Population: 6,802

Male 58% Female 42%
Married 59%
Single 41%

City rating

This rating is a weighted average of commute time, crime rate, population, median salary, and more.


Overall value

This score adds annual household income and cost of living to the city rating.


Density (Population per mile²)

Compared to New York, Vandalia has a very low population density. Vandalia is perfect for those who like a quiet city.

1,201 Vandalia
27,441 New York

City Info

With a quality of life rating of 8/10 and an overall value of 6/10, there are many things to love about Vandalia, IL, but there are also a few factors that may not be the best fit for everyone. Most homeowners will be happy in Vandalia, but be sure to visit first to make sure it’s the best place for you.

Population density is a way of determining how crowded an area is. Vandalia has a population density of 1,201, with 6,802 current residents.

Out of the 6,802 current residents, 58% are male and 42% are female. 59% of the residents are married and 41% are single.



Air quality

Best air quality


  • 55% Sun
  • 40% Rain
  • 16% Snow


53°F average temperature

  • 54 years Median home age
  • $86,030 Median home price
  • 1.08% Home appreciation rate
  • 12.67% Annual property tax
  • 62.2%
    Homes owned
  • 28.9%
    Homes rented
  • 9%
    Homes vacant


As for living in Vandalia, the air quality is 93% and the weather, on average, is 55% sunny, 40% rainy, and 16% snowy. The average temperature is 53°F.

Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a home in Vandalia, you should know that 62.2% of homes are owned while 28.9% of homes are rented, and 9% of homes are vacant. The median price of a home is $86,030, the median age of homes is 54 years, the annual home appreciation is 1.08% and the annual property tax is 12.67%.



Religious diversity

  • Crime rate (per 100,000)

  • Average age

  • Political majority

    Republican Republican


When looking at the community of Vandalia, it’s important to determine the crime rate. Vandalia’s crime rate is 5 total number of crimes reported per 100,000 total population. The average age of residents in Vandalia is 36 years and the breakdown of political affiliations is 40.98% Democratic, 56.81% Republican, and 2.21% Independent.






Student teacher ratio 1:19


  • Management, Business, Art & Sciences
  • Sales & Office Occupations
  • Service Occupations
  • Production, Transportation & Material Moving
  • Natural Resources, Construction & Maintenance
  • 61%
    High school diploma
  • 5%
    Some college or associates degree
  • 8%
    Bachelors degree
  • 3%
    Graduate or professional degree


When looking at Vandalia, it’s important to understand employment statistics. 12.90% of residents are unemployed in Vandalia (which does not include the percentage of residents who are no longer in the labor force). Of the employed Vandalia residents: 7.2% of employed residents work in the management and business field, 13.73% are in the arts and sciences field, 23.3% are in the customer service field, 23.3% are in the sales field, 1.00% work in farming, fishing, and forestry, 8.6% of employed residents work in the construction field, and 22.8% work in production. When it comes to education, the ratio of teachers to students is 1:19. The percentage of residents who have graduated high school is 61.18%, 4.62% of residents have an associate’s degree, 7.53% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, and 2.68% have a master’s degree.



Average commute time

Daily breakdown: by transport type

  • Public
  • Car
  • Carpool
  • Work at home


If you plan on commuting to work in Vandalia, you should be aware that the average commute time is 16 minutes, compared to the national average commute time of 26 minutes. When it comes to commuting, residents of Vandalia have a few different options. 87% of commuters use their own cars, 8% of commuters carpool, 0% of commuters use the transit system, and 1% of residents work from home.

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