New Richmond is a town in
Coal Creek Township, Montgomery County, Indiana, United States.
The population was 349 at the 2000
New Richmond was platted by Samuel Kincaid in 1836.
New Richmond is located at (40.194872, -86.978530) .
According to the United
States Census Bureau
, the town has a total area of
0.2 square miles (0.5 km²), all of it land.
As of the census
of 2000, there were 349
people, 132 households, and 100 families residing in the town. The
people per square mile (748.6/km²). There were 145 housing units at
an average density of 810.2/sq mi (311.0/km²). The racial
makeup of the town was 98.85% White
, 0.57% African American
, and 0.57%
from two or more races. Hispanic
of any race were 0.29% of the
There were 132 households out of which 39.4% had children under the
age of 18 living with them, 66.7% were married
living together, 7.6% had a female householder with no
husband present, and 23.5% were non-families. 22.0% of all
households were made up of individuals and 6.8% had someone living
alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size
was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.08.
In the town the population was spread out with 29.2% under the age
of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 32.1% from 25 to 44, 19.8% from 45 to
64, and 11.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was
33 years. For every 100 females there were 99.4 males. For every
100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.0 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $43,438, and the
median income for a family was $50,268. Males had a median income
of $32,917 versus $24,375 for females. The per capita income
for the town was
$17,001. None of the families and 3.8% of the population were
living below the poverty line
including no under eighteens and 16.7% of those over 64.
In 1985, New Richmond, Indiana was turned into Hickory, Indiana for
the filming of the motion picture Hoosiers
, starring Gene Hackman
, Barbara Hershey
, and Dennis Hopper
. Signs on the roads leading into
town recall the community's role in the film.
The town is also famous for its annual Fourth of July celebration
held every year at the town's park. Numerous vendors set up and
there is an all-day tractor pull and car show. The Masons lodge
serves breakfast until 11:00 am. Those wishing to watch the
fireworks gather around the park's three ponds and spread blankets
for the hour-long show. The town's volunteer fire department,
Coal Creek Twp Fire & Rescue
set off the
fireworks. People gather from all around to watch the show, even
lining the town's outlying roads to watch from their cars.
In December 2003, tragedy struck the small town of New Richmond,
Indiana. On December 4, 2003, the town's marshal
was summoned to a domestic violence
call within the town's corporate limits. The marshal arrested the
perpetrator and a violent confrontation ensued. The marshal
subdued the suspect but later died on
December 5 due to a heart attack from the struggle. This was the
one and only police death in the town of New Richmond.
Image:New-richmond-sign.jpg|Signs note the town's role in the
film.Image:New-richmond-house.jpg|House in New
Richmond, Indiana sign.png|Looking north along Wabash Street.
- History of Montgomery County, Indiana : with personal sketches
of representative citizens. pg 504