Vincent, a residential suburb, is six km south-west of central Townsville. It was named after Major William Slade Vincent, volunteer and militia soldier.
A suburb of the 1960s-70s, Vincent is positioned between Aitkenvale and Garbutt. Most houses are of the traditional high-set design. Vincent primary school was opened in 1968.
Vincent Village shopping centre (supermarket and 15 shops) is to the west of the school and shares a retail catchment with the suburb of Heatley. Between the school and the shops there is the visual and performing arts campus of James Cook University.
In the north of the suburb there is the Townsville Nursing Home.
Vincent's census populations have been: