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Vandalia, Missouri - Basic Facts

The City of Vandalia is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Audrain County at latitude 39.308 and longitude -91.4893. Audrain County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 761 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Vandalia, but most people and references simply refer to it as Vandalia, Missouri.

The P1 Census Class Code for Vandalia indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

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Vandalia, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 3,886
Population in Households 2,336
Population in Familes 1,785
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,550
Population Density1 1,732
Diversity Index2 35


Total Households 1,060
Average Household Size 2.2
Family Households 647
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,295 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 732 (56.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 328 (25.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 235 (18.1%)
Median Home Value $63,190
Average Home Value $73,153


Median Household Income $34,896
Average Household Income $40,649
Per Capita Income $13,127
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.08% -0.29%
Households -0.97% -0.55%
Families -0.85% -0.72%
Median Household Income   2.48%
Per Capita Income   2.38%
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, 2014 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 # 177 83rd
Population Density1 # 126 88th
Diversity Index2 # 106 90th
Median Household Income # 766 26th
Per Capita Income # 1006 3rd

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