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Overview

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.

Exeter History

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

  • Yawgoo Valley
  • Tomaquag Indian Memorial Museum
  • Fisherville Brook Wildlife Refuge
  • South County Museum
  • Queen's Fort
  • Fall River Carousel

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.

Exeter Transportation

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.

People

Total Population 6,691
Male Share of the Population 51.4%
Female Share of the Population 48.6%
Senior Citizens 9.8%
Employed Population 16+ 3,590
Age of the Population 45

Families

% of people married 55.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 36.8%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $99,904
% Above Poverty Level 89.9%
% Below Poverty Level 10.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 31 minutes
% Working from Home 8.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.7%
% Using Public Transportation 1.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 24.1%
Median Gross Rent $866
Median House Value $322,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 12.2%
US/American 3%
English 17.7%
Irish 19.5%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Exeter Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 10 miles SW of Warwick, Rhode Island (center to center)
Nearest Large City 59 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts
County Washington
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.
Latitude 41.577
Longitude -71.538

Exeter Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station KINGSTON
Distance 6.5 miles
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
Station NEWPORT ROSE
Distance 11.1 miles
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
Distance 21.4 miles
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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
East Greenwich 13,114 $132,321
Kingston 6,969 $112,353
North Kingstown 26,310 $100,263
Richmond 7,624 $97,432
South Kingstown 30,577 $93,358
West Greenwich 6,117 $96,765

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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