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.
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|
The population of Hurricane increased by 1.64% in 10 years.
People born in Hurricane (5)
- 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
|456621||Strayer University-West Virginia||Scott Depot (WV)||25560|
Amtrak & bus stations near Hurricane, WV
|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)
Other cities in Putnam County
Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Putnam County , WV.
|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