Valley, Nebraska

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Valley is a city in Douglas County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 1,788 at the 2000 census.

Valley is the hometown of Gail Rock, who used it as the basis for the small town Clear Rock in her Addie Mills books, of which "The House Without a Christmas Tree" is best known.

The Town of Valley recently consolidated its public school system with neighboring town, Waterloo. The merged schools are called Douglas County West Community Schools.

Valley is also home to the area's National Weather Service office, serving portions of eastern Nebraska and southwestern Iowa.



Valley is located at 41°18′51″N 96°20′54″W / 41.31417°N 96.34833°W / 41.31417; -96.34833 (41.314199, -96.348250)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.5 square miles (4.0 km²), of which, 1.5 square miles (3.9 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (1.94%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,788 people, 696 households, and 455 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,180.2 people per square mile (454.2/km²). There were 760 housing units at an average density of 501.6/sq mi (193.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.81% White, 0.56% African American, 0.50% Native American, 0.34% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.95% from other races, and 0.78% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.79% of the population.

There were 696 households out of which 35.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.4% were married couples living together, 10.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.6% were non-families. 30.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 3.14.

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