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Vandalia, Missouri - Basic Facts

The City of Vandalia had a population of 4,150 as of July 1, 2017. Vandalia ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Missouri. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Vandalia is located at latitude 39.308 and longitude -91.4893 in Audrain County. The formal boundaries for the City of Vandalia (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.24 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Audrain County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 761 feet.

The City of Vandalia (GNIS ID: 2397120) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Vandalia is located within Township of Cuivre, a minor civil division (MCD) of Audrain County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Vandalia population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Vandalia, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 4,150
Daytime Population: Workers 1,234
Daytime Population: Residents 1,851
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,085
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.74
Population in Households 2,365
Population in Familes 1,801
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,785
Population Density2 1,850
Diversity Index3 36


Median Household Income $37,921
Average Household Income $45,561
Per Capita Income $15,739


Total Housing Units 1,295 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 721 (55.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 344 (26.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 229 (17.7%)
Median Home Value $67,526
Average Home Value $73,336


Total Households 1,066
Average Household Size 2.22
Family Households 650
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.86% -0.04%
Households -0.49% -0.15%
Families -0.44% -0.28%
Median Household Income   0.46%
Per Capita Income   1.13%

Vandalia, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Vandalia to the other 1,032 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Missouri by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 170 84th
Population Density # 116 89th
Diversity Index # 108 90th
Median Household Income # 693 33rd
Per Capita Income # 975 6th

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