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  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
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  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
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  10. Health & Fitness
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Vermillion is a town in South Dakota with a population of 10,778. Vermillion is in Clay County and is one of the best places to live in South Dakota. Living in Vermillion offers residents a suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Vermillion there are a lot of bars and parks. Many young professionals live in Vermillion and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Vermillion are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$133,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$695
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    60%
  • Own
    40%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    149
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    28
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    232
    500
  • Theft
    1,578
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    158
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$31,155
National
$55,322
Children
13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    26%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    29%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    19%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    21%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%
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It's a warm and inviting town that supports a small college! I enjoy the family atmosphere and how involved everyone is with the community. A great place to raise a family in the Midwest. Vermillion is also close to the city. You have Sioux Falls which will be about a 50 minute drive north; or Sioux City a 35 minute drive south. Lots of local produce and farmers in town. Home to the South Dakota Coyotes! Overall my experience with the Vermillion community has been pleasant and welcoming. It has proved it self to be a great home away from home.
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Vermillion is a college town, home to the University of South Dakota, which has a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. When school is in session the town is very active but during the summer (when students are gone) things tend to slow down quite a bit. Vermillion is a weird mixture of run-down small town and cute mom and pop small town. Houses are either well maintained or completely run down, very little in between. Main Street is adorable and has a lot of bars with a friendly atmosphere and has some pretty good restraints including Red, Brulé, and Silk Road. Lacking in café and small shops :( Vermillion has a small bike/walking path by the river but doesn't have many parks and those that they do have are mostly just a squeaky swing set and a busy slide. Locals are pretty friendly and welcoming, no rush or anything.
Vermillion is a great place to live. Everything is close, and everybody is friendly in general. For all of the people living here (10,000+ residents as well as college students) I wish there were more amenities. But overall, I love it! The campus is beautiful.