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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B
Vandalia is a suburb of Dayton with a population of 15,090. Vandalia is in Montgomery County. Living in Vandalia offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Vandalia there are a lot of parks. Many young professionals live in Vandalia and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Vandalia are above average.
About Vandalia...
Population
15,090

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$135,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$674
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    41%
  • Own
    59%
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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
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    33.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    66.6
    40.7
  • Robbery
    73.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    439.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,457.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    166.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    38%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    29%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

Working in Vandalia

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$52,740
National
$55,322
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Vandalia Reviews

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Vandalia is a very livable area to bring and live with a family. The local school systems are among the best. Taxes are a bit higher because of this, but this also brings the community closer together. Even if you don't interact with others, a strong community around you improves things. As far as jobs, it is very close to Dayton as well as the air force base, so you have many different opportunities. The airport helps out local commerce. The area is fairly nice, with many parks around. As far as restaurants, you have a broad array across two main areas. There are some negatives to Vandalia, however. First off, there isn't much to go do at night. Also, there is an extreme amount of pollen, so beware if you have allergies. Also, some streets by homes feel like they are just slightly too small to park, so make sure you check them out. Politically, the area is neutral. For the common person, someone who just wants to live out their life in an above average manor, I would come here.
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I recently moved to Vandalia about a year ago with my daughter. I love the area and always feel safe. Her school is outstanding and her teachers have been above par. In regards to community, this is the first place I have ever lived that has actually felt like a community. Since I have moved here the community has lost two young kids; the way everyone came together for support and encouragement was a beautiful thing!
It has open ideas and taste for food, and a walk able distance from work. It is common for students to walk home, or to the local public places for activities. I would like to see more open ideas with shopping than food near the populated places in town. It is also very close to 70 and 75 meet so transportation is great.