Vinton, VA Demographics


Population (year 2000): 7,782. Estimated population in July 2005: 7,734 (-0.6% change)
Males: 3,579 (46.0%), Females: 4,203 (54.0%)

Roanoke County

Zip code: 24179

Median resident age: 37.9 years
Median household income: $32,620 (year 2000)
Median house value: $87,900 (year 2000)

Races in Vinton:

  • White Non-Hispanic (93.9%)
  • Black (3.4%)
  • Hispanic (1.1%)
  • Two or more races (0.9%)
  • Other race (0.6%)

Ancestries: United States (20.0%), German (11.1%), English (11.0%), Irish (9.8%), Scotch-Irish (3.0%), Italian (2.4%).

Elevation: 960 feet

Land area: 3.2 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Vinton

  • High school or higher: 74.6%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 10.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.5%
  • Unemployed: 1.5%
  • Mean travel time to work: 20.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Vinton town

  • Never married: 20.9%
  • Now married: 53.1%
  • Separated: 3.9%
  • Widowed: 10.4%
  • Divorced: 11.6%

2.5% Foreign born (1.7% Europe, 0.3% Asia, 0.3% Africa, 0.3% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: +94 (+1.2%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Vinton:

  • CARILION MEDICAL CENTER (about 4 miles; ROANOKE, VA)
  • COLUMBIA LEWIS-GALE MEDICAL CENTER (about 13 miles; SALEM, VA)
  • CARILION FRANKLIN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 21 miles; ROCKY MOUNT, VA)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Vinton:

  • ROANOKE REGIONAL/WOODRUM FIELD (about 6 miles; ROANOKE, VA; ID: ROA)
  • LYNCHBURG REGIONAL/PRESTON GLENN FLD (about 49 miles; LYNCHBURG, VA; ID: LYH)
  • GREENBRIER VALLEY (about 52 miles; LEWISBURG, WV; ID: LWB)
Other public-use airports nearest to Vinton:

  • SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKE (about 25 miles; MONETA, VA; ID: W91)
  • VIRGINIA TECH (about 36 miles; BLACKSBURG, VA; ID: BCB)
  • NEW LONDON (about 39 miles; FOREST, VA; ID: W90)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Vinton:

  • VIRGINIA WESTERN COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 6 miles; ROANOKE, VA; Full-time enrollment: 3,535)
  • NATIONAL BUSINESS COLLEGE (about 13 miles; SALEM, VA; FT enrollment: 2,382)
  • VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE AND STATE UNIV (about 33 miles; BLACKSBURG, VA; FT enrollment: 25,754)
  • WASHINGTON AND LEE UNIVERSITY (about 46 miles; LEXINGTON, VA; FT enrollment: 2,063)
  • RADFORD UNIVERSITY (about 47 miles; RADFORD, VA; FT enrollment: 8,034)
  • LIBERTY UNIVERSITY (about 48 miles; LYNCHBURG, VA; FT enrollment: 5,348)
  • NEW RIVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 56 miles; DUBLIN, VA; FT enrollment: 2,262)

Schools

Public high school in Vinton:

  • WILLIAM BYRD HIGH (Students: 1,092; Location: 2902 WASHINGTON AVE; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Vinton:

  • WILLIAM BYRD MIDDLE (Students: 930; Location: 2910 WASHINGTON AVE; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • W. E. CUNDIFF ELEM. (Students: 486; Location: 1200 HARDY RD; Grades: PK – 05)
  • HERMAN L. HORN ELEM. (Students: 439; Location: 1002 RUDDELL RD; Grades: PK – 05)
  • R.E. COOK REGIONAL ALTERNATIVE (Location: 412 POPLAR ST.; Grades: 06 – 12)
  • ROANOKE COUNTY CAREER ALT ED CTR (Location: 100 HIGHLAND RD.; Grades: 00 – 00)
Private primary/middle schools in Vinton:

  • MINERAL SPRINGS CHRISTIAN SCH (Students: 93; Location: 1030 BIBLE LANE; Grades: KG – 7)
  • VINTON DAY NURSERY – KNDRGRDN (Students: 22; Location: PO BOX 429; Grades: PK – KG)