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Valley City, North Dakota - Basic Facts

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The City of Valley City had a population of 6,531 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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

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Valley City, ND Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 6,531
Daytime Population: Workers 4,865
Daytime Population: Residents 3,112
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 7,977
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.22
Population in Households 6,022
Population in Familes 4,132
Population in Group Qrtrs 509
Population Density2 1,661
Diversity Index3 23


Median Household Income $51,743
Average Household Income $72,139
Per Capita Income $33,411


Total Housing Units 3,355 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,513 (45.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,450 (43.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 392 (11.7%)
Median Home Value $128,896
Average Home Value $152,379


Total Households 2,963
Average Household Size 2.03
Family Households 1,512
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.12% -0.11%
Households -0.11% -0.06%
Families -0.47% -0.33%
Median Household Income   1.6%
Per Capita Income   1.83%

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, 2017 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 Density # 24 94th
Diversity Index # 70 82nd
Median Household Income # 293 27th
Per Capita Income # 223 45th

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