Hurricane /ˈhɜrɨkən/ is a city in Washington County, Utah and is part of the St. George Metropolitan Statistical Area. Its population was 13,748 at the 2010 U.S. Census. Along with several other areas of southwestern Utah, the Hurricane area has seen a large population growth since the 1970s, and it has blended in with neighboring St. George.
On the south-east edge of town, known locally as ‘the south fields’, there is a subdivision of executive homes with a private landing strip, which allows commuting residents the luxury of taxi’ing to their home’s private garage. Geographically, the town is less than 100 miles from the Grand Canyon (north rim) which makes it a popular destination for sport para-gliders.