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Vinton, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Vinton had a population of 8,265 as of July 1, 2016. Vinton ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Virginia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Vinton is located at latitude 37.2742 and longitude -79.8882 in Roanoke County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Vinton (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.15 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Roanoke County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 925 feet.

The Town of Vinton (GNIS ID: 2391462) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Vinton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Vinton: Gishs Mill.

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Vinton, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 8,265
Population in Households 8,125
Population in Familes 6,286
Population in Group Qrtrs 140
Population Density1 2,628
Diversity Index2 29


Total Households 3,559
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 2,190
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,859 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,052 (53.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,507 (39.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 300 ( 7.8%)
Median Home Value $148,199
Average Home Value $178,255


Median Household Income $43,736
Average Household Income $52,282
Per Capita Income $23,046
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.34% 0.35%
Households 0.31% 0.35%
Families 0.13% 0.22%
Median Household Income   -1.43%
Per Capita Income   0.48%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Vinton, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Vinton to the other 593 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 144 76th
Population Density1 # 108 82nd
Diversity Index2 # 411 31st
Median Household Income # 354 40th
Per Capita Income # 368 38th

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