Vinton, Iowa

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Vinton is a city in Benton County, Iowa, United States. The population was 5,102 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Benton County[1]. It is also part of the Cedar Rapids Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Vinton is also home of the Iowa Braille and Sight Saving School, Iowa's state educational institution for vision-impaired students.

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Geography

Vinton is located at 42°9′51″N 92°1′34″W / 42.16417°N 92.02611°W / 42.16417; -92.02611 (42.164144, -92.026077)[2].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.3 square miles (11.1 km²), all of it land.

Vinton is located on U.S. Route 218 and the Cedar River, which has flooded parts of the city, most recently in 2008.

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 5,102 people, 2,116 households, and 1,390 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,187.7 people per square mile (458.1/km²). There were 2,227 housing units at an average density of 518.4/sq mi (200.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.26% White, 0.25% African American, 0.18% Native American, 0.27% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.22% from other races, and 0.80% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.94% of the population.

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