Vermillion, SD
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Vermillion is a somewhat small city located in the state of South Dakota. With a population of 10,926 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Vermillion is the tenth largest community in South Dakota.

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 (16.00%), food service (11.60%), and office and administrative support (10.79%).

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.

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Vermillion spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 15.61 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Vermillion, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Vermillion is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 57.59% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Vermillion in 2018 was $25,612, which is lower middle income relative to South Dakota, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $102,448 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 Dutch.

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


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