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Welcome to Exeter ...

Exeter is located in Rockingham County<1> and is the County Seat for Rockingham County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Exeter has a population of 15,311 people<2> (see below for details).

Exeter is 30 feet [9 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Exeter lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Exeter: (603)

The ZIP code for Exeter: 03833<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Exeter had an population of 15,311 people. This is an increase of 7.03% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 8.91% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Exeter had a population of 14,306 people. This makes Exeter the county's 6th most populous community.

The population of Exeter represents 1.09% of the total population of New Hampshire (which has 1,316,470 people), making it the state's 19th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 14,306 people, the population of Exeter increased 1.76% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 14,058 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Exeter.

Communities Also Named Exeter ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 22 communities that are also named Exeter - they are located in British Columbia, California, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Maine, Michigan, Missouri, Montana (2), Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina (2), Ohio (2), Ontario, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Exeter.

Communities near Exeter ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Exeter.

  • Haverhill [Essex County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Haverhill
    • Haverhill [Essex County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Exeter
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 64,098 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Haverhill
  • Dover [Strafford County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dover
    • Dover [Strafford County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the north of Exeter
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 32,443 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dover
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dover<6>
  • Salem [Rockingham County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salem
    • Salem [Rockingham County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southwest of Exeter
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 30,641 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salem
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Salem<6>
  • Portsmouth [Rockingham County]
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    • Portsmouth [Rockingham County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Exeter
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 21,557 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Portsmouth
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Portsmouth<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Newburyport [Essex County]
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      • Newburyport [Essex County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the south of Exeter
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,495 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newburyport
    • Amesbury [Essex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Amesbury
      • Amesbury [Essex County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the south of Exeter
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,537 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amesbury
    • Durham [Strafford County]
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      • Durham [Strafford County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the north of Exeter
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,441 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Durham have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Durham
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Durham<6>
    • Hampton [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hampton
      • Hampton [Rockingham County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Exeter
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,950 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hampton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hampton<6>
    • York [York County]
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      • York [York County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northeast of Exeter
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,329 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for York have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on York
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for York<6>
    • Somersworth [Strafford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Somersworth
      • Somersworth [Strafford County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the north of Exeter
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,286 people
      • Former names for Somersworth:
      • Great Falls
      • Summersworth
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Somersworth
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Somersworth<6>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Exeter. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Exeter.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Exeter. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Exeter.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Exeter. Our list includes 85 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Exeter.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Exeter ...

Looking for more information about Exeter? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Exeter, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Exeter.

Adding Exeter to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Exeter in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Exeter was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Exeter

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Exeter on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for New Hampshire

About Rockingham County

About New Hampshire

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Exeter. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Rockingham County: www.co.rockingham.nh.us/

The official website for State of New Hampshire: https://www.nh.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New Hampshire's counties, including Rockingham, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Exeter.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Exeter - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Exeter). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Exeter or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Exeter) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Exeter. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from ExeterOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Exeter. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.9814, Longitude: -70.9462    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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