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Vandalia is a township in Fayette County.[NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Vandalia. For links to other places called Vandalia, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Vandalia is 38.955N. The longitude is -89.087W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 459 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 8,104.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Vandalia demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Fayette County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 62885 ZIP code.
32% of Vandalia residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Vandalia ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Vandalia was $15,439, compared with $21,587 nationally.
10% of Vandalia residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Vandalia, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $286. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $648.
Fayette County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Vandalia political report.
The average commute time for Vandalia workers is 14 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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