Hurricane, Utah

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Hurricane, Utah

Introduction to Hurricane, Utah

Hurricane, Utah, in Washington county, is located 122 miles NE of North Las Vegas, Nevada (center to center) and is 123 miles NE of Las Vegas, Nevada. As of the year 2000 census, 8,250 people resided in Hurricane.

Hurricane History

Hurricane is located in Washington County. The community was named Hurricane because of a whirlwind through which a group of surveyors had to pass, in the early 1860s. They were led by Erastus Snow, who was a Mormon leader. However, the town was first named Timpoweap, meaning Rock Canyon, by the Paiute Indians, who were the first settlers. The area is nicknamed "The Fruit Basket of Southern Utah".

Hurricane and nearby Attractions

  • Zion National Park Museum
  • Quail Creek State Park
  • Pipe Spring National Monument
  • Snow Canyon State Park
  • Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park
  • Gunlock State Park

Things To Do In Hurricane

Sky Mountain Golf Course is available for those who enjoy golf. There are numerous parks in the area such as Pipe Spring National Monument, Zion National Park, Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park, and Iron Mission State Park. The visitors may visit churches in the area like The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Jehovahs Witnesses Kingdom Hall, and First Southern Baptist Church. Museums like Zion National Park Museum and Desert Valley Museum provide insights into the history of the area. The Pipe Spring National Monument is a significant historic site, located nearby.

Hurricane Transportation

The McCarran International Airport is the nearest major airport.

Hurricane Higher Education

The institutions offering courses in higher education include Dixie State College of Utah, Northern Arizona University, and Southern Utah University.

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High Points

Hurricane strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Utah):

Category Trophy
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Hurricane Walking and Biking to Work

Comparative Profile of Hurricane, Utah

Comparing Hurricane to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Utah (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Children Under 5 Years Old 10 7
Male Share of the Population 9 3
Senior Citizens 8 10
Female Share of the Population 3 8
Age of the Population 2 9
Racial Diversity 2 3
Well-Paid Single Men 1 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 10 5
Average Household Size 10 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 5 5
People Above Poverty 4 2
People in Middle Class or Better 3 4
Median Family Income 2 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 10
Walking and Biking to Work 9 9
Short Commute Times 6 5
Public Transportation Use 5 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 10 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 8 6
Affordability of Rents 5 4
People Living Alone 2 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 8 7
Low Property Crime 6 6

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Hurricane Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 122 miles NE of North Las Vegas, Nevada (center to center)
Nearest Large City 123 miles NE of Las Vegas, Nevada
County Washington
Standard Zip Codes 84737
Phone Area Codes 435
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.175
Longitude -113.289

Hurricane Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 2.1 miles
Jan Temp 27 to 53 F
Apr Temp 43 to 75 F
Jul Temp 65 to 99 F
Oct Temp 45 to 78 F
Annual Precip 12 inches
Distance 21.4 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 44 F
Apr Temp 34 to 62 F
Jul Temp 57 to 88 F
Oct Temp 38 to 67 F
Annual Precip 18.2 inches
Distance 21.5 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 49 F
Apr Temp 37 to 67 F
Jul Temp 61 to 92 F
Oct Temp 41 to 73 F
Annual Precip 13.5 inches
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Hurricane Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 8,250 100%
Male 4,085 49.5%
Female 4,165 50.5%
Under 18 2,709 32.8%
18+ 5,541 67.2%
65+ 1,392 16.9%
Median Age 31.5
Average Family Size 3.38
White 7,911 95.9%
African-American 13 0.2%
Asian 21 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 79 1%
Other 96 1.2%
Mixed Race 106 1.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 224 2.7%

Estimated Hurricane Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 10,989
Growth 2,739
Growth % 33.2%

Hurricane Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
English 31.1%
US/American 14.1%
German 8.6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 7.2%
Irish 5.7%
Danish 4.1%
Scottish 3.7%
Swedish 3.6%
French (except Basque) 2.7%
European 2.7%
Italian 2.4%
Swiss 2.3%
Scotch-Irish 2%
Welsh 1.7%
Norwegian 1.3%
Scandinavian 0.9%
Dutch 0.9%
British 0.8%
Polish 0.8%
French Canadian 0.5%
Slavic 0.4%
Australian 0.4%
Guyanese 0.3%
Acadian/Cajun 0.3%
Northern European 0.2%
Lithuanian 0.2%
Basque 0.2%
Canadian 0.2%
Greek 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Hurricane, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Apple Valley (84737)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Hurricane 8,250 $36,955
La Verkin 3,392 $39,432
Leeds 547 $42,500
Rockville 247 $39,375
Toquerville 910 $36,146
Virgin 394 $37,500
Washington 8,186 $39,003
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Serves 1,010 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 22.7

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