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The Utah state capital is Salt Lake City.


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Zip Codes

84737, 84779

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Statistics & Facts

The population of Hurricane is approximately 13,344 (2000), 13748 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 3,375 (2000), 4609 (2010).

The amount of land area in Hurricane is 80.6 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Hurricane is 31.1 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 1.1 sq kilometers.
The distance from Hurricane to Washington DC is 2063 miles. The distance to the Utah state capital is 265 miles. (as the crow flies)
Hurricane is positioned 37.15 degrees north of the equator and 113.33 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Hurricane elevation is 3,286 feet above sea level.
Hurricane per capita income is $17,924 (2008).
Hurricane median income is $44,453 (2008).

The Hurricane median home price is $213,437 (2008).

Hurricane miscellany.

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Location

Hurricane location: 25 miles from Zion National Park and 18 miles northeast of St. George in southwest Utah. Other nearby communities include: LaVerkin, Leeds, Toquerville, Virgin, Washington, Rockville and Santa Clara.

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Climate & Weather

The weather in Hurricane is mild. The area is typically cooler than St. George, especially during the warm summer months. The humidity during this season remains low at approximately 20 percent. It is typically coolest in January and warmest in the middle of July. Even when the days are hot, the evenings almost always cool down measurably. Sunny days average 300 each year which welcomes many "snowbirds" from northern parts of the state and country.

Winters are mild and cool with very occasional snowfall. When it does snow, it remains on the ground a short time and is completely gone within a day.
Hurricane average annual precipitation is 10 inches per year.
Hurricane average annual snowfall is 4.5 inches per year.
The average low temperature is (summer) 63.5, (winter) 24 degrees F.
The average high temperature is (summer) 98, (winter) 52 degrees F.
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History & History Related Items

Hurricane history:

Located on SR-9, Hurricane is proud of its pioneer ancestors who made the town possible by taking 11 years building an irrigation canal which engineers said couldn't be built. There are still peach, apricot, cherry, and pecan orchards and many alfalfa fields made possible by the canal. Today, Heritage Park, in the center of town, houses this pioneer heritage. The red sandstone building next to the park houses a collection of pioneer and Native American artifacts. The story of the canal is highlighted at the park and museum. Visitors are invited to stop and enjoy the park and museum, and enjoy a meal in the shady picnic area.
Also of interest is the historic Bradshaw Hotel, which has been restored and stands at Main Street and First South. Hurricane is growing with residential and business areas being expanded beyond the boundaries of the original town.

How was Hurricane named?
In 1865, Erastus Snow was riding in the area in his buggy and a sudden gust of wind blew the top off. He then exclaimed, "my, that was a hurricane." Hurricane Hill and an earthquake fault (the longest in the world reaching from central Utah to the Colorado River) were named because of this incident. Later, when the town was being founded, several names were put forth, including Sun City and Chaparral, but the choice was clear for Hurricane. Even though it has the weather-related name of Hurricane, there has never been one in the area! In fact, the Hurricane area is known for its mild climate most of the year. The pronunciation of the name is NOT like the weather event, however. It is pronounced Her - ah - kin by the locals.

Here is history page for Hurricane. Also, try this history page for the city. Here is another page for history for Hurricane.
The founding of Hurricane: 1905
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Attractions

Hurricane attractions:

Zion National Park

Quail Creek State Park
472 N 5300 W
Hurricane, UT 84737
Phone: 435-879-2378
Reservations: 800-322-3770 from 8 am to 5 pm weekdays.
Located three miles east of I-15 on the Hurricane Exit.

Sand Hollow State Park
4405 West 3600 South
Hurricane, UT 84737
Phone: 435-680-0715

See Photos of Hurricane and the area.

Washington County Fair held each year in August at the Fairgrounds in Hurricane.

Hurricane Heritage Park

Hurricane Canal Trail
Hike along the the path of the canal. It is a 3.1 miles section of the Hurricane Cliffs Trail System.

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