Exeter, RI Population

Population: 6,045. Estimated population in July 2020: 6,298 (+4.2% change)
Males: 2,972 (49.2%), Females: 3,073 (50.8%)

Washington County

Median resident age: 38.1 years
Median household income: $64,452
Median house value: $166,200

Races in Exeter:

  • White Non-Hispanic (95.5%)
  • Two or more races (1.3%)
  • Hispanic (1.3%)
  • American Indian (1.1%)
  • Black (0.7%)

Ancestries: English (27.2%), Irish (24.1%), Italian (16.4%), French (11.6%), German (10.1%), Swedish (4.8%).

Elevation: 266 feet

Population

For population 25 years and over in Exeter

  • High school or higher: 86.0%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 30.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.2%
  • Unemployed: 5.4%
  • Mean travel time to work: 28.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Exeter town

  • Never married: 23.9%
  • Now married: 62.9%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 4.0%
  • Divorced: 8.4%

2.9% Foreign born (1.1% Europe, 0.6% Latin America, 0.6% North America, 0.5% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: +677 (+12.6%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Exeter:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Exeter:

  • THEODORE FRANCIS GREEN STATE (about 13 miles; PROVIDENCE, RI; Abbreviation: PVD)
  • GROTON-NEW LONDON (about 39 miles; GROTON NEW LONDON, CT; Abbreviation: GON)
  • WORCESTER REGIONAL (about 53 miles; WORCESTER, MA; Abbreviation: ORH)
Other public-use airports nearest to Exeter:

  • RICHMOND (about 9 miles; WEST KINGSTON, RI; Abbreviation: 08R)
  • QUONSET STATE (about 10 miles; NORTH KINGSTOWN, RI; Abbreviation: OQU)
  • DOWNTOWN PROVIDENCE HELISTOP (about 20 miles; PROVIDENCE, RI; Abbreviation: RI9)
Amtrak stations near Exeter:

  • 7 miles: KINGSTON (WEST KINGSTON, FAIRGROUNDS RD.). Services: ticket office, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 20 miles: PROVIDENCE (100 GASPEE ST.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Exeter:

  • UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND (about 7 miles; KINGSTON, RI; Full-time enrollment: 11,759)
  • COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF RHODE ISLAND (about 11 miles; WARWICK, RI; Full-time enrollment: 8,650)
  • NEW ENGLAND INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (about 11 miles; WARWICK, RI; Full-time enrollment: 2,419)
  • JOHNSON & WALES UNIVERSITY (about 19 miles; Providence, RI; Full-time enrollment: 8,218)
  • RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN (about 19 miles; PROVIDENCE, RI; Full-time enrollment: 2,086)
  • RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE (about 20 miles; PROVIDENCE, RI; Full-time enrollment: 6,208)
  • PROVIDENCE COLLEGE (about 20 miles; PROVIDENCE, RI; Full-time enrollment: 4,456)
Public primary/middle schools in Exeter:

  • METCALF SCHOOL (Students: 645; Location: 30 NOOSENECK HILL ROAD; Grades: 03 – 06)
  • WAWALOAM SCHOOL (Students: 306; Location: 100 VICTORY HIGHWAY; Grades: 01 – 02)
Private primary/middle school in Exeter:

  • CAMP E HUN TEE (Students: 40; Location: ONE CAMP E HUN TEE PLACE; Grades: UG – UG; Boys only)

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