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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    C+
Vermilion is a town in Ohio with a population of 10,226. Vermilion is in Lorain County. Living in Vermilion offers residents a suburban rural mix feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Vermilion and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Vermilion are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$139,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$889
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban Rural Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    22%
  • Own
    78%
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Vermilion Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    19.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    9.6
    40.7
  • Robbery
    9.6
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    172.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,082.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    9.6
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    8%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    4%
  • 25-34 years
    9%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    17%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    27%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    35%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%

Working in Vermilion

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$58,934
National
$55,322
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Vermilion Reviews

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My family moved to Vermilion 4 years ago after living in Sheffield Lake and Elyria as a child and Amherst and Avon as an adult. I feel like I've finally found home! I love Vermilion! It has a small town atmosphere rather than suburbia. There is always something going on downtown (all 2 blocks of it :) with festivals and events all year long. Life centers around the lake and river with lots of activities for children, boaters, vacationers, retirees etc. People are friendly and welcoming. I love all the restaurants and shops throughout town (except a certain hippie pizza place!). Love the Vermilion Farm Market! Wish we had a big grocery store though. Being a small town, it does have small town issues with the police and government. Still, there is no place I'd rather be living!
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I grew up here. It was a good small town, nice place to raise a family with decent schools. Moved to the south a few years ago and I miss the small town vibe. As for cons, I really hated the golf carts in the summer. Tie up traffic doing 15-20 mph on the 40 mph main street. In recent years drugs are becoming an issue, honestly in most of the tri county area it is an epidemic. Most ppl comnute to work, there are few jobs that arent service industry. Not very diverse and alot of residents arent accepting of people of color or LGBT. The alarm at the fire station still rings at 6 o clock. (Used to mean if you dont belong- , its time to GTFO) Sad but true.
Born and raise in Vermilion. The schools system is good and helped me prepare for college and since then has supported me still. Many events in the summer and very safe year round!