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Overview

Introduction to Exeter, California

Exeter, California, in Tulare county, is 8 miles E of Visalia, California and 46 miles SE of Fresno, California. The city is located in the Visalia-Tulare-Porterville area. 

Exeter History

Exeter was established as a town in 1888. In the same year, the Southern Pacific Railroad first entered the city. It was named after Exeter, England. The first school of the community was built in 1897 and the high school district was founded in 1908. The city was incorporated in 1911. Exeter is also known as the 'Citrus Capital of the World.'

Exeter and Nearby Attractions

  • Exter Golf Course.
  • Porterville Historical Museum.
  • Lake Kaweah Recreation Area.
  • Tulare County Museum.
  • Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park.
  • Pixley National Wildlife Refuge.

Things To Do In Exeter

Local golfers can enjoy a round at the Exter Golf Course. The Jennie Lakes Wilderness, the Pixley National Wildlife Refuge and the Lake Kaweah Recreation Area offer a wide variety of recreational opportunities. Local churches include the West End Pentecostal Tabernacle, the Foursquare Gospel Church and the Evangelical Methodist Church.

Exeter Transportation

Fresno Yosemite International Airport is nearby.

Exeter Higher Education

Nearby colleges include the College of the Sequoias, Porterville College and Reedley College.

People

Total Population 10,481
Male Share of the Population 49.7%
Female Share of the Population 50.3%
Senior Citizens 11.8%
Employed Population 16+ 4,228
Age of the Population 31

Families

% of people married 47.2%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 14.3%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $47,074
% Above Poverty Level 70.9%
% Below Poverty Level 29.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 2.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.4%
% Using Public Transportation 0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 19.4%
Median Gross Rent $843
Median House Value $165,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 64.6%
US/American 0.2%
English 5.8%
Irish 6.3%

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

Exeter Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 8 miles E of Visalia, California (center to center)
Nearest Large City 46 miles SE of Fresno, California
County Tulare
Metro Area Visalia - Tulare - Porterville
Standard Zip Codes 93221
Phone Area Codes 559
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 36.296
Longitude -119.141

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 LINDSAY
Distance 8.4 miles
Jan Temp 36 to 58 F
Apr Temp 45 to 77 F
Jul Temp 61 to 98 F
Oct Temp 47 to 81 F
Annual Precip 12.5 inches
Station PORTERVILLE
Distance 17.3 miles
Jan Temp 39 to 58 F
Apr Temp 50 to 77 F
Jul Temp 67 to 98 F
Oct Temp 53 to 83 F
Annual Precip 11.4 inches
Station ASH MOUNTAIN
Distance 21.5 miles
Jan Temp 36 to 58 F
Apr Temp 45 to 70 F
Jul Temp 66 to 97 F
Oct Temp 51 to 80 F
Annual Precip 26.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Farmersville 10,704 $36,081
Lindsay 12,980 $31,858
Porterville 55,218 $40,798
Tulare 61,204 $50,966
Visalia 127,842 $55,788
Woodlake 7,525 $35,769

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

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Exeter High Schools

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EXETER HIGH
820 SAN JUAN AVE.
559-592-2127
A Title I School.
Serves 1,003 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 24.6

KAWEAH HIGH (CONT.)
21215 AVE. 300
559-592-9467
A Non-traditional School
A Title I School.
Serves 59 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.8

EXETER INDEPENDENT STUDY/ALTER. ED.
1107 E. ROCKY HILL DR.
559-592-4420
A Non-traditional School
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 33 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 36.7

EXETER COMMUNITY DAY
1107 ROCKY HILL DR.
559-592-4420
A Non-traditional School
Serves 10 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10

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