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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population8,687
Male Share of the Population49.2%
Female Share of the Population50.8%
Senior Citizens10.6%
Employed Population 16+4,035
Age of the Population34

Families

% of people married51.1%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher22.6%
Median Earnings25+$37,096
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$17,807
Median Earnings With High School Degree$33,074

Wealth

Median Family Income$70,560
% Above Poverty Level91.9%
% Below Poverty Level8.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time26 minutes
% Working from Home3.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.5%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone27.7%
Median Gross Rent$873
Median House Value$147,800

Ancestry

German37.9%
Norwegian24.8%
Irish14%
Swedish9.5%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)8.2%
English5.5%
Polish3.9%
French Except Basque3.1%
Italian3.1%
Finnish1.7%
Danishn1.7%
Dutch1.6%
Scottish1.5%
Czech1.2%
Arab1.1%
Moroccan1.1%
Canadian0.7%
Hungarian0.4%
African0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Welsh0.2%
Nigerian0.2%
Croatian0.2%
US Virgin Isl0.1%
West Indian0.1%
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New Richmond Almanac

CategoryValue
County St. Croix County
Standard Zip Codes54017
Phone Area Codes715
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude45.12
Approximate Longitude-92.53

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)

StationSTILLWATER 1 SE
Distance13.8 miles
Jan Temp5 to 23 F
Apr Temp36 to 59 F
Jul Temp63 to 85 F
Oct Temp40 to 60 F
Annual Precip33.6 inches
StationST CROIX FALLS
Distance21 miles
Jan Temp0 to 23 F
Apr Temp34 to 58 F
Jul Temp60 to 84 F
Oct Temp38 to 60 F
Annual Precip30.6 inches
StationFOREST LAKE 5 NE
Distance24.3 miles
Jan Temp3 to 23 F
Apr Temp35 to 58 F
Jul Temp61 to 82 F
Oct Temp39 to 59 F
Annual Precip31.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Baldwin3,972$67,647
Deer Park244$57,500
Hammond2,006$73,171
Roberts1,641$73,646
Somerset2,686$73,068
Star Prairie648$59,375

New Richmond Public Libraries

Carleton A. Friday Memorial Library
155 E. FIRST ST.
New Richmond, Wisconsin
(715) 243-0431

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New Richmond Hospitals

Westfields Hospital
(Non-profit)
535 Hospital Rd
(715) 246-2101

New Richmond Public Schools

New Richmond High
650 E Richmond Way
ZIP: 54017
(715) 243-7451
High
Total Enrollment 917
New Richmond Hillside Elementary
635 E Richmond Way
ZIP: 54017
(715) 243-1400
Primary
Total Enrollment 594
New Richmond Middle
920 Riley Ave S
ZIP: 54017
(715) 243-7472
Middle
Total Enrollment 669
New Richmond Paperjack Elementary
1011 E 11th St
ZIP: 54017
(715) 243-7400
Primary
Total Enrollment 331
New Richmond Starr Elementary
967 S Starr Ave
ZIP: 54017
(715) 243-7431
Primary
Total Enrollment 528
Nr4kids Charter School
1011 E 11th St
ZIP: 54017
(715) 243-7403
Primary
Total Enrollment 226
St Croix Correctional Center
1859 N 4th St
ZIP: 54017
(715) 246-6971
High
Total Enrollment 3

New Richmond Private Schools

St Mary S School
257 S Washington Ave
ZIP: 54017
Elementary
Total Enrollment 119
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