Introduction to Valley, Alabama

Valley, Alabama, in Chambers county, is 27 miles NW of Columbus, Georgia (center to center)and 79 miles SW of Atlanta, Georgia. The city is part of the Auburn - Opelika metropolitan area. About 9,198 people reside in Valley.

Valley History

The City of Valley is only 25 years old, but the history of the area dates back to the late 1860s. During this time, textile mills and towns were built on the Chattahoochee River banks. By the 1900s, mills and mill villages were developed in the towns of Riverview, Langdale, Fairfax, and Shawmut. These four mill towns were incorporated to create the City of Valley in the year 1980.

Valley and nearby Attractions

  • Tater Miller Field
  • Shawmut United Methodist Church
  • Shawmut Christian Church
  • Cobb Memorial Archives
  • Moores Creek

Things To Do In Valley

The city of Valley in Alabama has several churches including Triumph Holiness Church, Shawmut Church of the Nazarene, and Shawmut Christian Church. Moores Creek is another beautiful place to visit. For fun, one can visit Tater Miller Field. One can also opt for the Pine Mountain Wild Animal Safari. The Roosevelt State Park, Callaway Gardens, Chambers County Museum, and Museum of East Alabama are also worth visiting.

Valley Transportation

Columbus Metropolitan airport is the closest airport to the city of Valley in Alabama.

Valley Higher Education

Higher education institutes for residents of Valley city include Auburn University main campus, Columbus State University, Southern Union state Community College, and Tuskegee University.


Total Population 9,444
Male Share of the Population 49.2%
Female Share of the Population 50.8%
Senior Citizens 15.2%
Employed Population 16+ 4,195
Age of the Population 36


% of people married 46.2%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 13.5%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $49,840
% Above Poverty Level 81.5%
% Below Poverty Level 18.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 0.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0%
% Using Public Transportation %


People Living Alone 29.8%
Median Gross Rent $751
Median House Value $79,900


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 43%
US/American 0%
English 5.4%
Irish 7.7%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Valley Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 27 miles NW of Columbus, Georgia (center to center)
Nearest Large City 79 miles SW of Atlanta, Georgia
County Chambers
Metro Area Auburn - Opelika
Standard Zip Codes 36854
P.O. Box Zip Codes 36872
Phone Area Codes 334
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 32.818
Longitude -85.179

Valley Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 3.3 miles
Jan Temp 33 to 55 F
Apr Temp 48 to 75 F
Jul Temp 70 to 92 F
Oct Temp 51 to 77 F
Annual Precip 51.5 inches
Distance 15.8 miles
Jan Temp 30 to 55 F
Apr Temp 47 to 75 F
Jul Temp 67 to 91 F
Oct Temp 48 to 76 F
Annual Precip 56.4 inches
Distance 19.1 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 53 F
Apr Temp 46 to 73 F
Jul Temp 68 to 89 F
Oct Temp 49 to 73 F
Annual Precip 53.3 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Valley, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Fairfax (36854)

Langdale (36854)

Shawmut (36854)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Auburn 58,693 $76,066
Five Points 181 $51,250
Lanett 6,457 $31,867
Opelika 28,544 $51,722
Waverly 266 $92,625

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Valley Public Libraries

H. Grady Bradshaw-chambers County Library
3419 20TH AVENUE
Valley, Alabama
(334) 768-2161

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Valley Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
4800 48TH ST
(334) 756-1400
Emergency Service: Yes

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