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  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    A
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    A-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$84,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$623
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    30%
  • Own
    70%
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Vandalia Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    283
  • Murder
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500
  • Theft
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$44,455
National
$55,322
Children
14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    9%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    34%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    21%
    13%
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Vandalia Reviews

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I have lived in Vandalia most of my life. I went to school here, left for college and then returned to work here and raise my family. It is a great town with a small town feel and lots of Illinois history.
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I have lived here most of my life, and i have not had any "dangerous" experiences in this town. I feel as if it is very family friendly but low on job opportunities. We have many traditions and we are a relatively close town.
The education system needs a lot of work. There are not very many well-paying jobs in the area and that makes it hard for residents to find good housing.