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Hurricane, West Virginia

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Welcome to Hurricane ...

The city of Hurricane is located in Putnam County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Hurricane has a population of 6,542 people<1> (see below for details).

Hurricane is 680 feet [207 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Hurricane lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for Hurricane: (304) & (681)<3>

The ZIP code for Hurricane: 25526<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Hurricane had a population of 6,284 people (or 11.33% of the total population of Putnam County). This makes Hurricane the county's most populous community.

The population of Hurricane represents 0.34% of the total population of West Virginia (which has 1,852,994 people), making it the state's 22nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 6,284 people, the population of Hurricane increased 20.34% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 5,222 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Hurricane had an population of 6,542 people. This is an increase of 4.11% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 25.28% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Hurricane.

Communities near Hurricane ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if driven.<5>.

Community   2017
Barboursville   [Map]   4,217   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
Buffalo   [Map]   1,262   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
Dunbar   [Map]   7,338   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Eleanor   [Map]   1,598   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Hamlin   [Map]   1,072   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
Milton   [Map]   2,612   W   6 miles [9.7 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Hurricane.

Communities Also Named Hurricane ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 24 communities that are also named Hurricane - they are located in Alabama (2), Alaska, Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois (2), Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi (3), Missouri (3), New York, North Carolina (2), Tennessee (3), Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Hurricane.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Hurricane. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Hurricane. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Hurricane.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Hurricane:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Hurricane ...

Looking for more information about Hurricane? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Hurricane, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Hurricane.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Hurricane.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Hurricane - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).

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<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Hurricane). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Hurricane or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Hurricane) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Hurricane. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Hurricane

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hurricane. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.4332, Longitude: -82.0200     [Map].

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