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

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%

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
    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

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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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.
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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.
Being from California and moving here to Vermillion for schooling has been a huge change for me, but in a good way. People here are very friendly and communicable. I enjoy the atmosphere here in this town and love that you can easily walk from place to place without having to drive. Even though it is a small town there are still things to do as well as attend. Such as sporting events, cultural events, going to the movies, or going downtown to enjoy some food restaurants.