Hugo is a somewhat small city located in the state of Oklahoma. With a population of 5,224 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Hugo is the 71st largest community in Oklahoma.
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 service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Hugo who work in office and administrative support (10.47%), sales jobs (9.54%), and healthcare suport services (8.87%).
One of the benefits of Hugo is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 16.56 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
In Hugo, just 10.31% of people have at least a bachelor's degree, which is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Hugo in 2010 was $16,780, which is lower middle income relative to Oklahoma, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $67,120 for a family of four. Hugo also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 41.35% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Hugo is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. 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 German, English, Scots-Irish, and Swedish.
The most common language spoken in Hugo is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.