Valley, Alabama

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Valley, Alabama
Valley City Hall Valley Alabama.JPG
Location in Chambers County and the state of Alabama
Location in Chambers County and the state of Alabama
Coordinates: Coordinates: 32°48′41″N 85°10′41″W / 32.81139°N 85.17806°W / 32.81139; -85.17806
CountryUnited States
StateAlabama
CountyChambers
Government
 • MayorArnold Leak
Area
 • Total9.7 sq mi (25.2 km2)
 • Land9.7 sq mi (25.2 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation
568 ft (173 m)
Population
 (2000)
 • Total9,198
 • Density948.2/sq mi (365/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
36854
Area code(s)334
FIPS code01-78204
GNIS feature ID0136100
Websitewww.cityofvalley.com

Valley is a city in Chambers County, Alabama, United States. According to 2019 census, there are 9,141 people living there. [1]

Geography[change | change source]

Valley is located in the southeastern Chambers County at 32°48'40.993" North, 85°10'40.577" West (32.811387, -85.177938).[2] According to the U.S. Census Bureau, it has a total area of 11.0 square miles (28.6 km2), all land.[3]

It is located on the Alabama-Georgia state line.

Valley has a larger Micropolitan Statistical Area known as the "Greater Valley Area" consisting of the three largest cities of Chambers County: Valley, Lanett, and LaFayette. It also includes the city of West Point, Georgia.

Climate[change | change source]

It's climate usually has hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Valley has a humid subtropical climate. It is often abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps. [4]

Demographics[change | change source]

Population[change | change source]

As of the census[5] of 2010, there were 9,524 people, 3,878 households, and 2,561 families living in the city. Its population density was 864 people per square mile (333.4/km2). There were 5,025 housing units at an average density of 457 per square mile (176/km2).

Average income[change | change source]

The median income for a household in the city was $31,501, and the median income for a family was $40,013. Males had a median income of $36,345 versus $29,905 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,928. About 18.2% of families and 20.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.4% of those under age 18 and 12.9% of those age 65 or over.

Media[change | change source]

Valley is served by the Columbus, Georgia Television Designated Market Area (DMA).

Notable people[change | change source]

Historical population
Census Pop.
19908,173
20009,19812.5%
20109,5243.5%
Est. 20199,141[6]−4.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]
  • Jennifer Chandler, won a gold medal in diving at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal
  • Josh Evans, former NFL player
  • Lemanski Hall, former NFL player
  • John Copeland, former NFL player
  • Bill McGhee, former player for the Philadelphia Athletics
  • Marcus Pollard, former NFL player
  • Mike Potts, former pitcher for the Milwaukee Brewers
  • K. Lee Scott, Christian composer
  • Jylan Ware, NFL player
  • Drew Ferguson, member of the United States House of Representatives from Georgia's 3rd congressional district
  • Matt Foster, pitcher for the Chicago White Sox

References[change | change source]

  1. "U.S. Census Bureau QuickFacts: Valley city, Alabama". www.census.gov. Retrieved 2020-08-08.
  2. "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  3. "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Valley city, Alabama". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on February 12, 2020. Retrieved June 3, 2014.
  4. "Valley, Alabama Köppen Climate Classification (Weatherbase)". Weatherbase. Retrieved 2020-08-08.
  5. "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-07-10.
  6. "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved May 21, 2020.
  7. "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved June 6, 2013.