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Population (year 2000): 7,782. Estimated population in July 2005: 7,734 (-0.6% change)
Males: 3,579 (46.0%), Females: 4,203 (54.0%)
Median resident age: 37.9 years
Median household income: $32,620 (year 2000)
Median house value: $87,900 (year 2000)
Vinton, VA residents, houses, and apartments details
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Races in Vinton:
- White Non-Hispanic (93.9%)
- Black (3.4%)
- Hispanic (1.1%)
- Two or more races (0.9%)
- Other race (0.6%)
Ancestries: United States (20.0%), German (11.1%), English (11.0%), Irish (9.8%), Scotch-Irish (3.0%), Italian (2.4%).
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Elevation: 960 feet
Land area: 3.2 square miles
For population 25 years and over in Vinton
- High school or higher: 74.6%
- Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.1%
- Graduate or professional degree: 2.5%
- Unemployed: 1.5%
- Mean travel time to work: 20.5 minutes
For population 15 years and over in Vinton town
- Never married: 20.9%
- Now married: 53.1%
- Separated: 3.9%
- Widowed: 10.4%
- Divorced: 11.6%
2.5% Foreign born (1.7% Europe, 0.3% Asia, 0.3% Africa, 0.3% Latin America).
Population change in the 1990s: +94 (+1.2%).
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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: VA Roanoke, (4.2 miles )
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: NC Greensboro, (83.0 miles pop. 223,891).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: PA Philadelphia, (376.7 miles pop. 1,517,550).
Nearest cities: VA Roanoke, (4.2 miles VA (5.8 miles Cloverdale, VA (5.8 miles Hollins, VA (6.5 miles Laymantown, Spring, VA (8.2 miles Cave Ridge, VA (8.5 miles Blue VA (9.6 miles Troutville, VA (9.8 miles Daleville,
Latitude: 37.28 N, Longitude: 79.90 W
Area code commonly used in this area: 540
Vinton, Virginia business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...
Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (17.6%), Retail trade (14.4%), Manufacturing (13.6%), Finance,insurance,real estate,and rental and leasing (10.1%).
Daytime population change due to commuting: -464 (-6.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 606 (15.6%)
Crime in Vinton by Year
|Type ||2001 ||2002 ||2003 |
|Murders ||0 ||0 ||0 |
| per 100,000 ||0.0 ||0.0 ||0.0 |
|Rapes ||3 ||5 ||2 |
| per 100,000 ||38.6 ||64.3 ||25.7 |
|Robberies ||2 ||1 ||2 |
| per 100,000 ||25.7 ||12.9 ||25.7 |
|Assaults ||12 ||23 ||7 |
| per 100,000 ||154.2 ||295.6 ||90.0 |
|Burglaries ||23 ||25 ||38 |
| per 100,000 ||295.6 ||321.3 ||488.3 |
|Thefts ||177 ||193 ||208 |
| per 100,000 ||2274.5 ||2480.1 ||2672.8 |
|Auto thefts ||24 ||11 ||18 |
| per 100,000 ||308.4 ||141.4 ||231.3 |
| ||190.3 ||221.7 ||195.6 |
Average climate in Vinton, Virginia
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Vinton-area historical tornado activity is below Virginia state average. It is 62% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 4/4/1974, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 3.4 miles away from the Vinton city center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
On 9/17/2004, a category 2 tornado 8.2 miles away from the city center .
Hospitals/medical centers near Vinton:
- CARILION MEDICAL CENTER (about 4 miles; ROANOKE, VA)
- COLUMBIA LEWIS-GALE MEDICAL CENTER (about 13 miles; SALEM, VA)
- CARILION FRANKLIN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 21 miles; ROCKY MOUNT, VA)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Vinton:
- ROANOKE REGIONAL/WOODRUM FIELD (about 6 miles; ROANOKE, VA; ID: ROA)
- LYNCHBURG REGIONAL/PRESTON GLENN FLD (about 49 miles; LYNCHBURG, VA; ID: LYH)
- GREENBRIER VALLEY (about 52 miles; LEWISBURG, WV; ID: LWB)
Other public-use airports nearest to Vinton:
- SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKE (about 25 miles; MONETA, VA; ID: W91)
- VIRGINIA TECH (about 36 miles; BLACKSBURG, VA; ID: BCB)
- NEW LONDON (about 39 miles; FOREST, VA; ID: W90)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Vinton:
- VIRGINIA WESTERN COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 6 miles; ROANOKE, VA; Full-time enrollment: 3,535)
- NATIONAL BUSINESS COLLEGE (about 13 miles; SALEM, VA; FT enrollment: 2,382)
- VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE AND STATE UNIV (about 33 miles; BLACKSBURG, VA; FT enrollment: 25,754)
- WASHINGTON AND LEE UNIVERSITY (about 46 miles; LEXINGTON, VA; FT enrollment: 2,063)
- RADFORD UNIVERSITY (about 47 miles; RADFORD, VA; FT enrollment: 8,034)
- LIBERTY UNIVERSITY (about 48 miles; LYNCHBURG, VA; FT enrollment: 5,348)
- NEW RIVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 56 miles; DUBLIN, VA; FT enrollment: 2,262)
Public high school in Vinton:
- WILLIAM BYRD HIGH (Students: 1,092; Location: 2902 WASHINGTON AVE; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Vinton:
- WILLIAM BYRD MIDDLE (Students: 930; Location: 2910 WASHINGTON AVE; Grades: 06 - 08)
- W. E. CUNDIFF ELEM. (Students: 486; Location: 1200 HARDY RD; Grades: PK - 05)
- HERMAN L. HORN ELEM. (Students: 439; Location: 1002 RUDDELL RD; Grades: PK - 05)
- R.E. COOK REGIONAL ALTERNATIVE (Location: 412 POPLAR ST.; Grades: 06 - 12)
- ROANOKE COUNTY CAREER ALT ED CTR (Location: 100 HIGHLAND RD.; Grades: 00 - 00)
Private primary/middle schools in Vinton:
- MINERAL SPRINGS CHRISTIAN SCH (Students: 93; Location: 1030 BIBLE LANE; Grades: KG - 7)
- VINTON DAY NURSERY - KNDRGRDN (Students: 22; Location: PO BOX 429; Grades: PK - KG)
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Notable locations in Vinton: Vinton Sewage Disposal Plant (A), Lake Drive Swim Club (B), Fire Station Number 2 (C), Vinton Branch Roanoke County Library (D).
Shopping Centers: Lake Drive Plaza Shopping Center (1), River Park Shopping Center (2).
Churches in Vinton include: Reed Street Baptist Church (A), Thrasher Memorial United Methodist Church (B), Vinton Baptist Church (C), Vinton Wesleyan Church (D), Lynn Haven Church (E), Midland Baptist Church (F), Midway Union Church (G), Campbell Memorial Presbyterian Church (H).
Cemeteries: Mount View Cemetery (1), Ruddell Cemetery (2).
Creeks: Glade Creek (A), Tinker Creek (B), Wolf Creek (C).
Park in Vinton: Craig Avenue Recreational Center (1).
Post office: (A).
Vinton compared to Virginia state average:
- Median household income below state average.
- Median house value below state average.
- Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
- Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
- Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
- Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
- Number of college students below state average.
- Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
Strongest AM radio stations in Vinton:
- WKBA (1550 AM; daytime; 10 kW; VINTON, VA; Owner: TINKER CREEK BROADCASTERS, INC.)
- WWWR (910 AM; 1 kW; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: PERCEPTION MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
- WFIR (960 AM; 5 kW; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
- WRIS (1410 AM; 5 kW; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: WRIS INC.)
- WVBE (610 AM; 5 kW; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
- WGMN (1240 AM; 1 kW; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
- WTOY (1480 AM; 5 kW; SALEM, VA; Owner: WARD BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
- WFNR (710 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BLACKSBURG, VA; Owner: PERCEPTION MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
- WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
- WLLL (930 AM; 10 kW; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: HUBBARD'S ADVERTISING AGENCY, INC.)
- WKNV (890 AM; daytime; 10 kW; FAIRLAWN, VA; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
- WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
- WFTK (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; WAKE FOREST, NC; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
Strongest FM radio stations in Vinton:
- WZZI (101.5 FM; VINTON, VA; Owner: TRAVIS MEDIA, L.L.C.)
- WMGR-FM (104.9 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
- WJJS-FM (106.1 FM; VINTON, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
- WYYD-FM1 (107.9 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: WYYD LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
- WPAR (91.3 FM; SALEM, VA; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
- WROV-FM (96.3 FM; MARTINSVILLE, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
- WXLK (92.3 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
- WVTF (89.1 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA TECH FOUNDATION INC)
- WSLC-FM (94.9 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
- WSLQ (99.1 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
- WRXT (90.3 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
- WBWR (106.9 FM; BEDFORD, VA; Owner: BEDFORD RADIO PARTNERS, LLC)
- W279AC (103.7 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
- KHPR (88.1 FM; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: HAWAII PUBLIC RADIO)
- WXCF-FM (103.9 FM; CLIFTON FORGE, VA; Owner: IMPACT BROADCASTING, INC.)
- WYYD (107.9 FM; AMHERST, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
- WNRS-FM (89.9 FM; SWEET BRIAR, VA; Owner: SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE)
- WZZU (97.9 FM; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: TRAVIS MEDIA L.L.C.)
- WZBB (99.9 FM; STANLEYTOWN, VA; Owner: WNLB RADIO, INC.)
- WIQO-FM (100.9 FM; COVINGTON, VA; Owner: WKEY, INC.)
TV broadcast stations around Vinton:
- W34CU (Channel 34; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
- WSET-TV (Channel 13; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: WSET INCORPORATED)
- WJPR (Channel 21; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: GRANT BROADCASTING SYSTEMS II, INC.)
- W04AG (Channel 4; GARDEN CITY, ETC., VA; Owner: WDBJ TELEVISION, INC.)
- W49AP (Channel 49; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
- WBRA-TV (Channel 15; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: BLUE RIDGE PUBLIC TELEVISION, INC.)
- WRKV-LP (Channel 65; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
- WSLS-TV (Channel 10; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
- WPXR (Channel 38; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
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