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Overview

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.

People

Total Population 22,389
Male Share of the Population 48.8%
Female Share of the Population 51.2%
Senior Citizens 14.7%
Employed Population 16+ 10,381
Age of the Population 45

Families

% of people married 67.3%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 70%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $139,764
% Above Poverty Level 96.2%
% Below Poverty Level 3.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 28 minutes
% Working from Home 9.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.7%
% Using Public Transportation 0.6%

Housing

People Living Alone 15.9%
Median Gross Rent $1,962
Median House Value $295,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 12.3%
US/American 0.2%
English 13.3%
Irish 15.1%

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

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

Notes:

  • 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
Station AKRON CANTON AP
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
Station CHARDON
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 11,469 $93,677

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

Hudson Public Libraries

Library
Hudson Library And Historical Society
22 AURORA ST.
Hudson, Ohio
(330) 653-6658
Library Web Site

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Hudson High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

HUDSON HIGH SCHOOL
2500 HUDSON AURORA RD
330-653-1416
Serves 1,762 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.1

HARRY L EASTMAN HIGH SCHOOL
996 E HINES HILL RD
330-656-2282
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 104 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 8

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