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Quick Facts

Do you have any visitor information?

Yes. You can view our downloadable Visitor Guide, pick up a copy at the Chamber office, or call  330.650.0621 or email info@hudsoncoc.org to request a copy.

What is the population of Hudson and the surrounding area?

The Northeast Ohio metropolitan area is the 15th largest region nationally, with over 4 million people.  In 2012 the city of Hudson had a population of approximately 22,323, made up of 10,956 males (49%) and 11,367 (50.9%) females. For more information, visit the U.S. Census Bureau.

Who are the major employers of Hudson?

Allstate Insurance
JoAnn Stores
Catastrophe Management Solutions, Inc.
Little Tikes
Kobelco
Norandex Building Materials Distribution
Meyer Distributing Co.
Gemco Medical
Wolters Kluwer Health / Lexi-Comp
Universal Screen Arts

What is the unemployment rate?

As of July 2013, the unemployment rate for Hudson was 6.9%, while  Ohio’s rate was 7.3%.

What is the climate like?

Hudson’s climate offers variable weather patterns and distinct changes of season. Average temperatures range from 20 to 40 degrees in winter and 65 to 85 degrees in the summer. Average rainfall is 37.1 inches. Average snowfall is 55 inches.

Where can I find information about renting an apartment?

There is very limited rental property in Hudson. Available properties are listed in the classified section of the Hudson Hub-Times.

What is the daily newspaper?

Hudsonites have a choice of the  Akron Beacon Journal (daily) or the Cleveland Plain Dealer (Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun) as their major newspaper. The community also has a semiweekly newspaper, the Hudson Hub-Times.

Where are Hudson's historic places?

Settled in 1799 by David Hudson on land known as the Connecticut Western Reserve, Hudson is a jewel in the National Register of Historic Places, an Underground Railroad stop, and an America in Bloom award-winning city. It’s loaded with architectural interest, boasting Federal, Greek Revival, Victorian, New England and Colonial styles built on a traditional “village green” plan. For more information and great walking tours, visit the Hudson Heritage Association or Hudson Library & Historical Society.

What will it cost me to purchase a home in the Hudson area?

As of first quarter 2011, the median price for an existing single-family home was $274,695. The median price in Ohio was $129,600.

What is the major industry?

Hudson has a healthy balance of employment across a diverse range of “clean” industries. Chamber efforts are focused on strengthening and expanding flourishing new industries such as financial services, regional headquarters, distribution centers of medical services and consumer goods, specialty healthcare, and technology services.

What public and private schools serve the Hudson area?

With top-ranked public and private schools, Hudson’s greatest strength is its outstanding atmosphere of learning. Local primary educators, including links, may be found on our Education page or by clicking here.

What is the sales tax rate?

Summit County sales tax is 6.75%. The Hudson income tax rate is 2.0%

Who provides telephone and utility service in Hudson?

Residents and businesses in the City of Hudson are served by several utility companies. For a comprehensive list of choices, see the city of Hudson’s “Utilities” page.

Who provides alternative transportation in the Hudson area?

Area bus service is provided by Akron Metro Regional Transit Authority. Call 1-800-227-9905 for routes, fares, and schedules. There are numerous taxicab companies serving the area, including Yellow Cab (330.954.0070), Tri-County Taxi (330.376.5555) and Go2Go Taxi (330.612.0204). Shuttle service is provided by Shield Security Special Services (330.650.2001) and Airport Transportation (330.256.6422).

What colleges and universities are in the Hudson area?

Hudson is central to the nation’s second largest concentration of colleges and universities. A list including links may be found on our Education page, or by clicking here.