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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population15,127
Male Share of the Population48.6%
Female Share of the Population51.4%
Senior Citizens17.8%
Employed Population 16+7,543
Age of the Population43

Families

% of people married53%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher23.8%
Median Earnings25+$36,777
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$23,893
Median Earnings With High School Degree$28,042

Wealth

Median Family Income$73,172
% Above Poverty Level90.8%
% Below Poverty Level9.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time20 minutes
% Working from Home3.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.6%
% Using Public Transportation0.9%

Housing

People Living Alone34.6%
Median Gross Rent$692
Median House Value$135,000

Ancestry

German26.8%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)17.3%
Irish17.2%
English9.5%
Italian5.9%
Polish4.5%
French Except Basque3.4%
Romanian2.2%
Czech1.8%
Scottish1.5%
Swedish1.3%
Arab1.1%
Palestinian1.1%
Hungarian0.9%
Slovak0.9%
Swiss0.8%
Somali0.7%
African0.7%
Greek0.6%
West Indian0.5%
Welsh0.5%
Norwegian0.5%
Danishn0.4%
Jamaican0.3%
Dutch0.2%
Ukrainian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Slovene0.1%
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Vandalia Almanac

CategoryValue
County Montgomery County
Standard Zip Codes45377
Phone Area Codes937
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude39.87
Approximate Longitude-84.19

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)

StationDAYTON INTL AP
Distance1.1 miles
Jan Temp19 to 34 F
Apr Temp40 to 61 F
Jul Temp64 to 84 F
Oct Temp44 to 64 F
Annual Precip39.5 inches
StationDAYTON MCD
Distance8.6 miles
Jan Temp21 to 35 F
Apr Temp42 to 63 F
Jul Temp67 to 87 F
Oct Temp45 to 66 F
Annual Precip39.4 inches
StationFRANKLIN
Distance24.4 miles
Jan Temp18 to 37 F
Apr Temp39 to 64 F
Jul Temp62 to 86 F
Oct Temp40 to 67 F
Annual Precip39.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Englewood13,512$69,543
Huber Heights38,795$62,788
Tipp City9,834$86,132
Trotwood24,372$40,810
Union1,803$32,262
West Milton4,690$54,734

Vandalia Public Schools

Butler High School
600 S Dixie Dr
ZIP: 45377
(937) 415-6300
High
Total Enrollment 994
Demmitt Elementary School
1010 E National Rd
ZIP: 45377
(937) 415-6500
Primary
Total Enrollment 529
Helke Elementary School
611 Randler Ave
ZIP: 45377
(937) 415-3000
Primary
Total Enrollment 366
Morton Middle School
8555 Peters Pike
ZIP: 45377
(937) 415-6600
Middle
Total Enrollment 733

Vandalia Private Schools

St Christopher Elementary School
405 E National Rd
ZIP: 45377
Elementary
Total Enrollment 369
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