Introduction to Hudson, Ohio

Hudson, Ohio, in Summit county, is 11 miles N of Akron, Ohio (center to center) and 22 miles SE of Cleveland, Ohio. The people of the city are in the Akron metropolitan area. Hudson has a population of 22,439.

Hudson History

Hudson was founded by David Hudson in 1799 and was named after him. It was incorporated in 1837. In the early twentieth century, James Ellsworth helped to modernize Hudson and his son, Lincoln Ellsworth, was the only Hudsonite who figured on a U.S. postage stamp. The city was also the childhood home of the American abolitionist, John Brown. Hudson was the first U.S. community that launched a citywide electronic gift card in November 2002.

Hudson and nearby Attractions

  • Cuyahoga Valley National Park
  • Tinkers Creek State Park
  • Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
  • Hale Farm and Village
  • Sea World Ohio

Things To Do In Hudson

You can enjoy boating at the Hudson Springs Park which also includes a walking trail and several docks. In addition, you can visit the Barlow Farm Park, Wildlife Woods, Cascade Park, Bicentennial Woods, and Colony Park. You can plan a day trip to the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Hudson boasts of a number of theaters such as Porthouse Theatre, Hudson Players, Carousel Dinner Theatr, and Coach House Theatre. The Akron Art Museum is also nearby.

Hudson Transportation

Air transportation is available from Cuyahoga County Airport.

Hudson Higher Education

The nearest universities and colleges are University of Akron - Main Campus, John Carroll University, Kent State University - Main Campus, and Baldwin - Wallace College.


Total Population 22,351
Male Share of the Population 47.6%
Female Share of the Population 52.4%
Senior Citizens 14.2%
Employed Population 16+ 10,169
Age of the Population 44


% of people married 67.8%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 69.8%
Median Earnings25+ $70,952
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $56,125
Median Earnings With High School Degree $34,122


Median Family Income $139,818
% Above Poverty Level 96.7%
% Below Poverty Level 3.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 28 minutes
% Working from Home 8.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.8%
% Using Public Transportation 0.8%


People Living Alone 16.2%
Median Gross Rent $2
Median House Value $294,000


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 12.2%
US/American 0.1%
English 13.1%
Irish 16.2%

Hudson Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 11 miles N of Akron, Ohio (center to center)
Nearest Large City 22 miles SE of Cleveland, Ohio
County Summit
Standard Zip Codes 44236
Company Zip Codes 44237
Phone Area Codes 330
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.24
Longitude -81.44

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 AKRON
Distance 11.5 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 34 F
Apr Temp 40 to 60 F
Jul Temp 64 to 84 F
Oct Temp 45 to 62 F
Annual Precip 36 inches
Distance 22.4 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 33 F
Apr Temp 37 to 59 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 42 to 61 F
Annual Precip 38.4 inches
Distance 27.2 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 32 F
Apr Temp 34 to 56 F
Jul Temp 58 to 80 F
Oct Temp 39 to 60 F
Annual Precip 47.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Macedonia 11,364 $91,216

Hudson Public Libraries

Hudson Library And Historical Society
Hudson, Ohio
(330) 653-6658
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Serves 1,762 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.1

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Student/teacher ratio: 8

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