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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population5,166
Male Share of the Population48%
Female Share of the Population52%
Senior Citizens20.2%
Employed Population 16+2,298
Age of the Population43

Families

% of people married47.9%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher27.5%
Median Earnings25+$31,577
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,845
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,000

Wealth

Median Family Income$75,833
% Above Poverty Level89.2%
% Below Poverty Level10.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time20 minutes
% Working from Home11.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work5.4%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone38.6%
Median Gross Rent$559
Median House Value$115,000

Ancestry

German45.7%
Irish21%
English7.5%
Swedish5.5%
Norwegian4.7%
Danishn4.3%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)3.8%
Scottish1.9%
Czech1.7%
Austrian1.6%
French Except Basque1.4%
Canadian1.3%
Dutch1%
Welsh0.9%
Polish0.9%
Swiss0.4%
Finnish0.3%
African0.2%
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Vinton Almanac

CategoryValue
County Benton County
Standard Zip Codes52349
Phone Area Codes319
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude42.16
Approximate Longitude-92.02

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)

StationVINTON
Distance1.2 miles
Jan Temp9 to 26 F
Apr Temp37 to 61 F
Jul Temp62 to 84 F
Oct Temp40 to 63 F
Annual Precip34.2 inches
StationCEDAR RAPIDS NO 1
Distance24.4 miles
Jan Temp12 to 28 F
Apr Temp39 to 62 F
Jul Temp64 to 85 F
Oct Temp43 to 64 F
Annual Precip36.6 inches
StationWATERLOO MUNICIPAL AP
Distance32.7 miles
Jan Temp6 to 26 F
Apr Temp36 to 60 F
Jul Temp62 to 85 F
Oct Temp38 to 63 F
Annual Precip33.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Brandon330$46,875
Garrison352$59,375
Mount Auburn120$50,833
Shellsburg1,097$72,083
Urbana1,444$92,727
Van Horne782$61,250

Vinton Public Libraries

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

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Vinton Hospitals

Virginia Gay Hospital
(Non-profit)
502 North 9th Avenue
(319) 472-2348

Vinton Public Schools

Tilford Elementary School
308 E 13th St
ZIP: 52349
(319) 436-4728
Primary
Total Enrollment 507
Vinton-shellsburg High School
210 W. 21st St.
ZIP: 52349
(319) 436-4728
High
Total Enrollment 501
Vinton-shellsburg Middle School
212 W. 15th St.
ZIP: 52349
(319) 436-4728
Middle
Total Enrollment 337
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