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Welcome to Hugo ...

The town of Hugo is located in Lincoln County and is the County Seat for Lincoln County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Hugo has a population of 744 people<1> (see below for details).

Hugo was incorporated June 21, 1909.

The community of Hugo is 5,040 feet [1,536 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the elevation of Hugo is about 1 mile [or ~1½ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Hugo lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

Hugo is located in the (719) area code.

The ZIP code for Hugo: 80821<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Hugo had a population of 730 people (or 13.35% of the total population of Lincoln County). This makes Hugo the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Hugo represents 0.01% of the population of Colorado (which has 5,029,196 people), making it the state's 167th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 730 people, the population of Hugo decreased 17.51% from the 2000 Census (that had a count of 885 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Hugo had an population of 744 people. This is an increase of 1.92% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 15.93% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Hugo.

Communities near Hugo ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you drove.<4>.

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Agate   [Map]   ---   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Arriba   [Map]   201   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Boyero   [Map]   ---   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Flagler   [Map]   549   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Genoa   [Map]   145   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
Karval   [Map]   ---   S   28 miles [45.1 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Hugo.

Communities Also Named Hugo ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 16 communities that are also named Hugo - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Manitoba, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri (2), North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Virginia, Washington and West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Hugo.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Hugo. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Hugo. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Hugo. Our list includes 4 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Hugo:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Hugo ...

Looking for more information about Hugo? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Hugo, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Hugo.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Hugo. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Colorado: www.colorado.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Hugo.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Hugo - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as Hugo). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Hugo or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that stretches from Hugo. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Hugo) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Hugo. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Hugo

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hugo. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.1359, Longitude: -103.4735     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Hugo have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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