New Boston is a village in Scioto County, Ohio, United States, along the Ohio River. It was platted on February 17, 1891, by James Skelton, A.T. Holcomb, and M. Stanton, and 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.
New Boston is served by the Portsmouth Public Library and the New Boston Local School District.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.2 square miles (3.0 km²), of which, 1.1 square miles (2.9 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.1 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/km²). There were 1,248 housing units at an average density of 1,127.7/sq mi (434.1/km²). 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.
James Warren – Mayor; Kathy Bender – Treasurer; Lana Loper- Clerk; Thea Aldridge – Income Tax Director; Walter Lytten – Solicitor; Steve Hamilton – Village Administrator; Chris Bender – Chief of Fire; and Darrell Clark – Chief of Police.
Ralph Imes Jr, Dan Fetty, Jon Mills, Mike Payton, Terry Salyers, William “Junior” Williams
PAST NEW BOSTON MAYORS:
Bill Kent (1906-07)
Joe Morgan (1908-11)
Mott Stewart (1912-13)
Sam Davis (1914-17)
Lawrence Fitch (1918-19)
Sam Davis (1920-21)
Bill Newberry (1922-23)
Vernon Bierley (1924-25)
Bill Newberry (1926-29)
J.L. Phillips (1930-31)
Douglas Bowling (1932-33)
J.L. Phillips (1934-35)
Douglas Bowling (1936-39)
Ted Stratton (1940-47)
Vern Riffe, Sr. (1948-71)
Homer Pellegrinon (1971)
Charles Ottney (1972-93)
Marcella Newman (1993)
James Warren (1993-Current)