Introduction to New Richmond, Wisconsin

New Richmond, Wisconsin, in St Croix county, is 29 miles NE of St. Paul, Minnesota. The city is conveniently located inside the Minneapolis-Saint Paul metropolitan area. There are an estimated 6,310 people in New Richmond.

New Richmond History

The city of New Richmond was established in 1857. In 1899, the city was heavily damaged by an F5 Tornado, completely destroying the eastern side of New Richmond and Main Street and killing more than one hundred people. A major portion of Main Street was reconstructed within five years, however.

New Richmond and nearby Attractions

  • William O'Brien State Park
  • Polk County Museum
  • Interstate State Park
  • American Association of Woodturners Landmark Gallery
  • Afton State Park
  • Willow River State Park

Things To Do In New Richmond

The American Association of Woodturners Landmark Gallery, the Minnesota Museum of American Art, the James Ford Bell Museum of Natural History and the Gammelgarden Museum are all accessible from new Richmond. Golfers can enjoy a round at the New Richmond Golf Course. Local parks include Paper Jack Park, Northside Park and Mary Park, while the First Baptist Church, the Swedish Evangelical Lutheran Church and the First Lutheran Church are some of the local houses of worship.

New Richmond Transportation

Rochester International Airport is nearby.

New Richmond Higher Education

Higher education can be pursued at St. Paul Technical College, the University of Wisconsin-River Falls or at the University of St. Thomas.


Total Population 8,501
Male Share of the Population 48.6%
Female Share of the Population 51.4%
Senior Citizens 11.3%
Employed Population 16+ 3,819
Age of the Population 33


% of people married 51.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 23.8%
Median Earnings25+ $35,594
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $19,028
Median Earnings With High School Degree $34,145


Median Family Income $66,025
% Above Poverty Level 88.4%
% Below Poverty Level 11.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 25 minutes
% Working from Home 3.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.2%
% Using Public Transportation %


People Living Alone 26.3%
Median Gross Rent $840
Median House Value $140,700


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 8%
US/American 0%
English 4.4%
Irish 13.2%

New Richmond Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 29 miles NE of St. Paul, Minnesota
County St Croix
Metro Area Minneapolis - Saint Paul
Standard Zip Codes 54017
Phone Area Codes 715
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 45.123
Longitude -92.536

New Richmond Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 13.8 miles
Jan Temp 5 to 23 F
Apr Temp 36 to 59 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 40 to 60 F
Annual Precip 33.6 inches
Distance 21 miles
Jan Temp 0 to 23 F
Apr Temp 34 to 58 F
Jul Temp 60 to 84 F
Oct Temp 38 to 60 F
Annual Precip 30.6 inches
Distance 24.3 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 23 F
Apr Temp 35 to 58 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 39 to 59 F
Annual Precip 31.7 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, New Richmond, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Alden (54017)

Cylon (54017)

Erin (54017)

Huntington (54017)

Jewett (54017)

New Johannesburg (54017)

Stanton (54017)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Baldwin 3,959 $67,126
Deer Park 216 $48,333
Hammond 1,928 $66,731
Roberts 1,701 $71,103
Somerset 2,655 $67,652
Star Prairie 632 $56,750

New Richmond Public Libraries

Carleton A. Friday Memorial Library
155 E. FIRST ST.
New Richmond, Wisconsin
(715) 246-2364

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New Richmond Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
(715) 246-2101
Emergency Service: Yes

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Student/teacher ratio: 16.2

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