Community Snapshot

  • Population: 1,780
  • Number of Households: 613
  • Median Household Income: $63,521
  • Per Capita Income: $28,607
  • Median Home Value: $354,839
  • Diversity Index: 61.5
  • Median Age: 36.3
  • Unemployment Rate: 2.3%
  • Labor Force: 847
  • HS+ Graduate Rate: 91.7%
  • Sales Tax Rate:  4.0%
  • Town Mill Levy Rate: 30.343

Hudson, Colorado

In 1883, the Hudson Post Office was established along with a railroad water and supply stop with a section house for the Union Pacific along their new Colorado line between Denver and Eckley. John M. Lapp filed a plat in 1887 for the Hudson City Land and Improvement Company (the town’s namesake). Land speculation was booming, and a second plat was filed for an additional 3,000 lots in 1889. The creation of the Henrylyn Municipal Irrigation District in 1907 brought more land speculators, permanent residents, and a newspaper.

Approximately 75 farmers from Kansas and Oklahoma moved to Hudson between 1910 and 1913, and the town was incorporated in Weld County in 1914. By 1930, the Henrylyn Municipal Irrigation District was irrigating 34,617 acres of southeast Weld County with water from the South Platte River. This helped to transform Hudson into a successful farming and agricultural community.

For Hudson pre-searched real estate please select the property search tab to the right then scroll down to the Asset/Infrastructure tab below the map

Source: Weld County 150, City of Greeley Museums staff, Nancy Lourine Lynch.


Known for its buffalo, trains, and grand views of the Rocky Mountains, Hudson is located 30 minutes Northeast of Denver off of Interstate 76 and Colorado Highway 52.

South Weld County

With a population estimated to reach 82,435 by 2020, the southern region of Weld County has experienced some of its fastest growth recently. Offering an attractive small town/rural quality of life with abundant new homes, excellent schools, and majestic mountain views, the region is strategically located just north of metro Denver and east of Boulder, which has fueled booming residential growth. With 23,764 households who have an average median disposable income of $55,028, the region is poised to see continued growth. The average median household income is $68,011, the average median home value is $243,539, and the subregion offers a wide range of educational opportunities, sports venues, and recreation. Commercial and industrial sites are available, and large tracts of undeveloped land provide the opportunity for future growth. East/west access is provided by Colorado Highway 52, which connects to Interstate 76 and Interstate 25. North/south access is provided by Interstate 25 and U.S. Highway 85, which connects to Interstate 70 in Denver and Interstate 80 in Wyoming. Denver International Airport is 20-30 minutes away.


Major Highway Access

Interstate 76 & Colorado Highway 52: 0 miles

Interstate 25: 18-26 miles (via Colorado Highway 52/Interstate 76)

Interstate 70: 30-34 miles (Westbound via Interstate 76/Eastbound via Interstate 76 & ExpressToll Highway 470)

Interstate 80: 80-155 miles (U.S. Highway 85 North to Cheyenne/Interstate 76 East to Nebraska)


Denver International Airport: 27 miles (via Interstate 76 & ExpressToll Highway 470)

Greeley/Weld County Airport: 27 miles (via Interstate 76 & Weld County Road 49)

Population 25+ by Educational Attainment, 2016
Total 1,671
Less than 9th Grade 5.2%
9th-12th Grade, No Diploma 8%
High School Graduate 31.4%
Some College, No Degree 23.5%
Associate Degree 8%
Bachelor’s Degree 12.6%
Graduate/Professional Degree 4.9%
Weld RE-3J School District
Hudson Academy of Arts & Sciences (PK-5th)  330
Weld Central Middle School  650
Weld Central High School  650
Weld RE-3J School District
Average Teacher Salary $42,009.94
Average Student/Teacher Ratio 17.2/1
Community College Enrollment Fall 2016
   Aims Community College
        All Campus Locations 7,107
   Front Range Community College
        Brighton Campus 5,406
University Enrollment Fall 2016
   University of Northern Colorado 12,260
   Metropolitan State University 22,316

Key Home Builders

  • New Division Development Partners
  • Jason Thompson

Key Residential Subdivisions

  • Hudson Hills Subdivision
  • The Beet Farm Subdivision 
Median Home Value





Key Retailers

  • Pepper Pod Restaurant
  • El Faro Mexican Restaurant
  • Hudson Lockers
  • Carniceria La Mexicana
  • Farm & Home Lumber Company
  • Buscados Salon
  • Dog’s Unlimited
  • The Party Palace
  • Sevy’s Star Market
  • End of the Trail Pub
  • Love’s Travel Stop & Country Store
  • Pit Stop Liquors
  • Subway Sandwiches
  • Old Buffalo Liquors
  • Skoglund Pizza


  • Carl’s Jr.
  • Zamar Screen Printing
  • Corner Mart
  • QDE Hot Rod Parts
  • RDS Village
  • JE-CO Truck & Trailer
  • Pepper Pod Campground
  • PD & Manufacturing
  • Outpost Storage
  • Denver Plastics Manufacturing
  • Valley Bank & Trust
  • Hudson Terminal Railroad
  • Best Western Plus
  • Chemical & Metal Industries
  • Mountain States Processing Equipment

Key Traffic Counts

  • Colorado Highway 52 Station ID # 102466 – 8,100 AADT (6/25/2014)
  •  Colorado Highway 52 Station ID # 102467 – 7,400 AADT (6/25/2014)
  • Interstate 76  Station ID # 103395 – 19,000 AADT (10/17/2013)
  • Interstate 76 Station ID # 103396 – 18,000 AADT (8/7/2013)

Unique Needs/Opportunities

Needs:  Affordable housing / single family residential / commercial-retail master developer

Opportunities:  Rail-served industrial park / town-owned land

The town of Hudson is pro-growth and prepared to handle company needs, and will do what can reasonably be done to reduce development/start-up costs of businesses looking to locate or expand. Hudson considers each business, commercial, and industrial opportunity on an individual basis.

For additional information, contact:

Town of Hudson
50 S. Beech Street, P.O. Box 351,
Hudson, CO 80642

Phone:  303.536.9311
Fax:  303.536.4753