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Welcome to Vinton ...
While we don't have a date for the founding of Vinton, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was in a book dated 1895.
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Vinton has a population of 8,125 people<2> (see below for details).
Vinton is 1,070 feet [326 m] above sea level.<3>.
Time Zone: Vinton lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
Vinton is located in the (540) area code.
The ZIP code for Vinton: 24179<4>
Websites for Vinton ...
Official Website: www.town.vinton.va.us/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Vinton had an population of 8,125 people. This is an increase of 0.33% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 4.41% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Vinton had a population of 8,098 people (or 8.77% of the total population of Roanoke County). This makes Vinton the county's most populous community.
The population of Vinton represents 0.1% of the population of Virginia (which has 8,001,024 people), making it the state's 47th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 8,098 people, the population of Vinton increased 4.06% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 7,782 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Vinton.
Communities Also Named Vinton ...
Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 13 communities that are also named Vinton - they are located in California, Iowa, Kansas (2), Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio (2), Quebec, Texas and West Virginia.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Vinton.
Communities near Vinton ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Vinton.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Vinton. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Vinton.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Vinton. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Vinton.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Vinton. See our Newspapers Page for Vinton.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Vinton ...
Looking for more information about Vinton? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Vinton, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Vinton.
Adding Vinton to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Vinton in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Vinton was in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
We also found Vinton on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Virginia (1911).
For more details, see References and Mentions for Vinton.
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Vinton: www.town.vinton.va.us/
The official website for Roanoke County: www.roanokecountyva.gov/
The official website for State of Virginia: https://www.virginia.gov/
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This page was last modified/updated: 22 Nov 2023