North Hudson, Wisconsin

Coordinates: 44°59′43″N 92°45′18″W / 44.99528°N 92.75500°W / 44.99528; -92.75500
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North Hudson, Wisconsin
Location of North Hudson in St. Croix County, Wisconsin.
Location of North Hudson in St. Croix County, Wisconsin.
Coordinates: 44°59′43″N 92°45′18″W / 44.99528°N 92.75500°W / 44.99528; -92.75500
Country United States
State Wisconsin
CountySt. Croix
 • TypePresident - Trustees
 • Village PresidentStan Wekkin
 • Total2.43 sq mi (6.30 km2)
 • Land1.57 sq mi (4.06 km2)
 • Water0.87 sq mi (2.25 km2)
Elevation741 ft (226 m)
 • Total3,768
 • Estimate 
 • Density2,433.59/sq mi (939.62/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)715 & 534
FIPS code55-58050[5]
GNIS feature ID1581684[2]

North Hudson is a village in St. Croix County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 3,768 at the 2010 census.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 2.38 square miles (6.16 km2), of which, 1.57 square miles (4.07 km2) of it is land and 0.81 square miles (2.10 km2) is water.[6]

Wisconsin Highway 35 serves as a main route in the community.

North Hudson is located at 44°59′43″N 92°45′18″W / 44.995367°N 92.754966°W / 44.995367; -92.754966 (44.995367, -92.754966).[7] Less specifically, it is immediately north of the city of Hudson.


Historical population
2019 (est.)3,811[4]1.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]

As of 2000 the median income for a household in the village was $60,848, and the median income for a family was $70,938. Males had a median income of $46,970 versus $30,313 for females. The per capita income for the village was $26,540. About 1.3% of families and 1.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.9% of those under age 18 and 5.7% of those age 65 or over.

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 3,768 people, 1,471 households, and 1,048 families residing in the village. The population density was 2,400.0 inhabitants per square mile (926.6/km2). There were 1,552 housing units at an average density of 988.5 per square mile (381.7/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 96.2% White, 0.9% African American, 0.6% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.9% from other races, and 1.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.9% of the population.

There were 1,471 households, of which 35.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.0% were married couples living together, 8.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 28.8% were non-families. 20.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 4.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 2.98.

The median age in the village was 38.9 years. 26% of residents were under the age of 18; 6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 28.1% were from 25 to 44; 29.6% were from 45 to 64; and 10.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 49.3% male and 50.7% female.


North Hudson has its own Police Department, North Hudson Police Department. Fire service is provided through the City of Hudson by Hudson Fire Department. Lakeview Ambulance provides EMS.

The village president, Stanley Wekkin, was among 6 elected officials in Wisconsin found to be former members of the far-right anti-government group Oath Keepers.[9][10]


North Hudson hosts the North Hudson Pepper Festival during the third full weekend of August each year. It began as a way to raise money for North Hudson Elementary School, and still to this day gives back money raised from it to community organizations. The festival has an Italian theme because when it began in 1954, there was a high population of Italians living in North Hudson. The festival includes events such as a parade, spaghetti or pepper eating contests, and a coronation where a king, a queen, and three princesses are chosen to serve as the North Hudson Pepper Festival Royalty for a year.[11]


  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 7, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  3. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 18, 2012.
  4. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  5. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 20, 2011. Retrieved November 18, 2012.
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2011.
  8. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  9. ^ "6 Wis. elected officials found in far-right extremist group database". WKOW. Retrieved March 17, 2023.
  10. ^ "Village president absent from meeting as speakers call for explanation on Oath Keepers membership". Star-Observer. Retrieved March 17, 2023.
  11. ^ North Hudson Pepper Festival

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