a county located
in the U.S.
state of New
Jersey. As of the United
States 2000 Census, the population was 608,975. Its county
seat is Jersey
It is part of the New
York Metropolitan Area.
Hudson County lies several
hundred feet from the western shore of Ellis and
Liberty Islands, and has always been a gateway for many
immigrants to the United
States. Both Ellis Island and Liberty
Island lie entirely within Hudson County's waters,
which extend to the New
York state line at the middle of the Hudson
River. Liberty Island is wholly part of New York. Ellis
Island is jointly administered by the states of New Jersey
and New York. Nine-tenths of its land is technically part
of Hudson County, with the remainder being part of New
York[. Hudson County
is also recognized as one of the Northeast's major transportation
and industrial hubs.
Hudson County is the smallest
of New Jersey's 21 counties.