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Vinings is a census-designated place and an unincorporated town located in Cobb County, Georgia, just across the Chattahoochee River from Atlanta. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 9,677. The USPS uses "Atlanta" for all Vinings addresses, although "Vinings" is still acceptable.
Early on, Vinings was a resort for those living in the city. The land, about 10,000 acres or 40kmē, was owned by Hardy Pace , who helped to found Atlanta. He operated Pace's Ferry across the Chattahoochee River, in this area between Atlanta, Buckhead, and Smyrna, and Paces Ferry Road is still the main east-west road through town. In 1884 he was buried in a small family cemetery atop Vinings Mountain , now called Mount Wilkinson .
The town was first named Crossroads, and then Paces. In 1904, the final name change was in honor of an engineer who helped to lay the Western and Atlantic Railroad tracks through the town, which also had a depot. These tracks, which also go through Marietta and Kennesaw, are now run by CSX.
The Vinings Historic Preservation Society seeks to keep the town's history alive. 
Vinings is located at 33°51'41" North, 84°28'13" West (33.861504, -84.470267).
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 9,677 people, 5,227 households, and 1,740 families residing in the CDP. The population density is 1,174.9/km² (3,039.2/mi²). There are 5,670 housing units at an average density of 688.4/km² (1,780.8/mi²). The racial makeup of the CDP is 81.97% White, 12.09% African American, 0.19% Native American, 3.69% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.83% from other races, and 1.21% from two or more races. 2.26% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 5,227 households out of which 11.5% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 26.3% are married couples living together, 5.2% have a female householder with no husband present, and 66.7% are non-families. 43.3% of all households are made up of individuals and 2.4% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 1.84 and the average family size is 2.61.
In the CDP the population is spread out with 10.8% under the age of 18, 15.5% from 18 to 24, 50.9% from 25 to 44, 16.6% from 45 to 64, and 6.1% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 30 years. For every 100 females there are 92.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 91.8 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP is $58,876, and the median income for a family is $85,121. Males have a median income of $48,685 versus $36,315 for females. The per capita income for the CDP is $45,068. 6.2% of the population and 4.3% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 6.1% of those under the age of 18 and 3.9% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
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