Hurricane, WV Population

By | July 2, 2019

Population: 5,222. Estimated population in July 2020: 5,968 (+14.3% change)
Males: 2,511 (48.1%), Females: 2,711 (51.9%)

Putnam County

Zip code: 25526

Median resident age: 36.5 years
Median household income: $39,591
Median house value: $89,000

Races in Hurricane:

  • White Non-Hispanic (97.7%)
  • Black (0.7%)
  • Two or more races (0.7%)
  • Hispanic (0.5%)

Ancestries: United States (24.9%), German (14.2%), English (11.3%), Irish (11.2%), Scotch-Irish (4.0%), Dutch (2.6%).

Elevation: 700 feet

Land area: 3.0 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Hurricane

  • High school or higher: 83.3%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 19.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.3%
  • Unemployed: 5.5%
  • Mean travel time to work: 23.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Hurricane city

  • Never married: 17.8%
  • Now married: 63.2%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 7.0%
  • Divorced: 11.3%

1.0% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +338 (+6.9%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Hurricane:

  • PUTNAM GENERAL HOSPITAL (1400 HOSPITAL DRIVE)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Hurricane:

  • THOMAS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 21 miles; SOUTH CHARLESTON, WV)
  • THREE GABLES SURGERY CENTER, LLC (about 24 miles; PROCTORVILLE, OH)
  • H/S REHAB HOSPITAL OF HUNTINGTON (about 25 miles; HUNTINGTON, WV)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Hurricane:

  • YEAGER (about 31 miles; CHARLESTON, WV; Abbreviation: CRW)
  • TRI-STATE/MILTON J. FERGUSON FIELD (about 37 miles; HUNTINGTON, WV; Abbreviation: HTS)
  • MID-OHIO VALLEY REGIONAL (about 74 miles; PARKERSBURG, WV; Abbreviation: PKB)
Other public-use airports nearest to Hurricane:

  • ONA AIRPARK (about 13 miles; MILTON, WV; Abbreviation: 12V)
  • LEON (about 20 miles; LEON, WV; Abbreviation: W07)
  • ROBERT NEWLON FIELD (about 20 miles; HUNTINGTON, WV; Abbreviation: I41)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Hurricane:

  • MARSHALL UNIVERSITY (about 29 miles; HUNTINGTON, WV; Full-time enrollment: 12,361)
  • WEST VIRGINIA STATE COLLEGE (about 34 miles; INSTITUTE, WV; Full-time enrollment: 3,688)
  • OHIO UNIVERSITY-MAIN CAMPUS (about 62 miles; ATHENS, OH; Full-time enrollment: 18,721)
  • WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY AT PARKERSBURG (about 67 miles; PARKERSBURG, WV; Full-time enrollment: 2,306)
  • SHAWNEE STATE UNIVERSITY (about 68 miles; PORTSMOUTH, OH; Full-time enrollment: 2,849)
  • HOCKING TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 72 miles; NELSONVILLE, OH; Full-time enrollment: 4,050)
  • SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 93 miles; RICHLANDS, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,412)

Schools

Public high school in Hurricane:

  • HURRICANE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,012; Location: 3350 TEAYS VALLEY RD; Grades: 09 – 12)
Private high school in Hurricane:

  • CALVARY BAPTIST ACADEMY (Students: 124; Location: 3655 TEAYS VALLEY ROAD; Grades: KG – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Hurricane:

  • HURRICANE MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 852; Location: 518 MIDLAND TRL; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • WEST TEAYS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 749; Location: 3676 TEAYS VALLEY RD; Grades: KG – 05)
  • HURRICANE TOWN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 317; Location: 300 HARBOUR LN; Grades: KG – 05)
  • LAKESIDE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 292; Location: 2550 US ROUTE 60; Grades: PK – 05)
  • CONNER STREET ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 286; Location: 445 CONNER ST; Grades: KG – 05)

Libraries

Library in Hurricane:

  • PUTNAM COUNTY (Operating income: $456,076; Location: 4219 STATE RT.34; 86,454 books; 1,318 audio materials; 1,992 video materials; 135 serial subscriptions)