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Hudson, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Hudson Census Designated Place had a population of 1,467 as of July 1, 2017. Hudson ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Pennsylvania. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Hudson is located at latitude 41.2772 and longitude -75.8312 in Luzerne County. The formal boundaries for the Hudson Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.38 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Luzerne County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 627 feet.

The Hudson Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2628698) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Hudson Census Designated Place is located within Township of Plains, a minor civil division (MCD) of Luzerne County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Hudson population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Hudson, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,467
Daytime Population: Workers 220
Daytime Population: Residents 880
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,100
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.75
Population in Households 1,467
Population in Familes 1,158
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 3,886
Diversity Index3 8


Median Household Income $54,580
Average Household Income $61,255
Per Capita Income $27,703


Total Housing Units 697 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 444 (63.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 217 (31.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 36 ( 5.2%)
Median Home Value $131,086
Average Home Value $174,157


Total Households 661
Average Household Size 2.22
Family Households 416
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.23% 0.0%
Households 0.23% 0.06%
Families -0.16% -0.05%
Median Household Income   3.02%
Per Capita Income   3.36%

Hudson, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hudson to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 781 56th
Population Density # 271 85th
Diversity Index # 1150 35th
Median Household Income # 694 61st
Per Capita Income # 707 60th

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