Vinton, Iowa

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Population in 2017: 5,114 (95% urban, 5% rural).
Population change since 2000: +0.2%
 
Males: 2,451  (47.9%)
Females: 2,663  (52.1%)
Median resident age:

42.9 years
Iowa median age:

38.3 years

Zip codes: 52349.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $52,107 (it was $35,114 in 2000)
Vinton:

$52,107
IA:

$58,570

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $31,075 (it was $19,808 in 2000)

Vinton city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $132,392 (it was $72,900 in 2000)
Vinton:

$132,392
IA:

$149,100

Median gross rent in 2017: $594.

March 2019 cost of living index in Vinton: 82.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 10.8%
(10.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents)
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  • Races in Vinton, IA (2010)
    • 5,11197.2%White alone
    • 531.0%Two or more races
    • 511.0%Hispanic
    • 150.3%Black alone
    • 160.3%Asian alone
    • 90.2%American Indian alone
    • 20.04%Other race alone

Races in Vinton detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists, there were 23 registered sex offenders living in Vinton, Iowa as of August 10, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Vinton is 227 to 1.


Crime rates in Vinton by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
1
(19.2)
0
(0.0)
4
(76.4)
1
(19.6)
1
(19.7)
3
(58.3)
0
(0.0)
3
(56.8)
0
(0.0)
1
(19.4)
2
(38.9)
1
(19.5)
1
(19.5)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(19.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(19.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
6
(114.9)
5
(95.3)
10
(190.9)
3
(58.8)
5
(98.5)
7
(136.1)
8
(151.4)
5
(94.7)
4
(77.1)
3
(58.1)
7
(136.3)
8
(156.0)
19
(370.7)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
20
(383.1)
30
(571.8)
20
(381.8)
26
(509.2)
17
(334.8)
11
(213.8)
18
(340.6)
N/A24
(462.7)
17
(329.3)
9
(175.2)
5
(97.5)
11
(214.6)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
44
(842.9)
61
(1,163)
73
(1,393)
67
(1,312)
55
(1,083)
54
(1,050)
88
(1,665)
50
(947.0)
48
(925.4)
42
(813.5)
27
(525.7)
12
(234.0)
39
(761.0)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
2
(38.3)
5
(95.3)
3
(57.3)
2
(39.2)
1
(19.7)
2
(38.9)
4
(75.7)
6
(113.6)
3
(57.8)
1
(19.4)
0
(0.0)
1
(19.5)
2
(39.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
2
(38.3)
3
(57.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(19.7)
1
(19.4)
1
(18.9)
0
(0.0)
1
(19.3)
1
(19.4)
2
(38.9)
0
(0.0)
1
(19.5)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)101.9118.9186.3118.7103.8133.9126.8135.289.584.397.564.5138.3

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City-data.com crime index in Vinton, IA

Crime rate in Vinton detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 10 (9 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.77
Iowa average:

1.47
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Ancestries: German (49.1%), American (16.4%), Irish (9.0%), Danish (4.6%), English (3.9%), Swedish (2.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 07/17/1869

Elevation: 789 feet

Land area: 4.30 square miles.

Population density: 1,190 people per square mile   (low).

Vinton, Iowa map

78 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.5%
Iowa:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,250 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,878 (1.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Cedar Rapids, IA (22.2 miles , pop. 120,758).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Madison, WI (148.0 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (224.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Garrison, IA (2.5 miles ),
Mount Auburn, IA (2.7 miles),
Urbana, IA (2.9 miles ),
Shellsburg, IA (3.1 miles ),
Brandon, IA (3.2 miles ),
Van Horne, IA (3.3 miles ),
Newhall, IA (3.5 miles ),
Center Point, IA (3.6 miles )

Latitude: 42.16 N, Longitude: 92.03 W

Area code: 319

Distribution of median household income in Vinton, IA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Vinton, IA in 2017
Vinton satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 9 buildings, average cost: $116,000
  • 1998: 11 buildings, average cost: $166,400
  • 1999: 8 buildings, average cost: $206,000
  • 2000: 7 buildings, average cost: $185,000
  • 2001: 6 buildings, average cost: $162,200
  • 2002: 9 buildings, average cost: $150,000
  • 2003: 5 buildings, average cost: $149,000
  • 2004: 5 buildings, average cost: $138,400
  • 2005: 6 buildings, average cost: $140,400
  • 2006: 4 buildings, average cost: $139,400
  • 2007: 3 buildings, average cost: $139,400
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $139,400
  • 2009: 3 buildings, average cost: $199,300
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $234,800
  • 2011: 5 buildings, average cost: $240,900
  • 2012: 4 buildings, average cost: $300,000
  • 2013: 1 building, cost: $400,000
  • 2014: 3 buildings, average cost: $366,700
  • 2015: 2 buildings, average cost: $190,000
  • 2016: 1 building, cost: $190,000
  • 2017: 1 building, cost: $190,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Vinton, IA residents
Average permit cost in Vinton, IA
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.2%
Iowa:

2.8%
Historical population in Vinton, IA
Historical housing units in Vinton, IA
Most common industries in Vinton, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (11.5%)
  • Health care (10.3%)
  • Construction (10.2%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.8%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.6%)
  • Social assistance (3.8%)
  • Broadcasting & telecommunications (3.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (17.5%)
  • Educational services (8.3%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (5.9%)
  • Utilities (5.5%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.0%)
  • Broadcasting & telecommunications (3.8%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (20.2%)
  • Educational services (14.8%)
  • Social assistance (7.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.8%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.0%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (3.9%)
Most common occupations in Vinton, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.7%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.8%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6.5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.3%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.0%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.9%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (8.6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7.0%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.1%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.4%)
  • Child care workers (5.2%)

Average climate in Vinton, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Vinton, Iowa environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 74.2. This is about average.

City:

74.2
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.217. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 21.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.217
U.S.:

0.267
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.224. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 20.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.224
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 30.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.9
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.51. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.51
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Vinton-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 106% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/26/1965, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 7.0 miles away from the Vinton city center killed one person and injured 17 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/30/1954, a category F4 tornado 14.8 miles away from the city center .

Earthquake activity:

Vinton-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Iowa state average. It is 84% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 337.0 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 317.6 miles away from the city center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 168.3 miles away from Vinton center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 365.9 miles away from the city center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 370.2 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 337.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Benton County (15) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 13, Storms: 10, Tornadoes: 5, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Vinton topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Vinton:

  • VIRGINIA GAY HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 502 NORTH 9TH AVENUE)
  • THE VINTON LUTHERAN HOME (1301 SECOND AVENUE SOUTH)
  • VIRGINIA GAY HOSPITAL (502 NORTH NINTH AVENUE)
  • MERCY DIALYSIS - VINTON (502 NORTH 9TH AVENUE)
  • LUTHERAN HOME HEALTH AGENCY (1413 2ND AVENUE)

Airports and heliports located in Vinton:

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Operable nuclear power plant near Vinton:

  • 14 miles: Duane Arnold in Palo, IA.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Vinton:

  • Hawkeye Community College (about 25 miles; Waterloo, IA; Full-time enrollment: 7,160)
  • Kirkwood Community College (about 27 miles; Cedar Rapids, IA; FT enrollment: 11,503)
  • University of Northern Iowa (about 33 miles; Cedar Falls, IA; FT enrollment: 10,816)
  • University of Iowa (about 44 miles; Iowa City, IA; FT enrollment: 24,735)
  • Upper Iowa University (about 49 miles; Fayette, IA; FT enrollment: 5,275)
  • Northeast Iowa Community College-Calmar (about 71 miles; Calmar, IA; FT enrollment: 3,365)
  • Indian Hills Community College (about 80 miles; Ottumwa, IA; FT enrollment: 4,034)

Public high school in Vinton:

  • VINTON-SHELLSBURG HIGH SCHOOL (Location: 210 W. 21ST ST., Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Vinton:

  • TILFORD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 423, Location: 308 E 13TH ST, Grades: PK-4)
  • VINTON-SHELLSBURG MIDDLE SCHOOL (Location: 212 W. 15TH ST., Grades: 6-8)
See full list of schools located in Vinton

Library in Vinton:

  • VINTON PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $155,298; Location: 510 2ND AVE; 26,928 books; 1,365 audio materials; 667 video materials; 13 state licensed databases; 81 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Vinton: Vinton Country Club (A), Vinton (B), Benton County Speedway (C), Benton County Fairgrounds (D), Vinton Fire Department (E), Benton County Jail (F), Benton County Courthouse (G), Horridge House (H), Ray House (I), Vinton Public Library (J), North Benton Ambulance (K), Vinton Railroad Depot and Museum (L), Vinton Police Department (M), Benton County Sheriff Office (N). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Vinton include: Harvest Foursquare Church (A), Faith Independent Baptist Church (B), Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church (C), Assembly of God Church (D), First Baptist Church (E), Presbyterian Church (F), Wesley United Methodist Church (G), Trinity Lutheran Church (H), First Christian Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Saint Marys Cemetery (1), Evergreen Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Vinton include: Anderson Park (1), Riverside Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotel: Modern Motel (302 North K Avenue).

Court: Benton County - Magistrate Clerk's Office- Court Clerk (Court House).

Birthplace of: James Kibbie - Concert organist, Calvin Pearl Titus - Army Medal of Honor recipient, Bing Miller - Baseball player and coach, Bruce C. Heezen - Geologist, Jeff Streeter - Racing driver, Ralph Miller (left-handed pitcher) - Baseball player, Jim Youel - Football player.

Benton County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This city:

2.3 people
Iowa:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

63.9%
Whole state:

64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

6.2%
Whole state:

6.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

People in group quarters in Vinton in 2010:

  • 94 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 48 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 10 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 9 people in residential schools for people with disabilities
115 people in nursing homes in 2000
25 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) in 2000

Banks with branches in Vinton (2011 data):

  • Farmers Savings Bank & Trust: - Vinto at 401 B Avenue, branch established on 1942/06/06. Info updated 2008/05/23: Bank assets: $162.0 mil, Deposits: $145.8 mil, headquarters in Traer, IA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Talen, Inc.
  • Cedar Valley Bank & Trust: Vinton Branch at 405 W 3rd St, branch established on 2003/06/09. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $45.4 mil, Deposits: $41.4 mil, headquarters in La Porte City, IA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: D & D Bancshares, Inc.
  • U.S. Bank National Association: Vinton Branch at 110 West Fourth Street, branch established on 1891/05/01. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • Regions Bank: 510 A Ave Branch at 510 A Avenue, branch established on 1905/01/01. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $123,368.2 mil, Deposits: $98,301.3 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1778 total offices, Holding Company: Regions Financial Corporation

For population 15 years and over in Vinton:

Marital status in Vinton, IA
  • Never married: 23.3%
  • Now married: 48.8%
  • Separated: 2.0%
  • Widowed: 13.2%
  • Divorced: 12.7%

For population 25 years and over in Vinton:

  • High school or higher: 94.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 27.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.5%
  • Unemployed: 5.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.3
Iowa average:

10.5

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Vinton
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Vinton, IA (based on Benton County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant5,07019
Mainline Protestant4,43321
Catholic4,2018
Other1203
None12,252-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
Benton County:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
Benton County:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
Here:

3.02 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 12
This county:

4.53 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.0%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Benton County:

27.9%
State:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Benton County:

16.1%
Iowa:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

50.9%
Iowa:

48.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

48.7%
Iowa:

44.7%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.8
Iowa:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

19.8%
Iowa:

22.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

9.3%
Iowa:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.9
Iowa:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

35.9%
Iowa:

33.5%

General health condition:
Vinton:

57.5%
Iowa:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

77.7%
State:

77.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Vinton, IA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Electric Power 7$29,916$51,2856$14,684
Police Protection - Officers 7$27,435$47,0314$2,821
Streets and Highways 6$20,267$40,5340$0
Other Government Administration 5$16,434$39,4427$5,096
Water Supply 4$14,211$42,6330$0
Parks and Recreation 4$11,577$34,73142$7,937
Local Libraries 3$6,179$24,7163$1,264
Sewerage 2$7,548$45,2880$0
Natural Resources 1$3,324$39,8880$0
Police - Other 1$4,706$56,4720$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 0$0
Financial Administration 0$0 0$0
Firefighters 0$0 25$9,328
Solid Waste Management 0$0 3$1,563
Housing and Community Development (Local) 0$0 1$689
Fire - Other 0$0 8$602
Health 0$0 1$2,400
Totals for Government 40$141,597$42,479100$46,384

Vinton government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $64,000 ($12.51)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $4,090,000 ($799.77)
    Police Protection: $793,000 ($155.06)
    Regular Highways: $701,000 ($137.07)
    Parks and Recreation: $669,000 ($130.82)
    Solid Waste Management: $516,000 ($100.90)
    Sewerage: $451,000 ($88.19)
    Water Utilities: $383,000 ($74.89)
    Air Transportation: $364,000 ($71.18)
    Libraries: $267,000 ($52.21)
    Central Staff Services: $166,000 ($32.46)
    General - Other: $129,000 ($25.22)
    Financial Administration: $112,000 ($21.90)
    Local Fire Protection: $69,000 ($13.49)
    General Public Buildings: $57,000 ($11.15)
    Public Welfare - Other: $26,000 ($5.08)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $25,000 ($4.89)
    Housing and Community Development: $22,000 ($4.30)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $19,000 ($3.72)
    Health - Other: $13,000 ($2.54)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $363,000 ($70.98)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $52,000 ($10.17)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,341,000 ($457.76)

Vinton government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Air Transportation: $593,000 ($115.96)
    Sewerage: $540,000 ($105.59)
    Parks and Recreation: $294,000 ($57.49)
    Regular Highways: $1,000 ($0.20)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $241,000 ($47.13)
    General Local Government Support: $84,000 ($16.43)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $63,000 ($12.32)
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $91,000 ($17.79)
    Interest Earnings: $90,000 ($17.60)
    General Revenue - Other: $83,000 ($16.23)
    Sale of Property: $18,000 ($3.52)
    Special Assessments: $11,000 ($2.15)
    Fines and Forfeits: $3,000 ($0.59)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $4,651,000 ($909.46)
    Water Utilities: $522,000 ($102.07)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $650,000 ($127.10)
    Other: $91,000 ($17.79)
  • Tax - Property: $2,706,000 ($529.14)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $326,000 ($63.75)
    Other License: $44,000 ($8.60)
    Other Selective Sales: $2,000 ($0.39)

Vinton government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $4,951,000 ($968.13)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,570,000 ($893.63)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $3,855,000 ($753.81)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,785,000 ($740.13)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,096,000 ($214.31)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $785,000 ($153.50)

Vinton government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $11,284,000 ($2206.49)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,855,000 ($753.81)

6.27% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($46,732 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.27%
Iowa average:

5.97%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Linn County, IA  2.92% ($54,752 average AGI)
from Black Hawk County, IA  0.44% ($37,244)
from Iowa County, IA  0.28% ($37,931)
Businesses in Vinton, IA
NameCountNameCount
Alco Stores1Pizza Hut1
Curves1RadioShack1
La-Z-Boy1Subway1
Lane Furniture1U-Haul1
McDonald's1U.S. Cellular1

Strongest AM radio stations in Vinton:

  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WMT (600 AM; 5 kW; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KDNZ (1650 AM; 10 kW; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: FIFE COMMUNICATIONS CO., LLC)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KCNZ (1250 AM; 10 kW; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: FIFE COMMUNICATION COMPANY, L.C.)
  • KWLO (1330 AM; 5 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KKHQ (950 AM; 5 kW; OELWEIN, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KCRG (1600 AM; 5 kW; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CEDAR RAPIDS TELEVISION CO.)
  • KCJJ (1630 AM; 10 kW; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: RIVER CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • WSUI (910 AM; 5 kW; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA)
  • KMRY (1450 AM; 1 kW; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: SELLERS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Vinton:

  • KUNI (90.9 FM; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA)
  • KFMW (107.9 FM; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KOKZ (105.7 FM; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KNWS-FM (101.9 FM; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KDAT (104.5 FM; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KZIA (102.9 FM; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: KZIA, INC.)
  • KOEL-FM (92.3 FM; OELWEIN, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KRNA (94.1 FM; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WMT-FM (96.5 FM; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KSUI (91.7 FM; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA)
  • KHKE (89.5 FM; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA)
  • KQMG-FM (95.3 FM; INDEPENDENCE, IA; Owner: KEENE OF IOWA, INC.)
  • KHAK (98.1 FM; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KCCK-FM (88.3 FM; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: KIRKWOOD COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • KZAT-FM (95.5 FM; BELLE PLAINE, IA; Owner: CAMRORY BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KOEL (98.5 FM; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)

TV broadcast stations around Vinton:

  • KGAN (Channel 2; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: KGAN LICENSEE, LLC)
  • KCRG-TV (Channel 9; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CEDAR RAPIDS TELEVISION CO.)
  • KRIN (Channel 32; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KWWL (Channel 7; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • KPXR (Channel 48; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • KFXA (Channel 28; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: SECOND GENERATION OF IOWA, LTD.)
  • KWKB (Channel 20; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: KM TELEVISION OF IOWA, L.L.C.)
  • K17ET (Channel 17; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KIIN (Channel 12; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Vinton: Calvin Pearl Titus.

Vinton fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017

Vinton fatal accident list:

Apr 10, 2006 10:53 AM, Us-218, Lat: 40.161040, Lon: -92.037740, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jun 19, 2002 11:25 AM, 12th St, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Jun 4, 1991 06:13 PM, 7516, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Aug 11, 1988 08:05 PM, E Ave, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 1
Apr 27, 1982 01:45 PM, Hwy 101, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Jan 2, 1980 06:50 PM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Feb 17, 1978 06:05 PM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 34Number of bridges
  • 285ft / 87.0mTotal length
  • 39,030Total average daily traffic
  • 2,860Total average daily truck traffic
  • 39,030Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic
New bridges in Vinton, IA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11900-1909
  • 21920-1929
  • 11940-1949
  • 61950-1959
  • 21960-1969
  • 51970-1979
  • 71980-1989
  • 61990-1999
  • 22000-2009
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Vinton, IA
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Vinton)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 52 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 20 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in Vinton, IA)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 75 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Vinton)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 20 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Vinton)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 16. The highest number of reported fires - 33 took place in 2011, and the least - 0 in 2004. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Vinton, IA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (43.7%), and Outside Fires (38.5%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Vinton, IA
    • 11843.7%Structure Fires
    • 10438.5%Outside Fires
    • 3111.5%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 176.3%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Vinton, IA

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Vinton, Iowa:

  • Cobblestone Inn and Suites of Vinton, 1202 W 11th St, Vinton, Iowa 52349 , Phone: (319) 472-2220, Fax: (319) 472-2221
  • Cobblestone Inn and Suites of Vinton, 1202 W 11th St, Vinton, Iowa 52349 , Phone: (319) 472-2220, Fax: (319) 472-2221
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Vinton, Iowa
Most common first names in Vinton, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William6077.2 years
John5577.5 years
George5175.9 years
Mary4482.7 years
Robert3673.1 years
Donald3272.2 years
James3273.3 years
Charles3278.6 years
Helen3179.6 years
Dorothy3082.1 years
Most common last names in Vinton, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson2778.6 years
Anderson1876.0 years
Williams1581.4 years
Peterson1479.4 years
Smith1382.6 years
Miller1279.9 years
Geater1276.7 years
Thompson1280.9 years
Wilson1283.1 years
Campbell1171.6 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Vinton, IA
  • 89.0%Utility gas
  • 5.8%Electricity
  • 4.1%Wood
  • 1.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Vinton, IA
  • 50.7%Electricity
  • 49.3%Utility gas


Vinton compared to Iowa state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Vinton on our top lists:

  • #67 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: arts, entertainment, and recreation (population 5,000+)"
  • #68 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (population 5,000+)"
There are 16 pilots and 7 other airmen in this city.
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