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Vermillion, SD
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Living in Vermillion

Vermillion is a somewhat small city located in the state of South Dakota. With a population of 11,915 people and two associated 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.

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 place where college students are a big part of the character and culture of the town. Small towns have often struggled with declining populations over the past few decades, but the presence of such a large college student population has helped Vermillion to fight this trend. Not only does the college population add spending and jobs to local economy, but it also contributes a very tangible, youthful energy to the town.

One of the benefits of Vermillion is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 16.35 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

The citizens of Vermillion are among the most well-educated in the nation: 43.23% of adults in Vermillion have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Vermillion in 2018 was $24,781, which is low income relative to South Dakota, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $99,124 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 Italian.

The most common language spoken in Vermillion is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Native American languages.

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