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Overview

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.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population9,439
Male Share of the Population49.8%
Female Share of the Population50.2%
Senior Citizens15.2%
Employed Population 16+4,319
Age of the Population36

Families

% of people married47.3%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher13.2%
Median Earnings25+$29,431
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$35,750
Median Earnings With High School Degree$24,094

Wealth

Median Family Income$51,660
% Above Poverty Level84.3%
% Below Poverty Level15.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time22 minutes
% Working from Home0.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work0%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone32%
Median Gross Rent$759
Median House Value$82,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)42.2%
Irish8.3%
German5.3%
English5%
Scottish2.2%
Dutch1.1%
French Except Basque1%
Polish0.5%
Italian0.5%
Swedish0.2%
Arab0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
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Valley Almanac

CategoryValue
County Chambers County
Standard Zip Codes36854
P.O. Box Zip Codes36872
Phone Area Codes334
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude32.8
Approximate Longitude-85.17

Valley Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationWEST POINT
Distance3.3 miles
Jan Temp33 to 55 F
Apr Temp48 to 75 F
Jul Temp70 to 92 F
Oct Temp51 to 77 F
Annual Precip51.5 inches
StationLAFAYETTE 2 W
Distance15.8 miles
Jan Temp30 to 55 F
Apr Temp47 to 75 F
Jul Temp67 to 91 F
Oct Temp48 to 76 F
Annual Precip56.4 inches
StationLA GRANGE
Distance19.1 miles
Jan Temp31 to 53 F
Apr Temp46 to 73 F
Jul Temp68 to 89 F
Oct Temp49 to 73 F
Annual Precip53.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Auburn60,318$75,659
Five Points180$54,500
Lanett6,454$38,490
Opelika29,030$52,270
Waverly226$86,250

Valley Public Libraries

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

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Valley Hospitals

Eamc - Lanier
(Non-profit)
4800 48th Street
(334) 756-1401

Valley Public Schools

Beulah Elem Sch
4747 Lee Road 270
ZIP: 36854
Primary
Total Enrollment 744
Beulah High Sch
4848 Lee Road 270
ZIP: 36854
High
Total Enrollment 598
Bob Harding-shawmut Elem
3301 23rd Dr
ZIP: 36854
Primary
Total Enrollment 229
Fairfax Elem Sch
502 Blvd.
ZIP: 36854
Primary
Total Enrollment 526
Lafayette Lanier Elem Sch
6001 20th Ave
ZIP: 36854
Primary
Total Enrollment 255
Valley High Sch
501 Highway 29
ZIP: 36854
High
Total Enrollment 830
W F Burns Middle Sch
292 Johnson St
ZIP: 36854
Middle
Total Enrollment 646

Valley Private Schools

Acts Academy
316 Fob James Dr
ZIP: 36854
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 45
Temple Christian School
2615 64th Blvd
ZIP: 36854
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 36
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