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, Vermillion isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Vermillion are a mix 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 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.

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 15.61 minutes getting to work every day.

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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