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Things to do: breweries, historic sites
New Richmond is a city in St. Croix County, Wisconsin, United States. Its population was 8,375 as of the 2010 census.HistoryNew Richmond was founded in 1857. In August 2007, the town celebrated its sesquicentennial. The town was named after Richmond Day, the land surveyor responsible for plotting the town. With it being the second town in Wisconsin to take the name Richmond, the name was altered to New Richmond.On June 12, 1899, a deadly F5 tornado struck New Richmond. The tornado destroyed a large portion of the town, primarily Main Street and New Richmond's east side, killing 117 and injuring 125 people. To this day it stands as the ninth deadliest tornado in United States history, according to the National Storm Prediction Center. Most of Main Street (Knowles Avenue) was rebuilt within five months.GeographyNew Richmond is located at .According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 9.35sqmi, of which, 9.18sqmi is land and 0.17sqmi is water. A major source of hydrological water is from the Willow River which is dammed near the center of town.Demographics2010 censusAs of the census of 2010, there were 8,375 people, 3,421 households, and 2,094 families residing in the city. The population density was 912.3PD/sqmi. There were 3,684 housing units at an average density of 401.3/sqmi. The racial makeup of the city was 95.5% White, 1.3% African American, 0.6% Native American, 0.7% Asian, 0.3% from other races, and 1.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.1% of the population.
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