Vandalia, Illinois Population 2021

6,660
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Vandalia is a city located in Fayette County Illinois. It is also the county seat of Fayette County. With a 2020 population of 6,660, it is the 285th largest city in Illinois and the 4064th largest city in the United States . Vandalia is currently declining at a rate of -0.18% annually and its population has decreased by -5.42% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 7,042 in 2010. Vandalia reached it's highest population of 7,239 in 2011. Spanning over 8 miles, Vandalia has a population density of 818 people per square mile.

The average household income in Vandalia is $51,007 with a poverty rate of 21.47%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $625 per month, and the median house value is $83,700. The median age in Vandalia is 38.3 years, 37 years for males, and 40.9 years for females.

Vandalia Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Vandalia was:

  • White: 84.66%
  • Black or African American: 14.04%
  • Native American: 0.56%
  • Two or more races: 0.41%
  • Other race: 0.19%
  • Asian: 0.14%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Vandalia, Illinois is 6,660 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 6,696.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 7,042.

Vandalia, Illinois Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White5,84984.66%
Black or African American97014.04%
American Indian and Alaska Native390.56%
Two or More Races280.41%
Some Other Race130.19%
Asian100.14%
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Vandalia Population by Race

Vandalia Population Pyramid $2021

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Vandalia Median Age

38.3


Total

37


Male

40.9


Female

Vandalia Adults

There are 5,787 adults, (1,081 of whom are seniors) in Vandalia.

Vandalia Age Dependency

46.8

Age Dependency Ratio

23

Old Age Dependency Ratio

23.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Vandalia Sex Ratio

Female

2,697

39.04%

Male

4,212

60.96%

Vandalia Population by Age

Vandalia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Vandalia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married82.5%17.5%
All64.9%35.1%
Female53.1%46.9%
Non Family51.6%48.4%
Male41.4%58.6%

64.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Vandalia Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,1522.4564.9
Married9483.3582.5
Non Family8941.2151.6
Female2113.4853.1
Male992.9641.4

3.25

Average Family Size

2.45

Average Household Size

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Vandalia Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2685.39%
9th to 12th Grade76715.44%
High School Graduate1,94539.14%
Some College1,17423.63%
Associates Degree3937.91%
Bachelors Degree2845.72%
Graduate Degree1382.78%
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Vandalia Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Vandalia Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White3,9403,338397
Black77846317
Hispanic1951268
Native American39
Asian10
2+ Races77

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 10.08%.

Vandalia Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$27,269$26,649$27,784
Less Than 9th Grade$10,343$12,569$6,742
High School Graduate$27,944$29,359$25,313
Some College$28,039$17,147$29,337
Bachelors Degree$42,596$42,440$42,692
Graduate Degree$48,636$48,636$48,750

$27,269

Average Earnings

$26,649

Average Male

$27,784

Average Female

Vandalia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Vandalia Language by Age

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Vandalia Language

92.68% of Vandalia residents speak only English, while 7.32% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.65% of the population.

Vandalia Language

Vandalia Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White5,0291,08521.57%
Black5454100.00%

21.47%

Overall Poverty Rate

22.83%

Male Poverty Rate

20.12%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Vandalia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Vandalia is Black, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Vandalia is White, with 21.57% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 9.36%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.16%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.50%.

Vandalia Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade19.93%
High School19.05%
Some College14.88%
Bachelors or Greater7.03%

Vandalia Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed36.79%
Female Employed13.65%
Male Employed13.02%
Female Unemployed0.00%

Vandalia Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Vandalia Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$36,395$51,007
Families$49,432$62,405
Married Families$54,250-
Non Families$24,907$32,450
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Income by Household Type

Vandalia Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

34.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

29.6%

Male Marriage Rate

42.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Vandalia Married by Age and Sex

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Vandalia Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Vandalia Marital Status by Race

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Vandalia Marital Status

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415

Number of Veterans

383

Male Veterans

32

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam142
Second Gulf War107
First Gulf War40
Korea28
World War II27

Vandalia Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+106
55 to 6499
65 to 7475
35 to 5472
18 to 3463

Vandalia Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White3938.27%
Black222.27%
Hispanic83.03%

Vandalia Veterans by Race

Vandalia Veterans by Education

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12.92%

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.08%

Veteran Disability Rate

Vandalia Veterans by Education

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43%

Labor Force Participation

40.2%

Employment Rate

6.5%

Unemployment Rate

Vandalia Employment by Age

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Vandalia Employment by Race

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Vandalia Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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81.68%

Born in Vandalia

98.07%

Native Born

1.93%

Foreign Born

0.78%

Non Citizen

1.14%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.07% of Vandalia residents were born in the United States, with 81.68% having been born in Illinois. 0.78% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Vandalia Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20216,660-12-0.18%
20206,672-12-0.18%
20196,684-12-0.18%
20186,696-46-0.68%
20176,742-20-0.30%
20166,762-307-4.34%
20157,069-33-0.46%
20147,102-19-0.27%
20137,121200.28%
20127,101-138-1.91%
20117,2392062.93%
20107,033580.08%
20006,9758611.33%
19906,1147761.37%
19805,3381780.34%
19705,160-377-0.70%
19605,537660.12%
19505,4711830.34%
19405,2889461.99%
19304,3421,0262.73%
19203,3163421.09%
19102,9743091.10%
19002,6650.00%

Vandalia Population by Year