Valley Head, Alabama

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Valley Head, Alabama
Location of Valley Head in DeKalb County, Alabama.
Location of Valley Head in DeKalb County, Alabama.
Coordinates: 34°33′55″N 85°36′59″W / 34.56528°N 85.61639°W / 34.56528; -85.61639
CountryUnited States
StateAlabama
CountyDeKalb
Area
 • Total3.47 sq mi (8.99 km2)
 • Land3.47 sq mi (8.98 km2)
 • Water0.01 sq mi (0.01 km2)
Elevation
1,014 ft (309 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total558
 • Estimate 
(2018)[2]
546
 • Density157.48/sq mi (60.80/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
35989
Area code(s)256
FIPS code01-78240
GNIS feature ID0155288
Websitevalleyheadalabama.com

Valley Head is a town in DeKalb County, Alabama, United States. Although the town incorporated in 1921, it was also listed as being incorporated on the 1890 U.S. Census. At the 2010 census the population was 558.

Geography[edit]

Valley Head is located at 34°33′55″N 85°36′59″W / 34.56528°N 85.61639°W / 34.56528; -85.61639 (34.565301, -85.616426).[3]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 3.5 square miles (9.1 km2), all land.

Climate[edit]

Valley Head has a humid subtropical climate with elements of a humid continental climate while holding many monthly record lows for Alabama, it falls short of the all time record low of -27 held in New Market, Alabama.

Climate data for Valley Head, AL, 1981-2010 normals, extremes 1893-present
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 79
(26)
80
(27)
90
(32)
92
(33)
100
(38)
104
(40)
106
(41)
105
(41)
104
(40)
98
(37)
90
(32)
78
(26)
106
(41)
Average high °F (°C) 49.3
(9.6)
53.8
(12.1)
62.1
(16.7)
70.7
(21.5)
78.2
(25.7)
85.3
(29.6)
88.5
(31.4)
88.2
(31.2)
82.5
(28.1)
72.7
(22.6)
64.4
(18.0)
51.6
(10.9)
70.6
(21.5)
Average low °F (°C) 27.5
(−2.5)
30.2
(−1.0)
36.4
(2.4)
43.5
(6.4)
53.5
(11.9)
62.4
(16.9)
66.6
(19.2)
65.9
(18.8)
58.6
(14.8)
46.2
(7.9)
37.3
(2.9)
30.0
(−1.1)
46.5
(8.1)
Record low °F (°C) −15
(−26)
−18
(−28)
−4
(−20)
12
(−11)
28
(−2)
35
(2)
45
(7)
45
(7)
29
(−2)
19
(−7)
−2
(−19)
−8
(−22)
−18
(−28)
Average precipitation inches (mm) 5.44
(138)
5.53
(140)
5.04
(128)
4.54
(115)
4.65
(118)
4.13
(105)
5.22
(133)
3.52
(89)
4.42
(112)
3.43
(87)
4.99
(127)
4.06
(103)
54.97
(1,395)
Average snowfall inches (cm) 1.8
(4.6)
1.3
(3.3)
1.3
(3.3)
0.4
(1.0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0.2
(0.51)
0.9
(2.3)
5.9
(15.01)
Average precipitation days (≥ .01 in) 12 12 12 11 11 12 12 10 9 8 11 12 132
Source: [1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890233
1930430
19404392.1%
1950418−4.8%
19604241.4%
197047010.8%
198060929.6%
1990577−5.3%
20006115.9%
2010558−8.7%
Est. 2018546[2]−2.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]
2013 Estimate[5]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 611 people, 244 households, and 175 families residing in the town. The population density was 175.3 people per square mile (67.6/km²). There were 269 housing units at an average density of 77.2 per square mile (29.8/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 92.47% White, 2.29% Black or African American, 0.65% Native American, 0.16% Asian, 0.16% Pacific Islander, and 4.26% from two or more races. 2.29% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 244 households out of which 28.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.5% were married couples living together, 14.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.9% were non-families. 25.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the town, the population was spread out with 24.2% under the age of 18, 9.3% from 18 to 24, 24.7% from 25 to 44, 25.2% from 45 to 64, and 16.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 85.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.7 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $29,013, and the median income for a family was $36,250. Males had a median income of $28,558 versus $17,222 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,582. About 12.2% of families and 15.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.4% of those under age 18 and 21.5% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Valley Head School, home of the "Tigers", is a member of the DeKalb County School System.

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2018 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 4, 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 4, 2019.
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  4. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved June 6, 2013.
  5. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2013". Archived from the original on May 22, 2014. Retrieved June 3, 2014.
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.

Coordinates: 34°33′55″N 85°36′59″W / 34.565301°N 85.616426°W / 34.565301; -85.616426