Since 2000, Hudson’s total population has decreased, while the average household size also has decreased as the population ages. Today, the average age of a Hudson resident is 44.7 years, significantly higher than state and national averages. The median age in Ohio is 38.8 while the median age in United States is 37.3.
The typical 2,500-4,000 sq. ft. Hudson home no longer meets the needs of the empty nesters whose household size has gone down.
Hudson continues to add larger homes and develop open space, while the City’s population shrinks. This trend is counter to the City’s long tradition of preserving open space and encouraging sustainable development.
Since 2000, hundreds of acres of open green space have been converted to large-lot, single family housing.
Downtown Phase II responds to the changing market and population trends by:
Using existing brownfield, industrial-type properties for housing rather than open green space areas.
Adding new housing choices that address the needs of our aging population.
Responding to market trends that show baby boomers and millennials want walkable neighborhoods, within a short distance to work, shopping, dining and outdoor parks and trails.
Hudson Population, Age, Households
Persons per Household
Source: 2000 and 2010 decennial census, 2011-2015 American Community Survey.