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Vandalia is a suburb of Dayton with a population of 15,127. Vandalia is in Montgomery County and is one of the best places to live in Ohio. Living in Vandalia offers residents a 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 highly rated.
About Vandalia...
Population
15,127

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$135,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$692
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    39%
  • Own
    61%
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Vandalia Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    20
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    40
    41
  • Robbery
    60
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    418
    500
  • Theft
    1,539
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    219
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$52,700
National
$55,322
Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    37%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    29%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%
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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!
The housing in some parts is very beautiful and marvelous in its own way. However, there are some areas where people do not maintain cleanliness of their front yards and or driveways. Some houses are not well maintained and need serious repair work done!