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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.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population6,615
Male Share of the Population47.6%
Female Share of the Population52.4%
Senior Citizens23.4%
Employed Population 16+3,492
Age of the Population42

Families

% of people married50.6%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher24.4%
Median Earnings25+$38,180
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,769
Median Earnings With High School Degree$29,815

Wealth

Median Family Income$73,571
% Above Poverty Level89.9%
% Below Poverty Level10.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time16 minutes
% Working from Home1.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work8.3%
% Using Public Transportation1.1%

Housing

People Living Alone35.9%
Median Gross Rent$658
Median House Value$89,800

Ancestry

German49.7%
Norwegian32.3%
Irish12.5%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)8.3%
Swedish4.4%
Danishn3.5%
English3.4%
French Except Basque3.2%
Dutch2.2%
Czech1.6%
Scottish1.4%
Italian1.4%
Polish1.3%
Canadian1.3%
African1%
Russian1%
Swiss0.2%
Luxemburger0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
Welsh0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Latvian0.1%
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Valley City Almanac

CategoryValue
County Barnes County
Standard Zip Codes58072
Phone Area Codes701
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude46.92
Approximate Longitude-98

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)

StationVALLEY CITY 3 NNW
Distance2 miles
Jan Temp-5 to 16 F
Apr Temp29 to 53 F
Jul Temp56 to 81 F
Oct Temp31 to 57 F
Annual Precip18.8 inches
StationENDERLIN 2 W
Distance27.5 miles
Jan Temp-2 to 18 F
Apr Temp31 to 56 F
Jul Temp57 to 85 F
Oct Temp32 to 58 F
Annual Precip19.6 inches
StationJAMESTOWN ST HOSPITAL
Distance32.3 miles
Jan Temp-4 to 16 F
Apr Temp28 to 54 F
Jul Temp57 to 83 F
Oct Temp32 to 56 F
Annual Precip18.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Buffalo200$74,167
Fingal125$75,515
Litchville165$73,750
Oriska114$53,750
Sanborn168$64,583
Tower City303$60,833

Valley City Public Libraries

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

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Valley City Hospitals

Mercy Hospital Of Valley City
(Non-profit)
570 Chautauqua Blvd
(701) 845-6400

Valley City Public Schools

Jefferson Elementary School
1150 Central Ave N
ZIP: 58072
(701) 845-0622
Primary
Total Enrollment 310
Sheyenne Valley Area Career & Tech Center
801 Valley Ave Se
ZIP: 58072
(701) 845-0256
Sheyenne Valley Spec Ed Unit
232 3rd St Ne
ZIP: 58072
(701) 845-3402
Valley City High School
493 Central Ave N
ZIP: 58072
(701) 845-0483
High
Total Enrollment 352
Valley City Junior High School
493 Central Ave N
ZIP: 58072
(701) 845-0483
Middle
Total Enrollment 173
Washington Elementary School
510 8th Ave Sw
ZIP: 58072
(701) 845-0849
Middle
Total Enrollment 263

Valley City Private Schools

St Catherine Elementary School
540 3rd Ave Ne
ZIP: 58072
Elementary
Total Enrollment 58
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