Vinton is a very small village located in the state of Texas. With a population of 2,769 people and just one neighborhood, Vinton is the 553rd largest community in Texas.
When you are in Vinton, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 38.40% of Vinton’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Vinton is a village of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Vinton who work in office and administrative support (11.01%), teaching (8.82%), and sales jobs (8.40%).
The village is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Vinton has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Vinton a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
The percentage of adults in Vinton with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 13.10% of adults in Vinton have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Vinton in 2018 was $19,626, which is low income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $78,504 for a family of four. However, Vinton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Vinton is an extremely ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Vinton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Vinton, accounting for 96.93% of the village’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Vinton residents report their race to be White. Important ancestries of people in Vinton include German, English, Irish, Dutch, and Russian.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Vinton's cultural character, accounting for 32.25% of the village’s population.
The most common language spoken in Vinton is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and Greek.
When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups. This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.
The neighborhood stands out for having the majority of its residential real estate made up of mobile homes. In fact, 59.1% of the occupied real estate here are mobile homes, which is a greater proportion than is found in 99.5% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. If you like mobile homes, this might be a great neighborhood in which to look for real estate.
In addition, most neighborhoods are composed of a mixture of ages of homes, but the stands out as rather unique in having nearly all of its residential real estate built in one time period, namely between 1970 and 1999, generally considered to be established, but not old housing. What you'll sense when you look around or drive the streets of this neighborhood is that many of the residences look the same because of this similarity of age. In fact, 80.5% of the residential real estate here was built in this one time period.
An interesting characteristic about the neighborhood is that there are more incarcerated people living here than 99.1% of neighborhoods in the U.S. The United States has the highest rate of incarceration in the world, currently with 1 out of every 100 adults in the country are incarcerated as a punishment for crimes committed. The extremely high incarceration rate of this neighborhood could mean that a prison, juvenile detention facility or other correctional facility occupies a large proportion of the neighborhood, or contains a large portion of the neighborhood's population.
While most Americans do drive to work alone each day, the neighborhood stands out by having 93.0% of commuters doing so, which is a higher proportion of people driving alone to work than NeighborhoodScout found in 98.3% of all American neighborhoods.
With 1.4% of employed workers living in the neighborhood active in the military, this neighborhood has the distinction of having a higher proportion of people in the military than 95.1% of American neighborhoods. This is a major shaper of the neighborhood's culture and character.
Did you know that the neighborhood has more Mexican ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 81.3% of this neighborhood's residents have Mexican ancestry.
is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 80.7% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Spanish at home. This is a higher percentage than 98.6% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.
The neighbors in the neighborhood in Vinton are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 78.4% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 13.3% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 55.9% of U.S. neighborhoods.
The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.
In the neighborhood, 33.7% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 28.0% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in executive, management, and professional occupations (23.3%), and 14.0% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is Spanish, spoken by 80.7% of households. Some people also speak English (18.6%).
Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.
In the neighborhood in Vinton, TX, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Mexican (81.3%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (2.8%). In addition, 28.1% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.
How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (37.7% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (93.0%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.