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Hudson, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Hudson had a population of 3,673 as of July 1, 2016. Hudson ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Hudson is located at latitude 35.8475 and longitude -81.4865 in Caldwell County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Hudson (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.73 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Caldwell County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,260 feet.

The Town of Hudson (GNIS ID: 2405871) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Hudson is located within Township of Hudson, a minor civil division (MCD) of Caldwell County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Hudson population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Hudson: Lovelady.

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Hudson, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 3,673
Population in Households 3,599
Population in Familes 2,937
Population in Group Qrtrs 74
Population Density1 985
Diversity Index2 25


Total Households 1,522
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 1,024
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,694 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,007 (59.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 515 (30.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 172 (10.2%)
Median Home Value $127,204
Average Home Value $144,781


Median Household Income $39,556
Average Household Income $51,005
Per Capita Income $21,567
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.44% -0.4%
Households -0.48% -0.4%
Families -0.83% -0.49%
Median Household Income   -0.4%
Per Capita Income   1.23%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Hudson, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hudson to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 209 72nd
Population Density1 # 228 69th
Diversity Index2 # 583 21st
Median Household Income # 386 48th
Per Capita Income # 371 50th

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