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. Hugo has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Hugo, where the median household income is $81,773.00.

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, Hugo isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Hugo are a mix 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 (15.45%), sales jobs (10.04%), and management occupations (9.82%).

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.

Because of many things, Hugo is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Hugo a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Hugo has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Hugo’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

One downside of living in Hugo, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.98 minutes every day commuting to work.

The education level of Hugo citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 37.70% of adults in Hugo have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Hugo in 2010 was $37,534, which is wealthy relative to Minnesota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $150,136 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.