Hudson is a medium-sized town located in the state of New Hampshire. With a population of 25,109 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Hudson is the ninth largest community in New Hampshire.
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 New Hampshire.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Hudson is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Hudson is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Hudson who work in office and administrative support (14.27%), sales jobs (12.24%), and management occupations (10.77%).
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.
Because of many things, Hudson is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Hudson really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Hudson perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
One downside of living in Hudson is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Hudson, the average commute to work is 30.40 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.
Although the majority of commuting trips in the town are by private automobile, Hudson is somewhat unusual for a town of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Hudson area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.
The education level of Hudson citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 35.69% of adults in Hudson have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Hudson in 2010 was $38,856, which is upper middle income relative to New Hampshire, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $155,424 for a family of four.
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 French , English, Italian, and French Canadian.
The most common language spoken in Hudson is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and French.