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New Richmond


New Richmond, Wisconsin
City
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Location of New Richmond, Wisconsin
Location of New Richmond, Wisconsin
Coordinates: 45°7?11?N 92°32?21?W / 45.11972°N 92.53917°W / 45.11972; -92.53917Coordinates: 45°7?11?N 92°32?21?W / 45.11972°N 92.53917°W / 45.11972; -92.53917
Country United States
State Wisconsin
County St. Croix
Government
 o Type Mayor – Council
 o Mayor Fred Horne
Area
 o Total 9.35 sq mi (24.22 km2)
 o Land 9.18 sq mi (23.78 km2)
 o Water 0.17 sq mi (0.44 km2)
Elevation 981 ft (299 m)
Population (2010)
 o Total 8,375
 o Estimate (2012 ) 8,455
 o Density 912.3/sq mi (352.2/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 o Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 715 & 534
FIPS code 55-57100
GNIS feature ID 1581681
Website www.newrichmondwi.gov

History

New Richmond was founded in 1857. In August 2007, the town celebrated its sesquicentennial. The town was named after Richmond Day, the land surveyor responsible for plotting the town. With it being the second town in Wisconsin to take the name Richmond, the name was altered to New Richmond.

On June 12, 1899, a deadly F5 tornado struck New Richmond. The tornado destroyed a large portion of the town, primarily Main Street and New Richmond’s east side, killing 117 and injuring 125 people. To this day it stands as the ninth deadliest tornado in United States history, according to the National Storm Prediction Center. Most of Main Street (Knowles Avenue) was rebuilt within five months.

Overview

New Richmond is a city in St. Croix County, Wisconsin, United States. Its population was 8,375 as of the 2010 census.

Geography

New Richmond is located at 45°07?11?N 92°32?21?W / 45.119856°N 92.539142°W / 45.119856; -92.539142 (45.119856, -92.539142).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 9.35 square miles (24.22 km2), of which, 9.18 square miles (23.78 km2) is land and 0.17 square miles (0.44 km2) is water. A major source of hydrological water is from the Willow River which is dammed near the center of town.

Demographics

As of the census of 2010, there were 8,375 people, 3,421 households, and 2,094 families residing in the city. The population density was 912.3 inhabitants per square mile (352.2/km2). There were 3,684 housing units at an average density of 401.3 per square mile (154.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.5% White, 1.3% African American, 0.6% Native American, 0.7% Asian, 0.3% from other races, and 1.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.1% of the population.

There were 3,421 households of which 34.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.9% were married couples living together, 10.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 38.8% were non-families. 31.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 3.01.

The median age in the city was 33.9 years. 26.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 30.3% were from 25 to 44; 23.2% were from 45 to 64; and 12.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.9% male and 51.1% female.

As of the census of 2000, there were 6,310 people, 2,561 households, and 1,546 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,237.2 people per square mile (477.7/km2). There were 2,657 housing units at an average density of 521.0 per square mile (201.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.15% White, 0.22% African American, 0.24% Native American, 0.35% Asian, 0.13% from other races, and 0.92% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.78% of the population.

There were 2,561 households out of which 33.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.3% were married couples living together, 10.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.6% were non-families. 31.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 3.06.

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