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Groton is a town in Tompkins County, in the Ithaca metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in New York named Groton. For links to other places called Groton, NY, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Groton is 42.584N. The longitude is -76.359W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,168 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 5,794.
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20% of Groton residents report German ancestry, and 16% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Groton ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Groton was $18,075, compared with $21,587 nationally.
18% of Groton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Groton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $410. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $852.
Tompkins County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Groton political report.
The average commute time for Groton workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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