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New Richmond, Indiana
The corner of Wabash and Washington streets
The corner of Wabash and Washington streets
Location of New Richmond in Montgomery County, Indiana.
Location of New Richmond in Montgomery County, Indiana.
New Richmond, Indiana is located in Montgomery County, Indiana
New Richmond, Indiana
New Richmond, Indiana
Location in Montgomery County, Indiana
Country United States
State Indiana
County Montgomery
Township Coal Creek
 • Total 0.19 sq mi (0.50 km2)
 • Land 0.19 sq mi (0.50 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
784 ft (239 m)
 • Total 309
 • Density 1,609.38/sq mi (620.88/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 765
FIPS code 18-53532
GNIS feature ID 440105

New Richmond is a town in Coal Creek Township, Montgomery County, in the U.S. state of Indiana. The population was 333 at the 2010 census.


New Richmond was platted by Samuel Kincaid in 1836.


New Richmond is located at 40°11′42″N 86°58′43″W / 40.19500°N 86.97861°W / 40.19500; -86.97861 (40.194872, -86.978530).

According to the 2010 census, New Richmond has a total area of 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2), all land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 72
1900 357
1910 464 30.0%
1920 436 −6.0%
1930 391 −10.3%
1940 368 −5.9%
1950 391 6.3%
1960 394 0.8%
1970 381 −3.3%
1980 403 5.8%
1990 312 −22.6%
2000 349 11.9%
2010 333 −4.6%
2020 309 −7.2%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 333 people, 134 households, and 93 families living in the town. The population density was 1,665.0 inhabitants per square mile (642.9/km2). There were 148 housing units at an average density of 740.0 per square mile (285.7/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.0% White, 0.3% Asian, and 2.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.6% of the population.

There were 134 households, of which 35.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.7% were married couples living together, 9.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 9.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 30.6% were non-families. 25.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 2.89.

The median age in the town was 37.8 years. 26.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.1% were from 25 to 44; 26.1% were from 45 to 64; and 12.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 49.8% male and 50.2% female.


In 1985, New Richmond 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 car show. The Masonic Lodge serves breakfast until 11:00 am. At dusk, those wishing to watch the fireworks gather around the park's pond and spread blankets for the hour-long show. Cars will be also be lined up for a 1/2 mile on all roads leading into the town,with people sitting in their lawn chairs along the road to watch the show. Forman's Blasters,of New Richmond, are in charge of setting off the fireworks.



North Montgomery School Corporation serves New Richmond. Elementary students are zoned to Pleasant Hill Elementary School. Secondary school students attend Northridge Middle School and North Montgomery High School.

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