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  4. Nightlife
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  6. Diversity
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  7. Jobs
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Exeter is a town in New Hampshire with a population of 14,734. Exeter is in Rockingham County and is one of the best places to live in New Hampshire. Living in Exeter offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Exeter and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Exeter are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$262,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,139
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    30%
  • Own
    70%
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Exeter Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    87.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    74.3
    40.7
  • Robbery
    33.8
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    54
    500.1
  • Theft
    553.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    54
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    22%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    27%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    22%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

Working in Exeter

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$74,353
National
$55,322

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Exeter Reviews

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Growing up in Exeter, I am a bit biased. I, however, think Exeter is a wonderful town! Exeter is a beautiful area, with many different scenic places to visit. It has a lovely downtown, with many different local shops and restaurants. The town has a few local events each year like the Alien festival and our American Independence Day festival held on July 13th. If you want to go to the beach it's only about 10 minutes away. Exeter High School provided me with a solid education and Phillips Exeter High School is one of the most prestigious high schools in the country. I would say any family would enjoy living in Exeter!
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Exeter is a very small town, but holds great historical significance, as it was once the capital of NH. This gives all the residents great pride in knowing their small town is very important to the history of our country. Exeter is also home to the esteemed Phillips Exeter Academy, one of the most prestigious schools in the world. All of this, combined with a friendly close knit small town ecosystem makes Exeter the perfect place to live!
As a student of the local public high school, when I am not busy with academics or extracurriculars, it is not uncommon to find my friends and I wandering around downtown Exeter, browsing the boutiques or hitting up Stillwells for the best ice cream on the Seacoast. The atmosphere of the town is very welcoming, with Exeter becoming the "hub" for many other local rural towns as there are numerous restaurants and venues for a night out. Philips Exeter Academy, a world renowned private high school, gives off a scholarly and vibe of excellence as you walk through downtown and through the beautiful campus. With historical significance and a lively townspeople, there is always something happening in Exeter, whether it is the annual UFO Festival, or a Kripsy Kreme Fundraiser run by the local high school. Exeter is full of happy people who love and share a sense of camaraderie for their town and the essence of New England.