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Population (year 2000): 6,975. Estimated population in July 2005: 6,811 (-2.4% change)
Males: 3,999 (57.3%), Females: 2,976 (42.7%)

Fayette County

Zip code:

Median resident age: 35.9 years
Median household income: $30,857 (year 2000)
Median house value: $60,300 (year 2000)

Vandalia, IL residents, houses, and apartments details

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Races in Vandalia:

  • White Non-Hispanic (82.4%)
  • Black (15.0%)
  • Hispanic (1.7%)
  • Other race (0.5%)

Ancestries: German (21.6%), United States (10.4%), English (10.0%), Irish (7.5%), French (2.1%), Dutch (1.5%).

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Elevation: 515 feet

Land area: 5.7 square miles

Vandalia,

For population 25 years and over in Vandalia

  • High school or higher: 60.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.6%
  • Unemployed: 5.7%
  • Mean travel time to work: 14.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Vandalia city

  • Never married: 19.2%
  • Now married: 56.5%
  • Separated: 2.1%
  • Widowed: 7.7%
  • Divorced: 14.5%

0.7% Foreign born

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




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: IL Decatur, (62.1 miles )

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Louis, MO St. (81.8 miles pop. 348,189).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: IL Chicago, (221.4 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: IL Brownstown, (10.4 miles Vernon, IL (11.5 miles) , Grove, IL Mulberry (11.8 miles IL (12.2 miles Ramsey, Bingham, IL (12.6 miles) , IL (14.9 miles Patoka, IL (15.8 miles Fillmore, Smithboro, IL (17.2 miles) .


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 33 buildings, average cost: $81,600
  • 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

Latitude: 38.97 N, Longitude: 89.10 W

Area code: 618


Vandalia, Illinois business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (23.7%), Manufacturing (18.4%), Retail trade (14.6%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,074 (+29.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,718 (65.8%)


 

Crime in Vandalia by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 1 0 1 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 14.3 0.0 14.3 0.0
Rapes 6 3 11 8 11 3
    per 100,000 86.0 43.0 157.7 114.7 157.7 43.0
Robberies 1 0 6 0 6 0
    per 100,000 14.3 0.0 86.0 0.0 86.0 0.0
Assaults 25 27 19 16 19 10
    per 100,000 358.4 387.1 272.4 229.4 272.4 143.4
Burglaries 51 40 60 71 60 60
    per 100,000 731.2 573.5 860.2 1017.9 860.2 860.2
Thefts 193 163 148 151 148 227
    per 100,000 2767.0 2336.9 2121.9 2164.9 2121.9 3254.5
Auto thefts 8 8 11 13 11 8
    per 100,000 114.7 114.7 157.7 186.4 157.7 114.7
281.4 237.4 315.4 264.5 315.4 245.4


Average climate in Vandalia, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Vandalia,

Vandalia-area historical tornado activity is near Illinois state average. It is 93% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/5/1958, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 1.9 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 1/3/1950, a category 3 tornado 13.7 miles away from the city center injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.


Hospital/medical center in Vandalia:
  • FAYETTE COUNTY HOSPITAL (7TH AND TAYLOR)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Vandalia:
  • EDWARD A UTLAUT MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 22 miles; GREENVILLE, IL)
  • SALEM TOWNSHIP HOSPITAL (about 26 miles; SALEM, IL)
  • HILLSBORO AREA HOSPITAL (about 30 miles; HILLSBORO, IL)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Vandalia:
  • MOUNT VERNON (about 49 miles; MOUNT VERNON, IL; ID: MVN)
  • SCOTT AFB/MIDAMERICA (about 59 miles; BELLEVILLE, IL; ID: BLV)
  • DECATUR (about 62 miles; DECATUR, IL; ID: DEC)
Other public-use airports nearest to Vandalia:
  • VANDALIA MUNI (about 4 miles; VANDALIA, IL; ID: VLA)
  • GREENVILLE (about 21 miles; GREENVILLE, IL; ID: GRE)
  • SALEM-LECKRONE (about 26 miles; SALEM, IL; ID: SLO)


Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Local Libraries 3 $5,539 $22,156 7 $5,269


Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Vandalia:
  • MILLIKIN UNIVERSITY (about 61 miles; DECATUR, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,274)
  • SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY-EDWARDSVILLE (about 61 miles; EDWARDSVILLE, IL; FT enrollment: 10,038)
  • LAKE LAND COLLEGE (about 62 miles; MATTOON, IL; FT enrollment: 3,666)
  • LINCOLN LAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 65 miles; SPRINGFIELD, IL; FT enrollment: 3,756)
  • UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT SPRINGFIELD (about 65 miles; Springfield, IL; FT enrollment: 2,357)
  • SOUTHWESTERN ILLINOIS COLLEGE (about 66 miles; BELLEVILLE, IL; FT enrollment: 7,333)
  • EASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY (about 74 miles; CHARLESTON, IL; FT enrollment: 9,582)
Public high schools in Vandalia:
  • VANDALIA COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 503; Location: 1109 N 8TH ST; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • VANDALIA CORRECTIONAL CENTER (Students: 377; Location: P O BOX 500; Grades: 12 - 12)
  • VANDALIA WORK CAMP (Students: 84; Location: PO BOX 500; Grades: 12 - 12)
  • THE NEW APPROACH SCHOOL (Students: 23; Location: 1805 W FLETCHER ST; Grades: 10 - 12)
Private high school in Vandalia:
  • FAYETTE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 8; Location: 11 PENTECOSTAL AVE; Grades: 2 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Vandalia:
  • VANDALIA JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 540; Location: 1011 W FLETCHER ST; Grades: 05 - 08)
  • JEFFERSON PRIMARY SCHOOL (Students: 371; Location: 1500 W JEFFERSON ST; Grades: PK - 02)
  • VANDALIA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 368; Location: 1017 W FLETCHER ST; Grades: 02 - 04)
  • FOCUS JR SAFE SCHOOL (Students: 6; Location: 1805 W FLETCHER ST; Grades: 07 - 08)
  • OKAW AREA VOCATIONAL CENTER (Location: 1109 N 8TH ST; Grades: 00 - 00)
Private primary/middle school in Vandalia:
  • AGAPE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 22; Location: 1803 JANETTE AV; Grades: 1 - 11)
Library in Vandalia:
  • EVANS P.L. (Operating income: $247,232; Location: 215 S. FIFTH STREET; 33,277 books; 691 audio materials; 108 video materials; 145 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Vandalia: Vandalia Country Club (A), Vandalia State Correctional Center (B), James Hall Library (C), Vandalia City Hall (D), Evans Public Library (E), Little Brick House (F), Fayette County Courthouse (G), Fayette County Jail (H), Fayette County Museum (I), State House (J).

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

Cemeteries: South Hill Cemetery (1), Vandalia City Cemetery (2), Ritter Cemetery (3), Fairlawn Cemetery (4), Mother of Dolors Cemetery (5).

Parks in Vandalia include: Kelley Park (1), Greer Park (2), Rogier Park (3), Simms Park (4), Vandalia State House Historic Site (5).

Post office: (A).  


Vandalia compared to Illinois state average:
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

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)
  • WDDD (810 AM; 10 kW; JOHNSTON CITY, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KTRS (550 AM; 5 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: KTRS-AM LICENSE, L.L.C.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • KJSL (630 AM; 5 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: WMUZ RADIO, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Vandalia:
  • WVNL (91.7 FM; VANDALIA, IL; Owner: ILLINOIS BIBLE INSTITUTE, INC.)
  • WKRV (107.1 FM; VANDALIA, IL; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY, 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)
  • WRAN (98.3 FM; TOWER HILL, IL; Owner: KASKASKIA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WGEL (101.7 FM; GREENVILLE, IL; Owner: BOND BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WRXX (95.3 FM; CENTRALIA, IL; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • WJBD-FM (100.1 FM; SALEM, IL; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WDLJ (97.5 FM; BREESE, IL; Owner: KM RADIO OF BREESE, L.L.C.)

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)

To understand how the electorate votes by state, you have to understand the demographics of the cities and counties in each of those states. As pollsters, we try to keep all of the important variables such as income, gender, and race consistent.

Source: City-Data.com


 

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