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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    C
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B-
Exeter is a town in Rhode Island with a population of 6,761. Exeter is in Washington County. Living in Exeter offers residents a suburban rural mix feel and most residents own their homes. Many young professionals live in Exeter and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Exeter are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$323,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$873
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban Rural Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    19%
  • Own
    81%
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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
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    7%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    8%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    20%
  • 55-64 years
    18%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    17%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    26%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    23%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%

Working in Exeter

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$79,044
National
$55,322
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Exeter Reviews

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Extremely good town, good school district, great community. People are involved with each other. On the wealthier side.
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A great town to live in. Some parts are far from the highway or typical areas for shopping, etc. Very quiet. Safe. Excellent place to live .
The city of Exeter in Rhode Island is a nice place to live. There are lots of historical buildings that you could visit even in the nearby cities such as New Port and Jamestown. The food is great and the experience is awesome. The weather is a bit cold but bearable. I would not want to change anything besides, this is the first state that I have lived in on my own.