Hugo, Oklahoma

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Hugo is a city in Choctaw County in the southeastern part of the U.S. state of Oklahoma. The 2009 population estimate was 5,395. It is the birthplace of Bill Moyers, B. J. Thomas, James Ling, and William Childress, serves as winter quarters for some circus performers and is adjacent to the oldest school west of the Mississippi - Goodland Academy - begun in 1848. It is the county seat of Choctaw County[3]. The town is located in a cultural area of the state known as Little Dixie and the tourist area Kiamichi Country.



Hugo is located at 34°0′34″N 95°30′53″W / 34.00944°N 95.51472°W / 34.00944; -95.51472 (34.009308, -95.514601)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.6 square miles (14.4 km²), of which, 5.5 square miles (14.3 km²) of it is land and 0.18% is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 5,536 people, 2,309 households, and 1,415 families residing in the city. The population density was 999.0 people per square mile (385.8/km²). There were 2,798 housing units at an average density of 504.9/sq mi (195.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 49.28% White, 30.6% African American, 14.1% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.4% from other races, and 5.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.61% of the population.

There were 2,309 households out of which 29.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 37.4% were married couples living together, 20.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.7% were non-families. 35.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 2.98.

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