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Hudson is a town in Middlesex County, in the Boston-Cambridge-Quincy metro area.

The community was named after Charles Hudson, local benefactor

The latitude of Hudson is 42.391N. The longitude is -71.566W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 302 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 18,113.


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Median household income
Local
$58,549
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Hudson demographic reports
Hudson is on the Assabet River
In 1894, boys setting off firecrackers behind a shoe factory started a fire that destroyed 40 buildings here
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 8. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0.4 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· William Coolidge, inventor of the X-ray tube
Performing arts: Symphony Pro Musica
Historic sites and museums: Hudson Historical Society Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)

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6% of Hudson residents report German ancestry, and 19% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Hudson ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Hudson was $26,679, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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28% of Hudson residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Hudson, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $553.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,386.


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Libraries in Hudson include Hudson Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Hudson include Hudson Sun

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Hudson restaurants taking online reservations include Chloe Bistro ... View restaurants

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The average commute time for Hudson workers is 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 3 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Hudson between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.7 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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