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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population13,367
Male Share of the Population49.2%
Female Share of the Population50.8%
Senior Citizens15.3%
Employed Population 16+7,236
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married53.6%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher43.3%
Median Earnings25+$44,338
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$36,000
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,196

Wealth

Median Family Income$80,594
% Above Poverty Level91.1%
% Below Poverty Level8.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time25 minutes
% Working from Home6.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.1%
% Using Public Transportation1%

Housing

People Living Alone28.5%
Median Gross Rent$1,021
Median House Value$225,900

Ancestry

German41.7%
Norwegian17.3%
Irish12.8%
Swedish10%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)9%
English6.8%
Italian3.9%
Polish3.3%
French Except Basque3.1%
Czech2.5%
Dutch2.2%
Arab2.1%
Jordanian2.1%
Scottish2%
Swiss1.2%
Danishn1.1%
Welsh0.8%
Canadian0.7%
Russian0.7%
Finnish0.6%
Ukrainian0.5%
Greek0.5%
Austrian0.5%
Croatian0.4%
Jamaican0.3%
West Indian0.3%
Belgian0.3%
African0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Lithuanian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
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Hudson Almanac

CategoryValue
County St. Croix County
Standard Zip Codes54016
Phone Area Codes715
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude44.97
Approximate Longitude-92.73

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)

StationSTILLWATER 1 SE
Distance5.6 miles
Jan Temp5 to 23 F
Apr Temp36 to 59 F
Jul Temp63 to 85 F
Oct Temp40 to 60 F
Annual Precip33.6 inches
StationHASTINGS DAM 2
Distance15.4 miles
Jan Temp2 to 21 F
Apr Temp36 to 55 F
Jul Temp62 to 82 F
Oct Temp39 to 58 F
Annual Precip29.9 inches
StationELLSWORTH 1 E
Distance21.9 miles
Jan Temp3 to 22 F
Apr Temp34 to 57 F
Jul Temp59 to 82 F
Oct Temp37 to 59 F
Annual Precip34.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Hammond2,006$73,171
New Richmond8,687$70,560
North Hudson3,810$84,750
River Falls15,152$76,272
Roberts1,641$73,646
Somerset2,686$73,068

Hudson Public Libraries

Hudson Area Joint Library
700 1ST ST.
Hudson, Wisconsin
(715) 386-3101

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Hudson Hospitals

Hudson Hospital
(Non-profit)
405 Stageline Road
(715) 531-6000

Hudson Public Schools

Hudson High
1501 Vine St
ZIP: 54016
(715) 377-3800
High
Total Enrollment 1756
Hudson Middle
1300 Carmichael Rd
ZIP: 54016
(715) 377-3820
Middle
Total Enrollment 1280
Hudson Prairie Elementary
1400 Carmichael Rd
ZIP: 54016
(715) 377-3860
Primary
Total Enrollment 444
North Hudson Elementary
510 Lemon St N
ZIP: 54016
(715) 377-3870
Primary
Total Enrollment 341
River Crest Elementary
535 County Road F
ZIP: 54016
(715) 377-3890
Primary
Total Enrollment 524
Rock Elementary
340 13th St S
ZIP: 54016
(715) 377-3840
Primary
Total Enrollment 543
Willow River Elementary
1118 4th St
ZIP: 54016
(715) 377-3880
Primary
Total Enrollment 396

Hudson Private Schools

Good Shepherd Christian Academy
1205 6th St
ZIP: 54016
Secondary
Total Enrollment 14
St Patrick School
403 Saint Croix St
ZIP: 54016
Elementary
Total Enrollment 292
Trinity Academy
1205 6th St
ZIP: 54016
Elementary
Total Enrollment 186
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