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Valley Head, Alabama - Basic Facts

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The Town of Valley Head had a population of 553 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Valley Head is located at latitude 34.5562 and longitude -85.6229 in DeKalb County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Valley Head (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.47 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. DeKalb County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,014 feet.

The Town of Valley Head (GNIS ID: 2406785) 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 Town of Valley Head is located within Valley Head-Mentone Division of DeKalb County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Valley Head population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Valley Head: Valleyhead.

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Valley Head, AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 553
Daytime Population: Workers 393
Daytime Population: Residents 369
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 762
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.38
Population in Households 552
Population in Familes 474
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 160
Diversity Index3 36


Median Household Income $34,865
Average Household Income $49,881
Per Capita Income $18,779


Total Housing Units 269 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 175 (65.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 50 (18.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 44 (16.4%)
Median Home Value $102,500
Average Home Value $165,429


Total Households 225
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 166
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.12% 0.0%
Households -0.18% 0.09%
Families 0.95% -0.12%
Median Household Income   0.0%
Per Capita Income   1.41%

Valley Head, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Valley Head to the other 580 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alabama by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 393 32nd
Population Density # 386 33rd
Diversity Index # 285 51st
Median Household Income # 407 30th
Per Capita Income # 429 26th

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