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.



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.


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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