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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, extended hours Thursday, until 7 pm

County Hillsborough
Labor Market Area Nashua, NH-MA NECTA Division
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 49 years, a total change of 14,981, from 10,638 in 1970 to 25,619 in 2019. The largest decennial percent change was a 40 percent increase between 1980 and 1990. The 2019 Census estimate for Hudson was 25,619 residents, which ranked tenth among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2019 (US Census Bureau): 898.0 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.

Municipal Services
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2020-2021 $41,450,510
Budget: School Appropriations, 2020-2021 $75,208,042
Zoning Ordinance 1942/20
Master Plan 2006
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Library; Cemetery; Budget
Appointed:Planning; Conservation; ZBA
Public Library Rodgers Memorial

Emergency Services
Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Full-time
Emergency Medical Service Full-time
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Southern NH Medical Center, Nashua 1 mile 162
St. Joseph Hospital, Nashua 3 miles 135

Electric Supplier Eversource Energy
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 Consolidated Communications
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
Cable Television Access Yes
Public Access Television Station Yes
High Speed Internet Service:

(NH Dept. of Revenue Administration) Property Taxes
2019 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $20.28
2019 Equalization Ratio 87.7
2019 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $17.49
2019 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings76.5%
Commercial Land and Buildings19.0%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other4.5%

(ACS 2015-2019) Housing
Total Housing Units 9,515
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 7,430
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 950
Five or More Units in Structure 980
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 155
(US Census Bureau) Population
(1-year Estimates/Decennial)
Total Population Community County
2019 25,619 417,025
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) 2015-2019
Population by Gender
Male:   12,421 Female:   12,935
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 1,088
Age 5 to 19 4,559
Age 20 to 34 4,345
Age 35 to 54 7,653
Age 55 to 64 3,712
Age 65 and over 3,999
Median Age 43.8 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 95.3%
Bachelor's degree or higher 35.9%

(ACS 2015-2019) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $45,140
Median family income $114,643
Median household income $104,597
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers, 16 years ad over
Male $75,471
Female $53,424
Individuals below the poverty level 4.0%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2009 2019
Civilian Labor Force 14,934 15,292
Employed 13,931 14,812
Unemployed 1,003 480
Unemployment Rate 6.7% 3.1%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2009 2019
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 4,628 4,448
Average Weekly Wage $1,260 $1,608
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 4,901 6,308
Average Weekly Wage $698 $960
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 9,529 10,756
Average Weekly Wage $971 $1,228
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 918 949
Average Weekly Wage $877 $1,020
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 10,446 11,705
Average Weekly Wage $962 $1,211

If "n" appears, data does not meet disclosure standards.

(NH Dept. of Education) Education and Child Care
Schools students attend: Hudson operates grades K-12 SAU 81
Career Technology Center(s): Milford HS & Applied Technology Center; Wilbur H. Palmer Career & Tech Ed Center (Hudson); Nashua Technology Center Region: 16
Educational Facilities (includes Charter Schools) 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 1,385 803 1,143 474
2020 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 16 Total Capacity: 821
Nearest Community/Technical College: Nashua
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Daniel Webster; Rivier

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
BAE Systems Signal analysis & jamming technology 678
Hudson School District Education 571
APW Enclosures Sheet metal fabrication & integration 300
Integra BioScience Research 190
Town of Hudson Municipal services 180
Hudson Mills Apparel, textile 100
Mercury Systems Defense electronics 200
Comcast Cable television call center 250

Employer Information Supplied by Municipality

(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, NashuaRunway6,000 ft. asphalt
Lighted? Yes Navigational Aids? Yes
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Manchester-Boston Regional Distance 19 miles
Number of Passenger Airlines Serving Airport 4
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 19 miles
Portland, ME 105 miles
Boston, MA 44 miles
New York City, NY 233 miles
Montreal, Quebec 276 miles

(ACS 2015-2019) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 86.1%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 6.5%
Public transportation 0.5%
Walked 0.5%
Other Means 6.2%
Worked at home 32.4%
Mean Travel Time to Work 31.4 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2015-2019)
Working in community of residence 20.5%
Commuting to another NH community 47.1%
Commuting out-of-state 32.4%
Recreation, Attractions, and Events
X Municipal Parks
Boys Club/Girls Club
X Golf Courses
Swimming: Indoor Facility
Swimming: Outdoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Indoor Facility
X Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
X Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
Bowling Facilities
Performing Arts Facilities
X Tourist 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, 2021. Community Response Received 8/10/20

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