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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.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population15,676
Male Share of the Population50.9%
Female Share of the Population49.1%
Senior Citizens19.6%
Employed Population 16+6,258
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married59%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher19.9%
Median Earnings25+$30,355
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$33,646
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,558

Wealth

Median Family Income$61,194
% Above Poverty Level88.1%
% Below Poverty Level11.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time22 minutes
% Working from Home7.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.4%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone22.8%
Median Gross Rent$1,030
Median House Value$188,900

Ancestry

English25.2%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)23.3%
German15%
Irish7.9%
Danishn4.6%
French Except Basque4.2%
Swedish3.4%
Norwegian2.6%
Scottish2.5%
Swiss2%
Italian1.7%
Welsh1.4%
Canadian0.8%
Polish0.3%
Icelander0.3%
Czech0.3%
Russian0.3%
Greek0.3%
African0.2%
US/American0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Bulgarian0.2%
Finnish0.2%
West Indian0.1%
South African0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Australian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Dutch0.1%
Slovene0.1%
Ethiopian0.1%
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Hurricane Almanac

CategoryValue
County Washington County
Standard Zip Codes84737
Phone Area Codes435
Time ZoneAmerica/Denver
Approximate Latitude37.04
Approximate Longitude-113.21

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)

StationLA VERKIN
Distance2.1 miles
Jan Temp27 to 53 F
Apr Temp43 to 75 F
Jul Temp65 to 99 F
Oct Temp45 to 78 F
Annual Precip12 inches
StationNEW HARMONY
Distance21.4 miles
Jan Temp20 to 44 F
Apr Temp34 to 62 F
Jul Temp57 to 88 F
Oct Temp38 to 67 F
Annual Precip18.2 inches
StationCOLORADO CITY
Distance21.5 miles
Jan Temp23 to 49 F
Apr Temp37 to 67 F
Jul Temp61 to 92 F
Oct Temp41 to 73 F
Annual Precip13.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
La Verkin4,225$51,902
Leeds707$48,750
Rockville313$63,000
Toquerville1,943$75,107
Virgin542$60,625
Washington24,231$60,859

Hurricane Public Schools

Hurricane High
345 W Tiger Blvd
ZIP: 84737
(435) 635-3280
High
Total Enrollment 878
Hurricane Intermediate
1325 S 700 W
ZIP: 84737
(435) 635-8931
Middle
Total Enrollment 602
Hurricane Middle
395 N 200 W
ZIP: 84737
(435) 635-4634
Other
Total Enrollment 624
Hurricane School
948 W 325 N
ZIP: 84737
(435) 635-4668
Primary
Total Enrollment 600
Three Falls School
789 S 700 W
ZIP: 84737
(435) 635-7229
Primary
Total Enrollment 621
Valley Academy
539 N 870 W
ZIP: 84737
(435) 635-0772
Primary
Total Enrollment 412

Hurricane Private Schools

Diamond Ranch Academy
1500 E 2700 S
ZIP: 84737
Secondary
Total Enrollment 145
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