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Overview

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.

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.

People

Total Population 8,599
Male Share of the Population 49.5%
Female Share of the Population 50.5%
Senior Citizens 11.3%
Employed Population 16+ 4,078
Age of the Population 34

Families

% of people married 50.2%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 23.1%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $65,800
% Above Poverty Level 91.4%
% Below Poverty Level 8.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 3.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.9%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 23.4%
Median Gross Rent $814
Median House Value $141,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 7.6%
US/American 0%
English 5.8%
Irish 13.3%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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

Notes:

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

Station STILLWATER 1 SE
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
Station ST CROIX FALLS
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
Station FOREST LAKE 5 NE
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 3,964 $66,539
Deer Park 235 $49,861
Hammond 2,015 $67,986
Roberts 1,645 $73,375
Somerset 2,671 $70,000
Star Prairie 617 $57,833

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

New Richmond Public Libraries

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

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New Richmond Hospitals

WESTFIELDS HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
535 HOSPITAL RD
(715) 246-2101
Emergency Service: Yes

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715-243-7454
Serves 805 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.2

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