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Overview

Introduction to Hudson, New Hampshire

Hudson, New Hampshire, in Hillsborough county, is 1 miles E of Nashua, New Hampshire and 34 miles NW of Boston, Massachusetts. The town has a population of 22,928.

Hudson History

Hudson was originally a part of the Dunstable Land Grant. It was named Nottingham West in the early 1740s. The town was renamed Hudson in 1830 after the Hudson River. Hudson is home to the Hills Memorial Library, which is one of the oldest public libraries in New Hampshire. The town is located in Hillsborough County, which was founded on March 19, 1771.

Hudson and nearby Attractions

  • Musquash Conservation Land
  • Alvirne Hills House
  • Nashua Historical Society Museum
  • Oxbow National Wildlife Refuge
  • Lowell National Historical Park
  • Harold Parker State Forest

Things To Do In Hudson

A visit to the Nashua Historical Society Museum will provide absorbing insights into the history of the area. The Great Brook Farm State Park, Willard Brook State Forest and the Oxbow National Wildlife Refuge provide amenities for several different types of recreational opportunities. One can enjoy shopping at the Hudson Mall Shopping Center. The town also has many houses of worship, including the Hudson Community United Church of Christ, Saint John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church and the First Baptist Church of Hudson.

Hudson Transportation

Manchester-Boston Regional Airport is a short distance away.

Hudson Higher Education

The University of Massachusetts-Lowell, Middlesex Community College and New Hampshire College provide facilities for higher education.

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People

Total Population 24,682
Male Share of the Population 49.3%
Female Share of the Population 50.7%
Senior Citizens 13.9%
Employed Population 16+ 12,518
Age of the Population 40

Families

% of people married 58%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 35.4%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $96,788
% Above Poverty Level 95.6%
% Below Poverty Level 4.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 30 minutes
% Working from Home 5.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.8%
% Using Public Transportation 0.5%

Housing

People Living Alone 16.7%
Median Gross Rent $1,206
Median House Value $256,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 12.2%
US/American 0.3%
English 13.3%
Irish 21.7%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Hudson Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 1 miles E of Nashua, New Hampshire (center to center)
Nearest Large City 34 miles NW of Boston, Massachusetts
County Hillsborough
Standard Zip Codes 03051
Phone Area Codes 603
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.764
Longitude -71.44

Hudson Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station NASHUA 2 NNW
Distance 2.5 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 33 F
Apr Temp 34 to 57 F
Jul Temp 59 to 83 F
Oct Temp 37 to 61 F
Annual Precip 45.4 inches
Station LOWELL
Distance 8.8 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 33 F
Apr Temp 35 to 58 F
Jul Temp 60 to 85 F
Oct Temp 38 to 62 F
Annual Precip 43.1 inches
Station MASSABESIC LAKE
Distance 15.3 miles
Jan Temp 5 to 32 F
Apr Temp 29 to 56 F
Jul Temp 55 to 82 F
Oct Temp 32 to 61 F
Annual Precip 39.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Litchfield 8,366 $105,981
Londonderry 24,563 $107,657
Merrimack 25,595 $101,786
Nashua 87,110 $81,156
Pelham 13,113 $104,795
Windham 14,104 $126,543

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Hudson Public Libraries

Library
Hills Memorial Library
18 LIBRARY STREET
Hudson, New Hampshire
(603) 886-6030
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Hudson High Schools

ALVIRNE HIGH SCHOOL
200 DERRY ST
603-886-1260
Serves 1,444 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.2

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