Valley, AL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Valley, Alabama - Basic Facts

The City of Valley had a population of 9,825 as of July 1, 2016. Valley ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Alabama. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Valley is located at latitude 32.829 and longitude -85.1694 in Chambers County. The formal boundaries for the City of Valley (see map below) encompass a land area of 10.98 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Chambers County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 568 feet.

The City of Valley (GNIS ID: 2405634) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Alabama is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Valley is located within Valley Division of Chambers County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Valley population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Valley: Fairfax, Langdale, River View, Shawmut.

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Valley, AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 9,825
Population in Households 9,728
Population in Familes 7,945
Population in Group Qrtrs 97
Population Density1 895
Diversity Index2 52


Total Households 4,037
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 2,646
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 5,261 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,618 (49.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,419 (27.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,224 (23.3%)
Median Home Value $85,828
Average Home Value $113,531


Median Household Income $32,658
Average Household Income $45,395
Per Capita Income $18,782
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.5% 0.35%
Households 0.65% 0.47%
Families 0.53% 0.38%
Median Household Income   1.44%
Per Capita Income   1.41%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Valley, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Valley to the other 580 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alabama by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 67 89th
Population Density1 # 56 91st
Diversity Index2 # 94 84th
Median Household Income # 425 27th
Per Capita Income # 387 33rd

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