New Richmond, Wisconsin

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New Richmond is a city in St. Croix County, Wisconsin, United States. Its population was 6,310 as of the 2000 census. The population currently estimated to be over 8,000.



New Richmond was founded in 1857. In August 2007, the town celebrated its sesquicentennial.

On June 12, 1899, the deadly F5 New Richmond Tornado struck New Richmond.[3] The tornado demolished Main Street and New Richmond's east side, killing 117 people. Most of Main Street (Knowles Avenue) was rebuilt within five months.[4]


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).[5]

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.


As of the census[2] 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.

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