Vermillion is a somewhat small city located in the state of South Dakota. With a population of 11,695 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Vermillion is the 12th largest community in South Dakota.
Vermillion real estate is some of the most expensive in South Dakota, although Vermillion house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Vermillion is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Vermillion is a city of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Vermillion who work in teaching (14.16%), food service (12.26%), and office and administrative support (11.20%).
Of important note, Vermillion is also a city of artists. Vermillion has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Vermillion’s character.
Vermillion is a small town with a large college student population. Because of this, there is a real youthful, hip vibe to the place, and much of the life in the town is centered on the college. This has helped Vermillion to buck the trend of other small towns that have suffered declining populations over the past 20 to 30 years. Spending by students, and faculty and staff jobs, are a big part of the local economy.
For a small city, there is also a high proportion of single, often educated, people living in Vermillion. This is not typical for smaller communities in America, and adds a feeling of vibrancy to Vermillion.
Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 15.98 minutes getting to work every day.
If knowledge is power, Vermillion is a pretty powerful place. 53.92% of the adults in Vermillion have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.
The per capita income in Vermillion in 2018 was $28,684, which is middle income relative to South Dakota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $114,736 for a family of four. However, Vermillion contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Vermillion is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Vermillion home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Vermillion residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Vermillion include German, Irish, Norwegian, English, and Swedish.
The most common language spoken in Vermillion is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Native American languages.