Hurricane, WV
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Hurricane is a somewhat small city located in the state of West Virginia. With a population of 6,506 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Hurricane is the 23rd largest community in West Virginia.

Hurricane is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 87.68% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Hurricane is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Hurricane who work in office and administrative support (17.19%), management occupations (12.29%), and healthcare (10.36%).

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

The percentage of people in Hurricane who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 26.46% of adults in Hurricane have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Hurricane in 2010 was $29,708, 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 $118,832 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 Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Hurricane include German, English, Irish, Italian, and Scots-Irish.

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