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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 2018, Vinton has a population of 8,096 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 telephone area code for Vinton: (540)

Population Details ...

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 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 (which had a count of 7,782 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Vinton had an population of 8,096 people (or an increase of 4.03% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census 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.

Websites for Vinton ...

Official Website:

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:

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.

Communities near Vinton ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Salem   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the West (W) of Vinton

Located in Salem City

Radford   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the Southeast (SE) of Vinton

Located in Bedford County

Rocky Mount   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the South (S) of Vinton

Located in Franklin County

Troutville   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the North (N) of Vinton

Located in Botetourt County

Fincastle   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the North (N) of Vinton

Located in Botetourt County

Boones Mill   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the South (S) of Vinton

Located in Franklin County

New Castle   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the Northwest (NW) of Vinton

Located in Craig County

Apple Tree Village   [Map]

Lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the North (N) of Vinton

Located in Botetourt County

Hollins   [Map]

Lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the Northwest (NW) of Vinton

Runaway Village   [Map]

Lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the North (N) of Vinton

Located in Botetourt County

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Vinton:

The official website for Roanoke County:

The official website for State of Virginia:

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.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Vinton.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Vinton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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 for your convenience: 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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