Introduction to Hudson Falls, New York

Hudson Falls, New York, in Washington county, is 38 miles NE of Schenectady, New York (center to center) and 143 miles NW of Boston, Massachusetts. The village lies within the Glens Falls metropolitan area.

Hudson Falls History

The village, originally known as Baker's Falls, was granted to James Bradshaw and his associates in a land patent in 1762. In 1810, it was incorporated as the Village of Sandy Hill and in 1910 it was renamed as Hudson Falls.

Hudson Falls and Nearby Attractions

  • Old Fort House Museum
  • Derby Park
  • Saratoga Spa State Park
  • Ulysses S. Grant Cottage State Historic Site
  • Great Escape

Things To Do In Hudson Falls

Those interested in history may enjoy a visit to the Old Fort House Museum, Hyde Collection, and the World Awareness Children's Museum. Wedgewood Golf Club and Kingswood Golf Club offer opportunities to play golf. Local parks include the Lake Saint Catherine State Park, Moreau Lake State Park, and Derby Park. Lake Saint Catherine State Park has picnic areas, camping grounds, and provides swimming, boating, and fishing opportunities as well.

Hudson Falls Transportation

Tourists and visitors can find air transportation at the Albany International airport.

Hudson Falls Higher Education

The closest colleges to Hudson Falls include Adirondack Community College, Suny Empire State College, and Skidmore College.


Total Population 7,239
Male Share of the Population 46.2%
Female Share of the Population 53.8%
Senior Citizens 14.2%
Employed Population 16+ 3,169
Age of the Population 36


% of people married 40.3%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 12.6%
Median Earnings25+ $28,468
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $18,844
Median Earnings With High School Degree $26,544


Median Family Income $48,179
% Above Poverty Level 75.1%
% Below Poverty Level 24.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.6%
% Using Public Transportation 4.5%


People Living Alone 25.6%
Median Gross Rent $742
Median House Value $128,800


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 14.5%
US/American 0%
English 12.7%
Irish 24.3%

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

Hudson Falls Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 38 miles NE of Schenectady, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 143 miles NW of Boston, Massachusetts
County Washington
Metro Area Glens Falls
Standard Zip Codes 12839
Phone Area Codes 518
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.3
Longitude -73.586

Hudson Falls Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 3.7 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 29 F
Apr Temp 34 to 56 F
Jul Temp 58 to 82 F
Oct Temp 36 to 58 F
Annual Precip 38.5 inches
Station SALEM
Distance 16.4 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 31 F
Apr Temp 33 to 58 F
Jul Temp 56 to 82 F
Oct Temp 35 to 60 F
Annual Precip 34.7 inches
Distance 17.5 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 29 F
Apr Temp 32 to 53 F
Jul Temp 58 to 79 F
Oct Temp 37 to 58 F
Annual Precip 46.5 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Kingsbury (12839)

Sandy Hill (12839)

Smiths Basin (12839)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Argyle 3,756 $64,154
Fort Ann 6,172 $71,389
Fort Edward 6,241 $54,100
Glens Falls 14,496 $59,506

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

Hudson Falls Public Libraries

Hudson Falls Free Library Association
Hudson Falls, New York
(518) 747-6406
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Hudson Falls High Schools

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Serves 760 students.

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