A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$131,200
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$681
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    61%
  • Own
    39%

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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
    177
    0
  • Murder
    0
    0
  • Rape
    28
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    224
    1
  • Theft
    1,845
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    84
    0

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$29,254
National
$53,889
Children
13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    27%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    25%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    17%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%
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Vermillion Reviews

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I have attended school here in Vermillion for a total of 3 and a half years. It is a great little town. There are plenty of places to enjoy during your free time such as the movies, fine dining, college friendly bar life, beautiful scenery down by the river, a dog park, and so much more!
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I moved here to be near family after escaping a domestic violence relationship from another state. Vermillion has been an exceptionally supportive community with many positive opportunities to get my life on track. The people and the resources here are simply amazing!
The town of Vermillion South Dakota consists of a population of 10,000 residents not including the university students in the fall and spring. The residents who are not students are generally one the kindest people. They're very welcoming to groups of new students arriving every year. Being a town in the midwest, it came as a surprise how pleasant and accepting this town is.