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Overview

Introduction to Vandalia, Ohio

Vandalia, Ohio, in Montgomery county, is 9 miles N of Dayton, Ohio (center to center) and 52 miles N of Cincinnati, Ohio. The city is included in the Dayton - Springfield metropolitan area.

Vandalia History

Benjamin Wilhelm, a settler from Pennsylvania, was headed to the city of Vandalia, located in Illinois, when he settled in this region of Ohio and named it after the Illinois city. This occurred in August of 1838 and gradually more people began to arrive in this place. Vandalia was incorporated as "The Village of Vandalia" on February 7, 1848. It was reincorporated as a Charter City of the State of Ohio on January 1, 1960.

Vandalia and Nearby Attractions

  • Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park
  • Boonshoft Museum of Discovery
  • Vandalia Branch Library
  • Poplar Creek
  • Cassell Hills Municipal Golf Course
  • Art Van Atta Park

Things To Do In Vandalia

Travelers to Vandalia can visit the historic sites and museums including Paul Lawrence Dunbar House, Aullwood Audubon Center & Farm and Boonshoft Museum of Discovery. The Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park commemorates the work of Paul Laurence Dunbar and the Wright brothers. At the Dayton Art Institute, one can see collections of American, European and Asian art. There are a number of industrial parks and business centers in the city also worth visiting. Among these are the Seventyfive North Industrial Park, the Poe Avenue Industrial Park and the Dayton Center Business Park. The Taylorsville Reservoir, the Ohnoname 19 Reservoir and the Poplar Creek are popular tourist destinations. In addition, one can also visit the shopping centers and amusement parks that offer a host of entertainment facilities.

Vandalia Transportation

James M. Cox Dayton International Airport provides air transportation facilities to residents of Vandalia.

Vandalia Higher Education

Opportunities for higher education are available at Sinclair Community College, University of Dayton and Wright State University-Main Campus.

People

Total Population 15,168
Male Share of the Population 48.5%
Female Share of the Population 51.5%
Senior Citizens 15.9%
Employed Population 16+ 7,524
Age of the Population 42

Families

% of people married 54.2%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 22.5%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $70,454
% Above Poverty Level 90.3%
% Below Poverty Level 9.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 20 minutes
% Working from Home 3.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.4%
% Using Public Transportation 0.5%

Housing

People Living Alone 32.2%
Median Gross Rent $678
Median House Value $135,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 18.3%
US/American 0%
English 10.6%
Irish 18.4%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Vandalia Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 9 miles N of Dayton, Ohio (center to center)
Nearest Large City 52 miles N of Cincinnati, Ohio
County Montgomery
Metro Area Dayton - Springfield
Standard Zip Codes 45377
Phone Area Codes 937
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.89
Longitude -84.198

Vandalia Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station DAYTON INTL AP
Distance 1.1 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 34 F
Apr Temp 40 to 61 F
Jul Temp 64 to 84 F
Oct Temp 44 to 64 F
Annual Precip 39.5 inches
Station DAYTON MCD
Distance 8.6 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 35 F
Apr Temp 42 to 63 F
Jul Temp 67 to 87 F
Oct Temp 45 to 66 F
Annual Precip 39.4 inches
Station FRANKLIN
Distance 24.4 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 37 F
Apr Temp 39 to 64 F
Jul Temp 62 to 86 F
Oct Temp 40 to 67 F
Annual Precip 39.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Englewood 13,456 $69,516
Huber Heights 38,897 $60,936

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Vandalia High Schools

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BUTLER HIGH SCHOOL
600 S DIXIE DR
937-415-6300
Serves 1,218 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18

DEMMITT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
1010 E NATIONAL RD
937-415-6500
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 427 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.8

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