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Overview

Vermilion, Ohio, in Erie county, is 9 miles W of Lorain, Ohio (center to center) and 35 miles W of Cleveland, Ohio.

Vermilion History

The modern-day Vermilion was first settled during the early 19th century. In 1834, the Village of Vermilion was formed and at that time was a small boat harbor. The Vermilion Lighthouse was built in 1847. Though the fishing business of the area flourished until the 1970s, Vermilion became a major resort community during the early 20th century. Vermilion was incorporated as a city in 1960.

Vermilion and nearby Attractions

  • Inland Seas Maritime Museum
  • Vermilion River Reservation
  • Allen Memorial Art Museum
  • Johnson Island Civil War Prison and Fort Site
  • Castaway Bay Waterpark
  • Cedar Point Amusement Park

Things To Do In Vermilion

You can visit the Showse Park, Brownhelm Historic District, and the Linwood Park while staying in Vermilion. You can also shop at the South Shore Shopping Center. Canoeing and kayaking can be enjoyed on the Vermilion Riverand, Lake Erie, and Black River. In addition, you can spend your leisure hours at Castaway Bay which offers a 38,000 square foot waterpark, a number of water slides, water coasters, and an indoor wave pool.

Vermilion Transportation

The nearest airport is Lorain County Regional Airport.

Vermilion Higher Education

Opportunities for higher education are provided by Lorain County Community College, Baldwin - Wallace College, Oberlin College, Cleveland State University, Ashland University, Case Western Reserve University, and Cuyahoga Community College District.

Demographics

People

Total Population10,491
Male Share of the Population49.6%
Female Share of the Population50.4%
Senior Citizens23.2%
Employed Population 16+4,309
Age of the Population48

Families

% of people married53.9%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher21.1%
Median Earnings25+$33,855
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,641

Wealth

Median Family Income$65,316
% Above Poverty Level84.9%
% Below Poverty Level15.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time28 minutes
% Working from Home1.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.3%
% Using Public Transportation0.1%

Housing

People Living Alone27.4%
Median Gross Rent$801
Median House Value$131,900

Ancestry

German26.3%
Irish14%
English13.6%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)12.3%
Italian9%
Polish7.8%
Hungarian5.5%
Dutch4.9%
French Except Basque2.6%
Slovak1.7%
Czech1.3%
Welsh1.2%
Slovene1.1%
Lithuanian0.9%
Scottish0.8%
Arab0.7%
Croatian0.6%
Swedish0.4%
Swiss0.4%
Lebanese0.4%
Canadian0.4%
Serbian0.3%
Ukrainian0.2%
Syrian0.2%
Bulgarian0.2%
Russian0.2%
Austrian0.1%
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Vermilion Almanac

CategoryValue
County Erie County, Lorain County
Standard Zip Codes44089, 44001
Phone Area Codes440
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.41
Approximate Longitude-82.31

Vermilion Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationOBERLIN
Distance13.2 miles
Jan Temp16 to 32 F
Apr Temp36 to 58 F
Jul Temp60 to 83 F
Oct Temp40 to 63 F
Annual Precip36.2 inches
StationNORWALK WWTP
Distance16.9 miles
Jan Temp17 to 33 F
Apr Temp37 to 58 F
Jul Temp62 to 82 F
Oct Temp41 to 62 F
Annual Precip36.9 inches
StationCHIPPEWA LAKE
Distance34.1 miles
Jan Temp16 to 31 F
Apr Temp36 to 57 F
Jul Temp61 to 82 F
Oct Temp41 to 61 F
Annual Precip38.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Amherst12,058$76,463
Berlin Heights504$56,500
Huron7,038$62,113
Lorain63,714$44,022
Oberlin8,353$65,819
South Amherst1,723$61,042

Vermilion Public Libraries

Ritter Public Library
5680 LIBERTY AVE.
Vermilion, Ohio
(440) 967-3798

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Vermilion Public Schools

Sailorway Middle School
5355 Sailorway Dr
ZIP: 44089
(440) 204-1702
Middle
Total Enrollment 600
Vermilion Elementary School
935 Decatur St
ZIP: 44089
(440) 204-1703
Primary
Total Enrollment 471
Vermilion High School
1250 Sanford St
ZIP: 44089
(440) 204-1701
High
Total Enrollment 780

Vermilion Private Schools

St Mary Catholic School
5450 Ohio St
ZIP: 44089
Elementary
Total Enrollment 95
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