Hudson, Iowa

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Hudson, Iowa

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Median Family Income
(vs. State)
Top 3% trophy Hudson Median Family Income
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Hudson People in Middle Class or Better
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Hudson Low Rate of Poverty
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Hudson Short Commute Times
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Hudson College Educated Adults

Comparative Profile of Hudson, Iowa

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

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Women 8 9
Well-Paid Single Men 8 8
Male Share of the Population 6 7
Age of the Population 6 4
Female Share of the Population 5 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 5 5
Racial Diversity 4 6
Senior Citizens 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 10 10
Average Household Size 9 10


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 9 7
Public Transportation Use 7 8
Working at Home 6 6
Walking and Biking to Work 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 6 9
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 5 7
Affordability of Rents 5 2
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 4
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 1
People Living Alone 2 1

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Hudson Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 8 miles SW of Waterloo, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 178 miles S of St. Paul, Minnesota
County Black Hawk
Metro Area Waterloo - Cedar Falls
Standard Zip Codes 50643
Phone Area Codes 319
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.406
Longitude -92.455

Hudson Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 10.3 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 26 F
Apr Temp 36 to 60 F
Jul Temp 62 to 85 F
Oct Temp 38 to 63 F
Annual Precip 33.1 inches
Station VINTON
Distance 28.6 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 26 F
Apr Temp 37 to 61 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 40 to 63 F
Annual Precip 34.2 inches
Distance 29.7 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 26 F
Apr Temp 38 to 60 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 41 to 63 F
Annual Precip 34.7 inches
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Hudson Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 2,117 100%
Male 1,023 48.3%
Female 1,094 51.7%
Under 18 611 28.9%
18+ 1,506 71.1%
65+ 242 11.4%
Median Age 38
Average Family Size 3.1
White 2,085 98.5%
African-American 4 0.2%
Asian 9 0.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 14 0.7%
Mixed Race 5 0.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 15 0.7%

Estimated Hudson Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,127
Growth 10
Growth % 0.5%

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 51.1%
Irish 9.2%
English 7.7%
Norwegian 7.2%
US/American 5.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3%
Danish 2.7%
Czech 2.4%
Dutch 1.8%
Swedish 1.5%
Pennsylvania German 1.4%
European 1.2%
Scotch-Irish 1.1%
French (except Basque) 0.9%
Italian 0.7%
Scottish 0.7%
French Canadian 0.5%
Polish 0.5%
Austrian 0.4%
Russian 0.2%
Alsatian 0.2%
Slavic 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Hudson, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Voorhies (50643)
Zaneta (50643)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Hudson 2,117 $64,737
Cedar Falls 36,145 $56,158
Dike 944 $51,518
Elk Run Heights 1,052 $48,906
Evansdale 4,526 $37,418
Reinbeck 1,751 $45,938
Waterloo 68,747 $42,731

Hudson Public Libraries

Hudson Public Library
Hudson, Iowa
(319) 988-4217
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Hudson High Schools (2004)

Serves 267 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.3

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