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Overview

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population7,174
Male Share of the Population48.3%
Female Share of the Population51.7%
Senior Citizens14.6%
Employed Population 16+3,246
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married40.9%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher14.7%
Median Earnings25+$30,789
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$14,000
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,583

Wealth

Median Family Income$52,207
% Above Poverty Level79.6%
% Below Poverty Level20.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time23 minutes
% Working from Home3%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.6%
% Using Public Transportation4.5%

Housing

People Living Alone28%
Median Gross Rent$797
Median House Value$125,400

Ancestry

Irish24.9%
German16.2%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)15.9%
French Except Basque14.4%
Italian11.8%
English8.9%
Polish4.3%
Canadian3.6%
West Indian2.4%
Scottish2.1%
Welsh1.8%
Dutch1.6%
Jamaican1.4%
Trinidad Tobago0.6%
Russian0.4%
Latvian0.4%
Norwegian0.4%
Brazilian0.4%
Danishn0.3%
Swedish0.3%
Lithuanian0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Maltese0.1%
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Hudson Falls Almanac

CategoryValue
County Washington County
Standard Zip Codes12839
Phone Area Codes518
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude43.3
Approximate Longitude-73.58

Hudson Falls Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationGLENS FALLS AP
Distance3.7 miles
Jan Temp8 to 29 F
Apr Temp34 to 56 F
Jul Temp58 to 82 F
Oct Temp36 to 58 F
Annual Precip38.5 inches
StationSALEM
Distance16.4 miles
Jan Temp9 to 31 F
Apr Temp33 to 58 F
Jul Temp56 to 82 F
Oct Temp35 to 60 F
Annual Precip34.7 inches
StationCONKLINGVILLE DAM
Distance17.5 miles
Jan Temp8 to 29 F
Apr Temp32 to 53 F
Jul Temp58 to 79 F
Oct Temp37 to 58 F
Annual Precip46.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Glens Falls14,428$62,870
South Glens Falls3,595$55,080
West Glens Falls7,208$74,844

Hudson Falls Public Libraries

Hudson Falls Free Library Association
220 MAIN STREET
Hudson Falls, New York
(518) 747-6406

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Hudson Falls Public Schools

Hudson Falls High School
80 E Labarge St
ZIP: 12839
(518) 747-2121
High
Total Enrollment 624
Hudson Falls Intermediate School
159 Maple St
ZIP: 12839
(518) 747-2121
Primary
Total Enrollment 355
Hudson Falls Middle School
131 Notre Dame St
ZIP: 12839
(518) 747-2121
Middle
Total Enrollment 521
Hudson Falls Primary School
47 Vaughn Rd
ZIP: 12839
(518) 747-2121
Primary
Total Enrollment 557
Margaret Murphy Kindergarten Center
2 Clark St
ZIP: 12839
(518) 747-2121
Primary
Total Enrollment 319

Hudson Falls Private Schools

Greater Glens Falls Christian Academy
1 1/2 West St
ZIP: 12839
Secondary
Total Enrollment 1
Kingsbury Sda School
3991 State Route 4
ZIP: 12839
Elementary
Total Enrollment 6
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