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New Boston is a village in Scioto County, along the Ohio River. The population was 2,340 at the 2000 census. Apart from its southern boundary on the Ohio River, New Boston is entirely surrounded by the city of Portsmouth. It was platted on February 17, 1891, by James Skelton, A.T. Holcomb, and M. Stanton.

New Boston is served by the Portsmouth Public Library and the New Boston Local School District.

New Boston is also home to the country's 3rd largest Wal-Mart SuperCenter.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.2 square miles (3.1 km2), of which 1.1 square miles (2.8 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) of it (4.31%) is water.

As of the census of 2000, there were 2,340 people, 1,106 households, and 572 families residing in the village. The population density was 2,114.4 people per square mile (813.9/km˛). There were 1,248 housing units at an average density of 1,127.7 per square mile (434.1/km˛). The racial makeup of the village was 97.74% White, 0.13% African American, 0.34% Native American, 0.09% Asian, 0.21% from other races, and 1.50% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.64% of the population.

There were 1,106 households out of which 24.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 29.0% were married couples living together, 19.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 48.2% were non-families. 44.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 24.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.06 and the average family size was 2.87.

In the village the population was spread out with 23.4% under the age of 18, 9.9% from 18 to 24, 23.3% from 25 to 44, 21.9% from 45 to 64, and 21.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 70.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 62.9 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $15,861, and the median income for a family was $25,036. Males had a median income of $23,158 versus $19,044 for females. The per capita income for the village was $13,810. About 28.2% of families and 32.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 41.9% of those under age 18 and 24.0% of those age 65 or over

William "Junior" Williams - Mayor
Steve Hamilton - Village Administrator
Lana Loper - Clerk/Treasurer
Lori Jordan - Income Tax Director
Justin Blume - Solicitor
John Williams - Chief of Fire
Darrold Clark- Chief of Police

Village Council
Jon Mills
Mike Payton
Dan Fetty
Ralph Imes
Vonald Patrick
Johnnie Steele

Notable Residents
Vern Riffe - Speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives
Ryan Scott Ottney - American comic book writer (published) and journalist

UPDATED 2.08.16
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