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Langdale, Alabama
Valley City Hall
Valley City Hall
Location of Valley in Chambers County, Alabama.
Location of Valley in Chambers County, Alabama.
Coordinates: 32°48?41?N 85°10?41?W / 32.81139°N 85.17806°W / 32.81139; -85.17806
CountryUnited States
 o MayorLeonard Riley
 o Total12.79 sq mi (33.12 km2)
 o Land12.79 sq mi (33.12 km2)
 o Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
568 ft (173 m)
 o Total9,524
 o Estimate 
 o Density714.75/sq mi (275.97/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 o Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)334
FIPS code01-78204
GNIS feature ID0136100

Valley is a city in Chambers County, Alabama, United States. Valley was incorporated in 1980 combining the four textile mill villages of Fairfax, Langdale, River View, and Shawmut.[3] As of the 2010 census it had a population of 9,524.[4] The city lies on the western bank of the Chattahoochee River, the state border between Alabama and Georgia. Valley is a pilot city for the Alabama Communities of Excellence[5] program, a non-profit that partners with governments, businesses, and universities to prepare participating communities for a more vibrant future.[6] It is the principal city of and is included in the Valley, Alabama Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is included in the Greater Columbus Combined Statistical Area.[7]


Valley is located in southeastern Chambers County at 32°48'40.993" North, 85°10'40.577" West (32.811387, -85.177938).[8] According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 11.0 square miles (28.6 km2), all land.[4]

The city is located on the Alabama-Georgia state line. Interstate 85 runs through its northern city limits, with access from exits 77 and 79. Via I-85, Atlanta is 84 mi (135 km) northeast, and Montgomery is 79 mi (127 km) southwest. U.S. Route 29 also runs through the city, connecting the city to Lanett and West Point, Georgia to the north and leading southwest 19 mi (31 km) to Opelika.

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.


The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Valley has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps. [9]


As of the census[11] of 2010, there were 9,524 people, 3,878 households, and 2,561 families residing in the city. The 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). The racial makeup of the city was 64.0% White, 33.0% Black or African American, 0.1% Native American, 1.2% Asian, 0.6% from other races, and 1.1% from two or more races. 1.7% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 3,878 households, out of which 26.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.2% were married couples living together, 18.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.0% were non-families. 30.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 13.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 3.02.

In the city, the population was spread out, with 23.9% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 26.2% from 25 to 44, 25.3% from 45 to 64, and 16.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39.3 years. For every 100 females, there were 88.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.7 males.

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.


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

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  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved 2020.
  3. ^ Hoagland, Alison K.; Breisch, Kenneth A. (2003). Constructing Image, Identity, and Place. Univ. of Tennessee Press. pp. 150-. ISBN 9781572332195. Retrieved 2013.
  4. ^ a b "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 2014.
  5. ^ "ACE Alabama Communities of Excellence".
  6. ^ Samuel Stebbins and Grant Suneson (3 Jan 2019). "The best city to live in every state". MSN Money.
  7. ^ OMB BULLETIN NO. 13-01: Revised Delineations of Metropolitan Statistical Areas, Micropolitan Statistical Areas, and Combined Statistical Areas, and Guidance on Uses of the Delineations of These Areas. Office of Management and Budget. February 28, 2013.
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved .
  9. ^ Climate Summary for Valley, Alabama
  10. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Retrieved 2013.
  11. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved .

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Coordinates: 32°48?41?N 85°10?41?W / 32.811387°N 85.177938°W / 32.811387; -85.177938

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