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Valley City, North Dakota - Basic Facts

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The City of Valley City had a population of 6,540 as of July 1, 2016. Valley City ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Dakota. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Valley City is located at latitude 46.9225 and longitude -98.0071 in Barnes County. The formal boundaries for the City of Valley City (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.93 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Barnes County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,220 feet.

The City of Valley City (GNIS ID: 1036306) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Valley City population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Valley City: Fifth Siding, Wapheton, Worthington.

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Valley City, ND Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 6,540
Population in Households 6,008
Population in Familes 4,158
Population in Group Qrtrs 532
Population Density1 1,663
Diversity Index2 20


Total Households 2,986
Average Household Size 2.01
Family Households 1,541
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,336 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,600 (48.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,386 (41.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 350 (10.5%)
Median Home Value $127,756
Average Home Value $156,297


Median Household Income $50,732
Average Household Income $70,261
Per Capita Income $32,815
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.11% -0.14%
Households -0.01% 0.03%
Families -0.24% -0.12%
Median Household Income   0.92%
Per Capita Income   1.19%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Valley City, ND - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Valley City to the other 401 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Dakota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 12 97th
Population Density1 # 24 94th
Diversity Index2 # 91 78th
Median Household Income # 284 29th
Per Capita Income # 209 48th

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