According to the 2001 UK census, Huggate parish had a population of 317.
Huggate is the highest village on the Yorkshire Wolds at around 558 feet (170 metres) above sea level at the south side and has one of the deepest wells in England. The village contains a pub the Wolds Inn (on the Driffield road) which has two main rooms, a dining room and a lounge. It also has a beer garden with nice views. It serves food and welcomes walkers and cyclists.
The parish church of St Mary is a Grade I listed building.