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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    A
Vermillion is a town in South Dakota with a population of 10,687. Vermillion is in Clay County and is one of the best places to live in South Dakota. Living in Vermillion offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Vermillion there are a lot of bars, coffee shops, 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
$136,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$720
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    59%
  • Own
    41%
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Vermillion Rankings

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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
    266.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    110.2
    40.7
  • Robbery
    18.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    220.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,808.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    110.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    5%
  • 18-24 years
    41%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    8%
  • 45-54 years
    6%
  • 55-64 years
    8%
  • 65+ years
    8%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    27%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    31%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    18%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    19%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

Working in Vermillion

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$34,972
National
$55,322

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Vermillion Reviews

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The University of South Dakota is located in Vermillion. I love the atmosphere and the peoples' support they give to the University. Since Vermillion is a smaller town, they take very big pride in their University and the activities going on in it. It is such a joy during Homecoming to see every fan and community member gathered around showing their pride for the school. They are all so friendly and have been so welcoming to me during my freshmen year. You can tell everyone here wants people to succeed in everything they do.
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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.
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.