Groton, Vermont

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Groton is a town in Caledonia County, Vermont, United States. The population was 876 at the 2000 census. It contains the places Groton Pond, Rickers Mills, Rickers and West Groton.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 55.0 square miles (142.3 km2), of which, 54.0 square miles (139.8 km2) of it is land and 1.0 square miles (2.6 km2) of it (1.82%) is water. The Waits River has its headwaters in Groton.[3]


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 876 people, 338 households, and 252 families residing in the town. The population density was 16.2 people per square mile (6.3/km2). There were 586 housing units at an average density of 10.9/sq mi (4.2/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 96.46% White, 1.26% Native American, 0.23% from other races, and 2.05% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.34% of the population.

There were 338 households out of which 35.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.8% were couples living together and joined in either marriage or civil union, 9.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.4% were non-families. 20.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the town the population was spread out with 28.3% under the age of 18, 5.4% from 18 to 24, 25.8% from 25 to 44, 25.9% from 45 to 64, and 14.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 86.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.9 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $33,333, and the median income for a family was $36,719. Males had a median income of $28,750 versus $18,269 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,659. Below the poverty line were 10.5% of people, 6.8% of families, 11.9% of those under 18 and 9.1% of those over 64.

Notable people

  • William Scott, Civil War soldier pardoned by Abraham Lincoln, known as the "The Sleeping Sentinel".

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