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Vinton, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Vinton had a population of 3,649 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Vinton is located at latitude 30.1954 and longitude -93.5822 in Calcasieu Parish. The formal boundaries for the Town of Vinton (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.1 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Calcasieu Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 16 feet.

The Town of Vinton (GNIS ID: 2406803) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Vinton is located within Parish Governing Authority District 12, a minor civil division (MCD) of Calcasieu Parish.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Vinton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Vinton, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 3,649
Population in Households 3,615
Population in Familes 2,925
Population in Group Qrtrs 34
Population Density1 716
Diversity Index2 47


Total Households 1,463
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 968
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,700 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 827 (48.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 637 (37.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 237 (13.9%)
Median Home Value $81,332
Average Home Value $105,351


Median Household Income $37,318
Average Household Income $45,674
Per Capita Income $18,604
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.3% 1.13%
Households 1.49% 1.28%
Families 1.3% 1.09%
Median Household Income   -0.49%
Per Capita Income   0.57%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Vinton, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Vinton to the other 474 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Louisiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 142 70th
Population Density1 # 204 57th
Diversity Index2 # 229 52nd
Median Household Income # 274 42nd
Per Capita Income # 354 26th

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