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Vinton, Virginia

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The location of Vinton

Welcome to Vinton ...

The town of Vinton is located in Roanoke County.

The location of Vinton has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Vinton has a population of 8,065 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

The area code for Vinton: (540)

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Vinton had a population of 8,098 people (which is 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 total 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).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Vinton had an population of 8,065 people. This is a decrease of 0.41% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 3.64% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Vinton.

Communities near Vinton ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if driven.<4>.

Community   2017
Apple Tree Village   [Map]   ---   N   5 miles [8 km]
Boones Mill   [Map]   235   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
Fincastle   [Map]   338   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Hollins   [Map]   ---   NW   5 miles [8 km]
New Castle   [Map]   150   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Radford   [Map]   ---   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Vinton.

Communities Also Named Vinton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have 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.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Vinton. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Vinton.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Vinton:

Websites for Vinton ...

Official Website:

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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Vinton.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Vinton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Vinton) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Vinton. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Vinton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Vinton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.2747, Longitude: -79.8887     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Vinton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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