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Hudson is a city in Columbia County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for the river and for explorer Henry Hudson.

The latitude of Hudson is 42.252N. The longitude is -73.791W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 82 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 7,296.


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Median household income
Local
$24,279
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 Hudson River.
Former and merged names include:
· Claverack Landing
Once a busy port city, frequented by whalers carrying whale oil and sealskins

Claims the oldest volunteer fire department in New York

Known for its antique shops
Ranked No. 8 nationally and No. 1 in the state, June 2001 in the ePodunk Historic Small Towns Index
Filming location for:
· 1987 movie, "Ironweed"
· 1994 movie, "Nobody's Fool"
Well-known residents have included:
· Djuna Chappell Barnes, writer
Local festivals include:
  • Riverfront Fair - Sept. 29, 2007
  • Hudson ArtsWalk - Sept. 28-Oct. 8, 2007
Dates often change. Check Hudson web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Oakdale Lake
Historic sites and museums: Olana State Historic Site, American Museum of Firefighting, Robert Jenkins Home
Colleges and universities: Columbia-Greene Community College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
Quotes:
Sometimes in the fiercest driving storm of wind, rain, hail or snow, a great eagle will appear over the river, now soaring with steady and now overhended wings -- always confronting the gale, or perhaps cleaving onto, or at times literally sitting upon it. It is like reading some first-class natural tragedy or epic, or hearing martial trumpets.
-- On the Hudson
Walt Whitman

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Census & demographics

Sections below provide additional information and links about Hudson demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Columbia County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 12534 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

10% of Hudson residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Hudson ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Hudson was $15,759, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

9% of Hudson residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Hudson festival dates:

Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.

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History

Historic districts in Hudson include Front Street-Parade Hill-Lower Warren Street Historic District, Hudson Historic District, Rossman - Prospect Avenue Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Hudson, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $390.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $972.


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

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Politics

Columbia County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Hudson political report.

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The average commute time for Hudson workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Hudson include Union Street Guest House.

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“ Sometimes in the fiercest driving storm of wind, rain, hail or snow, a great eagle will appear over the river, now soaring with steady and now overhended wings -- always confronting the gale, or perhaps cleaving onto, or at times literally sitting upon it. It is like reading some first-class natural tragedy or epic, or hearing martial trumpets. ”
~ On the Hudson
Walt Whitman

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