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Welcome to Vandalia ...

The city of Vandalia is primarily located in Audrain County<1>. A portion of Vandalia extends into Ralls County.

The location of Vandalia has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Vandalia has a population of 4,030 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Vandalia.

Vandalia is 760 feet [232 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Vandalia lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Vandalia: (573)

The ZIP code for Vandalia: 63382<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Vandalia had an population of 4,030 people. This is an increase of 3.36% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 59.35% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Vandalia had a population of 3,899 people (or 15.27% of the total population of Audrain County). This makes Vandalia the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Vandalia represents 0.07% of the population of Missouri (which has 5,988,927 people), making it the state's 160th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 3,899 people, the population of Vandalia increased 54.17% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 2,529 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Vandalia.

Adding Vandalia to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Vandalia in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Vandalia elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Vandalia on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Vandalia ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 13 communities that are also named Vandalia - they are located in Illinois, Indiana (2), Iowa, Michigan, Montana, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Texas and West Virginia (3).

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Vandalia.

Communities near Vandalia ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Vandalia.

  • Bowling Green [Pike County]
  • Wellsville [Montgomery County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wellsville
    • Wellsville [Montgomery County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the south of Vandalia
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,159 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wellsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wellsville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wellsville<7>
  • New London [Ralls County]
  • Perry [Ralls County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Perry
    • Perry [Ralls County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the northwest of Vandalia
    • Estimated population in 2019: 695 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Perry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Perry
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Perry<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Center [Ralls County]
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      • Center [Ralls County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the north of Vandalia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 506 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Center
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Center<7>
    • Laddonia [Audrain County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laddonia
      • Laddonia [Audrain County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the southwest of Vandalia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 498 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Laddonia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laddonia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Laddonia<7>
    • Frankford [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frankford
      • Frankford [Pike County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the northeast of Vandalia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 314 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Frankford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frankford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Frankford<7>
    • Farber [Audrain County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Farber
      • Farber [Audrain County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the southwest of Vandalia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 313 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Farber have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Farber
    • Martinsburg [Audrain County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Martinsburg
      • Martinsburg [Audrain County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Vandalia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 295 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Martinsburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Martinsburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Martinsburg<7>
    • Curryville [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Curryville
      • Curryville [Pike County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the east of Vandalia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 223 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Curryville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Curryville

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Vandalia. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Vandalia.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Vandalia. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Vandalia.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Vandalia. Our list includes 6 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Vandalia.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Vandalia ...

Looking for more information about Vandalia? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Vandalia, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Vandalia.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Vandalia. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Audrain County: www.audrain-county.org/

The official website for State of Missouri: https://www.mo.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Missouri's counties, including Audrain, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Vandalia.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Vandalia - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Vandalia). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Vandalia or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Vandalia) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Vandalia. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Vandalia

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Vandalia. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.3079, Longitude: -91.4891       In this case, the coordinates for Vandalia have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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