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Population in 2012: 5,203 (95% urban, 5% rural). Population change since 2000: +2.0%
 

Males: 2,347  (45.1%)
Females: 2,856  (54.9%)

Median resident age:  40.3 years
Iowa median age:  44.4 years

Zip codes: 52349.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $51,262 (it was $35,114 in 2000)
Vinton:

$51,262
IA:

$50,957
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $22,094

Vinton city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $105,558 (it was $72,900 in 2000)
Vinton:

$105,558
IA:

$126,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $112,598; Detached houses: $113,657; Townhouses or other attached units: $145,690; In 2-unit structures: $108,724; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $108,724; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $39,866; Mobile homes: $44,605

Median gross rent in 2012: $540.

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  • White alone - 5,111 (97.2%)
  • Two or more races - 53 (1.0%)
  • Hispanic - 51 (1.0%)
  • Black alone - 15 (0.3%)
  • Asian alone - 16 (0.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 9 (0.2%)
  • Other race alone - 2 (0.04%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Vinton: 83.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (43.2%), Irish (12.2%), English (10.3%), Norwegian (4.9%), United States (4.5%), Czech (3.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 07/17/1869

Elevation: 789 feet

Land area: 4.30 square miles.

Population density: 1,211 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Vinton:

  • High school or higher: 93.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.6%
  • Unemployed: 8.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Vinton city:

  • Never married: 20.1%
  • Now married: 55.4%
  • Separated: 3.2%
  • Widowed: 9.0%
  • Divorced: 12.3%

51 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.0%
Iowa:  3.7%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there were 16 registered sex offenders living in Vinton, Iowa as of May 12, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Vinton to the number of sex offenders is 325 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,461 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,461 (1.4%)

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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 ).

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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 42.16 N, Longitude: 92.03 W

Area code: 319

Vinton household income distribution Vinton home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Vinton by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 00000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 10010411303
per 100,000 19.50.00.019.20.076.419.619.758.30.056.8
Robberies 00001000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.019.10.00.00.00.00.00.0
Assaults 7810651035785
per 100,000 136.7152.6191.3114.995.3190.958.898.5136.1151.494.7
Burglaries 25182620302026171118N/A
per 100,000 488.3343.4497.3383.1571.8381.8509.2334.8213.8340.6N/A
Thefts 10777704461736755548850
per 100,000 2089.81469.21338.9842.91162.61393.41312.21083.11049.81665.1947.0
Auto thefts 33425321246
per 100,000 58.657.276.538.395.357.339.219.738.975.7113.6
Arson 01323001110
per 100,000 0.019.157.438.357.20.00.019.719.418.90.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 296.0) 172.2122.7138.2106.1123.8193.9123.5108.0139.4132.0N/A

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 8 (8 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.52
Iowa average:

1.72

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Vinton, Iowa accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.0%
Iowa:

4.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -21 (-0.4%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (17%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Public administration (14%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (30%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (9%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Child care workers (5%)

Work and jobs in Vinton: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

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Tornado activity:

Vinton-area historical tornado activity is above Iowa state average. It is 206% 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 .

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Benton County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 2, Floods: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Vinton topographic map

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.

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


Hospitals/medical centers in Vinton:

  • MERCY DIALYSIS - VINTON (Dialysis Facility, 502 NORTH 9TH AVENUE)
  • LUTHERAN HOME HEALTH AGENCY (Home Health Center, 1413 2ND AVENUE)
  • VIRGINIA GAY HOSPITAL (Critical Access Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 502 NORTH 9TH AVENUE)
  • THE VINTON LUTHERAN HOME (Nursing Home, 1301 SECOND AVENUE SOUTH)
  • VIRGINIA GAY HOSPITAL (Nursing Home, 502 NORTH NINTH AVENUE)

Political contributions by individuals in Vinton, IA

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 24 miles; Waterloo, IA; Full-time enrollment: 3,189)
  • Kirkwood Community College (about 26 miles; Cedar Rapids, IA; FT enrollment: 9,715)
  • University of Northern Iowa (about 33 miles; Cedar Falls, IA; FT enrollment: 10,923)
  • University of Iowa (about 43 miles; Iowa City, IA; FT enrollment: 24,313)
  • Upper Iowa University (about 48 miles; Fayette, IA; FT enrollment: 3,144)
  • Northeast Iowa Community College-Calmar (about 71 miles; Calmar, IA; FT enrollment: 2,564)
  • Indian Hills Community College (about 80 miles; Ottumwa, IA; FT enrollment: 3,272)

Public high school in Vinton:

Public elementary/middle schools in Vinton:

See full list of schools located in Vinton, School District: VINTON-SHELLSBURG COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

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)

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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).

 
Benton County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI  CO  SO2 NO2 Ozone  PM10 PM2.5

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 27.4. This is about average.
City:

27.4
U.S.:

32.0
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.230. This is significantly better than average. There were 1 monitors within city limits.
City:

0.230
U.S.:

0.334
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 0.840. This is significantly better than average. There were 21 monitors within city limits.
City:

0.840
U.S.:

2.433
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 6.75. This is better than average. There were 33 monitors within city limits.
City:

6.75
U.S.:

9.39
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 27.5. This is about average. There were 42 monitors within city limits.
City:

27.5
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 18.0. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 20.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

18.0
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 7.86. This is better than average. There were 12 monitors within city limits.
City:

7.86
U.S.:

9.59


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 13.5%
(12.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 72.0% for Black residents, 36.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 30.0% for two or more races residents)

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Vinton, IA

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

Vinton compared to Iowa state average:

Vinton, Iowa environmental map by EPA

Map Legend

  • 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 significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.


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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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Vinton travel time to work - commute


Vinton mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (85%)
  • Electricity (11%)
  • Wood (3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Vinton city (based on Benton County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 57.90%
Here57.9%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLutheran ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Adherents32.7%31.3%13.5%8.6%5.0%
Congregations17.4%21.7%21.7%10.9%4.3%
NameChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)American Baptist Churches in the USAUnited Church of ChristEvangelical Free Church of AmericaOther
Adherents3.6%1.2%0.9%0.9%2.4%
Congregations4.3%4.3%2.2%2.2%10.9%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
Benton County:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

3.02 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

4.53 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Benton County:

7.0%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Benton County:

27.9%
State:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

16.1%
State:

14.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1$4,428$53,1360$0
Other Government Administration 3$6,507$26,0289$9,421
Police Protection - Officers 8$29,738$44,6072$1,169
Police - Other 0$0 1$319
Firefighters 0$0 25$2,196
Streets and Highways 6$17,424$34,8480$0
Health 0$0 1$766
Solid Waste Management 1$3,965$47,5800$0
Sewerage 3$8,172$32,6880$0
Parks and Recreation 4$9,976$29,92814$4,054
Water Supply 3$10,184$40,7360$0
Electric Power 9$39,989$53,3191$40
Local Libraries 3$7,078$28,3123$525
Totals for Government 41$137,461$40,23256$18,490

Vinton government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $950,000 ($182.59)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $2,969,000 ($570.63)
    Parks and Recreation: $529,000 ($101.67)
    Regular Highways: $521,000 ($100.13)
    Police Protection: $499,000 ($95.91)
    Solid Waste Management: $334,000 ($64.19)
    Water Utilities: $301,000 ($57.85)
    Sewerage: $299,000 ($57.47)
    Libraries: $190,000 ($36.52)
    Central Staff Services: $179,000 ($34.40)
    General - Other: $121,000 ($23.26)
    Housing and Community Development: $92,000 ($17.68)
    Air Transportation: $85,000 ($16.34)
    Local Fire Protection: $61,000 ($11.72)
    Financial Administration: $47,000 ($9.03)
    General Public Buildings: $42,000 ($8.07)
    Health - Other: $41,000 ($7.88)
    Public Welfare - Other: $7,000 ($1.35)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $6,000 ($1.15)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $317,000 ($60.93)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Solid Waste Management: $87,000 ($16.72)
    Police Protection: $18,000 ($3.46)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $143,000 ($27.48)
    Electric Utilities: $106,000 ($20.37)
    Air Transportation: $26,000 ($5.00)
    Police Protection: $20,000 ($3.84)
    Local Fire Protection: $18,000 ($3.46)
    Regular Highways: $17,000 ($3.27)
    Water Utilities: $11,000 ($2.11)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,000 ($0.19)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,639,000 ($315.01)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $48,000 ($9.23)

Vinton government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $398,000 ($76.49)
    Solid Waste Management: $373,000 ($71.69)
    Parks and Recreation: $272,000 ($52.28)
    All Other: $51,000 ($9.80)
    Air Transportation: $46,000 ($8.84)
    Regular Highways: $3,000 ($0.58)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $226,000 ($43.44)
    All Other: $189,000 ($36.33)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $46,000 ($8.84)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $322,000 ($61.89)
    General Revenue, NEC: $82,000 ($15.76)
    Sale of Property: $80,000 ($15.38)
    Rents: $33,000 ($6.34)
    Special Assessments: $30,000 ($5.77)
    Fines and Forfeits: $9,000 ($1.73)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $3,167,000 ($608.69)
    Water Utilities: $497,000 ($95.52)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $427,000 ($82.07)
    All Other: $162,000 ($31.14)
  • Tax - Property: $1,534,000 ($294.83)
    Public Utilities Sales: $49,000 ($9.42)
    Other License: $17,000 ($3.27)
    Other Selective Sales: $2,000 ($0.38)

Vinton government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,554,000 ($1451.85)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,347,000 ($1412.07)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,357,000 ($260.81)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,150,000 ($221.03)

Vinton government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,303,000 ($250.43)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,739,000 ($1295.21)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $234,000 ($44.97)

6.60% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($41,867 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.60%
Iowa average:

6.30%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Linn County, IA  2.98% ($44,746 average AGI)
from Johnson County, IA  0.35% ($26,853)
from Iowa County, IA  0.30% ($34,448)


7.34% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($38,373 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.34%
Iowa average:

6.47%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Linn County, IA  3.32% ($38,018 average AGI)
to Black Hawk County, IA  0.35% ($29,824)
to Johnson County, IA  0.33% ($33,121)

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)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Vinton, Iowa:
  • Fatal accident count: 8
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 13
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 8
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 20
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 1
Iowa average:
  • Fatal accident count: 80
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 124
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 25
  • Fatalities: 87
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 201
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 8

See more detailed statistics of Vinton fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Vinton)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 32 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Vinton, IA)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 9 (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: 60 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Vinton)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 19 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Vinton)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 2


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
Businesses in Vinton, IA
NameCountNameCount
Curves1RadioShack1
La-Z-Boy1Subway1
Lane Furniture1U-Haul1
McDonald's1U.S. Cellular1
Pizza Hut1

Vinton on our top lists:

  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Life and physical scientists (population 5,000+)"
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  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Motor vehicle and parts dealers (population 5,000+)"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Recyclable material merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Architecture and engineering occupations: (population 5,000+)"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Motor vehicle, parts and supplies merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest temperature differences during a year (population 5,000+)"
  • #77 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest average humidity (population 5,000+)"
  • #79 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most White Non-Hispanic residents (pop 5,000+)"
  • #88 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most local government spending on current operations of parks and recreation per resident in 2004 in $"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000"
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  • Matt Merchant (4)
  • Ernest L. Perry, Iv (3)
  • Payton Schirm (3)
  • H. Dianne Hammerand (2)
  • Tim Guenther (1)
  • Mark A. Herman (1)
  • Randy William Blake (1)
  • Steven W. Lucas (1)
  • Matthew Merchant (1)
  • David Paustian (1)

Total of 18 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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