Hudson New Hampshire Community Profile

 Hudson new hampshire community profile
Hudson, NH
Community Contact Town of Hudson
Stephen A. Malizia, Town Administrator
12 School Street
Hudson, NH 03051

Telephone (603) 886-6024
Fax (603) 598-6481
E-mail smalizia@seresc.net
Web Site www.ci.hudson.nh.us

Municipal Office Hours Monday through Friday, 8 am - 4:30 pm

County Hillsborough
Labor Market Area Nashua NH-MA NECTA Division, NH Portion
Tourism Region Merrimack Valley
Planning Commission Nashua Regional
Regional Development Gateway Industrial Development Corp.

Election Districts
US Congress
District 2
Executive Council
District 4
State Senate
District 14
State Representative
Hillsborough County District 27
Incorporated: 1746

Origin: This area was first a part of the 1673 Massachusetts Dunstable grant. In 1732, portions of Dunstable that were east of the Merrimack River and not annexed to Londonderry became Nottingham, Massachusetts. In 1741, following the establishment of New Hampshire-Massachusetts border, the town was incorporated as Nottingham West. Owing to confusion with the town of Nottingham in the north, voters petitioned to have the town renamed in 1830. The name Hudson was chosen because of its position near the point where the Merrimack River, once thought to flow east from the Hudson River, was found to come from the north.

Villages and Place Names: Hudson Center, Potash Corner

Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 1,064 residents in 1790

Population Trends: Hudson had the seventh highest numeric change in population over the last five decades, a total change of 18,802, from 4,183 in 1950 to 22,985 in 2000. The largest decennial percent change was an 81 percent increase between 1960 and 1970. The 2005 Census estimate for Hudson was 24,568 residents, which ranked tenth among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.

Population Density, 2005: 861.1 persons per square mile of land area. Hudson contains 28.5 square miles of land area and 0.8 square miles of inland water area.

MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2006 $24,020,731
Budget: School Appropriations, 2006 $37,489,301
Zoning Ordinance 1942/06
Master Plan 2006
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board

Boards and Commissions
Elected:
Selectmen; Library; Cemetery; Budget
Appointed:
Planning; Conservation

Public Library Hills Memorial

EMERGENCY SERVICES
Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Full-time
Town Fire Insurance Rating 4/9
Emergency Medical Service Municipal

Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Southern NH Medical Center, Nashua 1 mile 188
St. Joseph Hospital, Nashua 3 miles 208

UTILITIES
Electric Supplier PSNH
Natural Gas Supplier KeySpan
Water Supplier Hudson Water Department

Sanitation Private septic & Municipal
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant No
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash Pickup
Municipal
Pay-As-You-Throw Program
No
Recycling
Voluntary

Telephone Company Verizon
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
Cable Television Access Yes
Public Access Television Station Yes
High Speed Internet Service:  
Business
Yes
Residential
Yes

PROPERTY TAXES (NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration) 
2005 Total Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $16.50
2005 Equalization Ratio 85.3
2005 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $14.00

2005 Percent of Property Valuation by Type
Residential Land and Buildings
80.5%
Commercial Land and Buildings
16.6%
Other Property including Utilities
2.9%

HOUSING (NH Office of Energy and Planning) 
2005 Total Housing Units 8,988
   
2005 Single-Family Units 6,073
Building Permits Issued
96
2005 Multi-Family Units 2,765
Building Permits Issued
30
2005 Manufactured Housing Units 150
   
DEMOGRAPHICS (US Census Bureau) 
Total Population Community County
2005 24,568 401,291
2000 22,985 382,384
1990 19,663 336,549
1980 14,022 276,608
1970 10,638 223,941

Census 2000 Demographics
Population by Gender
Male
11,344
Female
11,584

Population by Age Group
Under age 5
1,704
Age 5 to 19
5,231
Age 20 to 34
4,342
Age 35 to 54
7,948
Age 55 to 64
1,894
Age 65 and over
1,809
Median Age
35.4 years

Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher
89.7%
Bachelor's degree or higher
25.9%

ANNUAL INCOME, 1999 (US Census Bureau) 
Per capita income $25,696
Median 4-person family income $71,313
Median household income $64,169

Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male
$46,198
Female
$31,315

Families below the poverty level 1.2%

LABOR FORCE (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average 1995 2005
Civilian Labor Force
12,078 14,803
Employed
11,442 14,175
Unemployed
636 628
Unemployment Rate
5.3% 4.2%

EMPLOYMENT & WAGES (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average Covered Employment 1995 2005
Goods Producing Industries  
Average Employment
5,580 5,042
Average Weekly Wage
$774 $1,117
   
Service Providing Industries  
Average Employment
4,007 5,170
Average Weekly Wage
$402 $616
   
Total Private Industry  
Average Employment
9,587 10,212
Average Weekly Wage
$618 $864
   
Government (Federal, State, and Local)  
Average Employment
638 857
Average Weekly Wage
$566 $805
   
Total, Private plus Government  
Average Employment
10,225 11,069
Average Weekly Wage
$615 $859
n = indicates that the data does not meet disclosure standards
EDUCATION/CHILD CARE FACILITIES (NH Dept. of Education)
Schools students attend: Hudson operates grades 1-12 District: SAU 81
Career Technology Center(s): Wilbur Palmer Voc. Tech. Center, Hudson; Milford HS; Nashua HS North Region: 16

Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools
4 1 1 1
Grade Levels
P 1-5 6-8 9-12 K-8
Total Enrollment
1,613 1,087 1,444
NH Licensed Child Care Facilities, 2006: Total Facilities: 31 Total Capacity: 1,114
Nearest Community/Technical College: Nashua
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Daniel Webster; Rivier
LARGEST EMPLOYERS PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
Benchmark Electronics Electronic equipment 920
BAE Systems Signal analysis & jamming technology 678
Hudson School District Education 467
APW Enclosures Sheet metal fabrication & integration 300
Lowell Shoe, Inc. Footwear 240
Presstek Printing, imaging technology 230
The Telegraph Daily newspaper 211
Vectron Technologies Noise filter components 200
Hudson Mills Apparel, furniture, upholstery
TRANSPORTATION  (Distance estimated from city / town hall)
Road Access US Routes
  State Routes 3A, 101A, 102, 111
Nearest Interstate, Exit Everett Tpk., Exit 7;
I-93, Exit 3
         Distance 3 miles; 10 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No

Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Boire Field, Nashua
Runway
5,501 ft. asphalt
Lighted?
Yes  Navigational Aids? Yes
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Manchester-Boston Regional Distance 19 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 8

Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH
19 miles
Portland, ME
105 miles
Boston, MA
42 miles
New York City, NY
234 miles
Montreal, Quebec
278 miles

COMMUTING TO WORK (US Census)
Workers 16 years and over  
Drove alone, car/truck/van
87.7%
Carpooled, car/truck/van
7.6%
Public transportation
0.3%
Walked
0.8%
Other Means
0.5%
Worked at home
3.1%
Mean Travel Time to Work 27.6 minutes

Percent of Working Residents:
Working in community of residence
22%
Commuting to another NH community
44%
Commuting out-of-state
34%
   
RECREATION, ATTRACTIONS, AND EVENTS
X Municipal Parks
YMCA/YWCA
Boys Club/Girls Club
X Golf Courses
Swimming: Indoor Facility
X Swimming: Outdoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Indoor Faclity
X Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
X Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
Bowling Facilities
Museums
Cinemas
Performing Arts Facilities
X Tourists Attractions
X Youth Organizations (i.e., Scouts, 4-H)
X Youth Sports: Baseball
X Youth Sports: Soccer
X Youth Sports: Football
X Youth Sports: Basketball
Youth Sports: Hockey
Campgrounds
X Fishing/Hunting
X Boating/Marinas
X Snowmobile Trails
X Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
X Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
   
Nearest Ski Area(s): McIntyre
   
Other: Musquash Conservation Land
Copyright 2006 Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security. All Rights Reserved. Updated 06/22/06

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