Railroad service was planned at meetings in 1871. A depot was built and it came in 1872. The railroad named the station "New Holstein" after the township. Mail came to the community on trains instead of being delivered via the pony express, so the first post office was built shortly after rail service started.
By 1881, the then village contained about 400 residents, all of whom were either Germans or were of German descent. That year it had two public halls, three hotels, fire insurance company, and a cemetery. New Holstein's principle manufacturer was a flour mill. Near New Holstein's train depot was a grain elevator owned by Herman Timm. The village occupied over about one mile. New Holstein was incorporated as a village in 1901 when the census population was 569. The first lights were installed in the city in 1912.
New Holstein became a city in April 1926. The first city council was: Mayor Edward Funke, City Clerk Harvey C. Hansen, City Council President Peter Hass. Alderman Gilbert Hipke, Alderman Robert Schilling, Alderman Louie Schaar, Alderman Edgar Lange, Alderman W. W. Lauson, Alderman Henry Schmidt, Alderman Harry C. Hass, Superintendent of Water Works Henry Aggen, Fire Chief Walter Mathes, Assessor Arthur Roehl,and City Attorney George M. Goggins.
The current mayor is Dianne K. Reese. The current chief of police is Robert Niesen.
There were 1,329 households out of which 29.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.3% were married couples living together, 8.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.3% were non-families. 29.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.88.
In the city the population was spread out with 22.7% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 26.4% from 25 to 44, 23.8% from 45 to 64, and 20.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 92.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.7 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $43,180, and the median income for a family was $48,173. Males had a median income of $35,932 versus $23,750 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,911. About 1.2% of families and 3.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.2% of those under age 18 and 6.2% of those age 65 or over.
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