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Home of Phillips Exeter Academy
Exeter is a town in Rockingham County, in the Boston-Cambridge-Quincy metro area.
The community was named after the city in England.
The latitude of Exeter is 42.981N. The longitude is -70.948W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 66 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 14,058.
John Phillips founded his academy here in 1781, declaring his purpose to teach students "the great end and real business of living." The motto carved on the main academy building says, "Come hither, boys, that you may become men."
Sections below provide additional information and links about Exeter demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Rockingham County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Portsmouth-Rochester area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 03862 ZIP code.
8% of Exeter residents report German ancestry, and 16% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Exeter ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Exeter was $27,105, compared with $21,587 nationally.
38% of Exeter residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Historic districts in Exeter include Exeter Waterfront Commercial Historic District, Front Street Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Exeter, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $651. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,426.
Libraries in Exeter include Exeter Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Exeter include Exeter News-Letter
Rockingham County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Exeter political report.
The average commute time for Exeter workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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