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Census Data for Valley Grande ...

Population ...

The last Decennial Census<1> was in 2010, giving Valley Grande a population of 4,020 people.

The city of Valley Grande is located in Dallas County. The 2010 Census gave Dallas County a population of 43,820 people. This means that Valley Grande had 9.17% of the county's total population, making it Dallas' 2nd most populous community.

At the same time, Alabama had a population of 4,779,736 people, meaning that Valley Grande had 0.08% of the total population of Alabama - making it the state's 121st most populous community.

Area ...

When the Census Bureau conducts a census for a city like Valley Grande, they draw a boundary around the area in which they are going to conduct their count - this is called a sampling area (or a polygon). The shape of the sampling area can be quite complex and it's important to keep in mind that the boundaries of the sampling area may or may not match the recognized boundaries of the city.

Things like the population, area and housing for Valley Grande reflect the sampling area. Since the shape of the sampling area and the actual boundaries of Valley Grande might be slightly different, it's best to check with the U.S. Census Bureau if you need precision.

The 2010 Census shows that the sample polygon for Valley Grande has a total area of 33.82 square miles [87.6 km²]. Of this total, a small amount of the area is covered by water (0.31 square miles [0.8 km²]).

Dallas County has a land area of 978 square miles [2,534.8 km²]. At 33.51 square miles [86.8 km²], Valley Grande has 3.42% of the county's total land area.

Not only does the sampling area define boundaries, it also has a GPS location (latitude & longitude) that indicates a point within the sampling area (usually at the center of the polygon). At the time of the 2010 Census, the sampling area was located at:

Lat:   32° 29' 12"   (or 32.49°)             [Map]

Lon:   -87° 1' 57"   (or -87.03°)

Population Density ...

Using the population (4,020 people) and land area (33.51 square miles [86.8 km²]) values from the 2010 Census, Valley Grande had a population density of 118.9 people per square mile [45.9 people/km²].

Housing Units ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Valley Grande had 1,688 Housing Units<2> and with its population of 4,020 people, this averages 2.38 people per Housing Unit.

The 2010 Census shows Valley Grande had a land area of 33.51 square miles [86.8 km²]. This translates to 49.91 Housing Units per square mile [19.27 housing units/km²].

Dallas County ...

The community of Valley Grande is located in Dallas County.

The county had a population of 43,820 people at the 2010 Census. With it's population of 4,020 people, Valley Grande represented 9.17% of the county's total.

In addition, where the city of Valley Grande has a population density of 118.9 people per square mile [45.9 people/km²], Dallas County averages 44.77 people per square mile [17.29 people/km²].

For more information, please visit our Census Page for Dallas County.

Miscellaneous Information for Valley Grande ...

The Federal government has assigned various identifying codes to each community, county and state. At one time or another, the US Census Bureau has referenced one (or more) of the following identifiers when referring to either Dallas County or the city of Valley Grande:

The GNIS Codes ...

The current system of identification is called the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS). The following GNIS codes relate to Valley Grande:

GNIS ID for Valley Grande: 2405635

GNIS ID for Dallas County: 161549

GNIS ID for Alabama: 1779775

The FIPS Codes ...

An earlier (and largely obsolete) identification method was called the Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS):

State Code: 01 (Alabama)

County Code: 047 (Dallas County)

Place Code: 78232 (Valley Grande)

State & County Code: 01/047 (Alabama / Dallas County)

State & Place Code: 01/78232 (Alabama / Valley Grande)

Misc. Census Codes ...

Valley Grande is located in Census Region #3 (the South Region) and Division #6 (the East South-Central Division).

For more information about the various Federal identification codes, please visit our Misc Page for Valley Grande.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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The official website of the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN)

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The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>Every 10 years (eg- 1990, 2000, 2010), the US Census Bureau conducts a Constitutionally-mandated count (or enumeration) of people living within the United States. This count is called a Decennial Census. The last Decennial Census was the 2010 Census, with the next one planned for 2020.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Valley Grande.