Hurricane, WV
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Hurricane profile

Living in Hurricane

Hurricane is a somewhat small city located in the state of West Virginia. With a population of 6,919 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Hurricane is the 19th largest community in West Virginia.

Hurricane is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 86.43% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Hurricane is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Hurricane who work in sales jobs (13.41%), management occupations (12.69%), and food service (11.33%).

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.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.91% 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.

In terms of college education, Hurricane is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 27.17% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Hurricane in 2018 was $32,094, 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 $128,376 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 Native Hawaiian. Important ancestries of people in Hurricane include German, Irish, English, Italian, and British.

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