Valley, Alabama

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Valley is a city in Chambers County, Alabama, United States.Valley was incorporated in 1980 combining the four textile mill villages of Fairfax, Langdale, Riverview, and Shawmut. Located on Interstate 85 halfway between Montgomery, Alabama and Atlanta, Georgia, Valley is 75 miles southwest of Atlanta-Hartsfield International Airport and 85 miles northeast of Montgomery Regional Airport-Dannelly Field Airport in Montgomery. The city lies on the banks of the Chattahoochee River - the state border between Alabama and Georgia. Valley is an "Alabama Community of Excellence", one of only eight in the state. It is the principal city of and is included in the Valley, Alabama Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is included in the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Gainesville, GA-AL CSA Combined Statistical Area.

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Geography

Valley is located at 32°48'40.993" North, 85°10'40.577" West (32.811387, -85.177938)[1].

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 9.7 square miles (25.2 km²), all of it land.

Valley has a larger Micropolitan Statistical Area none as the "Greater Valley Area" consisting of the three largest cities of Chambers County, Valley, Lanett, and La Fayette. It also consists the city of West Point, Georgia.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 9,198 people, 3,832 households, and 2,605 families residing in the city. The population density was 944.2 people per square mile (364.6/km²). There were 4,194 housing units at an average density of 430.5/sq mi (166.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 70.17% White, 28.78% Black or African American, 0.13% Native American, 0.35% Asian, 0.11% from other races, and 0.47% from two or more races. 0.84% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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