North Hudson is a town in Essex County, New York, United States. The population was 240 at the 2010 census. The town derives its name by being near the north end of the Hudson River.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 184.7 square miles (478.3 km), of which 181.5 square miles (470.0 km) is land and 3.2 square miles (8.3 km), or 1.74%, is water.
Two branches of the Schroon River, a south-flowing tributary of the Hudson River, arise in North Hudson.
The Adirondack Northway (Interstate 87) and U.S. 9 traverse the town as north-south highways. I-87 Exits 29 (North Hudson hamlet) and 30 (US-9) are within the town.
As of the census of 2000, there were 266 people, 114 households, and 76 families residing in the town. The population density was 1.5 people per square mile (0.6/km²). There were 279 housing units, at an average density of 1.5 per square mile (0.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 94.74% White, 1.13% Native American, 0.38% Asian, and 3.76% from two or more races.
There were 114 households, of which 27.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.3% were married couples living together, 6.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.5% were nonfamilies. 28.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 2.88.
In the town, the population was spread out, with 24.4% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 22.6% from 25 to 44, 28.6% from 45 to 64, and 17.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females, there were 101.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.1 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $28,977, and the median family income was $40,833. Males had a median income of $36,250 versus $20,833 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,075. About 9.7% of families and 10.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.0% of those under the age of eighteen and 10.5% of those 65 or over.