Introduction to Hugo, Oklahoma

Hugo, Oklahoma, in Choctaw county, is 85 miles NE of McKinney, Texas and 112 miles NE of Dallas, Texas. The city contains a population of approximately 5,536.

Hugo History

Hugo was a part of Indian Territory. It was first explored by the French in 1718. It was named in honor of Victor Hugo, a French novelist. The area was originally served by the St. Louis-San Francisco Railway line. The city is the county seat of Choctaw County.

Hugo and nearby Attractions

  • Choctaw Shopping Center
  • Hugo Lake
  • Lake Raymond Gary Recreational Area
  • Fort Towson
  • Boswell State Park
  • Hugo Frisco Depot Museum

Things To Do In Hugo

While staying in Hugo, one can shop at the Choctaw Shopping Center and the Main Shopping Center. The Lake Raymond Gary Recreational Area and Boswell State Park are popular local spots as well. Hugo Lake offers facilities for boating and fishing. The Hugo Frisco Depot Museum provides insight into the history of this area. In addition, the city hosts the Balloon Days Festival every October.

Hugo Transportation

Dallas Fort Worth International is the nearest major airport.

Hugo Higher Education

Texas A & M University-Commerce, Grayson County College and Southeastern Oklahoma State University provide higher education in the area.


Total Population 5,294
Male Share of the Population 47%
Female Share of the Population 53%
Senior Citizens 19.1%
Employed Population 16+ 1,624
Age of the Population 39


% of people married 33.3%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 10.3%
Median Earnings25+ $20,380
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $12,400
Median Earnings With High School Degree $25,351


Median Family Income $30,732
% Above Poverty Level 58.7%
% Below Poverty Level 41.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 15 minutes
% Working from Home %
% Walking and Biking to Work 3%
% Using Public Transportation 0.9%


People Living Alone 41.3%
Median Gross Rent $488
Median House Value $66,600


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 58.2%
US/American 0%
English 3.5%
Irish 8.4%

Hugo Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 85 miles NE of McKinney, Texas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 112 miles NE of Dallas, Texas
County Choctaw
Standard Zip Codes 74743
Phone Area Codes 580
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 34.01
Longitude -95.509

Hugo Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station HUGO
Distance 0.8 miles
Jan Temp 29 to 51 F
Apr Temp 50 to 73 F
Jul Temp 70 to 93 F
Oct Temp 51 to 76 F
Annual Precip 47.3 inches
Distance 29.4 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 51 F
Apr Temp 49 to 74 F
Jul Temp 70 to 94 F
Oct Temp 50 to 76 F
Annual Precip 48.3 inches
Distance 33.2 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 51 F
Apr Temp 50 to 73 F
Jul Temp 71 to 93 F
Oct Temp 53 to 76 F
Annual Precip 52.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Antlers 2,437 $28,909
Boswell 729 $30,000
Fort Towson 669 $30,694
Rattan 291 $45,500
Sawyer 373 $51,875
Soper 248 $33,333

Hugo Hospitals

(Government - Hospital District or Authority)
(580) 326-6414
Emergency Service: Yes

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Hugo High Schools

Serves 294 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.4

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