As of the census of 2010, there were 9,242 people, 4,077 households, and 2,368 families residing in the central urban settlement. The population density was 2,100.5 people per square mile (810.7/km²). There were 4,342 housing units at an average density of 986.8 per square mile (380.9/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 95.3% White, 0.6% Black or African American, 0.1% Native American, 2.0% Asian, 0.2% some other race, and 1.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.6% of the population.
There were 4,077 households, out of which 28.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.4% were headed by married couples living together, 11.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.9% were non-families. 34.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 13.5% were someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.23, and the average family size was 2.88.
In the CDP the age distribution of the population was 22.1% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 24.2% from 25 to 44, 31.8% from 45 to 64, and 15.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43.2 years. For every 100 females there were 90.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.7 males.
For the period 2007-11, the estimated median annual income for a household in the CDP was $61,367, and the median income for a family was $86,852. Male full-time workers had a median income of $59,196 versus $39,583 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $34,685. About 3.3% of families and 7.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.1% of those under age 18 and 4.9% of those age 65 or over. For transportation, the Amtrak Downeaster stops at Exeter, providing passenger rail service to Portand and Boston. Hotel reviews Exeter New Hampshire.