- Hudson, North Carolina
official_name = Hudson, North Carolina
mapsize = 250x200px
map_caption = Location of Hudson, North Carolina
subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Caldwell
unit_pref = Imperial
area_total_km2 = 9.5
area_land_km2 = 9.5
area_water_km2 = 0.0
area_total_sq_mi = 3.7
area_land_sq_mi = 3.7
area_water_sq_mi = 0.0
population_as_of = 2000
population_total = 3078
population_density_km2 = 324.1
population_density_sq_mi = 839.3
timezone = Eastern (EST)
utc_offset = -5
timezone_DST = EDT
utc_offset_DST = -4
elevation_m = 385
elevation_ft = 1263
latd = 35 |latm = 50 |lats = 44 |latNS = N
longd = 81 |longm = 29 |longs = 25 |longEW = W
postal_code = 28638
area_code = 828
blank_name = FIPS code
blank_info = 37-32980GR|2
blank1_name = GNIS feature ID
blank1_info = 0987211GR|3
website = [http://www.ci.hudson.nc.us/ www.ci.hudson.nc.us]
Hudson is a one-time booming furniture production town that was hard hit by the transition of furniture production from other coutries in the last decade. Main street Hudson has an All-American feel. Hudson's landmarks are the "HUB" (the Hudson Uptown Building, the former Hudson Elementary school where locals can gather for special events), The Yellow Submarine, the Hudson Library, the Hudson Volunteer Fire Department, The Hudson Bench Gang and the Bench Gang Bus behind the old town hall building (the Hudson Bench Gang might stimulate fear in some, but there retired locals began gathering in the 1980's to discuss everything from politics to weather to their earlier years. This friendly group of guys offered a warm welcome to nearly every passer by), the Hudson Post Office, the Hudson Optimist Club (where many young local boys and girls can enjoy America's greatest pastime), and Hudson Primary Care. On clear days, Hudson offers wonderful views of the Blue Ridge Mountains highest peaks at Grandfather Mountain. These views can be seen picturesquely over Hudson Middle School directly off the Hudson HWY 321 exit. "New York Times" bestselling author Jan Karon attended first through eighth grades at Hudson School in the historic building now known as the HUB.
Hudson is located at coor dms|35|50|44|N|81|29|25|W|city (35.845476, -81.490337)GR|1.
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 3.7 square miles (9.5 km²), all of it land.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 3,078 people, 1,324 households, and 933 families residing in the town. The population densitywas 839.3 people per square mile (323.8/km²). There were 1,400 housing units at an average density of 381.8/sq mi (147.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.40% White, 0.13% African American, 0.13% Native American, 0.81% Asian, 1.10% from other races, and 0.42% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.49% of the population.
There were 1,324 households out of which 26.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.3% were married couples living together, 10.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.5% were non-families. 25.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.77.
In the town the population was spread out with 20.0% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 29.3% from 25 to 44, 25.5% from 45 to 64, and 16.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 89.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.5 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $35,562, and the median income for a family was $42,000. Males had a median income of $29,949 versus $22,727 for females. The
per capita incomefor the town was $20,519. About 3.7% of families and 7.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under age 18 and 5.6% of those age 65 or over. Caldwell Community College & Technical Instituteis located in Hudson, North Carolina. Great Recreation director John Wilson worked for the town of Hudson.
* [http://www.foothillsradio.com/ WJRI] , News Talk 1340 WJRI, local radio station.
* [http://www.foothillsradio.com/ WKGX] , AM 1080 WKGX, local radio station.
* [http://www.ci.hudson.nc.us/ Official website of Hudson, NC]
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