Located to the west of the lower Hudson River, Hudson County in New Jersey was the fastest growing county of this US state in terms of population as per data gathered in 2015. This county got its name from the sea captain Henry Hudson, who discovered this region in 1609.
34.8 is the median age of people in this county of New Jersey. It’s interesting to note that native-born citizens are usually younger (with a median native age of 27.9 ± 0.5) as compared to their foreign-born counterparts (where median foreign age is 42 ± 0.6).
When you consider the heritage of people in Hudson County, you will find India, Dominican Republic and Mexico to be the top three countries of their origin. This NJ County has a relatively high number of people who were born in Uruguay, Costa Rica and Portugal.
The most common ethnicity or race is White, closely followed by Hispanics or Latinos. The rest of the racial makeup consists of Black or African Americans, Native Americans, Asians, Pacific Islanders, those belonging to other races and people from two or more races.
Proximity to NYC
Thanks to its proximity to New York City, which hosts one of the world’s extensive transportation systems together with one of the largest media markets and a fast growing hospitality industry, Hudson County is thronged by visitors coming to the New York metropolitan area and is a striking locale for sporting and corporate events too. This county is often called the sixth borough of NYC due to its proximity to Manhattan.
In 2015, the rate at which Hudson County’s population grew surpassed all other counties in New Jersey as is shown in the figures of the U.S. Census. From July 2014 to July 2015, the county’s population experienced a 0.8% growth. This rise in Hudson County’s population is attributed to Jersey City’s building boom. But it’s not just Jersey City that got a boost in its number of residents. In fact, each of the municipalities of Hudson County is growing. For instance, the population of Secaucus increased by 13% between 2010 and 2014 to touch 18,416.
Interestingly, according to the U.S Census, Hudson County’s population has risen steadily since 2010 from 634,277 to 674,836. In fact, the 2010 Census figures say that 35,000 new residents were added to the county making it almost bust at the seams. Experts believe that trendy neighborhoods and magnificent views of the New York skyline have made Hudson County the state’s fastest growing county by a large margin.
Types of housing
The county’s total number of households stands at 246,437 as per the 2010 Census and the average household size is 2.33.
67.9% (167,374) households are renter households.
Hudson County’s largest federally assisted rental community that’s affordable too is Parkview Towers with 682 units, while Caparra Homes is the smallest at 1 unit(s). For seniors, 9 apartment properties with 755 units provide housing options to take their pick from. Residents may either buy dwelling units from existing housing stocks or opt for condominiums in mid- and high-rise developments, many of which are along the waterfront. Families with very low income can get some form of rental assistance (like Section 8), which helps to make their rent more affordable. With rental assistance, these people get a housing subsidy that pays a part of the renter’s monthly housing costs that include rent and tenant-paid utilities. Such rental assistance can be available in the form of project-based Section 8 contracts, Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers, USDA Rental Assistance (in Section 515 properties), public housing and HUD Section 202 as well as 811 properties.
In august 2016, Division of Housing and Community Development of Hudson County launched a new online portal (Hudson Housing Finder) to help its residents find state- and county-funded housing units easily.
Hudson County has 12 municipalities namely:
- East Newark
- Jersey City
- North Bergen
- Union City
- West New York
In all these cities, boroughs and towns, we buy houses. If you are looking to sell your home or apartment for quick cash, or just want to get rid of your dilapidated property without taking the additional burden of getting it repaired, you just need to contact us for a smooth, fast, fair and worry-free deal.