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Overview

Introduction to Exeter, New Hampshire

Exeter, New Hampshire, in Rockingham county, is 15 miles NE of Haverhill, Massachusetts and 43 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts.

Exeter History

Originally inhabited by Squamscott Indians, the land on which Exeter stand today was purchased from the Native Americans by Reverend John Wheelwright in 1638. The town began with a population of 175 and was named after Exeter in Devon, England. In 1639, the Exeter Combination was signed so the community could begin to operate its own government.

Exeter and nearby Attractions

  • American Independence Museum
  • The Exeter Historical Society & Museum
  • Gilman Garrison House
  • Kingston State Park
  • Tuck Museum

Things To Do In Exeter

Exeter is home to a number of historical sites, such as the American Independence Museum. The museum houses memorabilia related to the American Independence movement and provides a glimpse into the city’s socio-cultural history. The Ioka Theatre is also a popular local attraction. Architectural structures by Arthur Gillman are highly admired locations in the city.

Exeter Transportation

Pease International is the nearest major airport.

Exeter Higher Education

One can pursue higher education at the University of New Hampshire, Northern Essex Community College and Merrimack College.

People

Total Population 14,483
Male Share of the Population 46.5%
Female Share of the Population 53.5%
Senior Citizens 18.7%
Employed Population 16+ 7,449
Age of the Population 44

Families

% of people married 48.6%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 47.8%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $94,514
% Above Poverty Level 93%
% Below Poverty Level 7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 26 minutes
% Working from Home 5.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 8%
% Using Public Transportation 0.6%

Housing

People Living Alone 30.8%
Median Gross Rent $1,174
Median House Value $253,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 11.1%
US/American 0%
English 20.3%
Irish 24.7%

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

Exeter Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 15 miles NE of Haverhill, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 43 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts
County Rockingham
Standard Zip Codes 03833
Phone Area Codes 603
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.981
Longitude -70.948

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 GREENLAND
Distance 6.3 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 34 F
Apr Temp 34 to 56 F
Jul Temp 59 to 83 F
Oct Temp 39 to 61 F
Annual Precip 48.1 inches
Station EPPING
Distance 7.7 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 33 F
Apr Temp 34 to 57 F
Jul Temp 58 to 83 F
Oct Temp 37 to 61 F
Annual Precip 44.5 inches
Station DURHAM
Distance 11.7 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 33 F
Apr Temp 34 to 58 F
Jul Temp 58 to 83 F
Oct Temp 38 to 62 F
Annual Precip 42.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
East Kingston 2,575 $93,393
Hampton Falls 2,313 $123,594
Kensington 2,021 $111,607
Newfields 1,618 $129,766
North Hampton 4,361 $104,474
Stratham 7,320 $138,239

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

Exeter Public Libraries

Library
Exeter Public Library
ONE FOUNDERS PARK
Exeter, New Hampshire
(603) 772-3101
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Exeter Hospitals

EXETER HOSPITAL INC
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
5 ALUMNI DRIVE
(603) 778-7311
Emergency Service: Yes

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Exeter High Schools

EXETER HIGH SCHOOL
30 LINDEN ST
603-775-8402
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 1,571 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.3

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