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.
Valley City is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (10.94%), office and administrative support (10.08%), and sales jobs (8.07%).
Because there are quite a few people attending college in Valley City, it is thought of as a college town. To the benefit of the many students in the area, Valley City provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards their needs and activities.
One of the benefits of Valley City is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 14.10 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
The overall education level of Valley City is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 26.84% 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 $32,787, which is upper middle income relative to North Dakota, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $131,148 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, English, and Swedish.
The most common language spoken in Valley City is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Scandinavian languages.