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B
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    C
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    C+
Hudson is a town in North Carolina with a population of 3,699. Hudson is in Caldwell County. Living in Hudson offers residents a suburban rural mix feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Hudson and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Hudson are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$150,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$663
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban Rural Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    26%
  • Own
    74%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    269
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    269
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,152.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    161.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    17%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    16%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    9%
  • 65+ years
    19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    14%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    13%

Working in Hudson

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$42,292
National
$55,322
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Hudson Reviews

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This is a tight knit community. Just as most of North Carolina, folks treat you like family. Neighbors know each other and look out for each other. This is the ideal place to start a family. There are many public parks and recreation centers in the area. Most nights I forget to lock my doors and have never had to worry about. If you are religious there are tons of small churches scattered throughout the town. The local fireman and police are hardworking family oriented people. One of the things I love most is that we are only about 45 minutes from the Blue Ridge mountains and 4 hours from the Carolina coast!
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Family-like small town. A town small enough that no one knows what it is actually called, just a blink of an eye when passing from the city of Hickory in North Carolina and the town of Boone. Small town feel, the feel and very much the reality that you know everyone there. Schools are close knit and filled with loving teachers, much of whom have lived in the town of Hudson their whole lives themselves.
A small, hometown feel with some local businesses and connections to be made. The biggest downside are the lack of restaurants in the area (other than fast food) and other activities. Local events are scarce and it makes it difficult to find things to do.