Vinton, VA Profile: Facts & Data


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Vinton, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Vinton had a population of 8,227 as of July 1, 2018. 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 37.281 and longitude -79.897 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Vinton: Gishs Mill.

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Vinton, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 8,227
Population in Households 8,077
Population in Familes 6,289
Population in Group Qrtrs 150
Population Density2 2,616
Diversity Index3 30


Median Household Income $44,217
Average Household Income $53,983
Per Capita Income $23,776


Total Housing Units 3,852 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,101 (54.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,435 (37.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 316 ( 8.2%)
Median Home Value $151,139
Average Home Value $186,321


Total Households 3,536
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 2,166
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.2% 0.2%
Households 0.16% 0.21%
Families -0.03% 0.06%
Median Household Income   2.57%
Per Capita Income   3.18%

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, 2018 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 # 145 76th
Population Density # 111 81st
Diversity Index # 406 32nd
Median Household Income # 392 34th
Per Capita Income # 385 35th

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