Introduction to Exeter, Rhode Island
Exeter, Rhode Island, in Washington county, is 10 miles SW of Warwick, Rhode Island (center to center) and 59 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts. The town, which is in the Providence - Fall River - Warwick area, has 6,045 residents.
The area was formally home to the Narragansett Indians. The town of Exeter, which was named after the cathedral city and county town of Exeter in Devon, England, is known to be one of the sites for examples of vampire exhumation. In the 1800s, factories and mills operated in Exeter, but today the region is mainly rural.
Exeter and Nearby Attractions
Things To Do In Exeter
Some of the popular parks near Exeter are Fort Wetherill State Park, Fisherville Brook Wildlife Refuge, and Beavertail State Park. Museums like Tomaquag Indian Memorial Museum and South County Museum are other notable attractions. A trip may be planned to Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum located on Bristol Harbor. A visit to Roger Williams Park Zoo would make a good family outing.
Flights are available from New Bedford Regional airport.
Exeter Higher Education
Colleges and universities in proximity to the town include University of Rhode Island, Rhode Island College, Bryant College, Brown University, and Providence College.
Exeter strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Rhode Island):
Median Family Income
People in Middle Class or Better
Comparing Exeter to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Rhode Island (State):
Ratings range from (lowest) to (highest).
|Male Share of the Population|
|Well-Paid Single Men|
|Well-Paid Single Women|
|Age of the Population|
|Female Share of the Population|
|Children Under 5 Years Old|
|Portion of People Married|
|Average Household Size|
|Median Family Income|
|People in Middle Class or Better|
|College Educated Adults|
|People Above Poverty|
|Walking and Biking to Work|
|Working at Home|
|Public Transportation Use|
|Short Commute Times|
|Seasonal and Vacation Housing|
|Housing Recently Built|
|Affordability of Rents|
|Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals|
|Affordability of Property Taxes|
|People Living Alone|
|Nearest Medium City||10 miles SW of Warwick, Rhode Island (center to center)|
|Nearest Large City||59 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts|
|Metro Area||Providence - Fall River - Warwick|
|Standard Zip Codes||02822|
|Phone Area Codes||401|
|Time Zone||Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)|
|Daylight Savings||The city observes Daylight Saving Time.|
Nearest Weather StationsNotes:
|Jan Temp||19 to 38 F|
|Apr Temp||36 to 57 F|
|Jul Temp||60 to 81 F|
|Oct Temp||40 to 64 F|
|Annual Precip||51.8 inches|
|Jan Temp||23 to 38 F|
|Apr Temp||39 to 54 F|
|Jul Temp||64 to 78 F|
|Oct Temp||48 to 62 F|
|Annual Precip||46 inches|
|Station||NORTH FOSTER 1 E|
|Jan Temp||17 to 35 F|
|Apr Temp||36 to 58 F|
|Jul Temp||61 to 81 F|
|Oct Temp||40 to 61 F|
|Annual Precip||53.1 inches|
|Average Family Size||3.15|
|American Indian & Alaskan||36||0.6%|
|Hispanic (included in categories above)||77||1.3%|
|Est. 2005 Population||6,298|
(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)
|French (except Basque)||8%|
|Other (often includes Hispanic and African American)||4.6%|
According to the US Postal Service, Exeter, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:Escoheag (02822)
Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.
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