City of Vandalia
Vandalia, Missouri, population 3,899 is located in east Central Missouri in Audrain County on US Highway 54. Vandalia is approximately 30 miles from the Mississippi River and 90 miles northwest of downtown St. Louis.
US 54, a connector highway, runs through the community and intersects with US-61 (four-lane) about 18 miles to the east. Traveling to the west less than 25 miles, US 54 becomes four-lane then intersects with I-70 in another 12 miles. Far from the hustle and bustle of traffic near the cities, the ease of Hwy 54’s “no waiting access” at on-ramps to major highways and interstates, make transportation a great Vandalia advantage. Additionally, the Kansas City Southern railroad line runs through the community.
Vandalia is a full-service fourth-class Missouri community. The city operates water, sanitary sewer and electric utilities including an electrical generating plant. Also, in response to growing community needs, high-speed wireless internet service is now a municipally-owned & provided service. Other city-wide services include police, fire, streets, parks, planning & zoning, solid waste disposal and recycling.
Local incentives and financing are available. Audrain County unemployment rate is approximately 4.0 . (October 2015)
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