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Groton, South Dakota
|• Total||1.75 sq mi (4.54 km2)|
|• Land||1.75 sq mi (4.54 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)|
|Elevation||1,302 ft (397 m)|
|• Density||842.38/sq mi (325.18/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||1255377|
Groton is located at(45.451015, -98.099050).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.75 square miles (4.53 km2), all land.
Groton has been assigned the ZIP code 57445 and the FIPS place code 26340.
|U.S. Decennial Census
As of the census of 2010, there were 1,458 people, 576 households, and 373 families living 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.
- Robert A. Johnson, farmer, businessman, and South Dakota State Senator, lived in Groton.
- Earl Sande, Hall of Fame jockey and trainer, was born in Groton.
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