Vandalia is a somewhat small city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 7,112 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Vandalia is the 283rd largest community in Illinois.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Vandalia is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Vandalia is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Vandalia who work in office and administrative support (11.11%), sales jobs (10.52%), and healthcare (9.36%).
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Vandalia spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 17.18 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
The percentage of adults in Vandalia who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 17.09% of the adults in Vandalia have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Vandalia in 2010 was $20,911, which is lower middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $83,644 for a family of four. However, Vandalia contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Vandalia is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Vandalia home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Vandalia residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Vandalia include Irish, English, Italian, and French .
The most common language spoken in Vandalia is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Other Indo-European.