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Exeter, New Hampshire - Basic Facts

The Exeter Census Designated Place had a population of 9,649 as of July 1, 2017. Exeter ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New Hampshire. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Exeter is located at latitude 42.977 and longitude -70.9454 in Rockingham County. The formal boundaries for the Exeter Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.4 sq. miles and a water area of 0.17 sq. miles. Rockingham County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 26 feet.

The Exeter Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2378063) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Exeter Census Designated Place is located within Town of Exeter, a minor civil division (MCD) of Rockingham County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Exeter population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Exeter: Swamscot Falls, Swamscott Falls.

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Exeter, NH Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 9,649
Daytime Population: Workers 6,220
Daytime Population: Residents 4,384
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 10,604
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.10
Population in Households 9,445
Population in Familes 7,203
Population in Group Qrtrs 204
Population Density2 2,195
Diversity Index3 16


Median Household Income $71,850
Average Household Income $93,531
Per Capita Income $40,707


Total Housing Units 4,559 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,874 (63.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,410 (30.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 275 ( 6.0%)
Median Home Value $263,352
Average Home Value $272,965


Total Households 4,284
Average Household Size 2.2
Family Households 2,547
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.6% 0.66%
Households 0.69% 0.75%
Families 1.01% 0.64%
Median Household Income   1.75%
Per Capita Income   2.82%

Exeter, NH - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Exeter to the other 97 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Hampshire by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 16 85th
Population Density # 7 94th
Diversity Index # 23 77th
Median Household Income # 14 87th
Per Capita Income # 11 90th

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