Valley City is a somewhat small city located in the state of North Dakota. With a population of 6,669 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Valley City is the 12th largest community in North Dakota.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Valley City is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Valley City is a city of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Valley City who work in teaching (11.35%), office and administrative support (9.96%), and sales jobs (8.51%).
Also of interest is that Valley City has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Valley City spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 14.34 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
In terms of college education, Valley City is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 27.09% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Valley City in 2010 was $33,403, which is wealthy relative to North Dakota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $133,612 for a family of four. However, Valley City contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Valley City home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Valley City residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Valley City include Norwegian, Irish, Swedish, and English.
The most common language spoken in Valley City is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Scandinavian languages.