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Hurricane, WV
Real Estate & Demographic Data

Hurricane profile

Living in Hurricane

Hurricane is a somewhat small city located in the state of West Virginia. With a population of 6,846 people and seven associated neighborhoods, Hurricane is the 19th largest community in West Virginia. Much of the housing stock in Hurricane was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Hurricane economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Hurricane, where the median household income is $70,861.00.

Of important note, Hurricane is also a city of artists. Hurricane has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Hurricane’s character.

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: 13.71% 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.

As is often the case in a small city, Hurricane doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

In terms of college education, Hurricane is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 33.61% of adults in Hurricane have a college degree.

The per capita income in Hurricane in 2018 was $35,619, which is wealthy relative to West Virginia, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $142,476 for a family of four. However, Hurricane contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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 Asian. Important ancestries of people in Hurricane include English, German, Irish, Italian, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Hurricane is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Spanish.