, the coordinates for Groton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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