Hugo, MN
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Hugo is a somewhat small city located in the state of Minnesota. With a population of 14,388 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Hugo is the 78th largest community in Minnesota. Much of the housing stock in Hugo was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Hugo economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Hugo, where the median household income is $82,880.00.

Hugo real estate is some of the most expensive in Minnesota, although Hugo house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Hugo is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Hugo is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Hugo who work in office and administrative support (15.55%), management occupations (10.49%), and sales jobs (10.47%).

Also of interest is that Hugo has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Hugo is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Hugo’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

In Hugo, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.75 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

The citizens of Hugo are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 37.45% of adults in Hugo have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Hugo in 2010 was $38,278, which is wealthy relative to Minnesota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $153,112 for a family of four.

The people who call Hugo home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Hugo residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Hugo include Irish, Norwegian, Swedish, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Hugo is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Miao/Hmong.