Hudson, NY
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Hudson is a somewhat small city located in the state of New York. With a population of 6,436 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Hudson is the 255th largest community in New York. Hudson has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.

Hudson is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 87.44% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Hudson is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Hudson who work in office and administrative support (13.07%), sales jobs (12.37%), and healthcare suport services (11.20%).

For a small city, Hudson has a lot of people who use public transit to get to work, and those that do mostly ride the train. This suggests that a real need for low-cost transportation in Hudson exists, and local transit is helping to meet that need.

The citizens of Hudson are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 23.15% of adults in Hudson having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Hudson in 2010 was $23,067, which is lower middle income relative to New York, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $92,268 for a family of four. However, Hudson contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Hudson is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. 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 Black or African-American. Hudson also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.15% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Hudson include Irish, German, Polish, and Jamaican.

The most common language spoken in Hudson is English. Other important languages spoken here include Indic languages and Spanish.