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Welcome to Vandalia ...

The city of Vandalia is located in Montgomery County<1>.


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


While we don't have a date for the founding of Vandalia, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1843.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Vandalia has a population of 15,010 people<3> (see below for details).

Vandalia is 970 feet [296 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Vandalia lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Vandalia is within the boundaries of the (937) area code.

Websites for Vandalia ...

Official Website: www.ci.vandalia.oh.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Vandalia had an population of 15,010 people. This is a decrease of 1.55% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 2.79% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Vandalia had a population of 15,246 people. This makes Vandalia the county's 9th most populous community.

The population of Vandalia represents 0.13% of the total population of Ohio (which has 11,536,504 people), making it the state's 117th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 15,246 people, the population of Vandalia increased 4.4% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 14,603 people).

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

Communities Also Named Vandalia ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 13 communities that are also named Vandalia - they are located in Illinois, Indiana (2), Iowa, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, New York, North Carolina, 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.

  • Dayton
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dayton
    • Dayton is located in Montgomery County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 139,907 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dayton <5>
  • Kettering
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the south)
  • Beavercreek
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast)
  • Fairborn
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairborn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairborn
    • Fairborn is located in Greene County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 33,990 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fairborn <5>
  • Xenia
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Xenia
    • Xenia is located in Greene County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 27,081 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Xenia <5>
  • Troy
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Troy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Troy
    • Troy is located in Miami County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 26,473 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Troy <5>
  • Riverside
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Riverside have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riverside
    • Riverside is located in Montgomery County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,169 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Riverside <5>
  • Trotwood
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southwest)
  • Centerville
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the south)
  • Piqua
    (18 miles [29 km] to the north)

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 10 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.

Adding Vandalia to Our Gazetteer ...

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.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Vandalia was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<6>

From that list, the Vandalia post office opened in 1843.

We also found Vandalia in the book titled U.S. Post Offices (Oct. 1846).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Vandalia.

The official website for Vandalia: www.ci.vandalia.oh.us/

The official website for Montgomery County: www.co.montgomery.oh.us/

The official website for State of Ohio: https://ohio.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Ohio's counties, including Montgomery, 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 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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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