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Hudson, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The City of Hudson had a population of 13,612 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 Wisconsin. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Hudson is located at latitude 44.9693 and longitude -92.7279 in St. Croix County. The formal boundaries for the City of Hudson (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.54 sq. miles and a water area of 0.88 sq. miles. St. Croix County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 709 feet.

The City of Hudson (GNIS ID: 1583417) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Hudson: Buena Vista, Willow River.

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


Total Population 13,612
Population in Households 13,417
Population in Familes 10,481
Population in Group Qrtrs 195
Population Density1 2,083
Diversity Index2 17


Total Households 5,650
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 3,548
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 5,997 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,492 (58.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,159 (36.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 347 ( 5.8%)
Median Home Value $230,842
Average Home Value $262,797


Median Household Income $65,408
Average Household Income $84,103
Per Capita Income $34,982
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.94% 1.06%
Households 0.92% 1.03%
Families 0.9% 0.94%
Median Household Income   3.04%
Per Capita Income   2.73%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Hudson, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hudson to the other 774 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Wisconsin 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 # 62 92nd
Population Density1 # 64 92nd
Diversity Index2 # 275 65th
Median Household Income # 161 79th
Per Capita Income # 96 88th

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