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Overview

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.

People

Total Population 14,338
Male Share of the Population 47.7%
Female Share of the Population 52.3%
Senior Citizens 20.4%
Employed Population 16+ 5,261
Age of the Population 36

Families

% of people married 64.5%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 22.5%
Median Earnings25+ $26,162
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $16,438
Median Earnings With High School Degree $23,578

Wealth

Median Family Income $52,863
% Above Poverty Level 85.8%
% Below Poverty Level 14.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 22 minutes
% Working from Home 5.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.5%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 19.4%
Median Gross Rent $967
Median House Value $180,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 22.5%
US/American 0%
English 24.3%
Irish 6.7%

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

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station LA VERKIN
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
Station NEW HARMONY
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
Station COLORADO CITY
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

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 Population Median Family Income
La Verkin 4,144 $44,598
Leeds 939 $75,703
Rockville 398 $66,000
Toquerville 1,884 $62,917
Virgin 483 $50,417
Washington 20,999 $55,309
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HURRICANE HIGH
345 W 100 S
435-635-3280
Serves 1,010 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 22.7

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