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Valley City

City of Valley City

  •   State: 
    North Dakota
    Barnes County
    Valley City
      County FIPS: 
    46°55′29″N 98°0′20″W
      Area total: 
    4.21 sq mi (10.90 km²)
      Area land: 
    4.21 sq mi (10.89 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.00 sq mi (0.01 km²)
    1,217 ft (371 m)
  •   Latitude: 
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 

    Valley City, Barnes County, North Dakota, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    1,563.61 residents per square mile of area (603.73/km²)
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
  •   Sales taxes: 
      Income taxes: 

Valley City is a city in Barnes County, North Dakota, United States. The population was 6,575 during the 2020 census, making it the 12th largest city in North Dakota. Valley City is known for its many bridges over the Sheyenne River, including the Hi-Line Railroad Bridge. The city is also the home of Valley City State University and the North Dakota High School Activities Association (NDHSAA) Valley City was originally called Worthington, and under the latter name was laid out in 1874 when the railroad was extended to that point. The present name is for the city's location in the valley of the SheYenne River. It is located at 46°5529N 98°020W (46.924632, 98.005438).According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.46 square miles (8.96 km²), all land. The top 6 ancestry groups in the city are German (45.5%), Norwegian (38.8%), Irish (9.1%), French (8%), English (3.8%) and Swedish (5.4%).Of the 2,996 households, 23.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, and 17.9% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.04. The median age was 42.1 years. The gender makeup of the city was 48.1% male and 51.9%.


Valley City was originally called Worthington, and under the latter name was laid out in 1874. The present name is for the city's location in the valley of the Sheyenne River. A Carnegie Library opened in 1903, through the efforts of the "Tuesday Club," a local women's organization. The inception of the nation's first barber association occurred in Valley City during a state barber convention in February, 1909. A post office was established under the name Worthingon in 18 74, and has continued to operate under thename Valley City since 1878. The city is home to the National Museum of American History, which was opened in 1913. It is also the home of the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, which opened in 1914. The museum is located on the banks of the river, and was opened by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 1915. It was the first museum in the state to be named after an American treasurer, and is located in the National Treasurer's Museum, also in the City of the Rockies, on the outskirts of the city. The National Cinema and Museum of the Rockies opened in 1916, and the city was named after the town's founder, George Washington Carver, in 1917. The City was named after the Valley City, Wyoming, where the first railroad was built in 1872. The City of the Rockies was named for the Valley City, which is in the Sheyenne  valley.


Valley City is located at 46°5529N 98°020W (46.924632, 98.005438).According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.46 square miles (8.96 km²), all land. The city is located on the banks of the Yavapai River, which flows through the city. Valley City was named after the valley of the same name, which was once known as the Valley of the Sun. It was also known as Valley City before the name was changed to Valley City by the city's residents in the 19th century. It is named for the Valley City, California, where the city was founded in the 18th century, and for the valley where it was named for a Native American tribe, the Valley Of the Sun, which is now a part of the state of New Mexico.


As of the census of 2010, there were 6,585 people, 2,986 households, and 1,563 families living in the city. The racial makup of the city was 95.2% White, 0.73% African American,0.75% Native American, and 0.28% Asian. The median household income was $28,050 and the median family income is $41,604. The per capita income for the city is $16,257. About 5.5% of families and 12.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.9% of those under age 18. The top 6 ancestry groups are German (45.5%), Norwegian (38.8%), Irish (9.1%), Swedish (5.2%), French (4.8%) and English (3.8%). The city is located in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Defense Training Area, which is part of the Army National Guard and the Army Reserve. The city's population was 6,826 as of the 2000 census, with 3,307 people living in 2,996 households. The average household size was 2.04 and the average family size was2.74. The age distribution was 18.8% under the age of 18, 15.3% from 18 to 24, 21.4%. from 25 to 44, 21% from 45 to 64, and 23.1% 65 or older.

Local media

The local newspaper is the Valley City Times-Record. The local radio station is AM radio. CSiCable is the local cable provider. The town has a population of 2,000. The city is located on the Ohio River. It is located near the town of Valley City, Oklahoma. The community is about 50 miles from the city of River Falls, Oklahoma, and about 30 miles from River City, Utah. The population is about 2,500. The area is about 30 minutes from River Falls by road from the City of River City. It has a little over 1,000 residents. It also has a few hundred residents who live in the surrounding areas. It's a small town, but it has a lot of people. It was founded in 1881. The first post office opened in 1883. It became a city in 1885. The last post office closed in 1891. It opened again in 1894. It had a post office on the city's main street. It still has a Post Office on the town's main road. It closed in 1901. It moved to the city center in 1875. It reopened in 1876. It remains there today. It stands on the same site as the original post office building. It used to be called Valley City Post Office. The current post office is on the corner of the town. It no longer has any offices on the main street, but has moved to a new location. It now has a new post office in the town center.


Valley City is served by the Valley City Public School District which consists of Jefferson Elementary School, Washington Elementary School and Valley City Junior/Senior High School. St. Catherine's Catholic School for grade K6 also serves students in Valley City. Valley City State University is a public university in the town of Valley City, Kansas. The city is located on the banks of the Little Snake River, which flows through the city to the Mississippi River. The Little Snake river was once a tributary of the Arkansas River. It is now a river that runs through the center of the city, with a population of about 2,000. The town is also home to the Yavapai County Museum, which is located in the city's downtown area. It was built in the early 1900s and is the oldest city in the county. The City is also the site of the first high school in the U.S. to open in the 1930s. The Valley City High School opened in the 1940s and was the town's first public high school. It closed in the 1950s. It reopened in the 1960s and has since been replaced by a new high school, Valley City Middle School, which opened in 1961. The current high school is the only one in the district. The community also has a high school that opened in 1968. The school is located near the town center and is known as the "Heart of the City" for its proximity to the downtown area and the "City of Hope".

Sites of interest

The Rosebud Visitor Center contains a restored railway passenger car. The Vault (Coffee Shop) is located in the north of the park. The North Dakota Winter Show is held every year in the town of North Dakota. There is also a North Country Trail, which runs through the north side of the town. There are also a number of other sites of interest in the area.


Valley City has a humid continental climate, abbreviated "Dfb" on climate maps. It has warm to hot (and often humid) summers and cold (sometimes severely cold) winters. Valley City is located in the San Francisco Bay Area of California. The city has a population of around 2,000. It is located on the San Francisco River, which flows through the city to the Gulf of Mississippi. The town has a reputation for being a hotbed of illegal drug activity. It also has a history of violent crime, including the murder of several people in the 1970s and 1980s. It was the site of one of the first U.S. Air Force bases in the United States, which was established in the late 1800s. In the 1990s, Valley City was the location of the U.N. World Economic Forum's headquarters, which is based in the city's downtown area. The site also hosted the World Health Organization's World Health Assembly, which took place in the summer of 2000. The World Health Organisation has a mission to protect the environment in the Valley City area of California, which has a high incidence of malaria and other infectious diseases. The area also has the highest level of obesity in the state, with the city having a high rate of obesity among adults and children. The population of Valley City, California, is about 2,500. The region has a temperature difference of between 0.5 and 2.5 degrees Fahrenheit (0.4 to 0.7 degrees Celsius).

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Valley City, Barnes County, North Dakota = 97. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 52. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 99. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Valley City = 3.1 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.


The most recent city population of 6,575 individuals with a median age of 42.3 age the population dropped by -8.59% in Valley City, Barnes County, North Dakota population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 1,563.61 residents per square mile of area (603.73/km²). There are average 2.04 people per household in the 2,787 households with an average household income of $36,232 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 3.10% of the available work force and has growths 2.67% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 42.24%. The number of physicians in Valley City per 100,000 population = 110.1.


The annual rainfall in Valley City = 19.1 inches and the annual snowfall = 33.4 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 80. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 200. 82 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and -4.2 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 51, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Valley City, Barnes County, North Dakota which are owned by the occupant = 54.33%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 50 years with median home cost = $104,640 and home appreciation of 18.09%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $16.94 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.


The local school district spends $4,078 per student. There are 14.9 students for each teacher in the school, 225 students for each Librarian and 919 students for each Counselor. 6.30% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 17.72% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 5.83% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Valley City's population in Barnes County, North Dakota of 2,446 residents in 1900 has increased 2,69-fold to 6,575 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 52.30% female residents and 47.70% male residents live in Valley City, Barnes County, North Dakota.

    As of 2020 in Valley City, Barnes County, North Dakota are married and the remaining 50.45% are single population.

  • 14.8 minutes is the average time that residents in Valley City require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    75.08% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 11.07% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool and 2.11% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Valley City, Barnes County, North Dakota, 54.33% are owner-occupied homes, another 33.46% are rented apartments, and the remaining 12.21% are vacant.

  • The 75.26% of the population in Valley City, Barnes County, North Dakota who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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