Hurricane is a small town in West Virginia, located in Putnam County. It is home to many young professionals and families with children. This city offers residents a close-knit, small-town suburban feel. The downtown area has recently been revitalized and there are plenty of local places for residents to eat, shop, and spend time with their families. For a quiet, friendly town that's in close proximity to larger cities, look no further than Hurricane.
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The city of Hurricane has a population of 6,460. The demographics are mostly white (96.4%), black (1.7%), Asian (0.7%) and Hispanic (0.6%). The median age here is 43 and residents here tend to lead conservative. Putnam County residents voted Republican in the last five presidential elections.
The median home value in Hurricane is $149,500. 74% of local residents own their home. Those who rent pay an average of $724 per month. With a crime rate that's 55% lower than the United States average, Hurricane is considered a safe place to live. Browse the newest real estate listings in Hurricane, WV.
Schools in Hurricane are considered to be above average. They boast an 85% graduation rate, which is 3% higher than the U.S. average and 9% higher than the state of West Virginia. The top public schools here are West Teays Elementary School, Scott Teays Elementary School, Winfield Elementary School, Winfield Middle School, and Poca Middle School.
The cost of living in Hurricane is 10% lower than the national average, and the median income here is $50,469. The average income per capita is $29,301. The city of Hurricane has an unemployment rate that's 61% lower than the United States average. Primary industries include healthcare, public administration, professional, scientific, and technical services, construction, and accommodation and food services.
Families living in Hurricane love spending time at City Park which offers playgrounds, a splash park, athletic fields, picnic areas, and a Caboose Museum. The downtown area is also thriving and vibrant, featuring lots of local shops and restaurants, live music venues, and seasonal events throughout the year. Valley Park & Waves of Fun is the area's largest water park and also features athletic fields, walking trails, ponds, and a dog park.
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