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Population in 2012: 7,012 (99% urban, 1% rural). Population change since 2000: +0.5%
 

Males: 3,742  (53.4%)
Females: 3,270  (46.6%)

Median resident age:  37.2 years
Illinois median age:  39.6 years

Zip codes: 62471.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $46,555 (it was $30,857 in 2000)
Vandalia:

$46,555
IL:

$55,137
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $22,214

Vandalia city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $68,401 (it was $60,000 in 2000)
Vandalia:

$68,401
IL:

$170,600
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $87,123; Detached houses: $88,836; Townhouses or other attached units: $117,819; In 2-unit structures: $90,097; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $117,819; Mobile homes: $27,658

Median gross rent in 2012: $523.

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  • White alone - 5,590 (92.2%)
  • Black alone - 231 (3.8%)
  • Hispanic - 183 (3.0%)
  • Asian alone - 27 (0.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 14 (0.2%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 7 (0.1%)
  • Two or more races - 8 (0.1%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Vandalia: 78.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (26.0%), United States (13.2%), English (8.7%), Irish (8.1%), French (3.0%), Scottish (3.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 05/08/1884

Elevation: 515 feet

Land area: 5.66 square miles.

Population density: 1,238 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Vandalia:

  • High school or higher: 84.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.2%
  • Unemployed: 8.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Vandalia city:

  • Never married: 38.4%
  • Now married: 39.7%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 7.5%
  • Divorced: 13.3%

307 residents are foreign born (1.0% Europe).

This city:  5.0%
Illinois:  13.9%



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists there were 22 registered sex offenders living in Vandalia, Illinois as of December 17, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Vandalia to the number of sex offenders is 319 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,696 (2.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,152 (1.5%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Decatur, IL (61.7 miles , pop. 81,860).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Louis, MO (65.8 miles , pop. 348,189).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (212.3 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Brownstown, IL (2.9 miles ), Mulberry Grove, IL (3.1 miles ), Vernon, IL (3.4 miles) , Bingham, IL (3.4 miles) , Ramsey, IL (3.5 miles ), Smithboro, IL (3.7 miles) , Fillmore, IL (3.7 miles ), St. Elmo, IL (3.7 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 21 buildings, average cost: $102,000
  • 1998: 17 buildings, average cost: $93,900
  • 1999: 8 buildings, average cost: $116,200
  • 2000: 11 buildings, average cost: $90,400
  • 2001: 6 buildings, average cost: $92,100
  • 2002: 6 buildings, average cost: $132,500
  • 2003: 7 buildings, average cost: $147,300
  • 2004: 7 buildings, average cost: $147,300
  • 2005: 6 buildings, average cost: $147,300
  • 2006: 6 buildings, average cost: $132,600
  • 2007: 5 buildings, average cost: $160,000
  • 2008: 8 buildings, average cost: $64,200
  • 2009: 4 buildings, average cost: $212,500
  • 2010: 3 buildings, average cost: $205,000
  • 2011: 3 buildings, average cost: $120,000
  • 2012: 4 buildings, average cost: $106,300

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Latitude: 38.97 N, Longitude: 89.10 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,737 (+28.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,865 (68.3%)

Area code: 618

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Crime rates in Vandalia by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 0011000000000
per 100,000 0.00.014.314.60.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 381111373446606
per 100,000 43.0114.7157.7160.244.2102.744.058.659.294.997.20.085.2
Robberies 006603111133130
per 100,000 0.00.086.087.40.044.014.714.714.815.8534.8184.10.0
Assaults 27161919109162215152025
per 100,000 387.1229.4272.4276.8147.3132.0234.9322.4222.0237.332.40.0355.0
Burglaries 40716060604775443335332152
per 100,000 573.51017.9860.2874.0883.7689.51101.2644.9488.5553.7534.8297.3738.3
Thefts 16315114814822719114917316914110792151
per 100,000 2336.92164.92121.92155.93343.22801.82187.62535.52501.52230.71734.21302.62144.0
Auto thefts 813111188711104887
per 100,000 114.7186.4157.7160.2117.8117.4102.8161.2148.063.3129.7113.399.4
Arson 4122300100000
per 100,000 57.314.328.729.144.20.00.014.70.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 252.5307.8389.5395.8267.5289.0257.3272.9240.3259.0358.9136.0282.2

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Crime rate in Vandalia detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 15 (11 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.56
Illinois average:

2.78

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Vandalia, Illinois accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

10.4%
Illinois:

9.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +637 (+10.1%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Public administration (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Health care and social assistance (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Accommodation and food services (17%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Vandalia-area historical tornado activity is above Illinois state average. It is 163% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/5/1958, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 1.5 miles away from the Vandalia city center killed one person and injured 8 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 2/24/1956, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 33.0 miles away from the city center killed 6 people and injured 36 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Vandalia-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Illinois state average. It is 74% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 74.7 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 66.3 miles away from Vandalia center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 98.6 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 75.8 miles away from the city center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 60.3 miles away from Vandalia center
On 4/21/2008 at 05:38:29, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 MB, 4.0 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 75.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Fayette County (4) is a lot smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Flood: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers in Vandalia:

  • VANDALIA DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, 301 MATTES ROAD)
  • FAYETTE COUNTY HEALTH DEPT (Home Health Center, 509 WEST EDWARDS)
  • FAYETTE CO HEALTH DEPARTMENT HOSPICE (Hospital, 509 W EDWARDS STREET)
  • FAYETTE COUNTY HOSPITAL (Critical Access Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Other, provides emergency services, 7TH AND TAYLOR)
  • RANDOLPH HOUSE (Hospital, 404 SOUTH FIRST STREET)
  • FAYETTE COUNTY HOSPITAL (Nursing Home, 650 W TAYLOR ST)
  • VANDALIA REHAB AND HCC (Nursing Home, 1500 WEST ST LOUIS AVENUE)
  • VANDALIA TERRACE (Nursing Home, 1610 HILLSBORO ROAD)

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Vandalia:

  • Kaskaskia College (about 29 miles; Centralia, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,425)
  • Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (about 48 miles; Edwardsville, IL; FT enrollment: 10,723)
  • Lake Land College (about 52 miles; Mattoon, IL; FT enrollment: 3,606)
  • Southwestern Illinois College (about 55 miles; Belleville, IL; FT enrollment: 5,638)
  • Lewis and Clark Community College (about 60 miles; Godfrey, IL; FT enrollment: 2,939)
  • Lincoln Land Community College (about 60 miles; Springfield, IL; FT enrollment: 3,264)
  • University of Illinois at Springfield (about 60 miles; Springfield, IL; FT enrollment: 2,458)

Public high schools in Vandalia:

Public elementary/middle schools in Vandalia:

Private elementary/middle school in Vandalia:

  • VANDALIA CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 52; Location: 201 S 6TH ST; Grades: KG - 8)
See full list of schools located in Vandalia, School District: VANDALIA COMMUNITY UNIT SCHOOL DISTRICT 203

Library in Vandalia:

  • EVANS PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT (Operating income: $349,315; Location: 215 SOUTH FIFTH STREET; 32,794 books; 1,984 audio materials; 1,539 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 18 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 134 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Service Clubs: Vandalia Lions Club

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Notable locations in Vandalia: Vandalia Country Club (A), Vandalia State Correctional Center (B), State House (C), Fayette County Courthouse (D), Vandalia City Hall (E), Little Brick House (F), James Hall Library (G), Fayette County Jail (H), Fayette County Museum (I), Evans Public Library (J), Vandalia Volunteer Fire Department (K). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Vandalia include: First Baptist Church (A), First Christian Church (B), First Methodist Church (C), Free Methodist Church (D), First Presbyterian Church (E), Mother of Dolors Roman Catholic Church (F), Pentecostal Church (G), Saint James Evangelical Lutheran Church (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Mother of Dolors Cemetery (1), Vandalia City Cemetery (2), Old State Burial Ground (3), Ritter Cemetery (4), South Hill Cemetery (5), Fairlawn Cemetery (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Vandalia include: Vandalia State House Historic Site (1), Simms Park (2), Rogier Park (3), Kelley Park (4), Greer Park (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Dial-A-Story (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 215 South 5th Street).

Court: Fayette County - Supervisor Of Assessments (221 South 7th Street).

 
Fayette County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Vandalia that have no violations reported:

  • TEMPLE BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 75, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • JEHOVAHS WITNESSES (Address: Po Box 340, Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • JEHOVAHS WITNESSES (Population served: 35, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • WALMART SUPERCENTER (0148171) (Address: Po Box 340, Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Purch_groundwater)
  • SPARKYS CAR WASH/VENDING UNIT (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Purch_surface_water)
  • ST ELMO GOLF COURSE (Address: Po Box 340, Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • HARMONS IGA (Address: Po Box 340, Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Purch_surface_water)
  • SAVE A LOT 597 24521 #2 (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Purch_groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 17.7%
(17.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 22.2% for Black residents, 49.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 72.7% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Illinois:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  57.4%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.9%
Whole state:  6.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Vandalia, IL

People in group quarters in Vandalia in 2010:

  • 1,485 people in state prisons
  • 158 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 42 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 39 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 8 people in workers’ group living quarters and job corps centers

People in group quarters in Vandalia in 2000:

  • 1,437 people in state prisons
  • 111 people in nursing homes
  • 82 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 82 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 31 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 16 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 16 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 6 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards

Vandalia compared to Illinois state average:

Vandalia, Illinois environmental map by EPA

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  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.


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Banks with branches in Vandalia (2011 data):

  • The First National Bank: at 432 West Gallatin Street, Vandalia Branch, Banker Blvd Branch. Info updated 2008/09/30: Bank assets: $275.0 mil, Deposits: $241.0 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 7 total offices, Holding Company: First Vandalia Corp.
  • Midland States Bank: Vandalia Branch at 1611 Veterans Avenue, branch established on 2006/04/10. Info updated 2010/10/19: Bank assets: $1,510.0 mil, Deposits: $1,222.1 mil, headquarters in Effingham, IL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 32 total offices, Holding Company: Midland States Bancorp, Inc.
  • National Bank: Vandalia Branch at 520 Gochenour Street, branch established on 1993/11/15. Info updated 2011/05/11: Bank assets: $310.4 mil, Deposits: $281.3 mil, headquarters in Hillsboro, IL, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 12 total offices, Holding Company: Country Bancorp, Inc.
  • First Bank: Vandalia Facility at 200 Mattes Avenue, branch established on 1871/01/01. Info updated 2007/12/04: Bank assets: $6,579.8 mil, Deposits: $5,800.6 mil, headquarters in Creve Coeur, MO, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 148 total offices, Holding Company: First Banks, Inc.

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Vandalia, Illinois:

  • Travelodge, 1500 N 6TH St, Vandalia, IL 62471 , Phone: (618) 283-2363, Fax: (618) 283-2363
  • Jay's Inn, 720 W Gochenour St, Vandalia, IL 62471 , Phone: (618) 283-1200, Fax: (618) 283-2363
  • Ramada Limited, 2707 Veterans Ave, Vandalia, IL 62471 , Phone: (618) 283-1400, Fax: (618) 283-3465
  • Days Inn, 1921 N Kennedy Blvd, Vandalia, IL 62471 , Phone: (618) 283-4400, Fax: (618) 283-4240
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 21 Mattes Ave, Vandalia, IL 62471 , Phone: (618) 283-0010, Fax: (618) 283-0011
  • Days Inn - Vandalia, 1920 N Kennedy Blvd, Vandalia, IL 62471 , Phone: (618) 283-4400, Fax: (618) 283-4240
All 6 fire-safe hotels and motels in Vandalia, Illinois

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School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Vandalia travel time to work - commute


Vandalia mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (81%)
  • Electricity (16%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Wood (1%)

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Religion statistics for Vandalia city (based on Fayette County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 52.13%
Here52.1%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionLutheran ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchChristian Churches and Churches of ChristCatholic Church
Adherents37.3%15.1%14.5%9.3%7.4%
Congregations23.5%5.9%20.6%14.7%4.4%
NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaAssemblies of GodUnited Church of ChristFree Methodist Church of North AmericaOther
Adherents4.0%2.6%2.1%1.7%5.8%
Congregations2.9%2.9%1.5%4.4%19.1%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 7
Fayette County:

3.34 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Fayette County:

0.95 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 11
Fayette County:

5.24 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 20
Here:

9.53 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.5%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Fayette County:

27.3%
Illinois:

25.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

11.2%
State:

14.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 5$13,342$32,0212$1,322
Other Government Administration 2$12,649$75,8949$3,213
Police Protection - Officers 14$52,312$44,8397$2,013
Police - Other 5$13,899$33,3582$452
Streets and Highways 6$19,556$39,1120$0
Solid Waste Management 1$2,909$34,9080$0
Sewerage 3$10,127$40,5080$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 5$706
Water Supply 12$37,237$37,2370$0
Other and Unallocable 3$8,280$33,1203$2,765
Totals for Government 51$170,311$40,07328$10,471

Vandalia government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $23,000 ($3.28)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $939,000 ($133.91)
    Water Utilities: $867,000 ($123.65)
    Regular Highways: $650,000 ($92.70)
    General Public Buildings: $427,000 ($60.90)
    Libraries: $246,000 ($35.08)
    General - Other: $236,000 ($33.66)
    Sewerage: $203,000 ($28.95)
    Parks & Recreation: $143,000 ($20.39)
    Central Staff Services: $66,000 ($9.41)
    Fire Protection: $28,000 ($3.99)
    Solid Waste Management: $17,000 ($2.42)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Cash & Deposits: $2,416,000 ($344.55)
    Benefit Payments: $57,000 ($8.13)
    Withdrawals: $11,000 ($1.57)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $65,000 ($9.27)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $587,000 ($83.71)
    Police Protection: $75,000 ($10.70)
    Parks & Recreation: $68,000 ($9.70)
    Sewerage: $64,000 ($9.13)
    Fire Protection: $36,000 ($5.13)
    Regular Highways: $35,000 ($4.99)
    Central Staff: $7,000 ($1.00)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,890,000 ($269.54)

Vandalia government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $791,000 ($112.81)
    Parks & Recreation: $86,000 ($12.26)
    All Other: $85,000 ($12.12)
    Solid Waste Management: $17,000 ($2.42)
  • Employee Retirement - Interest Revenue: $158,000 ($22.53)
    From Other Government: $66,000 ($9.41)
    Local Employee Contribution: $47,000 ($6.70)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $158,000 ($22.53)
    Interest Earnings: $120,000 ($17.11)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $880,000 ($125.50)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $1,682,000 ($239.87)
    Highways: $200,000 ($28.52)
    All Other: $79,000 ($11.27)
  • Tax - Property: $530,000 ($75.58)
    NEC: $232,000 ($33.09)

Vandalia government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $1,322,000 ($188.53)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $127,000 ($18.11)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $1,195,000 ($170.42)

Vandalia government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Employee Retirement - Total Federal Securities: $544,000 ($77.58)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $2,786,000 ($397.32)

4.92% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($30,916 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.92%
Illinois average:

5.66%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Effingham County, IL  0.78% ($23,613 average AGI)
from Bond County, IL  0.45% ($33,083)
from Marion County, IL  0.33% ($41,154)


5.13% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($23,959 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.13%
Illinois average:

5.99%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Effingham County, IL  0.71% ($28,982 average AGI)
to Marion County, IL  0.49% ($18,821)
to Madison County, IL  0.39% ($26,742)

Strongest AM radio stations in Vandalia:

  • WPMB (1500 AM; daytime; 0 kW; VANDALIA, IL; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY, INC.)
  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)
  • KMOX (1120 AM; 50 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WILY (1210 AM; daytime; 10 kW; CENTRALIA, IL; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • WSDZ (1260 AM; 20 kW; BELLEVILLE, IL)
  • WMIX (940 AM; 5 kW; MOUNT VERNON, IL; Owner: WITHERS BROADCASTING CO OF ILLINOIS)
  • KRFT (1190 AM; 10 kW; DE SOTO, MO; Owner: ALL SPORTS RADIO, LLC)
  • KTRS (550 AM; 5 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: KTRS-AM LICENSE, L.L.C.)
  • KJSL (630 AM; 5 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: WMUZ RADIO, INC.)
  • WIBC (1070 AM; 50 kW; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WCBW (880 AM; 2 kW; HIGHLAND, IL; Owner: NEW LIFE EVANGELISTIC CENTER, INC.)
  • WDDD (810 AM; 10 kW; JOHNSTON CITY, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Vandalia:

  • WKRV (107.1 FM; VANDALIA, IL; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY, INC.)
  • WVNL (91.7 FM; VANDALIA, IL; Owner: ILLINOIS BIBLE INSTITUTE, INC.)
  • WTRH (93.3 FM; RAMSEY, IL; Owner: COUNTRYSIDE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WJLY (88.3 FM; RAMSEY, IL; Owner: COUNTRYSIDE BROADCASTING)
  • W202AQ (88.3 FM; VANDALIA, IL; Owner: ILLINOIS BIBLE INSTITUTE)
  • WGEL (101.7 FM; GREENVILLE, IL; Owner: BOND BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WRAN (98.3 FM; TOWER HILL, IL; Owner: KASKASKIA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WDLJ (97.5 FM; BREESE, IL; Owner: KM RADIO OF BREESE, L.L.C.)
  • WRXX (95.3 FM; CENTRALIA, IL; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • WJBD-FM (100.1 FM; SALEM, IL; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WCRC (95.7 FM; EFFINGHAM, IL; Owner: TWO PETAZ, INC.)
  • WGRN (89.5 FM; GREENVILLE, IL; Owner: GREENVILLE COL. ED. B/CG. FOUN., INC)

TV broadcast stations around Vandalia:

  • WPXS (Channel 13; MT. VERNON, IL; Owner: EBC ST. LOUIS, INC.)
  • W29CI (Channel 29; SALEM, IL; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Vandalia, Illinois:
  • Fatal accident count: 20
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 30
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 4
  • Fatalities: 25
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 46
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 1
Illinois average:
  • Fatal accident count: 118
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 179
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 40
  • Fatalities: 127
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 312
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 20

See more detailed statistics of Vandalia fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 28
Total length: 173 meters (568ft)
Total costs: $9,299,000
Total average daily traffic: 186,900
Total average daily truck traffic: 54,090

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1900-1909: 2
  • 1910-1919: 0
  • 1920-1929: 0
  • 1930-1939: 1
  • 1940-1949: 4
  • 1950-1959: 2
  • 1960-1969: 14
  • 1970-1979: 4
  • 1980-1989: 0
  • 1990-1999: 1
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Vandalia, IL

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Vandalia)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 44 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Vandalia, IL)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 22 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Vandalia)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Vandalia)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 14 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 51
  • Hazardous Condition: 3
  • Service Call: 1
  • Good Intent Call: 1

Incident types - Vandalia


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Vandalia, IL

Most common first names in Vandalia, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William8177.9 years
Charles8077.0 years
John7980.0 years
Mary7577.9 years
James6675.4 years
George5376.8 years
Robert4770.7 years
Harold4072.5 years
Anna3783.7 years
Helen3681.1 years
Most common last names in Vandalia, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith7776.1 years
Miller3677.9 years
Thompson3077.7 years
Brown2976.6 years
Jones2677.0 years
Wright2478.2 years
Davis2172.3 years
Walker2079.8 years
Hall2077.2 years
Kelly1979.0 years
Businesses in Vandalia, IL
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1MasterBrand Cabinets2
Arby's1McDonald's1
AutoZone1Pizza Hut1
Burger King1Ramada1
Dairy Queen1SONIC Drive-In1
Days Inn1Sears1
FedEx1Subway1
GameStop1Taco Bell1
H&R Block1Travelodge1
Holiday Inn1True Value1
KFC1U-Haul1
La-Z-Boy1Walmart1
Lane Furniture1Wendy's1
Long John Silver's1YMCA1
Browse common businesses in Vandalia, IL


Vandalia on our top lists:

  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Hardware, plumbing and heating equipment and supplies merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Miscellaneous manufacturing (population 5,000+)"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most bridges per 100,000 population (pop 5,000+)"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Plastics and rubber products (population 5,000+)"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Hardware, plumbing and heating equipment and supplies merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of workers with very short commute times (9 minutes or less) (population 5,000+)"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Furniture and home furnishings, and household appliance stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in homes for the mentally ill (population 5,000+)"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in state prisons"
  • #63 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest wind speed differences during a year (population 5,000+)"
  • #88 on the list of "Top 100 cities with the largest percentage of males (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #96 on the list of "Top 100 cities with declining populations from 2000 to 2008 (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #70 (62471) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Unclassified or not reported first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Paul Kent Miller (1)
  • Adam Braun (1)

Total of 2 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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