Valley Alabama is a city in Chambers County. It was incorporated in 1980 combining the four textile mill villages of Fairfax, Langdale, Riverview, and Shawmut. Located on Interstate 85 halfway between Montgomery, Alabama and Atlanta, Georgia. Valley is only 75 miles southwest of Atlanta-Hartsfield International Airport and 85 miles northeast of Montgomery Regional Airport-Dannelly Field Airport in Montgomery.
The population is 9,200. The city lies on the banks of the Chattahoochee River – the state border between Alabama and Georgia. Valley is an “Alabama Community of Excellence”, one of only eight in the state.
The Fairfax, Langdale, Riverview and Shawmut historic districts are all on the National Register of Historic Districts. In addition to the rich history of the area, Valley is a Tree City, USA town.
Valley Alabama Demographics
As of the census of 2010, there were 9,524 people, 3,878 households, and 2,561 families residing in the city. The population density was 864 people per square mile. There were 5,025 housing units at an average density of 457 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 64.0% White, 33.0% Black or African American, 0.1% Native American, 1.2% Asian, 0.6% from other races, and 1.1% from two or more races. 1.7% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.