Valley is a somewhat small city located in the state of Alabama. With a population of 9,464 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Valley is the 71st largest community in Alabama.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Valley is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 35.02% of the Valley workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Valley is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Valley who work in office and administrative support (14.04%), healthcare (8.63%), and sales jobs (7.24%).
As is often the case in a small city, Valley doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
In terms of college education, the citizens of Valley rank slightly lower than the national average. 14.36% of adults 25 and older in Valley have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.
The per capita income in Valley in 2010 was $21,500, which is upper middle income relative to Alabama, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $86,000 for a family of four. However, Valley contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Valley is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Valley home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Valley residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Valley include English, German, Scottish, and French .
The most common language spoken in Valley is English. Other important languages spoken here include Korean and Tagalog.