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Welcome to Exeter ...

The Town of Exeter is located in Washington County<1>.


The location of Exeter has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>


From the  Census Estimates for 2019, the Town of Exeter has a population of 6,526 people<3> (see below for details).

Exeter is 190 feet [58 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Exeter lies within the (401) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Exeter had an population of 6,526 people. This is an increase of 1.57% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 7.96% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, the Town of Exeter had a population of 6,425 people (or 5.06% of the total population of Washington County). This makes Exeter the county's 8th most populous community.

The population of Exeter represents 0.61% of the population of Rhode Island (which has 1,052,567 people), making it the state's 34th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 6,425 people, the population of Exeter increased 6.29% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 6,045 people).

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

Communities Also Named Exeter ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 2 communities that are also named Exeter - they are located in New York and Wisconsin.

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.

  • Warwick
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Warwick
    • Warwick is located in Kent County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 81,189 people
  • Cranston
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cranston
    • Cranston is located in Providence County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 81,142 people
  • Coventry
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coventry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coventry
    • Coventry is located in Kent County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 34,931 people
  • South Kingstown
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Kingstown
    • South Kingstown is located in Washington County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 30,454 people
  • Johnston
    (18 miles [29 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Johnston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Johnston
    • Johnston is located in Providence County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 29,366 people
  • West Warwick
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Warwick have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Warwick
    • West Warwick is located in Kent County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 28,967 people
  • Newport
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newport
    • Newport is located in Newport County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 24,412 people
  • Westerly
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westerly have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westerly
    • Westerly is located in Washington County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 22,328 people
  • Bristol
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bristol have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bristol
    • Bristol is located in Bristol County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 21,866 people
  • Portsmouth
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Portsmouth have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Portsmouth
    • Portsmouth is located in Newport County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,108 people

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. 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Exeter, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Exeter.

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 State of Rhode Island: https://www.ri.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of the state's counties, including Washington, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Exeter.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Exeter - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.









 

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