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Overview

Introduction to Vermillion, South Dakota

Vermillion, South Dakota is 32 miles NW of Sioux City, Iowa and 116 miles NW of Omaha, Nebraska. It is in Clay county.

Vermillion History

Vermillion is the county seat of Clay County. The city was first visited by French Fur traders in the late 1700s. The city was founded in 1859 and was officially incorporated in 1873. The city houses the University of South Dakota, which is the state’s major academic institution.

Vermillion and nearby Attractions

  • America’s Shrine to Music Museum
  • Austin Whittemore House
  • Sioux City Public Museum
  • Stone State Park
  • Lewis and Clark State Recreation Area
  • Trinity Heights

Things To Do In Vermillion

While in Vermillion, one can visit parks like the Union Grove State Park, the Newton Hills State Park, the Adams Homestead and Nature Preserve and Ponca State Park. The Bluffs is the local golf course. The city of Vermillion hosts festivals like the Dalesburg Midsummer Festival every June and Dakota Days every October.

Vermillion Transportation

Joe Foss Field Airport provides facilities for air transportation.

Vermillion Higher Education

The University of South Dakota is the local institution of higher educational. Other nearby educational institutions include Wayne State College, Northeast Community College and the University of Nebraska at Omaha.

Demographics

People

Total Population10,778
Male Share of the Population49.5%
Female Share of the Population50.5%
Senior Citizens7.9%
Employed Population 16+5,361
Age of the Population23

Families

% of people married27.1%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher55%
Median Earnings25+$23,971
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$15,703

Wealth

Median Family Income$53,355
% Above Poverty Level64.3%
% Below Poverty Level35.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time14 minutes
% Working from Home3.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work20.1%
% Using Public Transportation0.7%

Housing

People Living Alone32.7%
Median Gross Rent$695
Median House Value$133,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)16.8%
Irish16%
Norwegian13.8%
English6.2%
Swedish4.4%
Dutch3.6%
Italian2.4%
Czech2.2%
Danishn2.2%
French Except Basque2.1%
Polish1.9%
Scottish1.9%
Welsh1%
Canadian0.9%
Luxemburger0.8%
Russian0.8%
Arab0.7%
Austrian0.6%
Iraqi0.5%
Hungarian0.5%
African0.4%
Ukrainian0.3%
Lebanese0.2%
Swiss0.2%
German0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Slovak0.1%
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Vermillion Almanac

CategoryValue
County Clay County
Standard Zip Codes57069
Phone Area Codes605
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude42.78
Approximate Longitude-96.92

Vermillion Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationVERMILLION 2 SE
Distance1.1 miles
Jan Temp8 to 30 F
Apr Temp37 to 64 F
Jul Temp63 to 89 F
Oct Temp39 to 67 F
Annual Precip25.3 inches
StationHARTINGTON
Distance20.5 miles
Jan Temp10 to 30 F
Apr Temp37 to 62 F
Jul Temp63 to 87 F
Oct Temp39 to 65 F
Annual Precip26.2 inches
StationWAKEFIELD
Distance35.6 miles
Jan Temp10 to 31 F
Apr Temp37 to 64 F
Jul Temp64 to 88 F
Oct Temp39 to 66 F
Annual Precip28.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Beresford2,324$71,705
Elk Point2,120$78,750
Gayville403$68,750
Mission Hill278$58,750
Volin204$57,188
Wakonda275$44,432

Vermillion Public Libraries

Edith B Siegrist Vermillion Public Library
18 CHURCH STREET
Vermillion, South Dakota
(605) 677-7060

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Vermillion Hospitals

Sanford Hospital - Vermillion
(Non-profit)
20 South Plum Street
(605) 624-2611

Vermillion Public Schools

Vermillion High School - 01
1001 E Main St
ZIP: 57069
(605) 677-7035
High
Total Enrollment 370
Austin Elementary - 03
300 High St
ZIP: 57069
(605) 677-7010
Primary
Total Enrollment 221
Vermillion Middle School - 02
422 Princeton St
ZIP: 57069
(605) 677-7025
Middle
Total Enrollment 290
Jolley Elementary - 04
224 S University
ZIP: 57069
(605) 677-7015
Primary
Total Enrollment 343

Vermillion Private Schools

St Agnes Elementary School
909 Lewis St
ZIP: 57069
Elementary
Total Enrollment 93
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