Hurricane is a somewhat small city located in the state of Utah. With a population of 18,205 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 service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Hurricane who work in office and administrative support (15.04%), food service (11.23%), and sales jobs (9.10%).
Also of interest is that Hurricane has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.40% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.
It is a fairly quiet city because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Hurricane has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Hurricane has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Hurricane than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Hurricane may be for you.
Being a small city, Hurricane does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
In terms of college education, Hurricane is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 19.10% of adults 25 and older in Hurricane have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Hurricane in 2010 was $22,500, which is lower middle income relative to Utah and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $90,000 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. Hurricane also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.25% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Hurricane include English, German, Irish, European, and Danish.
The most common language spoken in Hurricane is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.