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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 is in the Providence - Fall River - Warwick area.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population6,717
Male Share of the Population51.9%
Female Share of the Population48.1%
Senior Citizens13.7%
Employed Population 16+3,283
Age of the Population46

Families

% of people married51.6%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher38.9%
Median Earnings25+$46,308
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$42,484

Wealth

Median Family Income$97,406
% Above Poverty Level88.6%
% Below Poverty Level11.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time31 minutes
% Working from Home10.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.9%
% Using Public Transportation1.9%

Housing

People Living Alone27.5%
Median Gross Rent$856
Median House Value$317,500

Ancestry

Irish21.2%
French Except Basque17.8%
English17.5%
Italian16.7%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)12%
German7.1%
Polish4.9%
Canadian3.4%
Portuguese3.2%
US/American3%
Swedish2.7%
Scottish2.1%
Greek1.3%
West Indian1.1%
Belizean0.9%
Dutch0.7%
Welsh0.6%
Danishn0.5%
African0.3%
Czech0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Swiss0.3%
Hungarian0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Cape Verdean0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
Bermudan0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Russian0.1%
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Exeter Almanac

CategoryValue
County Washington County
Standard Zip Codes2822
Phone Area Codes401
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.56
Approximate Longitude-71.68

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)

StationKINGSTON
Distance6.5 miles
Jan Temp19 to 38 F
Apr Temp36 to 57 F
Jul Temp60 to 81 F
Oct Temp40 to 64 F
Annual Precip51.8 inches
StationNEWPORT ROSE
Distance11.1 miles
Jan Temp23 to 38 F
Apr Temp39 to 54 F
Jul Temp64 to 78 F
Oct Temp48 to 62 F
Annual Precip46 inches
StationNORTH FOSTER 1 E
Distance21.4 miles
Jan Temp17 to 35 F
Apr Temp36 to 58 F
Jul Temp61 to 81 F
Oct Temp40 to 61 F
Annual Precip53.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
East Greenwich13,104$142,648
Kingston6,891$112,188
North Kingstown26,232$103,960
Richmond7,618$98,289
South Kingstown30,651$100,015
West Greenwich6,112$93,548

Exeter Public Libraries

Exeter Public Library
773 TEN ROD ROAD
Exeter, Rhode Island
(401) 294-4109

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Exeter Public Schools

Metcalf School
30 Nooseneck Hill Road
ZIP: 2822
(401) 397-3375
Primary
Total Enrollment 501
Wawaloam School
100 Victory Highway
ZIP: 2822
(401) 295-8808
Primary
Total Enrollment 288

Exeter Private Schools

Quest Montessori School
54 Exeter Rd
ZIP: 2822
Elementary
Total Enrollment 44
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