Introduction to Hudson, Massachusetts

Hudson, Massachusetts, in Middlesex county, is 10 miles NW of Framingham, Massachusetts and 26 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts. The people of the town are in the Boston metropolitan area. Hudson has a population of 18,113.

Hudson History

Hudson was initially inhabited by the Praying Indians during the 1650s. The first European settlement of the Hudson area occurred in the year 1699 when John Barnes settled there. Hudson was formerly a part of Marlborough, and was known as Feltonville. It was officially incorporated in the year 1866 and named Hudson.

Hudson and nearby Attractions

  • Hudson Recreation Department
  • Boutwell Memorial Field
  • Discovery Museums
  • Marlborough Recreation Department
  • Artemas Ward Park
  • Davis Mega Maze

Things To Do In Hudson

Hudson is home to many beautiful churches, which regularly organize various programs for the city's people. There are also many historic sites and museums in the city that are worth visiting. During your leisure time, you can relax at any of the public parks or catch a movie in the theatre. There is something for everyone to do and enjoy in the city.

Hudson Transportation

The nearest local airport that serves the area is Worcester regional.

Hudson Higher Education

Middlesex community college serves the city.


Total Population 15,212
Male Share of the Population 49.7%
Female Share of the Population 50.3%
Senior Citizens 18.5%
Employed Population 16+ 7,693
Age of the Population 43


% of people married 52.9%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 30.9%
Median Earnings25+ $42,029
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $24,229
Median Earnings With High School Degree $37,220


Median Family Income $80,370
% Above Poverty Level 92.3%
% Below Poverty Level 7.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 26 minutes
% Working from Home 4.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.8%
% Using Public Transportation 0.5%


People Living Alone 28%
Median Gross Rent $1,128
Median House Value $278,000


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 12%
US/American 0.7%
English 12.3%
Irish 24.2%

Hudson Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 10 miles NW of Framingham, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 26 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts
County Middlesex
Standard Zip Codes 01749
Phone Area Codes 978
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.391
Longitude -71.566

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 6 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 33 F
Apr Temp 37 to 55 F
Jul Temp 63 to 81 F
Oct Temp 40 to 61 F
Annual Precip 49.1 inches
Distance 10.7 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 36 F
Apr Temp 38 to 58 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 40 to 63 F
Annual Precip 45.8 inches
Distance 15.8 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 35 F
Apr Temp 36 to 58 F
Jul Temp 60 to 83 F
Oct Temp 39 to 62 F
Annual Precip 46.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Berlin 2,917 $100,500
Bolton 5,019 $154,020
Marlborough 39,141 $82,809
Northborough 6,613 $113,525
Southborough 9,869 $177,115
Stow 6,841 $154,256

Hudson Public Libraries

Hudson Public Library
Hudson, Massachusetts
(978) 568-9644

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