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The 2000 Census showed that Valley County had a population of 7,675 people. This represented 0.85% of the total population of Montana, making it the state's 27th most populous county (out of 56 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Valley had a population of 6,771 people. This is a decrease of 11.78% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
20107,369-3.99%+8.83% since 2009
20096,771-11.78%-1.71% since 2008
20086,889-10.24%+0.22% since 2007
20076,874-10.44% 
20066,877-10.4%-2.15% since 2005
20057,028-8.43%-1.68% since 2004
20047,148-6.87%-0.94% since 2003
20037,216-5.98%-2.06% since 2002
20027,368-4%-1.84% since 2001
20017,506-2.2%-2.2% since 2000
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20007,675The Last Census

Valley County had 4,847 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Valley County has a total area<3> of 5,061 square miles [13,110 km²]. Of this total, 4,921 square miles [12,745 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (2.79%) being water (141 square miles [365.1 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Valley County had a population density of 1.56 people per square mile [0.6 people/km²], making it the state's 35th most densely populated county (out of 56 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Valley County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Valley and the state of Montana.

Click here for the Valley County QuickFact (QF-30105).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Valley County:

CommunityCensus
QuickFact
Population
(2009 Est)
Population
(2000 Census)
Change in
  Population

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Valley County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

CountyCensus
QuickFact
DirectionPopulation
(2009 Est.)
Population
(2000 Census)
Change in
Population
DanielsQF-30019   NE1,7032,017-15.57%
GarfieldQF-30033   S1,1731,279-8.29%
McConeQF-30055   SE1,6241,977-17.86%
PhillipsQF-30071   W3,9444,601-14.28%
RooseveltQF-30085   E10,30310,620-2.98%

The Canadian Province of Saskatchewan lies to the north.

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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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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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Valley. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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