- Valley City, North Dakota
official_name = Valley City, North Dakota
imagesize = 250px
image_caption = Central Ave and Main Street in Valley City
mapsize = 250px
map_caption = Location of Valley City, North Dakota
area_total_km2 = 8.6
area_land_km2 = 8.6
area_water_km2 = 0.0
area_total_sq_mi = 3.3
area_land_sq_mi = 3.3
area_water_sq_mi = 0.0
population_as_of = 2000
population_total = 6826
population_density_km2 = 796.4
population_density_sq_mi = 2062.5
timezone = Central (CST)
utc_offset = -6
timezone_DST = CDT
utc_offset_DST = -5
elevation_m = 371
elevation_ft = 1217
latd = 46 |latm = 55 |lats = 29 |latNS = N
longd = 98 |longm = 0 |longs = 20 |longEW = W
Valley City is a city in Barnes County,
North Dakotain the United States. It is the county seatof Barnes CountyGR|6. The population was 6,826 at the 2000 census. Valley City was founded in 1874.
The city is known for its many
bridges over the Sheyenne Riverincluding the Hi-Line Railroad Bridge. These bridges have earned it the distinction of being called the "City of Bridges". The city has two local radio stations, KOVC AM 1490 and KQDJ FM 101.1. The local newspaper is the " Valley City Times-Record". The city is also the home of Valley City State Universityand the home for the North Dakota High School Activities Association(NDHSAA).
Valley City is located at coor dms|46|55|29|N|98|0|20|W|city (46.924632, -98.005438)GR|1.
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 8.6 km²(3.3 mi²), all land.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 6,826 people, 2,996 households, and 1,668 families residing in the city. The population densitywas 796.2/km² (2,062.5/mi²). There were 3,250 housing units at an average density of 379.1/km² (982.0/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.39% White, 0.73% African American, 0.75% Native American, 0.28% Asian, 0.19% from other races, and 0.66% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.82% of the population.
There were 2,996 households out of which 23.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.6% were married couples living together, 8.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 44.3% were non-families. 38.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.09 and the average family size was 2.77.
In the city the population was spread out with 18.8% under the age of 18, 15.3% from 18 to 24, 21.4% from 25 to 44, 21.4% from 45 to 64, and 23.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 89.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.5 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $28,050, and the median income for a family was $41,604. Males had a median income of $30,035 versus $17,667 for females. The
per capita incomefor the city was $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 and 12.8% of those age 65 or over.
Valley City is served by the
Valley City Public School Districtwhich consists of Jefferson Elementary School, Washington Elementary School, and Valley City Junior/Senior High School.
Valley City State University
ites of interest
Hi-Line Railroad Bridge
North Dakota Winter Show
Jeff Boschee- basketball player
John E. Grotberg- United States Congressional Representative from Illinois
James M. McPherson- Pulitzer Prizewinning historian of the American Civil War
Earl Pomeroy- United States Congressional Representative from North Dakota
Ann Sothern- actress with two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
* [http://www.hellovalley.com/valleycity/ Valley City, North Dakota official website]
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