Hudson County, New Jersey

county in New Jersey, United States

Hudson County, a county in the U.S. state of New Jersey. It is west of the lower Hudson River, which was named for Henry Hudson.[2] The county seat is Jersey City.[1]

Hudson County
View north on Hudson Waterfront
View north on Hudson Waterfront
Flag of Hudson County
Map of New Jersey highlighting Hudson County
Location within the U.S. state of New Jersey
Map of the United States highlighting New Jersey
New Jersey's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 40°44′N 74°05′W / 40.73°N 74.08°W / 40.73; -74.08
Country United States
State New Jersey
Named forHenry Hudson
SeatJersey City[1]
Largest cityJersey City
 • Total62.31 sq mi (161.4 km2)
 • Land46.19 sq mi (119.6 km2)
 • Water16.12 sq mi (41.8 km2)  25.87%
 • Total634,266
 • Estimate 
 • Density14,415/sq mi (5,566/km2)
Congressional districts8th, 9th, 10th

As of the 2018 Census estimate, Hudson County was the fastest-growing county in New Jersey compared to 2010; the county's population was 676,061.[3]

References change

  1. 1.0 1.1 New Jersey County Map, New Jersey Department of State. Accessed July 10, 2017.
  2. Kane, Joseph Nathan; and Aiken, Charles Curry. The American Counties: Origins of County Names, Dates of Creation, and Population Data, 1950-2000, p. 140. Scarecrow Press, 2005. ISBN 0810850362. Accessed January 21, 2013.
  3. QuickFacts - Hudson County, New Jersey; New Jersey; United States, United States Census Bureau. Accessed March 24, 2018.