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Hurricane is a city in Putnam County, in the Charleston metro area.

The community was named for a local creek

The latitude of Hurricane is 38.432N. The longitude is -82.02W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 705 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 5,623.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$39,591
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Hurricane demographic reports
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 3. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0.5 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Harvest Festival - Oct. 27, 2007
Dates often change. Check Hurricane web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Museum in the Community
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Census & demographics

Sections below provide additional information and links about Hurricane demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Putnam County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Charleston area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 25510 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

17% of Hurricane residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Hurricane ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Hurricane was $20,119, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

19% of Hurricane residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

Entertainment
Environment
Fairs, festivals & other events
Hurricane festival dates:

Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.



Fall foliage West Virginia fall color report
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Geocaching & geography
Gifts & collectibles
Government
Guides to Hurricane
Health
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History
Housing & real estate

Median rent in Hurricane, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $397.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $811.


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Libraries

Libraries in Hurricane include Hurricane, Putnam County Public Library ... View libraries

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Military
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Parks & recreation
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Photos & post cards
Politics

Putnam County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Hurricane political report.

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Religion
Restaurants
Traffic

The average commute time for Hurricane workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

Travel

Hotels in Hurricane include Holiday Inn Express, Super 8, Super 8 Hurricane.

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