New Richmond, Ohio
|New Richmond, Ohio|
|— Village —|
|• Mayor||Ramona Carr|
|• Total||3.72 sq mi (9.63 km2)|
|• Land||3.41 sq mi (8.83 km2)|
|• Water||0.31 sq mi (0.80 km2)|
|Elevation||469 ft (143 m)|
|• Estimate (2011)||2,605|
|• Density||757.2/sq mi (292.4/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||1068211|
New Richmond is located at (38.955086, -84.281720).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 3.72 square miles (9.63 km2), of which, 3.41 square miles (8.83 km2) is land and 0.31 square miles (0.80 km2) is water.
 2010 census
As of the census of 2010, there were 2,582 people, 980 households, and 658 families residing in the village. The population density was 757.2 inhabitants per square mile (292.4 /km2). There were 1,133 housing units at an average density of 332.3 per square mile (128.3 /km2). The racial makeup of the village was 95.6% White, 1.6% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 0.2% Pacific Islander, 0.6% from other races, and 1.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.5% of the population.
There were 980 households out of which 35.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.4% were married couples living together, 13.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 32.9% were non-families. 26.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 3.16.
The median age in the village was 36.7 years. 28.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.9% were from 25 to 44; 28.4% were from 45 to 64; and 10.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 50.1% male and 49.9% female.
 2000 census
As of the census of 2000, there were 2,219 people, 788 households, and 580 families residing in the village. The population density was 644.6 people per square mile (249.1/km²). There were 888 housing units at an average density of 258.0 per square mile (99.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.26% White, 2.34% African American, 0.14% Native American, 0.09% Asian, 0.14% from other races, and 1.04% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.72% of the population.
There were 788 households out of which 38.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.8% were married couples living together, 13.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.3% were non-families. 21.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.79 and the average family size was 3.25.
In the village the population was spread out with 29.6% under the age of 18, 10.0% from 18 to 24, 28.9% from 25 to 44, 22.2% from 45 to 64, and 9.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 100.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.6 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $40,000, and the median income for a family was $44,271. Males had a median income of $34,318 versus $24,792 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,744. About 14.3% of families and 17.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.0% of those under age 18 and 21.4% of those age 65 or over.
- The village maintains its own police and fire departments.
The New Richmond Exempted Village School District consists of five schools: Locust Corner, Monroe, and New Richmond Elementary Schools; New Richmond Middle School; and New Richmond High School. The district has been rated Excellent by the Ohio Department of Education  for the 2009-2010 school year.
New Richmond was once the largest and most flourishing village in Clermont County. Located along the banks of the Ohio River, it had a superior location about twenty miles East and South of Cincinnati.
Originally laid out as Robert Beal's survey No. 847 (purchased by Gen. Wm. Lytle in 1813) and David Jackson's Survey No. 1539 (purchased by Jacob Light in 1814). It is thought that New Richmond was platted by a nephew of Mr. Light who had formerly resided in Richmond, Virginia and thus thought the name would be a compliment to his own hometown. Gen. Lytle conveyed his acreage to Thomas Ashburn, who platted the village of Susanna (named for his second wife) adjoining the upper east side of New Richmond. Among the principal features of Susanna was a large promenade along the Ohio River which still exists today. Although the two villages complimented each other, an act of the Ohio General Assembly in 1828 joined and christened both villages as New Richmond.
New Richmond also was a busy hub of steamboat building with names such as Allegheny, Zephyr, Lancasters No. 1, No. 2, No. 3, and No. 4, William Tell, and Clermont.
 Flood of 1997
As the main part of the village lies along the Ohio River, New Richmond was devastated in March 1997 by flooding, the worst Ohio River flood since the Great Flood of 1937. Houses were covered in nine feet or more of brown water, and the New Richmond School District closed all schools for at least seven days. Transportation consisted mostly of personal boats that carried people from rooftop to rooftop or out of the flooded area. During this time, New Richmond High School was used as a Red Cross shelter for flood victims, where they received a visit from Ohio Governor George Voinovich.
Villagers, no strangers to flooding in the previous 180+ years, returned to find homes covered in what the Cincinnati Enquirer referred to as "several feet of river slime" but rebounded as usual, encouraged by the support of other local communities and unsolicited donations from across Ohio directed toward New Richmond schoolchildren that had been victims of the flood.
 Notable residents
 See also
- "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-01-06.
- "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-01-06.
- "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-01-06.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- Everts, Louis H. History of Clermont County Ohio. N.p.: Philadelphia, 1880, 406.
- Everts, Louis H. History of Clermont County Ohio. N.p.: Philadelphia, 1880, 413.
- New Richmond Knothole Association
- New Richmond Soccer Association
- New Richmond Youth Basketball
- New Richmond Youth Softball
- Everts, Louis H. History of Clermont County Ohio. N.p.: Philadelphia, 1880, 159.