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Vinton, Iowa - Basic Facts

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The City of Vinton had a population of 5,037 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Vinton is located at latitude 42.164 and longitude -92.0262 in Benton County. The formal boundaries for the City of Vinton (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.74 sq. miles and a water area of 0.09 sq. miles. Benton County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 781 feet.

The City of Vinton (GNIS ID: 468871) has a C2 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place legally coextensive with a county subdivision but treated as independent of any county subdivision. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Vinton is located within , a minor civil division (MCD) of Benton County.

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, 2017.

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Vinton, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 5,037
Daytime Population: Workers 2,615
Daytime Population: Residents 2,897
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 5,512
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.09
Population in Households 4,856
Population in Familes 3,843
Population in Group Qrtrs 181
Population Density2 1,063
Diversity Index3 9


Median Household Income $50,529
Average Household Income $56,600
Per Capita Income $23,984


Total Housing Units 2,305 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,443 (62.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 661 (28.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 201 ( 8.7%)
Median Home Value $110,913
Average Home Value $128,259


Total Households 2,104
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 1,329
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.59% -0.42%
Households -0.53% -0.42%
Families -0.69% -0.56%
Median Household Income   0.88%
Per Capita Income   2.24%

Vinton, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Vinton to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 84 92nd
Population Density # 266 74th
Diversity Index # 564 44th
Median Household Income # 666 34th
Per Capita Income # 828 18th

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