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Hudson, Maine
Country United States
State Maine
County Penobscot
Area
 • Total 40.03 sq mi (103.68 km2)
 • Land 37.64 sq mi (97.49 km2)
 • Water 2.39 sq mi (6.19 km2)
Elevation
144 ft (44 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 1,536
 • Estimate 
(2012)
1,532
 • Density 40.8/sq mi (15.8/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
04449
Area code(s) 207
FIPS code 23-34365
GNIS feature ID 0582527

Hudson is a town in Penobscot County, Maine, United States. The population was 1,536 at the 2010 census.

History

Hudson was first settled about 1800. In 1824, it became a plantation and was named "Jackson", probably after Andrew Jackson. In 1825, however, it was incorporated as the town of "Kirkland". The name was changed to "Hudson" in 1854 after Hudson, Massachusetts.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 40.03 square miles (103.68 km2), of which, 37.64 square miles (97.49 km2) of it is land and 2.39 square miles (6.19 km2) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1830 249
1840 351 41.0%
1850 717 104.3%
1860 771 7.5%
1870 739 −4.2%
1880 659 −10.8%
1890 510 −22.6%
1900 430 −15.7%
1910 403 −6.3%
1920 369 −8.4%
1930 363 −1.6%
1940 372 2.5%
1950 455 22.3%
1960 542 19.1%
1970 482 −11.1%
1980 797 65.4%
1990 1,048 31.5%
2000 1,393 32.9%
2010 1,536 10.3%
2014 (est.) 1,526 −0.7%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,536 people, 590 households, and 427 families living in the town. The population density was 40.8 inhabitants per square mile (15.8/km2). There were 786 housing units at an average density of 20.9 per square mile (8.1/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.7% White, 0.1% African American, 0.7% Native American, 0.2% Asian, and 1.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.7% of the population.

There were 590 households, of which 33.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.3% were married couples living together, 10.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 27.6% were non-families. 17.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 4.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 2.91.

The median age in the town was 40 years. 21.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 28.3% were from 25 to 44; 32.3% were from 45 to 64; and 10.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 49.9% male and 50.1% female.

Notable people

  • Maxwell Anderson, playwright and screenwriter (What Price Glory?, Key Largo, All Quiet on the Western Front); Pulitzer Prize winner; owned a vacation home in Hudson
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