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Hurricane, West Virginia - Basic Facts

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The City of Hurricane had a population of 6,906 as of July 1, 2017. Hurricane ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in West Virginia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Hurricane is located at latitude 38.4292 and longitude -82.017 in Putnam County. The formal boundaries for the City of Hurricane (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.74 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Putnam County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 702 feet.

The City of Hurricane (GNIS ID: 2390602) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Hurricane is located within Curry District, a minor civil division (MCD) of Putnam County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Hurricane population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Hurricane, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 6,906
Daytime Population: Workers 3,213
Daytime Population: Residents 3,940
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 7,153
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.04
Population in Households 6,901
Population in Familes 5,781
Population in Group Qrtrs 5
Population Density2 1,845
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $52,639
Average Household Income $69,851
Per Capita Income $28,345


Total Housing Units 2,876 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,917 (66.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 809 (28.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 150 ( 5.2%)
Median Home Value $143,889
Average Home Value $168,189


Total Households 2,726
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 1,901
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.33% 0.81%
Households 1.23% 0.79%
Families 0.9% 0.68%
Median Household Income   0.83%
Per Capita Income   2.06%

Hurricane, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hurricane to the other 405 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 24 94th
Population Density # 60 85th
Diversity Index # 126 69th
Median Household Income # 36 91st
Per Capita Income # 42 90th

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