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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population14,562
Male Share of the Population47%
Female Share of the Population53%
Senior Citizens20.5%
Employed Population 16+7,324
Age of the Population45

Families

% of people married49.5%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher47.1%
Median Earnings25+$45,787
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$16,012
Median Earnings With High School Degree$37,453

Wealth

Median Family Income$92,866
% Above Poverty Level92.6%
% Below Poverty Level7.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time25 minutes
% Working from Home5.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work6.5%
% Using Public Transportation0.7%

Housing

People Living Alone31.6%
Median Gross Rent$1,107
Median House Value$256,500

Ancestry

Irish20.5%
English20.4%
Italian12.7%
French Except Basque12.2%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)10.5%
Canadian7.2%
Polish6.6%
Scottish5.7%
Russian2.2%
Swedish1.8%
Greek1.4%
Portuguese1.3%
Welsh1.2%
Norwegian1.2%
African1.1%
Lithuanian1%
Danishn0.7%
Arab0.7%
Lebanese0.7%
South African0.6%
Dutch0.6%
Kenyan0.5%
Hungarian0.5%
Swiss0.4%
Slovak0.3%
Romanian0.3%
Czech0.2%
German0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Albanian0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
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Exeter Almanac

CategoryValue
County Rockingham County
Standard Zip Codes3833
Phone Area Codes603
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude42.97
Approximate Longitude-70.94

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)

StationGREENLAND
Distance6.3 miles
Jan Temp15 to 34 F
Apr Temp34 to 56 F
Jul Temp59 to 83 F
Oct Temp39 to 61 F
Annual Precip48.1 inches
StationEPPING
Distance7.7 miles
Jan Temp13 to 33 F
Apr Temp34 to 57 F
Jul Temp58 to 83 F
Oct Temp37 to 61 F
Annual Precip44.5 inches
StationDURHAM
Distance11.7 miles
Jan Temp13 to 33 F
Apr Temp34 to 58 F
Jul Temp58 to 83 F
Oct Temp38 to 62 F
Annual Precip42.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
East Kingston2,406$104,432
Hampton Falls2,377$141,389
Kensington2,157$120,040
Newfields1,526$125,417
North Hampton4,384$107,115
Stratham7,361$124,848

Exeter Public Libraries

Exeter Public Library
4 CHESTNUT STREET
Exeter, New Hampshire
(603) 772-3101

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Exeter Hospitals

Exeter Hospital
(Non-profit)
5 Alumni Drive
(603) 778-7311

Exeter Public Schools

Virtual Learning Academy (e)
30 Linden St.
ZIP: 3833
(603) 778-2500
Primary
Kensington Elementary School
122 Amesbury Rd.
ZIP: 3833
(603) 772-5705
Primary
Total Enrollment 122
Lincoln Street Elementary School
25 Lincoln St.
ZIP: 3833
(603) 775-8860
Primary
Total Enrollment 529
Great Bay Elearning Charter School (m)
30 Linden St.
ZIP: 3833
(603) 775-8638
Middle
Total Enrollment 30
Main Street School
40 Main St.
ZIP: 3833
(603) 775-8946
Primary
Total Enrollment 492
Exeter High School
1 Blue Hawk Dr.
ZIP: 3833
(603) 775-8400
High
Total Enrollment 1709
Virtual Learning Academy (h)
30 Linden St.
ZIP: 3833
(603) 778-2500
High
Total Enrollment 152
Great Bay Elearning Charter School (h)
30 Linden St.
ZIP: 3833
(603) 775-8638
High
Total Enrollment 112

Exeter Private Schools

Montessori School For The Arts & Sciences
307 Epping Rd
ZIP: 3833
Elementary
Total Enrollment 12
Appleseeds Day School
15 Hampton Rd
ZIP: 3833
Elementary
Total Enrollment 20
Building Block School
125 Kingston Rd
ZIP: 3833
Elementary
Total Enrollment 8
Phillips Exeter Academy
20 Main St
ZIP: 3833
Secondary
Total Enrollment 1026
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