Hurricane, West Virginia

Hurricane: City in West Virginia


Hurricane is a city located in the county of Putnam in the U.S. state of West Virginia. Its population at the 2010 census was 6,284 and a population density of 643 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 6,389 inhabitants.

The city was created 135 years ago in 1887.

Hurricane, West Virginia is a city in Putnam County, West Virginia, United States. The population was 6,284 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH Combined Statistical Area. As of the 2010 census, the MSA had a population of 287,702.

As of the census of 2000, there were 5,906 people, 2,311 households, and 1,631 families residing in the city. The population density was 685.3 inhabitants per square mile (264.8/km²). There were 2,591 housing units at an average density of 281.1 per square mile (108.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 94.30% White, 3.69% African American, 0.28% Native American, 0.47% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.21% from other races, and 1.13% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.50% of the population.(source: wikipedia)

The city has been around for over 100 years and has seen many changes over that time—but it still retains its small-town charm. Its residents are proud to call Hurricane home, and they're excited about the future of their community.

As Hurricane is a small community with only 6,225 residents as of 2020, there are not many businesses or opportunities for employment within the city limits. However, there are several large employers in nearby towns and cities such as Ashland and Ironton that provide employment opportunities for local residents and visitors alike.

Hurricane locator map
Location of Hurricane on West Virginia map.

Quick Facts about Hurricane

Population : 6,389 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : West Virginia (United States)
County : Putnam County
Postal code : 25526
Phone Area Codes : 304
Area : 9.78 km2
Altitude : 705 feet / 215 meters
Establishment : January 01, 1888 (135 years ago)
Time Zone : Eastern Time Zone
Local time : 01:08:20 (7th December 2023)
Density : 654 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 1.64% (2010-2020)
Weather : 51℉ Sunny 7-days weather
Hurricane West Virginia image
Hurricane West Virginia
Hurricane West Virginia image


Hurricane is located at 38°25'57"N 82°1'13"W (38.4325900, -82.0201400).

Hurricane map


Hurricane forecast: Sunny, with a high near 51. more


The population of Hurricane increased by 1.64% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 6,284 - census
2011 6,296 0.19% estimation process
2012 6,339 0.68% estimation process
2013 6,337 -0.03% estimation process
2014 6,348 0.17% estimation process
2015 6,421 1.14% estimation process
2016 6,523 1.56% estimation process
2017 6,511 -0.18% estimation process
2018 6,480 -0.48% estimation process
2019 6,430 -0.78% estimation process
2020 6,389 -0.64% estimation process

Hurricane zip code is 25526. County name: Putnam, County fips: 54079

People born in Hurricane (5)

People born in Hurricane, including politician Hubert Summers Ellis, college football player, college football coach, linebacker Doc Holliday, football player and coach Steve Dunlap, .


  • Sylvan Wittwer (agronomist) he was born in 17/01/1917
  • Robert Ferdinand Shank (American aviator) he was born in 05/10/1891

Schools in Hurricane

College & universities near Hurricane, WV

Code Name City ZIP
456621 Strayer University-West Virginia Scott Depot (WV) 25560

Stations (7)

Amtrak & bus stations near Hurricane, WV

Code Name Address Type
CHW Charleston 350 MacCorkle Avenue - Southeast RAIL
HUN Huntington 1050 8th Avenue RAIL
AKY Ashland Transportation Center 99 15th Street RAIL
MNG Montgomery Third Avenue and Washington Street RAIL
SPM South Portsmouth–South Shore station Main St & US 23 RAIL

Post offices near Hurricane

Post Office Name City ZIP
Hurrican Post Office Hurricane (WV) 25526

Other places with the same name (3)

  • Hurricane , Utah city in Washington County, Utah, United States with a population of 19,855 people.
  • Hurricane , Missouri township in Bollinger County, Missouri with a population of 656 people.

Other cities in Putnam County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Putnam County , WV.

City Name Population Title
Teays Valley 13,175 Census designated place
Eleanor 1,579 City in Putnam County, West Virginia, United States of America
Buffalo 1,263 Town in West Virginia, USA
Poca 963 City in Putnam County, West Virginia, United States of America
Bancroft 596 Town in West Virginia, United States

Distance to Other Cities

Hurricane distances to largest West Virginia cities