Hudson is a medium-sized town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 19,864 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Hudson is the 96th largest community in Massachusetts.
Housing costs in Hudson are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Massachusetts.
Unlike some towns, Hudson isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Hudson are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Hudson is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Hudson who work in office and administrative support (12.86%), management occupations (11.99%), and sales jobs (8.59%).
Also of interest is that Hudson has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Hudson is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Hudson’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
The education level of Hudson citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 36.56% of adults in Hudson have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Hudson in 2010 was $37,219, which is middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $148,876 for a family of four. However, Hudson contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Hudson home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Hudson residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Hudson include Italian, Portuguese, English, and French .
Hudson also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 17.74%.
The most common language spoken in Hudson is English. Other important languages spoken here include Portuguese and Spanish.