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Overview

Introduction to Valley City, North Dakota

Valley City, North Dakota, in Barnes county, is 57 miles W of Fargo, North Dakota and 264 miles NW of Minneapolis, Minnesota. There are an estimated 6,826 people in the city.

Valley City History

Valley City is the county seat of Barnes County, which was organized on January 6, 1879. The Cheyenne, Cree, Sioux and Ojibwa Native Americans originally inhabited the area. It was founded in 1872. In the same year, the Northern Pacific Railway first entered the city. Valley City was initially known as Worthington. It was incorporated as Valley City in 1881. It is famous for its several historic bridges over the Sheyenne River.

Valley City and nearby Attractions

  • Camp Sheardown State Historic Site
  • Bjornson Park Public Golf Course
  • Barnes County Historical Museum
  • Fort Ransom State Park
  • Frontier Village
  • Stutsman County Memorial Museum

Things To Do In Valley City

There are several parks in Valley City. These include Chautauqua Park, Pioneer Park, City Park, Medicine Wheel Park and Veterans Memorial Park. The Fort Ransom State Park is a short distance away and offers facilities for hiking, mountain biking and camping. Canoe and kayak rentals and scenic picnic areas are also available. The Bjornson Park Public Golf Course provides excellent facilities for golfers. Local festivals include the Americana Festival, the Rally in the Valley, North Star Classic and the Snowball Festival.

Valley City Transportation

Air transportation facilities are available at Hector International Airport.

Valley City Higher Education

Valley City State University is the local institution of higher education. Others in the neighborhood include North Dakota State University, Minnesota State University-Moorhead and Concordia College at Moorhead.

People

Total Population 6,636
Male Share of the Population 48%
Female Share of the Population 52%
Senior Citizens 22.8%
Employed Population 16+ 3,454
Age of the Population 41

Families

% of people married 50.6%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 27.1%
Median Earnings25+ $34,653
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $33,071
Median Earnings With High School Degree $29,899

Wealth

Median Family Income $70,000
% Above Poverty Level 91.7%
% Below Poverty Level 8.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 14 minutes
% Working from Home 3.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 8.3%
% Using Public Transportation 0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 34.9%
Median Gross Rent $557
Median House Value $89,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 6.5%
US/American 0%
English 3.8%
Irish 8.8%

Valley City Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 57 miles W of Fargo, North Dakota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 264 miles NW of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County Barnes
Standard Zip Codes 58072
Phone Area Codes 701
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 46.923
Longitude -98.002

Valley City Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

Station VALLEY CITY 3 NNW
Distance 2 miles
Jan Temp -5 to 16 F
Apr Temp 29 to 53 F
Jul Temp 56 to 81 F
Oct Temp 31 to 57 F
Annual Precip 18.8 inches
Station ENDERLIN 2 W
Distance 27.5 miles
Jan Temp -2 to 18 F
Apr Temp 31 to 56 F
Jul Temp 57 to 85 F
Oct Temp 32 to 58 F
Annual Precip 19.6 inches
Station JAMESTOWN ST HOSPITAL
Distance 32.3 miles
Jan Temp -4 to 16 F
Apr Temp 28 to 54 F
Jul Temp 57 to 83 F
Oct Temp 32 to 56 F
Annual Precip 18.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Buffalo 163 $61,250
Fingal 133 $73,250
Litchville 148 $63,750
Oriska 83 $63,750
Sanborn 173 $61,406
Tower City 240 $56,667

Valley City Public Libraries

Library
Valley City Barnes County Public Library
410 NORTH CENTRAL AVENUE
Valley City, North Dakota
(701) 845-3821

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Valley City High Schools

VALLEY CITY HIGH SCHOOL
493 CENTRAL AVE N
701-845-0483
Serves 449 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.4

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