Hugo is a city in Choctaw County in the southeastern part of the U.S. state of Oklahoma. The population was 5,536 at the 2000 census. It is the birthplace of Bill Moyers, B. J. Thomas, James Ling, and William Childress, serves as winter quarters for some circus performers and the oldest school - Goodland Academy - begun in 1848. It is the county seat of Choctaw County. The town is located in a cultural area of the state known as Little Dixie and the tourist area Kiamichi Country.