Vandalia, MO Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Vandalia, Missouri - Basic Facts

The City of Vandalia had a population of 3,994 as of July 1, 2016. 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, 2016.

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Vandalia, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 3,994
Population in Households 2,363
Population in Familes 1,801
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,631
Population Density1 1,780
Diversity Index2 35


Total Households 1,061
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 647
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,295 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 727 (56.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 334 (25.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 234 (18.1%)
Median Home Value $63,150
Average Home Value $69,368


Median Household Income $36,684
Average Household Income $43,188
Per Capita Income $15,330
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.39% 0.06%
Households -0.65% -0.04%
Families -0.58% -0.19%
Median Household Income   1.06%
Per Capita Income   0.86%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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, 2016 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 # 175 83rd
Population Density1 # 123 88th
Diversity Index2 # 109 90th
Median Household Income # 677 34th
Per Capita Income # 966 6th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Missouri Census Data Comparison Tool.