Coordinates : 41°14′23″N 81°26′27″W / 41.2398397°N 81.4407840°W / 41.2398397; -81.4407840
View of Hudson from Veteran's Way bridge
Location in Summit County and the state of
Coordinates: 41°14′36″N 81°26′20″W / 41.24333°N 81.43889°W / 41.24333; -81.43889
VILLAGE/TOWNSHIP MERGER 1994
FOUNDED BY David Hudson
NAMED FOR David Hudson
• TYPE Council-Manager
• COUNCIL PRESIDENT Hal DeSaussure
• CITY MANAGER Jane Howington
• MAYOR David A. Basil
• TOTAL 25.87 sq mi (67.00 km2)
• LAND 25.60 sq mi (66.30 km2)
• WATER 0.27 sq mi (0.70 km2)
ELEVATION 1,066 ft (325 m)
POPULATION (2010 )
• TOTAL 22,262
• ESTIMATE (2014) 22,448
• DENSITY 869.6/sq mi (335.8/km2)
• SUMMER (DST )
ZIP CODE 44236
AREA CODE(S) 330, 234
FIPS CODE 39-36651
GNIS FEATURE ID 1048857
HUDSON is a city in Summit County ,
* 1 History
* 2 Geography
* 2.1 Neighboring communities * 2.2 Watersheds
* 3 Parks and recreation
* 4 Demographics
* 4.1 2010 census * 4.2 2000 census
* 5 Transportation
* 6 Economy
* 6.1 Commercial * 6.2 Retail
* 7 Education
* 7.1 Public education * 7.2 Private
* 8 Healthcare * 9 Government * 10 Civic awards * 11 Religion * 12 Notable people * 13 References * 14 External links
The city is named after its founder, David Hudson , who settled
On November 28, 1973, a large area of the village, "roughly bounded
by College, Streetsboro, S. Main, and Baldwin" streets, was listed on
National Register of Historic Places
From 1837 to 1994, the Village of Hudson and Hudson Township were two
separate governing entities. In 1994, voters approved a merger uniting
the two to create the
North Main Street, with the landmark clock tower visible to the right North Main Street Howard Hanna and US Bank
Hudson is located in northeastern Summit County. According to the
Hudson's neighbors are, starting at the northern corporate boundary and proceeding clockwise:
* Northfield Center Township (meets at Hudson's northwest corner) * Macedonia (western quarter of Hudson's northern boundary) * Twinsburg Township (remainder of Hudson's northern boundary) * Aurora (meets at northeast corner) * Streetsboro (entire eastern boundary) * Franklin Township (meets at southeast corner) * Stow (entire southern boundary) * Cuyahoga Falls (meets at southwest corner) * Boston Township (southern third of Hudson's western boundary) * Boston Heights (remainder of western boundary)
Hudson's surface water flows into five major watersheds. The three most prominent are Brandywine Creek, Mud Brook, and Tinkers Creek. A small part of the western edge of town drains into the Cuyahoga River , and the southeastern corner of the city drains into Fish Creek.
PARKS AND RECREATION
The Hudson Park Board oversees more than one thousand acres (4 km²)
of parkland in the city. The most prominent property is Hudson
Springs Park, which has a 50-acre lake open to kayaks, canoes and
small motorized boats. Boat storage is available to residents only for
an annual fee. The lake is stocked with fish and encircled by a
walking trail that ventures into the woods that stretch along a large
portion of the lake. The park also has a disc golf course, docks, sand
volleyball pit and permanent corn-hole boards (bring your own bean
bags). Cascade Park, Barlow Farm Park, and Colony Park are large
neighborhood parks used for sports and general family recreation.
Other properties, such as Doc's Woods, MacLaren Woods, Trumbull Woods,
and Bicentennial Woods, are kept as forested nature preserves. The
first Hudson Park, Wildlife Woods, is actually located west of the
city in the
Cuyahoga Valley National Park
EST. 2016 22,251
Of the city's population over the age of 25, 68.0% held a bachelor's degree or higher. According to a 2007 estimate, the median income for a household in the city was $112,740, and the median income for a family was $128,727. Males had a median income of $87,169 versus $38,226 for females. The per capita income for the city was $40,915. About 1.3% of families and 1.7% of the population were below the poverty line , including 2.2% of those under age 18 and 2.0% of those age 65 or over.
Note: Historical Population figures before 2000 are for the former Village of Hudson only and do not include the former Hudson Township.
As of the census of 2010, there were 22,262 people, 7,620 households, and 6,301 families residing in the city. The population density was 869.6 inhabitants per square mile (335.8/km2). There were 8,002 housing units at an average density of 312.6 per square mile (120.7/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 92.7% White , 1.3% African American , 0.1% Native American , 4.3% Asian , 0.3% from other races , and 1.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.7% of the population.
There were 7,620 households of which 43.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 74.9% were married couples living together, 5.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 1.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 17.3% were non-families. 15.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.87 and the average family size was 3.21.
The median age in the city was 42.5 years. 30.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 18.5% were from 25 to 44; 34% were from 45 to 64; and 11.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.1% male and 50.9% female.
As of the 2000 census , there were 22,439 people, 7,357 households, and 6,349 families residing in the city. The population density was 876.9 people per square mile (338.6/km²). There were 7,636 housing units at an average density of 298.4 per square mile (115.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 94.65% White , 2.82% Asian , 1.48% African American , 0.09% Native American , 0.20% from other races , and 0.75% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.82% of the population.
There were 7,357 households out of which 49.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 79.7% were married couples living together, 5.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 13.7% were non-families. 12.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.01 and the average family size was 3.30.
In the city the population was spread out with 33.5% under the age of 18, 4.1% from 18 to 24, 25.4% from 25 to 44, 27.7% from 45 to 64, and 9.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 98.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.0 males.
Ohio's State Route 303 , State Route 91 , and State Route 8 pass
through Hudson. Interstate 480 cuts through the extreme northeast
corner of the city, and
Hudson, unlike many surrounding communities, has retained two-lane roadways in much of its downtown. This has helped preserve the open spaces, historical buildings, and trees that the city values. However, this can also significantly lengthen the amount of time commuters spend in the downtown area. There are some services from Metro RTA , and much of Hudson is accessible by foot or bike.
In November 2002, Hudson was the first community in the U.S. to launch a citywide electronic gift card. The card was introduced by the Hudson Chamber of Commerce to help stimulate and keep shopping dollars with the independent merchants in town. The Hudson Acme, after hours
Jo-Ann Stores has its corporate headquarters in Hudson. Jo-Ann
operates 751 stores in 48 states, plus its Web site, Joann.com. Its
three distribution centers are located in Hudson, Ohio; Visalia,
California; and Opelika, Alabama.
The "First and Main" shopping district
* Most of Hudson's retail outlets are located in concentrated areas. Most notable are the two downtown blocks of historic buildings located on North Main Street. The original center of business in Hudson, the stores and offices located "downtown" still stand today in continued commercial use. * In 1962, the first part of the Hudson Plaza shopping center opened on West Streetsboro Street. It has always been anchored by the Acme grocery store , which moved there from its former location on North Main Street. Expansions of the plaza continued through the 1990s. A unique McDonald\'s restaurant, resembling a house, opened in 1985. The original building, housing Acme, was extensively renovated in 2000. * 2004 marked the opening of First & Main, a mixed-use development just west of North Main Street. The Hudson Library ">
The chapel of Western Reserve Academy Hudson High School
Public schools are included in the Hudson
There are also many private schools in the area. Seton Catholic
School is one. Founded in 1962, Hudson Montessori School is the 13th
oldest Montessori school in the United States. Hudson is the original
home of what would become
Case Western Reserve University
The University Hospitals Hudson Health Center, affiliated with University Hospitals of Cleveland , offers primary and specialty care services, laboratory and general diagnostic radiology services. Also located at this facility are outpatient rehabilitation services.
Today, the city is governed by a seven-member city council . There
are four council representatives representing the four wards in
Hudson, and three representatives at-large. Hudson has a
council-manager government . At present, the Council President is Hal
DeSaussure. The current
In 2010, the city was named as one of the 100 Best Communities for Young People by America\'s Promise . The award was based on the city's "Community First" organization that was developed in the 1990s to combat drug use and school dropouts and to promote better choices for the city's youth by providing additional educational and cultural opportunities.
Christ Church Episcopal in downtown Hudson
There are many churches and other places of worship in Hudson. There
* Elmer Brandt - Also known as Buzz Clic, guitarist for punk rock
band the Rubber
* Ward Welch - Better known as Rod Firestone, guitarist and lead
singer for punk rock band the Rubber
* ^ A B Freeman, Laura (2 February 2014). "COUNCIL PRESIDENT
APPOINTS MEMBER LIAISON ASSIGNMENTS FOR 2014, 2015". Hudson Hub-Times.
Record-Courier. Retrieved 10 November 2014.
* ^ A B "US Gazetteer files 2010".
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