A small town in West Virginia, Hurricane has a population of slightly more than 6,000. The town's population, at an average age of just over 38, skews younger than most cities in West Virginia. Renters tend to be in the minority in Hurricane, and 69% of residents own their homes. Relatively high rent costs may be playing a role, as the average rent of $781/month is substantially higher than the state average of $708.
There are two primary industries in Hurricane: healthcare and retail. Combined, these industries make up 16% of the workforce in the town. Meanwhile, looking at job function, 10% of residents work in sales, making it the top career path in the town. With an average annual income of just under $66,000, Hurricane workers take home more than their peers elsewhere in West Virginia. However, Hurricane compares less favorably to the national average ($73,345). Compared to the national average (5%), Hurricane has a large concentration of residents over the age of 25 who have an Associate's degree (8%). Further, 9% have earned a Bachelor's degree and 6% possess a Master's or Doctoral degree.
With an average commute time of about 25 minutes, shorter than most cities in West Virginia, Hurricane residents know that it isn't overly time-consuming to get to work. Many residents (41%) drive to work, while public transportation isn't used. Walking (2%) isn't a common means of commuting to work, though the number does exceed the national average.
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