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Overview

Introduction to Hudson, Wisconsin

Hudson, Wisconsin, in St Croix county, is 16 miles E of St. Paul, Minnesota. The people of the city are in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul metropolitan area.

Hudson History

The area now known as Hudson was first settled in 1840. The first settlers in the area were Louis Massey and Peter Bouchea. They were followed by Joseph Sauperson and William Steets. In the 1840s, a greater number of settlers began to arrive in the area. The first mayor of the community of Hudson was A. D. Gray. In 1852, he petitioned to change the community’s name to Hudson. The area was named because it reminded him of the Hudson River of New York.

Hudson and nearby Attractions

  • Minnesota Museum of American Art
  • Landmark Gallery
  • Science Museum of Minnesota
  • William O'Brien State Park
  • Minnesota Children's Museum
  • Kinnickinnic State Park

Things To Do In Hudson

While in Hudson, one can visit parks like the Willow River State Park, the Kinnickinnic State Park, Williams Park and the Sixth Street Historic District. Other notable nearby locations include The Phipps Center for the Arts, the Hudson Bowling Center, the Afton Historical Museum and the Afton State Park. Golfers can enjoy a round at the Troy Burne Golf Club. Churches in the area include the First Presbyterian Church, Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church and the Trinity Lutheran Church. Local festivals include the Winter Fest, held every January, and Booster Days, held every June.

Hudson Transportation

Rochester International Airport is nearby.

Hudson Higher Education

The University of St. Thomas, Metropolitan State University and the University of Wisconsin-River Falls are the local centers of higher education.

People

Total Population 13,194
Male Share of the Population 49.6%
Female Share of the Population 50.4%
Senior Citizens 15.5%
Employed Population 16+ 7,147
Age of the Population 37

Families

% of people married 52.7%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 44.4%
Median Earnings25+ $43,598
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $35,298
Median Earnings With High School Degree $28,776

Wealth

Median Family Income $77,912
% Above Poverty Level 93.5%
% Below Poverty Level 6.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 26 minutes
% Working from Home 6.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.5%
% Using Public Transportation 1.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 31.6%
Median Gross Rent $990
Median House Value $217,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 9%
US/American 0%
English 7.8%
Irish 11.5%

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

Hudson Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 16 miles E of St. Paul, Minnesota
County St Croix
Metro Area Minneapolis - Saint Paul
Standard Zip Codes 54016, 54082
Phone Area Codes 715
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.974
Longitude -92.756

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 STILLWATER 1 SE
Distance 5.6 miles
Jan Temp 5 to 23 F
Apr Temp 36 to 59 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 40 to 60 F
Annual Precip 33.6 inches
Station HASTINGS DAM 2
Distance 15.4 miles
Jan Temp 2 to 21 F
Apr Temp 36 to 55 F
Jul Temp 62 to 82 F
Oct Temp 39 to 58 F
Annual Precip 29.9 inches
Station ELLSWORTH 1 E
Distance 21.9 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 22 F
Apr Temp 34 to 57 F
Jul Temp 59 to 82 F
Oct Temp 37 to 59 F
Annual Precip 34.4 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Boardman (54016)

Burkhardt (54016)

Houlton (54082)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Hammond 2,015 $67,986
New Richmond 8,599 $65,800
North Hudson 3,807 $92,611
River Falls 15,103 $72,538
Roberts 1,645 $73,375
Somerset 2,671 $70,000

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

Hudson Public Libraries

Library
Hudson Public Library
911 FOURTH ST.
Hudson, Wisconsin
(715) 386-3101
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Hudson Hospitals

HUDSON HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
405 STAGELINE ROAD
(715) 531-6000
Emergency Service: Yes

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Serves 1,472 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.7

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