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Hugo, Colorado

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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 2016, Hugo has a population of 745 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 altitude 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 lies within 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 (which is 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 2016 Census Estimates, Hugo had an population of 745 people. This is an increase of 2.05% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 15.82% 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 driven.<4>.

Community   2016
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]   554   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Genoa   [Map]   147   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 and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Hugo.

Search for Local Businesses ...

People have found Google's 'Search-by-Location' to be a useful tool when planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Hugo. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
 RV PartsCemeteries
AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Colorado

About Lincoln County

About Colorado

Off-the-Road Links ...

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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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line 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, 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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<5>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Hugo.