Hudson, Illinois

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Hudson, Illinois

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High Points

Hudson strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Illinois):

Category Trophy
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Hudson Low Rate of Poverty
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Hudson People in Middle Class or Better
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Hudson Median Family Income
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Hudson College Educated Adults
Short Commute Times
(vs. State)
Top 14% Hudson Short Commute Times

Comparative Profile of Hudson, Illinois

Comparing Hudson to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Illinois (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Children Under 5 Years Old 10 10
Male Share of the Population 6 6
Well-Paid Single Men 5 3
Female Share of the Population 5 5
Racial Diversity 4 5
Age of the Population 2 2
Senior Citizens 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 10 10
Average Household Size 10 10


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 10 10
People in Middle Class or Better 10 9
Median Family Income 10 9
College Educated Adults 9 9

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 8 9
Working at Home 6 7
Walking and Biking to Work 5 4
Public Transportation Use 4 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 9 9
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 4
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 2
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 4
Affordability of Rents 2 3
People Living Alone 1 1

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Hudson Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 8 miles N of Bloomington, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 111 miles SW of Chicago, Illinois
County McLean
Metro Area Bloomington - Normal
Standard Zip Codes 61748
Phone Area Codes 309
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.605
Longitude -88.987

Hudson Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station NORMAL
Distance 6.2 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 31 F
Apr Temp 40 to 61 F
Jul Temp 65 to 86 F
Oct Temp 42 to 65 F
Annual Precip 37.4 inches
Station CHENOA
Distance 16.7 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 32 F
Apr Temp 40 to 63 F
Jul Temp 64 to 86 F
Oct Temp 43 to 66 F
Annual Precip 34.6 inches
Station MINONK
Distance 21.6 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 30 F
Apr Temp 38 to 62 F
Jul Temp 62 to 86 F
Oct Temp 41 to 66 F
Annual Precip 37.2 inches
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Hudson Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,510 100%
Male 732 48.5%
Female 778 51.5%
Under 18 502 33.2%
18+ 1,008 66.8%
65+ 92 6.1%
Median Age 32.5
Average Family Size 3.25
White 1,487 98.5%
African-American 1 0.1%
Asian 7 0.5%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.1%
Other 6 0.4%
Mixed Race 7 0.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 16 1.1%

Estimated Hudson Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,664
Growth 154
Growth % 10.2%

Hudson Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 36.8%
Irish 13.9%
English 9.1%
US/American 8.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 6.1%
Polish 3.7%
Italian 3.1%
French (except Basque) 3%
Dutch 3%
Swedish 2.6%
Scottish 2%
European 1.7%
Norwegian 1.1%
Yugoslavian 0.9%
Czechoslovakian 0.8%
Danish 0.6%
Scotch-Irish 0.5%
Welsh 0.5%
Pennsylvania German 0.4%
Swiss 0.3%
Croatian 0.3%
Russian 0.3%
Austrian 0.2%
Belgian 0.2%
Greek 0.2%
Slovak 0.2%
Hungarian 0.2%
Serbian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Hudson 1,510 $65,703
Bloomington 64,808 $61,093
Carlock 456 $50,417
El Paso 2,695 $55,286
Kappa 170 $50,417
Normal 45,386 $60,644
Towanda 493 $51,875

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