Vandalia, Illinois

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Population in 2017: 7,012 (99% urban, 1% rural).
Population change since 2000: +0.5%
 
Males: 4,181  (59.6%)
Females: 2,831  (40.4%)
Median resident age:

38.5 years
Illinois median age:

38.0 years

Zip codes: 62471.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $41,694 (it was $30,857 in 2000)
Vandalia:

$41,694
IL:

$62,992

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $17,505 (it was $14,918 in 2000)

Vandalia city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $93,357 (it was $60,000 in 2000)
Vandalia:

$93,357
IL:

$195,300

Median gross rent in 2017: $649.

March 2019 cost of living index in Vandalia: 76.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 20.1%
(18.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 86.6% for Black residents, 73.4% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Vandalia, IL (2017)
    • 5,41077.5%White alone
    • 1,07015.3%Black alone
    • 3465.0%Hispanic
    • 761.1%Two or more races
    • 160.2%American Indian alone
    • 100.1%Asian alone

Races in Vandalia detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists, there were 40 registered sex offenders living in Vandalia, Illinois as of June 03, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Vandalia is 168 to 1.


Crime rates in Vandalia by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
7
(102.7)
3
(44.0)
4
(58.6)
4
(59.2)
6
(94.9)
6
(97.2)
0
(0.0)
6
(85.2)
6
(85.7)
4
(56.8)
7
(99.9)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
3
(44.0)
1
(14.7)
1
(14.7)
1
(14.8)
1
(15.8)
33
(534.8)
13
(184.1)
0
(0.0)
3
(42.8)
0
(0.0)
1
(14.3)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
9
(132.0)
16
(234.9)
22
(322.4)
15
(222.0)
15
(237.3)
2
(32.4)
0
(0.0)
25
(355.0)
18
(257.0)
15
(212.9)
16
(228.3)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
47
(689.5)
75
(1,101)
44
(644.9)
33
(488.5)
35
(553.7)
33
(534.8)
21
(297.3)
52
(738.3)
44
(628.3)
34
(482.6)
27
(385.2)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
191
(2,802)
149
(2,188)
173
(2,536)
169
(2,501)
141
(2,231)
107
(1,734)
92
(1,303)
151
(2,144)
79
(1,128)
151
(2,143)
127
(1,812)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
8
(117.4)
7
(102.8)
11
(161.2)
10
(148.0)
4
(63.3)
8
(129.7)
8
(113.3)
7
(99.4)
4
(57.1)
2
(28.4)
5
(71.3)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(14.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)291.5259.4275.2242.3261.2361.9137.2284.5226.5209.8235.0

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City-data.com crime index in Vandalia, IL

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:

2.71
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Ancestries: American (23.4%), German (17.3%), English (6.1%), Irish (4.8%), Italian (1.9%), Scottish (1.4%).

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   (low).

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53 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.8%
Illinois:

14.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,755 (1.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,864 (1.9%)

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 )

Latitude: 38.97 N, Longitude: 89.10 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,005 (+28.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,185 (54.1%)

Area code: 618

Distribution of median household income in Vandalia, IL in 2017
Distribution of house value in Vandalia, IL in 2017
Vandalia satellite photo by USGS

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
  • 2014: 4 buildings, average cost: $148,800
  • 2016: 1 building, cost: $160,000
  • 2017: 1 building, cost: $160,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Vandalia, IL residents
Average permit cost in Vandalia, IL
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

6.0%
Illinois:

4.5%
Historical population in Vandalia, IL
Historical housing units in Vandalia, IL

Population change in the 1990s: +637 (+10.1%).
Most common industries in Vandalia, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (11.5%)
  • Public administration (9.4%)
  • Educational services (8.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.8%)
  • Construction (5.5%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (4.5%)
  • Social assistance (4.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Public administration (12.7%)
  • Construction (10.1%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (6.9%)
  • Educational services (4.9%)
  • Truck transportation (3.9%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (3.8%)
  • Health care (3.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (19.2%)
  • Educational services (11.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (11.2%)
  • Social assistance (7.0%)
  • Public administration (6.0%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.1%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (3.9%)
Most common occupations in Vandalia, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.7%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (3.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.9%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.9%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (8.3%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7.4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.6%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8.8%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6.2%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5.2%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.5%)

Average climate in Vandalia, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Vandalia-area historical tornado activity is near Illinois state average. It is 77% 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 76% 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 Vandalia 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 the city 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 Vandalia 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 Vandalia 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 the city center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 126.8 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 (5) is a lot smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Vandalia topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Vandalia:

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

Airports and heliports located in Vandalia:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Vandalia:

  • Kaskaskia College (about 29 miles; Centralia, IL; Full-time enrollment: 3,867)
  • McKendree University (about 46 miles; Lebanon, IL; FT enrollment: 2,564)
  • Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville (about 50 miles; Edwardsville, IL; FT enrollment: 11,933)
  • Lake Land College (about 51 miles; Mattoon, IL; FT enrollment: 7,499)
  • Southwestern Illinois College (about 55 miles; Belleville, IL; FT enrollment: 9,085)
  • Rend Lake College (about 59 miles; Ina, IL; FT enrollment: 2,778)
  • Lincoln Land Community College (about 59 miles; Springfield, IL; FT enrollment: 5,460)

Public high schools in Vandalia:

  • VANDALIA COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 533, Location: 1109 N 8TH ST, Grades: 9-12)
  • NEW APPROACH ALTERNATIVE HIGH SCH (Location: 1805 W FLETCHER ST, Grades: 9-12)
  • FOCUS SAFE SCH PROGRAM (Location: 1805 W FLETCHER ST, Grades: 6-9)

Public elementary/middle schools in Vandalia:

See full list of schools located in Vandalia

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

Points of interest:

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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 and their reported violations in the past:

FIRST CHURCH OF GOD (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
TEMPLE BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 75, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
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

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

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.

For population 15 years and over in Vandalia:

Marital status in Vandalia, IL
  • Never married: 44.2%
  • Now married: 31.2%
  • Separated: 2.4%
  • Widowed: 5.8%
  • Divorced: 16.4%

For population 25 years and over in Vandalia:

  • High school or higher: 78.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.5%
  • Unemployed: 5.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.8
Illinois average:

12.2

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Vandalia
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Vandalia, IL (based on Fayette County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant7,74441
Mainline Protestant1,71812
Catholic5713
Other21
None12,105-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs 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
This county:

0.95 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

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

5.24 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

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:
Fayette County:

11.2%
Illinois:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Vandalia:

51.7%
State:

48.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Vandalia:

48.9%
State:

45.7%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.2
Illinois:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Vandalia:

18.3%
Illinois:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Vandalia:

9.1%
Illinois:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.9
Illinois:

6.8

Overweight people:
Vandalia:

30.9%
Illinois:

33.2%

General health condition:
Vandalia:

58.9%
Illinois:

55.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Vandalia:

80.2%
State:

79.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Vandalia, IL Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Water Supply 11$38,420$41,9130$0
Police Protection - Officers 11$59,719$65,1480$0
Streets and Highways 4$15,628$46,8840$0
Financial Administration 4$13,423$40,2691$1,181
Police - Other 4$12,916$38,7483$3,182
Sewerage 3$11,776$47,1040$0
Other Government Administration 2$8,225$49,3509$3,528
Other and Unallocable 1$3,073$36,8764$996
Solid Waste Management 1$3,273$39,2760$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 1$1,058
Totals for Government 41$166,453$48,71818$9,945

Vandalia government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $419,000 ($59.75)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $1,325,000 ($188.96)
    Police Protection: $1,265,000 ($180.41)
    General Public Buildings: $1,059,000 ($151.03)
    Sewerage: $701,000 ($99.97)
    General - Other: $613,000 ($87.42)
    Regular Highways: $507,000 ($72.30)
    Parks and Recreation: $229,000 ($32.66)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $93,000 ($13.26)
    Local Fire Protection: $35,000 ($4.99)
    Solid Waste Management: $26,000 ($3.71)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Cash and Deposits: $4,259,000 ($607.39)
    Benefit Payments: $219,000 ($31.23)
    Withdrawals: $29,000 ($4.14)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $131,000 ($18.68)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $116,000 ($16.54)
    Central Staff Services: $112,000 ($15.97)
    Local Fire Protection: $28,000 ($3.99)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,195,000 ($313.03)

Vandalia government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $762,000 ($108.67)
    Parks and Recreation: $130,000 ($18.54)
    Other: $65,000 ($9.27)
    Solid Waste Management: $23,000 ($3.28)
  • Employee Retirement - Earnings on Investments (calculated): $390,000 ($55.62)
    Local Employee Contribution: $58,000 ($8.27)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $389,000 ($55.48)
    Fines and Forfeits: $73,000 ($10.41)
    Interest Earnings: $21,000 ($2.99)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,441,000 ($205.50)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $2,918,000 ($416.14)
    Other: $519,000 ($74.02)
    Highways: $174,000 ($24.81)
  • Tax - Property: $1,114,000 ($158.87)
    Other License: $124,000 ($17.68)
    Other Selective Sales: $101,000 ($14.40)

Vandalia government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,269,000 ($466.20)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,127,000 ($445.95)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $142,000 ($20.25)

Vandalia government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,649,000 ($663.01)

3.76% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($34,628 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.76%
Illinois average:

4.69%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Effingham County, IL  0.65% ($24,800 average AGI)
from Bond County, IL  0.48% ($34,081)
from Marion County, IL  0.39% ($28,700)
Businesses in Vandalia, IL
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1Long John Silver's1
AT&T1MasterBrand Cabinets2
Arby's1McDonald's1
AutoZone1Pizza Hut1
Burger King1Ramada1
Chevrolet1SONIC Drive-In1
Circle K1Sears1
Dairy Queen1Subway1
Days Inn1Taco Bell1
FedEx1Travelodge1
GameStop1True Value1
H&R Block1U-Haul1
Holiday Inn1Walmart1
KFC1Wendy's1
La-Z-Boy1YMCA1
Lane Furniture1

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)
Vandalia fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Vandalia fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 90Number of bridges
  • 948ft / 289mTotal length
  • $21,201,000Total costs
  • 387,655Total average daily traffic
  • 120,724Total average daily truck traffic
  • 227,479Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
New bridges in Vandalia, IL - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21900-1909
  • 11910-1919
  • 41920-1929
  • 51930-1939
  • 81940-1949
  • 41950-1959
  • 311960-1969
  • 51970-1979
  • 61980-1989
  • 61990-1999
  • 122000-2009
  • 62010-2018
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: 84 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Vandalia, IL)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 21 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 19 (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: 27 (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: 13 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 40. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 61 took place in 2005, and the least - 23 in 2013. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Vandalia, IL When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (36.3%), and Outside Fires (35.5%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Vandalia, IL
    • 24636.3%Structure Fires
    • 24035.5%Outside Fires
    • 16524.4%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 263.8%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Vandalia, IL

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Vandalia, Illinois:

  • Travelodge, 1500 N 6TH St, Vandalia, Illinois 62471 , Phone: (618) 283-2363, Fax: (618) 283-2363
  • Ramada Limited, 2707 Veterans Ave, Vandalia, Illinois 62471 , Phone: (618) 283-1400, Fax: (618) 283-3465
  • Americas Best Value Inn - Vandalia, 1920 Kennedy Blvd, Vandalia, Illinois 62471 , Phone: (618) 283-4400, Fax: (618) 283-4240
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 21 Mattes Ave, Vandalia, Illinois 62471 , Phone: (618) 283-0010, Fax: (618) 283-0011
  • Americas Best Value Inn - Vandalia, 1920 N Kennedy Blvd, Vandalia, Illinois 62471 , Phone: (618) 283-4400, Fax: (618) 283-4240
All 5 fire-safe hotels and motels in Vandalia, Illinois
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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Vandalia, IL
  • 91.4%Utility gas
  • 6.5%Electricity
  • 2.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Vandalia, IL
  • 58.2%Utility gas
  • 41.2%Electricity
  • 0.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Vandalia compared to Illinois state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage 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.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Vandalia on our top lists:

  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: law enforcement workers including supervisors (population 5,000+)"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest city-data.com crime index increase from 2011 to 2012 (population 5,000+)"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill (population 1,000+)"
  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill (population 1,000+)"
  • #95 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest number of robberies per 100,000 residents (population 5,000+)"
There are 11 pilots and 10 other airmen in this city.
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