Valley City North Dakota
Located in Barnes County in North Dakota, Valley City is a city well known for the many bridges within it that pass over Sheyenne River. Because of the number of bridges in the City, Valley has also become known as “The City of Bridges”. The city was founded in 1874. At the 2000 census, the population in the city is at 6,826.
The city has two local radio stations, KOVC AM 1490 and KQDJ FM 101.1. The local newspaper is the Valley City Times-Record. The city is also the home of Valley City State University and the home for the North Dakota High School Activities Association (NDHSAA). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 8.6 km² (3.3 mi²), all land.
In the city, the population was spread out with 18.8% under the age of 18, 15.3% from 18 to 24, 21.4% from 25 to 44, 21.4% from 45 to 64, and 23.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females, there were 89.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.5 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $28,050, and the median income for a family was $41,604. Males had a median income of $30,035 versus $17,667 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,257. About 5.5% of families and 12.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.9% of those under age 18 and 12.8% of those aged 65 or over.
Valley City has the Valley City Public School District which comprises of Washington Elementary School, Jefferson Elementary School and Valley City Junior and Senior High Schools. The Hi-Line Railroad bridge and the North Dakota Winter Show are just 2 of the most interesting places to visit when you’re in Valley City. The City also has many scenic bridges which are why the city provides guided tours that showcase the many bridges located all over the city.
Notable residents who came from Valley city include Ann Sothern an academy award-winning actress whose career spanned six decades. Other residents also include basketball player Jeff Boschee, Congressional Representative John E. Grotberg, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian James M. McPherson, and Earl Pomeroy a United States Congressional representative.