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Valentine is a town in Jeff Davis County.
The community was named by the construction crew for the Southern Pacific Railroad, who reached the town site on February 14, 1882
The latitude of Valentine is 30.587N. The longitude is -104.496W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 4,432 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 186.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Valentine demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Jeff Davis County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 79854 ZIP code.
7% of Valentine residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Valentine ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Valentine was $16,136, compared with $21,587 nationally.
29% of Valentine residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Valentine, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $99.
Jeff Davis County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Valentine political report.
The average commute time for Valentine workers is 31 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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