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The City of Valley had a population of 10,707 as of July 1, 2022. 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 32.8187 and longitude -85.1794 in Chambers County. The formal boundaries for the City of Valley 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 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.

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

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Valley, AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2022)

POPULATION

Total Population 10,707 (100%)
Population in Households 10,516 (98.2%)
Population in Families 8,484 (79.2%)
Population in Group Quarters1 191 ( 1.8%)
Population Density 831
Diversity Index2 60
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $53,163
Average Household Income $64,059
% of Income for Mortgage4 10%
Per Capita Income $26,738
Wealth Index5 42
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 5,018 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,304 (45.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,127 (42.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 587 (11.7%)
Median Home Value $104,911
Average Home Value $130,743
Housing Affordability Index3 256
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 4,431
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 2,849
Average Family Size 3.00
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2020-2022 2022-2027
Population 0.75% 0.21%
Households 0.97% 0.35%
Families   0.29%
Median Household Income   2.58%
Per Capita Income   3.10%
Owner Occupied HU   0.51%

Valley, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Valley to the other 593 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alabama by rank and percentile using July 1, 2022 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 # 63 90th
Population Density # 62 90th
Median Household Income # 220 63rd
Housing Affordability Index # 540 91st
Per Capita Income # 334 44th
Diversity Index # 61 90th

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