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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

The telephone area code for Exeter: (401)

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 total 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 have 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 [Kent County]
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    • Warwick [Kent County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northeast of Exeter
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 81,189 people
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  • Cranston [Providence County]
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    • Cranston [Providence County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northeast of Exeter
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 81,142 people
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  • Coventry [Kent County]
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    • Coventry [Kent County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Exeter
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 34,931 people
    • 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 Google Maps centered on Coventry
  • South Kingstown [Washington County]
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    • South Kingstown [Washington County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the south of Exeter
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 30,454 people
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Johnston [Providence County]
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      • Johnston [Providence County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the north of Exeter
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 29,366 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Johnston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • West Warwick [Kent County]
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      • West Warwick [Kent County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the north of Exeter
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 28,967 people
      • 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.
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    • Newport [Newport County]
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      • Newport [Newport County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the east of Exeter
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 24,412 people
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    • Westerly [Washington County]
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      • Westerly [Washington County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southwest of Exeter
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 22,328 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westerly have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Bristol [Bristol County]
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      • Bristol [Bristol County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northeast of Exeter
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 21,866 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bristol have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Portsmouth [Newport County]
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      • Portsmouth [Newport County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the east of Exeter
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,108 people
      • 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 Google Maps centered on Portsmouth

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.

Mentions & References for Exeter

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Rhode Island

About Washington County

About Rhode Island

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 have 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.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Exeter) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Exeter. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: 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: 41.5501, Longitude: -71.5662       In this case, the coordinates for Exeter have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

 

 

 

 

 


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