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Overview

Introduction to Vinton, Iowa

Vinton, Iowa, in Benton county, is located 22 miles NW of Cedar Rapids, Iowa (center to center) and is 199 miles S of St. Paul, Minnesota.

Vinton History

Vinton was originally named as Northport. The area was first settled in the mid 1800s. Later on, the city was renamed after an Ohio congressman named Plym Vinton. It is the county seat of Benton County, which was established on December 21, 1837 and was named after the US Senator from Missouri called Thomas Hart Benton. The city was primarily a rural farming community and presently includes several active factories.

Vinton and nearby Attractions

  • Perrys Wilderness Ranch and Zoo
  • Seminole Valley Farm Museum
  • Ushers Ferry Historic Village
  • National Czech and Slovak Museum and Library
  • Brucemore
  • Cedar Rock State Park

Things To Do In Vinton

Vinton provides ease to Morgan Creek Park, Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, and Science Station. You can also visit the Anderson Park, Vinton Railroad Depot and Museum, and Riverside Park. Golf enthusiasts can enjoy their leisure at the Vinton Country Club and Twins Pines Golf Course. Vinton is also home to many churches including the Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church, Faith Independent Baptist Church, Wesley United Methodist Church, and Saint Mary’s Church.

Vinton Transportation

Eastern Iowa Airport offers facilities for air transportation.

Vinton Higher Education

Kirkwood Community College, Hawkeye Community College, and University of Northern Iowa are some of the nearest colleges and universities.

People

Total Population 5,197
Male Share of the Population 47.4%
Female Share of the Population 52.6%
Senior Citizens 20.1%
Employed Population 16+ 2,321
Age of the Population 43

Families

% of people married 49.4%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 25.6%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $57,471
% Above Poverty Level 87.6%
% Below Poverty Level 12.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 19 minutes
% Working from Home 10.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 7.8%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 35.5%
Median Gross Rent $560
Median House Value $106,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.6%
US/American 0%
English 7.8%
Irish 17.7%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Vinton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 22 miles NW of Cedar Rapids, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 199 miles S of St. Paul, Minnesota
County Benton
Standard Zip Codes 52349
Phone Area Codes 319
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.168
Longitude -92.023

Vinton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station VINTON
Distance 1.2 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 26 F
Apr Temp 37 to 61 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 40 to 63 F
Annual Precip 34.2 inches
Station CEDAR RAPIDS NO 1
Distance 24.4 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 28 F
Apr Temp 39 to 62 F
Jul Temp 64 to 85 F
Oct Temp 43 to 64 F
Annual Precip 36.6 inches
Station WATERLOO MUNICIPAL AP
Distance 32.7 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 26 F
Apr Temp 36 to 60 F
Jul Temp 62 to 85 F
Oct Temp 38 to 63 F
Annual Precip 33.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Brandon 312 $47,813
Garrison 384 $47,143

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Vinton Public Libraries

Library
Vinton Public Library
510 2ND AVE
Vinton, Iowa
(319) 472-4208

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Vinton High Schools

WASHINGTON HIGH SCHOOL
212 W 15TH ST
319-436-4728
Serves 562 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.7

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