Valley City, North Dakota


Valley City, North Dakota

Infobox Settlement
official_name = Valley City, North Dakota
settlement_type = City
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image_caption = Central Ave and Main Street in Valley City


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map_caption = Location of Valley City, North Dakota


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subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_name = United States
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_name1 = North Dakota
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Barnes

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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
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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
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elevation_m = 371
elevation_ft = 1217
latd = 46 |latm = 55 |lats = 29 |latNS = N
longd = 98 |longm = 0 |longs = 20 |longEW = W

postal_code_type = ZIP code
postal_code = 58072
area_code = 701
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blank_info = 38-81180GR|2
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Valley City is a city in Barnes County, North Dakota in the United States. It is the county seat of 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 River including 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 University and the home for the North Dakota High School Activities Association (NDHSAA).

Geography

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.

Demographics

USCensusPop
1920= 4686
1930= 5268
1940= 5917
1950= 6851
1960= 7809
1970= 7843
1980= 7774
1990= 7163
2000= 6826
estimate= 6388
estyear= 2006
estref=Fact|date=May 2008

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 density was 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.

The top 6 ancestry groups in the city are German (45.5%), Norwegian (38.8%), Irish (9.1%), Swedish (5.2%), French (4.8%), English (3.8%).

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 income for 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.

Education

K-12

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.

Higher education

*Valley City State University

ites of interest

*Hi-Line Railroad Bridge
*North Dakota Winter Show

Notable residents

*Jeff Boschee - basketball player
*John E. Grotberg - United States Congressional Representative from Illinois
*James M. McPherson - Pulitzer Prize winning 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

References

External links

* [http://www.hellovalley.com/valleycity/ Valley City, North Dakota official website]

Geographic Location
Centre = Valley City
North = Cooperstown
Northeast =
East = Casselton
Southeast =
South = LaMoure
Southwest =
West = Jamestown
Northwest =


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