Hudson, NC

Hudson, situated in Caldwell County, is a small town made up of 3.7 square miles.

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Hudson is home to the historical Hudson Cotton Manufacturing Company; a textile mill that was originally built in the early 1900s.


The median resident age in Hudson is 42 years. The median estimated household income is about $48,000 making it equal to the North Carolina average. The estimated per capita is about $29,000. The average price for a home in Hudson is about $139,000 (2015) which is $21,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $650 a month for rent.

The racial makeup of Hudson is 91% White, 6% Hispanic, 1% Two or more races, and 2% other. 88% of the population are high school graduates, with 12% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 59% are married, 11% are divorced, 0% are separated, 6% are widowed, leaving 24% that have never been married.

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Caldwell County

Hudson belongs to Caldwell County in the western part of North Carolina. The County, named after Joseph Caldwell, is part of the Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area. Caldwell County has a population of 83,000 and its largest city Lenoir, with a population of 18,000, is the county seat.

In 1841, the county was formed from parts of Wilkes and Burke counties.

Caldwell County borders Avery, Burke, Catawba, Alexander, Wilkes, and Watauga counties.

Caldwell County is made up of 474 square miles. 472 of which is land with the remaining 2 as water.


The population of Hudson, NC is about 520. The population has been steadily increasing since the 1930s.


The elevation of Hudson, NC is 1,263 feet above sea level.

Zip Code

The zip code for Hudson, NC is 28638.

Area Code

The area code for Hudson, NC is 828.

Politics and Religion

Historically speaking Hudson and Caldwell County have voted mostly Republican, with 68% going to Mitt Romney during the 2012 Presidential Election. This represents the trend for the previous four or five elections.

As of 2010, 42% of the population are religiously unafiliated (Nones). About 57% are Protestants with Catholics making up around 1%.


The unemployment rate for Hudson is about 6% (2015), making it higher than the state average of around 5%.

Manufacturing, retail, and public administration make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.

Newspaper & Obituaries

The Caldwell Journal is the primary newspaper that covers the Caldwell County area.


Hudson Funeral Home
Middle School
Redwood Park
Urgent Care
Zip Code
Gold Mine
Food Lion
Rite Aid
Heritage Christian School
Homes for Sale
Holiday Pools
Kincaid Furniture
Pet Den
Smokey Mountain Furniture
Caldwell Community College
South Caldwell High School

Town of Hudson NC
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