Hurricane is a somewhat small city located in the state of Utah. With a population of 15,501 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Hurricane is the 46th largest community in Utah.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Hurricane is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Hurricane is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Hurricane who work in sales jobs (12.93%), office and administrative support (12.15%), and teaching (8.15%).
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.57% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
As is often the case in a small city, Hurricane doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The citizens of Hurricane are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 21.23% of adults in Hurricane having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Hurricane in 2010 was $18,929, which is lower middle income relative to Utah and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $75,716 for a family of four. However, Hurricane contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Hurricane is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Hurricane home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Hurricane residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Hurricane include German, Irish, Danish, and Swedish.
The most common language spoken in Hurricane is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Korean.