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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 58 years, a total change of 19,683, from 5,876 in 1960 to 25,559 in 2018. The largest decennial percent change was an 81 percent increase between 1960 and 1970. The 2018 Census estimate for Hudson was 25,559 residents, which ranked tenth among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2018 (US Census Bureau): 895.9 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 $33,096,810
Budget: School Appropriations, 2018-2019 $79,330,759
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

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
2018 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $19.72
2018 Equalization Ratio 97.1
2018 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $19.37
2018 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings76.9%
Commercial Land and Buildings19.2%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other4.9%

(ACS 2014-2018) Housing
Total Housing Units 9,325
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 7,277
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 928
Five or More Units in Structure 973
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 147
(US Census Bureau) Population
(1-year Estimates/Decennial)
Total Population Community County
2018 25,559 415,247
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) 2014-2018
Population by Gender
Male:   12,092 Female:   13,093
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 1,278
Age 5 to 19 4,663
Age 20 to 34 4,216
Age 35 to 54 7,632
Age 55 to 64 3,403
Age 65 and over 3,993
Median Age 42.3 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 93.9%
Bachelor's degree or higher 35.4%

(ACS 2014-2018) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $42,146
Median family income $108,874
Median household income $96,224
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers, 16 years ad over
Male $72,693
Female $52,372
Individuals below the poverty level 4.7%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2008 2018
Civilian Labor Force 14,943 14,910
Employed 14,325 14,439
Unemployed 618 471
Unemployment Rate 4.1% 3.2%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2008 2018
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment $5,016 $4,351
Average Weekly Wage $1,232 $1,564
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment $4,909 $6,132
Average Weekly Wage $666 $916
Total Private Industry
Average Employment $9,926 $10,483
Average Weekly Wage $952 $1,185
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment $857 $958
Average Weekly Wage $905 $1,002
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment $10,783 $11,440
Average Weekly Wage $948 $1,170

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
Presstek Printing, imaging technology 230
The Telegraph Daily newspaper 211
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 2014-2018) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 87.2%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 6.6%
Public transportation 0.5%
Walked 0.6%
Other Means 5.1%
Worked at home 3.8%
Mean Travel Time to Work 30.7 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2014-2018)
Working in community of residence 17.5%
Commuting to another NH community 49.2%
Commuting out-of-state 33.3%
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 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, 2020. Community Response Received 6/17/19

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