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Hudson, NH

hudson New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of Hudson
Stephen A. Malizia, Town Administrator
12 School Street
Hudson, NH 03051
Telephone (603) 886-6024
Fax (603) 598-6481
E-mail smalizia@hudsonnh.gov
Web Site www.hudsonnh.gov

Municipal Office Hours Monday through Friday, 8 am - 4:30 pm

County Hillsborough
Labor Market Area Nashua NH-MA NECTA Division, NH Portion
Tourism Region Merrimack Valley
Planning Commission Nashua Regional
Regional Development Regional Economic Development Corp.

Election Districts
US Congress District District 2
Executive Council District District 5
State Senate District District 14
State Representative Hillsborough County District 37

Incorporated: 1746
Origin: This area was first a part of the 1673 Massachusetts Dunstable grant. In 1732, portions of Dunstable that were east of the Merrimack River and not annexed to Londonderry became Nottingham, Massachusetts. In 1741, following the establishment of New Hampshire-Massachusetts border, the town was incorporated as Nottingham West. Owing to confusion with the town of Nottingham in the north, voters petitioned to have the town renamed in 1830. The name Hudson was chosen because of its position near the point where the Merrimack River, once thought to flow east from the Hudson River, was found to come from the north.
Villages and Place Names: Hudson Center, Potash Corner
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 1,064 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Hudson had the seventh highest numeric change in population over 53 years, a total change of 18,769, from 5,876 in 1960 to 24,645 in 2013. The largest decennial percent change was an 81 percent increase between 1960 and 1970. The 2013 Census estimate for Hudson was 24,645 residents, which ranked ninth among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2013 (US Census Bureau): 863.8 persons per square mile of land area. Hudson contains 28.5 square miles of land area and 0.8 square miles of inland water area.

Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2014-2015 $29,696,865
Budget: School Appropriations, 2014-2015 $48,911,194
Zoning Ordinance 1942/12
Master Plan 2006
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Library; Cemetery; Budget
Appointed:Planning; Conservation
Public Library Rodgers Memorial

Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Municipal
Emergency Medical Service Municipal
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Southern NH Medical Center, Nashua 1 mile 188
St. Joseph Hospital, Nashua 3 miles 144

Electric Supplier PSNH
Natural Gas Supplier Liberty Utilities
Water Supplier Hudson Water Department
Sanitation Private septic & municipal
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant No
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash PickupMunicipal
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramNo
Recycling ProgramVoluntary
Telephone Company Fairpoint
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
Cable Television Access Yes
Public Access Television Station Yes
High Speed Internet Service:

(NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration) PROPERTY TAXES
2013 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $20.56
2013 Equalization Ratio 98
2013 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $20.32
2013 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings75.9%
Commercial Land and Buildings19.4%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other4.7%

(ACS 2008-2012) HOUSING
Total Housing Units 9,040
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 7,112
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 1,182
Five or More Units in Structure 602
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 144
Total Population Community County
2013 24,565 402,922
2010 24,467 400,721
2000 22,985 382,384
1990 19,663 336,549
1980 14,022 276,608
1970 10,638 223,941
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2008-2012
Population by Gender
Male:   11,889 Female:   12,595
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 1,240
Age 5 to 19 5,388
Age 20 to 34 3,734
Age 35 to 54 8,663
Age 55 to 64 2,785
Age 65 and over 2,674
Median Age 40.4 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 92.2%
Bachelor's degree or higher 31.2%

(ACS 2008-2012) ANNUAL INCOME, 2012
(Inflation Adjusted Dollars)
Per capita income $34,615
Median family income $92,401
Median household income $85,500
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $62,667
Female $47,275
Individuals below the poverty level 3.9%

Annual Average 2003 2013
Civilian Labor Force 14,085 14,990
Employed 13,347 14,118
Unemployed 738 872
Unemployment Rate 5.2% 5.8%

Annual Average Covered Employment 2003 2013
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 4,427 3,715
Average Weekly Wage $1,074 $1,357
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 4,813 4,784
Average Weekly Wage $603 $770
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 9,240 8,499
Average Weekly Wage $829 $1,026
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 805 914
Average Weekly Wage $709 $955
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 10,045 9,413
Average Weekly Wage $819 $1,019

Schools students attend: Hudson operates grades K-12 SAU 81
Career Technology Center(s): Wilbur H. Palmer Voc. Tech. Center, Hudson; Milford HS & Applied Technology Center, Milford; Nashua Technology Center Region: 16
Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 3 1 1 1
Grade Levels P K 1-5 6-8 9-12 P K 1-8
Total Enrollment 1,615 924 1,393 460
2014 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 18 Total Capacity: 869
Nearest Community/Technical College: Nashua
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Daniel Webster; Rivier

BAE Systems Signal analysis & jamming technology 678
Hudson School District Education 571
APW Enclosures Sheet metal fabrication & integration 300
Presstek Printing, imaging technology 230
The Telegraph Daily newspaper 211
Hudson Mills Apparel, textile 100
Mercury Systems Defense electronics 200
Atrium Medical Pharmaceuticals 400

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) TRANSPORTATION
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 3A, 101A, 102, 111
Nearest Interstate, Exit Everett Tpk., Exit 7; I-93, Exit 3
Distance 3 miles; 10 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Boire Field, Nashua
Runway 6,000 ft. asphalt
Lighted? Yes Navigational Aids? Yes
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Manchester-Boston Regional Distance 19 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 4
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 19 miles
Portland, ME 105 miles
Boston, MA 45 miles
New York City, NY 236 miles
Montreal, Quebec 277 miles

Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 86.9%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 5.8%
Public transportation 0.6%
Walked 0.6%
Other Means 1%
Worked at home 5.1%
Mean Travel Time to Work 29.1 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2008-2012)
Working in community of residence 19.1%
Commuting to another NH community 45.9%
Commuting out-of-state 35%
X Municipal Parks
Boys Club/Girls Club
X Golf Courses
Swimming: Indoor Facility
Swimming: Outdoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Indoor Faclity
X Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
X Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
Bowling Facilities
Performing Arts Facilities
X Tourists Attractions
X Youth Organizations (i.e., Scouts, 4-H)
X Youth Sports: Baseball
X Youth Sports: Soccer
X Youth Sports: Football
X Youth Sports: Basketball
X Youth Sports: Hockey
X Fishing/Hunting
X Boating/Marinas
X Snowmobile Trails
X Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
X Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s): McIntyre
Other: Musquash Conservation Land

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, November 2014.
Community Response Received 5/19/2014

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