Valley, AL Profile: Facts & Data


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Valley, Alabama - Basic Facts

The City of Valley had a population of 9,674 as of July 1, 2018. 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 (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.

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

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Valley, AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 9,674
Population in Households 9,577
Population in Familes 7,760
Population in Group Qrtrs 97
Population Density2 881
Diversity Index3 54


Median Household Income $35,009
Average Household Income $47,916
Per Capita Income $19,666


Total Housing Units 5,090 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,453 (48.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,490 (29.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,147 (22.5%)
Median Home Value $89,432
Average Home Value $121,188


Total Households 3,943
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 2,558
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.19% 0.11%
Households 0.2% 0.14%
Families -0.01% -0.03%
Median Household Income   0.93%
Per Capita Income   1.3%

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, 2018 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 # 68 88th
Population Density # 58 90th
Diversity Index # 83 86th
Median Household Income # 410 29th
Per Capita Income # 411 29th

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