Hurricane, WV

Hurricane profile

Living in Hurricane

Hurricane is a somewhat small city located in the state of West Virginia. With a population of 6,961 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Hurricane is the 23rd largest community in West Virginia.

Hurricane is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 87.78% 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 (14.24%), sales jobs (12.19%), and management occupations (12.08%).

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.

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: 28.39% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Hurricane in 2018 was $30,824, 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 $123,296 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 Polish.

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