Vinton, Virginia

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Population in 2014: 8,180 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +5.1%
 
Males: 3,841  (47.0%)
Females: 4,339  (53.0%)
Median resident age:  40.3 years
Virginia median age:  37.6 years

Zip codes: 24179.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $41,671 (it was $32,620 in 2000)
Vinton:

$41,671
VA:

$62,666

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $23,122 (it was $16,817 in 2000)

Vinton town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $138,649 (it was $87,700 in 2000)
Vinton:

$138,649
VA:

$239,300

Median gross rent in 2013: $643.

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  • Races in Vinton, VA (2010)

    Vinton races chart
    • 7,18788.8%White alone
    • 4395.4%Black alone
    • 2302.8%Hispanic
    • 1471.8%Two or more races
    • 781.0%Asian alone
    • 80.10%American Indian alone
    • 50.06%Other race alone
    • 40.05%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Vinton: 86.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (15.5%), English (14.6%), Irish (14.4%), United States (12.4%), Scottish (2.9%), French (2.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1884

Elevation: 960 feet

Land area: 3.17 square miles.

Population density: 2,577 people per square mile   (average).

Vinton,VA real estate house value index trend

Vinton, Virginia map

For population 25 years and over in Vinton:

  • High school or higher: 81.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.5%
  • Unemployed: 1.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Vinton town:

  • Never married: 27.1%
  • Now married: 45.4%
  • Separated: 3.7%
  • Widowed: 9.2%
  • Divorced: 14.5%

398 residents are foreign born (3.5% Latin America, 0.8% Europe).

This town:

4.9%
Virginia:

11.5%



According to our research of Virginia and other state lists there were 10 registered sex offenders living in Vinton, Virginia as of December 04, 2016.
The ratio of number of residents in Vinton to the number of sex offenders is 809 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,360 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,425 (1.0%)

Vinton satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Roanoke, VA (3.3 miles , pop. 94,911).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Greensboro, NC (83.0 miles , pop. 223,891).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (318.1 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Roanoke, VA (1.8 miles ), Hollins, VA (2.3 miles ), Cloverdale, VA (2.4 miles ), Cherry Hill, VA (2.5 miles ), Laymantown, VA (2.5 miles ), Cave Spring, VA (2.6 miles ), Blue Ridge, VA (2.8 miles ), Salem, VA (3.0 miles ).

Latitude: 37.28 N, Longitude: 79.90 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -1,211 (-14.8%)
Workers who live and work in this town: 465 (11.8%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 540

Vinton household income distribution Vinton home values distribution

Crime rates in Vinton by Year
Type 2002 2003 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Murders 000010010001
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.012.60.00.012.70.00.00.012.2
Rapes 522305323113
per 100,000 62.425.725.538.40.063.538.125.536.612.212.336.7
Robberies 123305324242
per 100,000 12.525.738.238.40.063.538.125.548.824.349.424.5
Assaults 2376101311142634332931
per 100,000 286.990.176.4128.0164.1139.7177.7331.2414.9401.5357.8379.3
Burglaries 253835342637413521231317
per 100,000 311.8489.2445.6435.3328.1469.8520.4445.8256.3279.8160.4208.0
Thefts 193208237238240254222250216212251193
per 100,000 2,407.12,678.03,017.63,047.03,028.83,225.02,817.63,184.32,635.82,579.13,097.22,361.1
Auto thefts 1118191937932565
per 100,000 137.2231.7241.9243.237.988.9114.238.224.460.874.061.2
Arson 341021361000
per 100,000 37.451.512.70.025.212.738.176.412.20.00.00.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 285.2) 252.2216.6229.4251.7215.5280.2247.6295.5264.9236.3249.2263.5

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Vinton detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 25 (23 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.81
Virginia average:

2.27
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.6%
Virginia:

4.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +94 (+1.2%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (16%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Wholesale trade (12%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (12%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (12%)
  • Transportation occupations (11%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (11%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (5%)

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

Average climate in Vinton, Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Vinton-area historical tornado activity is below Virginia state average. It is 67% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/4/1974, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 3.2 miles away from the Vinton town center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 9/17/2004, a category F2 tornado 6.6 miles away from the town center .

Earthquake activity:

Vinton-area historical earthquake activity is near Virginia state average. It is 83% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 230.5 miles away from the city center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 111.5 miles away from Vinton center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 111.6 miles away from the city center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 114.9 miles away from the city center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 292.6 miles away from Vinton center
On 6/29/1996 at 19:30:42, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 113.3 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 Roanoke County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Winter Storms: 5, Hurricanes: 3, Ice Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Vinton topographic map

Birthplace of: David Huddleston - Film actor.

Hospitals and medical centers in Vinton:

  • BERKSHIRE HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER (705 CLEARVIEW DRIVE)
  • BERKSHIRE HEALTH CARE CENTER (705 CLEARVIEW DRIVE)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Vinton:

  • SPRINGTREE HEALTHCARE AND REHAB CENTER (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; ROANOKE, VA)
  • BMA - NORTH ROANOKE (Dialysis Facility, about 3 miles away; ROANOKE, VA)
  • OUR LADY OF THE VALLEY (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; ROANOKE, VA)
  • GILL MEM EYE EAR NOSE THROAT (Hospital, about 3 miles away; ROANOKE, VA)
  • BURRELL NURSING CENTER INC (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; ROANOKE, VA)
  • CARILION HOMECARE SRV ROANOKE (Home Health Center, about 4 miles away; ROANOKE, VA)
  • AVANTE AT ROANOKE (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; ROANOKE, VA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Vinton:

  • Virginia Western Community College (about 5 miles; Roanoke, VA; Full-time enrollment: 4,762)
  • American National University (about 8 miles; Salem, VA; FT enrollment: 2,297)
  • Roanoke College (about 9 miles; Salem, VA; FT enrollment: 2,316)
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (about 30 miles; Blacksburg, VA; FT enrollment: 30,984)
  • Radford University (about 38 miles; Radford, VA; FT enrollment: 9,426)
  • Patrick Henry Community College (about 38 miles; Martinsville, VA; FT enrollment: 2,266)
  • Central Virginia Community College (about 40 miles; Lynchburg, VA; FT enrollment: 2,759)

Public elementary/middle school in Vinton:

  • GEORGE W. WATKINS ELEM (Location: 6501 NEW KENT HWY, Grades: PK-5)

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Notable locations in Vinton: Vinton Sewage Disposal Plant (A), Lake Drive Swim Club (B), Vinton Branch Roanoke County Library (C), Fire Station Number 2 (D), Vinton Fire Department (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: River Park Shopping Center (1), Lake Drive Plaza Shopping Center (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Vinton include: Lynn Haven Church (A), Campbell Memorial Presbyterian Church (B), First Christian Church (C), Midland Baptist Church (D), Midway Union Church (E), Pilgrim Holiness Church (F), Reed Street Baptist Church (G), Thrasher Memorial United Methodist Church (H), Vinton Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Ruddell Cemetery (1), Mount View Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Tinker Creek (A), Glade Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Vinton: Craig Avenue Recreational Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: Atomic Arcade & Specialties (Amusement & Theme Parks; 906 S Pollard St).

Roanoke 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)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 57.9. This is better than average.

City:

57.9
U.S.:

74.7

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2013 was 0.210. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 0.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.210
U.S.:

0.293

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 5.85. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.85
U.S.:

6.40

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 0.622. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.622
U.S.:

1.912

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 29.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.8
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 20.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

20.5
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 8.13. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.13
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 13.4%
(7.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 45.3% for Black residents, 93.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 53.7% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.3 people
Virginia:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  62.2%
Whole state:  67.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  6.5%
Whole state:  5.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households
150 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
174 people in nursing homes in 2000
5 people in homes for the mentally retarded in 2000

Banks with branches in Vinton (2011 data):

  • SunTrust Bank: Vinton Branch at 210 East Washington Avenue, branch established on 1964/06/27; Hardy Road Kroger Branch at 915 Hardy Road, branch established on 1993/07/15. Info updated 2010/05/27: Bank assets: $171,291.7 mil, Deposits: $129,833.2 mil, headquarters in Atlanta, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1716 total offices, Holding Company: Suntrust Banks, Inc.
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Vinton Branch at 120 West Virginia Avenue, branch established on 1969/10/17. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Vinton Branch at 1920 E Washington Ave, branch established on 1974/08/02. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation
  • StellarOne Bank: Vinton Branch at 1006 Hardy Road, branch established on 1927/01/01. Info updated 2008/06/06: Bank assets: $2,911.7 mil, Deposits: $2,404.3 mil, headquarters in Christiansburg, VA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 58 total offices, Holding Company: Stellarone Corporation
  • First-Citizens Bank & Trust Company: Vinton Branch at 970 Hardy Road, branch established on 1997/11/24. Info updated 2011/10/11: Bank assets: $20,566.4 mil, Deposits: $17,596.8 mil, headquarters in Raleigh, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 433 total offices, Holding Company: First Citizens Bancshares, Inc.
  • Bank of America, National Association: Vinton Branch at 201 South Pollard Street, branch established on 1943/08/04. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • Carter Bank & Trust: Vinton Branch at 1111 E Washington Ave, branch established on 1998/12/04. Info updated 2007/02/23: Bank assets: $3,970.4 mil, Deposits: $3,610.0 mil, headquarters in Martinsville, VA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 123 total offices
  • Valley Bank: Vinton Branch at 1003 Hardy Road, branch established on 2002/05/20. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $771.2 mil, Deposits: $633.5 mil, headquarters in Roanoke, VA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: Valley Financial Corporation

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.6
Virginia average:

12.3

Vinton travel time to work - commute Vinton mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Vinton town (based on Roanoke County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant22,47174
Mainline Protestant7,77318
Catholic3,5361
Other1,7487
Black Protestant1092
None56,739-
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: 12
Roanoke County:

1.33 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 7
Roanoke County:

0.78 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

1.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 30
Roanoke County:

3.33 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 46
Here:

5.10 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.65 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.1%
Virginia:

9.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Roanoke County:

24.6%
Virginia:

26.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

16.5%
State:

18.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

53.7%
Virginia:

50.2%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Vinton:

52.5%
Virginia:

47.8%

Average BMI:
Vinton:

28.7
State:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Vinton:

21.0%
Virginia:

20.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Vinton:

10.9%
Virginia:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Vinton:

6.9
Virginia:

6.8

Overweight people:
Vinton:

35.5%
State:

33.7%

General health condition:
Vinton:

59.4%
Virginia:

56.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Vinton:

79.2%
Virginia:

80.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Vinton, VA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 6$21,376$42,7520$0
Other Government Administration 13$36,416$33,6150$0
Police Protection - Officers 25$72,648$34,8712$4,694
Police - Other 1$3,213$38,5560$0
Firefighters 9$34,226$45,6350$0
Streets and Highways 15$42,551$34,0410$0
Welfare 0$0 3$3,208
Health 1$3,213$38,5560$0
Solid Waste Management 7$19,853$34,0340$0
Parks and Recreation 2$5,838$35,0280$0
Water Supply 9$25,762$34,3492$2,551
Other and Unallocable 3$7,311$29,2440$0
Totals for Government 91$272,407$35,9227$10,453

Vinton government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $15,000 ($1.83)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,367,000 ($167.11)
    Regular Highways: $792,000 ($96.82)
    Water Utilities: $615,000 ($75.18)
    Sewerage: $594,000 ($72.62)
    Solid Waste Management: $442,000 ($54.03)
    Parks & Recreation: $430,000 ($52.57)
    Fire Protection: $422,000 ($51.59)
    Financial Administration: $306,000 ($37.41)
    General - Other: $295,000 ($36.06)
    Central Staff Services: $126,000 ($15.40)
    General Public Buildings: $100,000 ($12.22)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $47,000 ($5.75)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Transit Utilities: $39,000 ($4.77)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General Public Building: $482,000 ($58.92)
    Police Protection: $153,000 ($18.70)
    Fire Protection: $142,000 ($17.36)
    Financial Administration: $92,000 ($11.25)
    Regular Highways: $18,000 ($2.20)
    Central Staff: $16,000 ($1.96)
    Parks & Recreation: $10,000 ($1.22)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $2,159,000 ($263.94)

Vinton government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $694,000 ($84.84)
    Parks & Recreation: $209,000 ($25.55)
    Solid Waste Management: $114,000 ($13.94)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $812,000 ($99.27)
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $205,000 ($25.06)
    Interest Earnings: $202,000 ($24.69)
    General Revenue, NEC: $201,000 ($24.57)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $821,000 ($100.37)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $686,000 ($83.86)
    General Support: $265,000 ($32.40)
    All Other: $212,000 ($25.92)
  • Tax - Public Utilities: $664,000 ($81.17)
    Other Selective Sales: $507,000 ($61.98)
    Property: $415,000 ($50.73)
    NEC: $367,000 ($44.87)
    Motor Vehicle License: $106,000 ($12.96)

Vinton government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $1,006,000 ($122.98)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $945,000 ($115.53)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $61,000 ($7.46)

Vinton government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $4,971,000 ($607.70)

7.78% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($43,168 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.78%
Virginia average:

9.34%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Roanoke city, VA  2.82% ($35,699 average AGI)
from Botetourt County, VA  0.53% ($41,629)
from Salem city, VA  0.45% ($33,564)


7.64% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($45,244 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.64%
Virginia average:

9.20%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($282 average AGI)
Roanoke County:

0.04%
Virginia average:

0.20%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Roanoke city, VA  2.59% ($30,981 average AGI)
to Salem city, VA  0.47% ($34,282)
to Bedford County, VA  0.39% ($39,034)

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.)
  • WLVA (590 AM; 5 kW; LYNCHBURG, VA)
  • WFTK (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; WAKE FOREST, NC; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Vinton:

  • WJJS-FM (106.1 FM; VINTON, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WZZI (101.5 FM; VINTON, VA; Owner: TRAVIS MEDIA, L.L.C.)
  • WMGR-FM (104.9 FM; ROANOKE, 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)
  • WYYD (107.9 FM; AMHERST, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WXCF-FM (103.9 FM; CLIFTON FORGE, VA; Owner: IMPACT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WZZU (97.9 FM; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: TRAVIS MEDIA L.L.C.)
  • WNRS-FM (89.9 FM; SWEET BRIAR, VA; Owner: SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE)
  • WRVL (88.3 FM; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: LIBERTY UNIVERSITY, INC.)
  • WSNV (93.5 FM; SALEM, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

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)
  • WDBJ (Channel 7; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: WDBJ TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WFXR-TV (Channel 27; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: GRANT BROADCASTING SYSTEMS II, INC.)
  • W54BT (Channel 54; ROANOKE, ETC., VA; Owner: BIP, INC.)
Vinton fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2014

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2014 (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Vinton fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2014 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 31Number of bridges
  • 125m410ftTotal length
  • $3,760,000Total costs
  • 229,587Total average daily traffic
  • 7,492Total average daily truck traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 21900-1909
  • 11910-1919
  • 11920-1929
  • 41930-1939
  • 21950-1959
  • 51960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 121990-1999
  • 12000-2009
  • 12010-2015
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Vinton, VA

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Vinton)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

21 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

6
  • Jackson & Walnut Sts (Lat: 37.279583 Lon: -79.898639), Call Sign: KDY312
    Assigned Frequencies: 45.8800 MHz, 46.4800 MHzGrant Date: 02/19/2014, Expiration Date: 05/15/2024Registrant: County Of Roanoke, 5925 Cove Rd, Roanoke, VA 24019, Phone: (540) 777-8556, Fax: (540) 777-9771, Email:
  • 600 Blks Va Ave At Water Tank (Lat: 37.274583 Lon: -79.892806), Call Sign: WQW391
    Assigned Frequencies: 45.8800 MHz, 46.4800 MHzGrant Date: 08/12/2015, Expiration Date: 10/17/2025Registrant: Town Of Vinton, Va, 311 S. Pollard St., Vinton, VA 24179, Phone: (540) 983-0617
  • Mobile Loc 3, Lat: 37.255389 Lon: -79.874972, Call Sign: KIL945, Licensee ID: L00008014
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.275 MHz, 160.440 MHz, 160.470 MHz, 160.260 MHz, 160.380 MHz, 160.950 MHz, 161.250 MHz, 161.190 MHz, 161.025 MHzGrant Date: 03/28/2015, Expiration Date: 06/20/2025, Certifier: Jerry R CelioRegistrant: Norfolk Southern Railway Company, 1200 Peachtree Street, Ne, Box 123, Atlanta, GA 30309, Phone: (404) 582-6224, Fax: (404) 582-6209, Email:
  • Lat: 37.263333 Lon: -79.864722, Call Sign: WQEJ750
    Assigned Frequencies: 452.312 MHz, 457.312 MHz, 452.512 MHz, 451.337 MHz, 452.762 MHz, 451.487 MHz, 452.862 MHz, 451.587 MHzGrant Date: 11/28/2015, Expiration Date: 02/14/2026, Certifier: Thomas J PopekRegistrant: Business Radio Licensing, 30251 Golden Lantern, Suite E# 501, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677, Phone: (949) 348-8510, Fax: (949) 348-8514, Email:
  • Lat: 37.281750 Lon: -79.912889, Call Sign: WQNH953
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.337 MHz, 451.387 MHz, 451.462 MHz, 451.537 MHz, 451.612 MHz, 451.637 MHzGrant Date: 02/10/2011, Expiration Date: 02/10/2021, Certifier: Tom KeoughanRegistrant: Washington Radio Reports, 1588 Fairfield Road Ste 7, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (717) 334-0668, Fax: (717) 334-6440, Email:
  • Lat: 37.267444 Lon: -79.867917, Call Sign: WQOF960
    Assigned Frequencies: 456.537 MHz, 456.737 MHz, 457.637 MHz, 457.662 MHzGrant Date: 09/14/2011, Expiration Date: 09/14/2021, Certifier: William FrostRegistrant: Radio Communications Co., Inc., 1629 Centre Ave, Roanoke, VA 24017, Phone: (540) 342-8513, Fax: (540) 342-1250, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

25 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

95 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Vinton)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

5
  • Aircraft: TAYLORCRAFT BC12-D (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 78 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C65 SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 43242 , Serial Number: 6901, Year manufactured: 1946, Airworthiness Date: 02/12/1957
    Registrant (Individual): Brian M Mcginnis, 1188 Fallview Dr, Vinton, VA 24179
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 337A (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 142 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO-360 SER (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6298F , Serial Number: 337-0298, Year manufactured: 1965, Airworthiness Date: 12/23/1965
    Registrant (Individual): John A Kubik, 4006 Poplar Grove Dr, Vinton, VA 24179
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182H (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 119 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8543S , Serial Number: 18256643, Year manufactured: 1966, Airworthiness Date: 01/14/1966
    Registrant (Co-Owned): John A Kubik, 4006 Poplar Grove Dr, Vinton, VA 24179, Other Owners: Larry D Tickle
  • Aircraft: MOONEY M20C (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 127 mph), Engine: LYCOMING O&VO-360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 9358V , Serial Number: 700014, Year manufactured: 1969
    Registrant (Individual): Thomas J Kristof, 1784 Beagle Club Rd, Vinton, VA 24179
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-23-250 (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 150 mph), Engine: LYCOMING IO-540 SER (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 959C , Serial Number: 27-8154029, Year manufactured: 1981, Airworthiness Date: 11/19/1981
    Registrant (Corporation): Vaero Inc, Po Box 459, Vinton, VA 24179

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED68$117,77334$110,684163$123,23713$36,5531$157,09014$96,286
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$128,1251$142,36014$125,5303$8,8370$01$63,820
APPLICATIONS DENIED4$124,6881$250,36043$128,7302$9,8200$03$160,033
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN4$136,2251$25,53036$121,9341$137,4500$05$84,434
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$218,9400$08$127,8802$12,2750$01$4,910

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0311.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED6$162,1607$150,0760$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$109,9600$01$109,960
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$01$115,8500$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0311.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Drinking water stations with addresses in Vinton and their reported violations in the past:

HARBOR RIDGE (Population served: 30, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2009 and DEC-2011, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-12-2012), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-12-2012), St Compliance achieved (SEP-26-2012)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2009 and DEC-2011, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-12-2012), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-12-2012), St Compliance achieved (SEP-26-2012)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2005, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (DEC-05-2005), St Public Notif requested (DEC-05-2005), St Compliance achieved (OCT-31-2006)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2005 and DEC-2007, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-31-2008), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-31-2008), St Compliance achieved (MAR-31-2008), St Public Notif received (AUG-12-2008)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2005 and DEC-2007, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-31-2008), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-31-2008), St Compliance achieved (MAR-31-2008), St Public Notif received (AUG-12-2008)
  • One regular monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Vinton that have no violations reported:

  • FREDERICK ACRES (Population served: 67, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 100
  • Hazardous Condition: 42
  • Service Call: 1
  • Good Intent Call: 14

Incident types - Vinton

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Vinton, VA
Most common first names in Vinton, VA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James13871.8 years
Mary12378.7 years
William10771.1 years
John9577.3 years
Robert8072.0 years
George5274.3 years
Charles4771.6 years
Virginia4278.2 years
Margaret4177.6 years
Frances3876.8 years
Most common last names in Vinton, VA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith4472.9 years
Johnson4274.6 years
Jones4075.6 years
Brown3675.3 years
Stclair3574.8 years
Overstreet3474.9 years
Gray3473.8 years
Thomas3074.4 years
Martin3070.7 years
Wheeler2980.5 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (47%)
  • Electricity (46%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (5%)
  • Wood (2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
Businesses in Vinton, VA
NameCountNameCount
Advance Auto Parts1Little Caesars Pizza1
Burger King1Long John Silver's1
CVS1MasterBrand Cabinets1
Circle K1McDonald's1
Curves1Nike2
Domino's Pizza1Pizza Hut1
Dunkin Donuts1Rite Aid1
FedEx1Subway1
GNC1Taco Bell1
H&R Block2True Value1
KFC1UPS1
Kroger1

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

Vinton on our top lists:

  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Wholesale trade (population 5,000+)"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #64 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #86 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #98 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000"
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