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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    A
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    B-
Vinton is a town in Iowa with a population of 5,141. Vinton is in Benton County. Living in Vinton offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Vinton there are a lot of parks. Many retirees live in Vinton and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Vinton are highly rated.
About Vinton...
Population
5,141

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$113,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$569
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    25%
  • Own
    75%
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Vinton Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    370.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    19.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    214.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    761
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    39
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    9%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    20%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    40%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

Working in Vinton

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$48,072
National
$55,322

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Vinton Reviews

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It is a small town but close enough to everything you need. It is easy to get involved. We have nice parks and recreation, hospital and downtown area. Location is ideal if you needed to commute to a larger town for work. It does not offer a lot of nightlife in comparison to big cities but you are within driving distance of nightlife. There are many family friendly activities that our town sponsors and encourages. It is affordable and there are different housing options.
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This area actually has a very very very low crime rate. Police are friendly, and you always see them driving around, Its a small town where everyone knows everyone and word gets around fast so not to many people want to embarrass themselves. Then again there is always a bad apple in every bunch so im not saying nothing goes wrong, just saying we don't have many issues around here
This small town is in the heart of Iowa on the Cedar River were people are friendly and it's easy to find your way around. The town celebrations include a weekend at the end of June and Boom Town at the end of August. Vinton is family oriented with a skating rink and numerous churches with youth group activities.