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Overview

Introduction to Hurricane, West Virginia

Hurricane, West Virginia, in Putnam county, is located 21 miles W of Charleston, West Virginia (center to center) and is 118 miles SE of Columbus, Ohio. The city is included in the Charleston metropolitan area.

Hurricane History

Hurricane is a city in the Putnam County, which was founded in 1848. The city was named after the Hurricane Creek. The town of Hurricane Bridge was located near the intersection of Route 34 and Route 60. Collis P. Huntington completed the single track railroad in 1873, which connected Chesapeake and the Ohio River. The town was relocated and was named Hurricane Station. The town was incorporated in 1888. Later in 1970s the status was raised to a city.

Hurricane and nearby Attractions

  • Buffington Island
  • Beech Fork State Park
  • Hurricane City Park
  • Hurricane Plaza Shopping Center
  • Museum in the Community

Things To Do In Hurricane

Hurricane city offers a wide variety of recreational opportunities. The city has numerous parks like Beech Fork State Park, and Hurricane City Park. The tourists can shop at the Hurricane Plaza Shopping Center. Book lovers can visit the Putnam County Public Library. The Glad Tidings Assembly of God Church, Teays Valley Missionary Baptist Church, and Forrest Burdette United Methodist Church are some of the local churches.

Hurricane Transportation

Yeager Airport provides facilities for air transportation.

Hurricane Higher Education

Higher education can be pursued through Marshall University, Ohio University, and West Virginia State College.

Demographics

People

Total Population6,460
Male Share of the Population44.1%
Female Share of the Population55.9%
Senior Citizens15.7%
Employed Population 16+2,776
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married46.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher25%
Median Earnings25+$41,887
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$22,500

Wealth

Median Family Income$68,036
% Above Poverty Level89.9%
% Below Poverty Level10.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time23 minutes
% Working from Home7.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.9%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone29.5%
Median Gross Rent$724
Median House Value$149,500

Ancestry

English11.7%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)11.3%
Irish9.1%
Italian4.7%
French Except Basque2.5%
Polish2.2%
Dutch1.8%
Scottish1.4%
Arab0.9%
Swedish0.8%
Jordanian0.7%
Russian0.7%
Israeli0.7%
African0.4%
German0.4%
Ukrainian0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Syrian0.2%
Czech0.2%
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Hurricane Almanac

CategoryValue
County Putnam County
Standard Zip Codes25526
Phone Area Codes304,681
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude38.43
Approximate Longitude-82.01

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)

StationHAMLIN
Distance11.6 miles
Jan Temp21 to 44 F
Apr Temp38 to 69 F
Jul Temp62 to 90 F
Oct Temp39 to 71 F
Annual Precip44.4 inches
StationHOGSETT R C BYRD DAM
Distance19.5 miles
Jan Temp21 to 41 F
Apr Temp39 to 67 F
Jul Temp63 to 87 F
Oct Temp42 to 69 F
Annual Precip40.9 inches
StationMADISON 3 NNW
Distance24.8 miles
Jan Temp22 to 43 F
Apr Temp39 to 69 F
Jul Temp63 to 87 F
Oct Temp41 to 69 F
Annual Precip47.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bancroft963$77,917
Eleanor1,691$64,107
Milton2,571$50,927
Nitro6,505$61,930
St. Albans10,788$62,067
Winfield2,300$78,393

Hurricane Public Libraries

Putnam County Library
4219 STATE RT. 34
Hurricane, West Virginia
(304) 757-7308

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Hurricane Hospitals

Camc Teays Valley Hospital
(Non-profit)
1400 Hospital Drive
(304) 757-1700

Hurricane Public Schools

Conner Street Elementary
445 Conner Street
ZIP: 25526
(304) 562-9351
Primary
Total Enrollment 391
Hurricane High School
3350 Teays Valley Road
ZIP: 25526
(304) 562-3991
High
Total Enrollment 1174
Hurricane Middle
518 Midland Trail
ZIP: 25526
(304) 562-9271
Middle
Total Enrollment 936
Hurricane Town Elementary
300 Harbour Lane
ZIP: 25526
(304) 562-3610
Primary
Total Enrollment 379
Lakeside Elementary
2550 Us Rt 60
ZIP: 25526
(304) 562-3630
Primary
Total Enrollment 249
Mountain View Elementary School
3967 Teays Valley Road
ZIP: 25526
(304) 757-6711
Primary
Total Enrollment 462
West Teays Elementary
3676 Teays Valley Road
ZIP: 25526
(304) 757-6711
Primary
Total Enrollment 613

Hurricane Private Schools

Calvary Baptist Academy
3655 Teays Valley Rd
ZIP: 25526
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 193
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