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HUDSON CITY

The Place

Size : 80 square miles (metropolitan area) (about 10 miles long by 8 miles wide)
Altitude : 0-163 feet above sea level
Climate : Temperate; annual precipitation approximately 40-45 inches

The People

Population
Resident, including suburbs : 5.3 million
Resident, metropolitan area : 2.5 million
Working : 6.3 million

Racial Background
White: 54%
Black: 21%
Hispanic: 8%
Asian: 8%
Other: 9%

Religious Background
Protestant: 37%
Catholic: 22%
Jewish: 12%
Buddhist: 10%
Muslim: 9%
Other: 10%

Sport

Baseball : Heroes (70-91)
Basketball : Cougars (30-52)
Football : Thunderbolts (10-6)
Hockey : Storm (37-27-13-5)

Society

Government : Mayor Hon. Graydon Umstead
plus 79-member City Council

Party Affiliation
Republican: 42%
Democrat: 47%
Other/Unaffiliated: 11%

Motto : Facere quam dicere (“To do, rather than to say”)

Nickname : the Pearl City

Rent

Average monthly rents for a two-bedroom apartment or like residence, assuming no rent stabilization or other outside factors :

Luxury (Bankhurst, Highlands, Irishtown) : $3,000 or more
Upscale (Worthington, parts of Blackbridge and Guilford) : $1,000-2,200
Average (Ardmore, Blackbridge, Chinatown, Crown Point, Gadsden, Guilford, Little Italy, Mint Ridge, Moscow West, Pierpoint, Riverside Hills) : $750-1,200
Downscale (Eastwood, Elmview, Red Hill, parts of Freetown and Latin City) : $600-900
Squalid (Forsyth, Freetown, Lafayette, Latin City) : $500-600

Landmarks

Tallest Building : Morehead Building (southeast corner of 4th Avenue and Centre Street), 103 stories (1,037 feet tall)
Highest Point : the Gadsden Cliffs (163 feet above sea level)

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