New_Richmond,_Wisconsin

New Richmond, Wisconsin

New Richmond is a city in St. Croix County, Wisconsin, United States. The population is estimated to be 7,876 residents.

Government

David Schnitzler has been Mayor for the City of New Richmond since 1996.

Aldermen include:

  • Frederick Horne

Aldermanic District:1 Wards 1,2

  • James Johnston

Aldermanic District:2 Wards 3,4

  • Roberta Dale-Wozniak

Aldermanic District:3 Wards 5,6

  • Jane Hansen

Aldermanic District:4 Wards 7,8

  • Ron Volkert

Aldermanic District:5 Wards 9,10

  • James Zajkowski

Aldermanic District:6 Wards 11,12,13

History

On June 12, 1899, the deadly F5 New Richmond Tornado struck New Richmond.

The June 12, 1899 tornado demolished Main Street and New Richmond's east side. The storm / tornado virtually destroyed the town and killed 117 people. Most of Main Street (Knowles Avenue) was rebuilt within five months.

In August 2007, the town celebrated its 150th birthday, being founded in 1857.

Geography

New Richmond is located at (45.119856, -92.539142).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.3 square miles (13.72 km²), of which, 5.1 square miles (13.2 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.5 km²) of it (3.59%) is water. A major source of hydrological water is from the Willow River which is damed near the center of town.

Demographics

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/sq mi (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.

In the city the population was spread out with 26.3% under the age of 18, 9.5% from 18 to 24, 30.8% from 25 to 44, 18.2% from 45 to 64, and 15.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 91.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $43,475, and the median income for a family was $52,422. Males had a median income of $37,306 versus $27,153 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,840. About 4.2% of families and 6.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.8% of those under age 18 and 11.3% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people

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