Hudson, North Carolina Population 2024

3,760

Hudson is a city located in Burke County, Caldwell County, Watauga County, and Wilkes County North Carolina. Hudson has a 2024 population of 3,760. Hudson is currently declining at a rate of -0.19% annually and its population has decreased by -0.69% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,786 in 2020.

The average household income in Hudson is $62,676 with a poverty rate of 18.52%. The median age in Hudson is 40.1 years: 38.1 years for males, and 45.5 years for females.

Hudson Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Hudson was:

  • White: 96.64%
  • Two or more races: 2.51%
  • Black or African American: 0.45%
  • Other race: 0.4%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
3.7 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,027.90/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-0.69% (-26)
The current population of Hudson, North Carolina is 3,760 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 3,786.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White3,65396.64%
Two or more races952.51%
Black or African American170.45%
Other race150.4%
Native American00%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Other race

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Hudson Population by Race

Hudson Population Pyramid 2024

Hudson Median Age

40.1

Total

38.1

Male

45.5

Female

Hudson Adults

There are 3,065 adults, (722 of whom are seniors) in Hudson.

Hudson Age Dependency

61.3

Age Dependency Ratio

30.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

30.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Hudson Sex Ratio

Female1,99752.83%
Male1,78347.17%

Hudson Population by Age

Hudson Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,4832.547723
Married6113.293.56.5
Non Family4111.0472.527.5
Female4032.9958.341.7
Male583.1665.534.5

3.06

Average Family Size

2.54

Average Household Size

77.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Hudson Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade33712.8%
Associates Degree33012.53%
Bachelors Degree35813.6%
Graduate Degree2087.9%
High School Graduate73828.03%
Less Than 9th Grade1254.75%
Some College53720.39%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Hudson Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Hudson Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White2,3832,010553
Hispanic22113213
2+ Races474713
Black17170
Other Race15150

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 27.66%.

Hudson Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$74,700$47,056$95,166
Graduate Degree$60,750$76,350$0
High School Graduate$36,563$36,484$37,813
Less Than 9th Grade$23,480$33,271$0
Overall$35,877$36,520$35,603
Some College$33,834$34,867$28,958

$35,877

Average Earnings

$36,520

Average Male

$35,603

Average Female

Hudson Earnings by Educational Attainment

Hudson Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Hudson Language

94.03% of Hudson residents speak only English, while 5.97% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.1% of the population.

Hudson Language

Hudson Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White3,39864518.98%
Hispanic325278.31%
Black1717100%
Other1515100%
Multiple951111.58%

18.52%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.72%

Male Poverty Rate

19.24%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Hudson

The race most likely to be in poverty in Hudson is Black, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Hudson is Hispanic, with 8.31% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.1%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.61%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.67%.

Hudson Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade30.09%
Some College22.29%
High School17.89%
Bachelors or Greater2.3%

Hudson Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed83.33%
Male Unemployed40.48%
Female Employed12.07%
Male Employed5.19%

Hudson Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Hudson Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$72,014$74,279
Households$49,761$62,676
Married Families$82,303$-999,999,999
Non Families$22,450$30,293

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Hudson Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

42.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.4%

Male Marriage Rate

38.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Hudson Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Hudson Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Hudson Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Hudson Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

117

Number of Veterans

117

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam51
Second Gulf War32
First Gulf War32
World War II14
Korea5

Hudson Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 7446
35 to 5432
75+30
55 to 649
18 to 340

Hudson Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White1043.49%
2+ Races1325.49%
Hispanic135.88%

Hudson Veterans by Race

Hudson Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

36.75%

Veteran Disability Rate

Hudson Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

61%

Labor Force Participation

57.3%

Employment Rate

6.2%

Unemployment Rate

Hudson Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Hudson Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Hudson Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

75.21%

Born in Hudson

93.97%

Native Born

6.03%

Foreign Born

3.78%

Non Citizen

2.25%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.97% of Hudson residents were born in the United States, with 75.21% having been born in North Carolina. 3.78% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Hudson Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20293,728-7-0.19%
20283,735-6-0.16%
20273,741-6-0.16%
20263,747-7-0.19%
20253,754-6-0.16%
20243,760-7-0.19%
20233,76760.16%
20223,761-14-0.37%
20213,775-11-0.29%
20203,786701.88%
20193,71620.05%
20183,71440.11%
20173,71020.05%
20163,70860.16%
20153,702-6-0.16%
20143,708-19-0.51%
20133,727-4-0.11%
20123,731-18-0.48%
20113,749-25-0.66%
20103,77400%
20003,0782599.19%
19902,819-69-2.39%
19802,888682.41%
19702,820-908-24.36%

Hudson Population by Year