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A+ Vermillion Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
B+ Vermillion Cost of Living Cost of living is 1% lower than South Dakota
Vermillion
8911% less expensive than the US average
South Dakota
9010% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Vermillion cost of living
C- Vermillion Crime Total crime is 10% higher than South Dakota
Total crime
2,5348% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 408% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
7%Year over year crime is up
Vermillion crime
F Vermillion Employment Household income is 40% lower than South Dakota
Median household income
$31,15544% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$20,03133% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
5%13% higher than the US average
Vermillion employment
F Vermillion Housing Home value is 9% lower than South Dakota
Median home value
$133,00028% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$69527% lower than the US average
Home ownership
40%37% lower than the US average
Vermillion real estate or Vermillion rentals
B Vermillion Schools HS graduation rate is 7% higher than South Dakota
High school grad. rates
93%12% higher than the US average
School test scores
56%14% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
14:115% lower than the US average
Vermillion K-12 schools or Vermillion colleges

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Compare Vermillion, SD Livability To Other Cities

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Vermillion, SD: History and Beautiful Scenery Welcome Everyone

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I am proud to say that I live in such a wonderful community as Vermillion, South Dakota. I have been living in Vermillion since I was a young girl, around 13 years old, and I am pushing 50 now. I have always felt that this is one of the best areas in the entire state. The scenery, the sunsets, nature itself is simply indescribable here. You have to experience it for yourself to believe that anything can be so breathtaking. Our little community couldn't be any better, filled with amazing people who love this place as much as I do. Everyone who calls Vermillion home takes a great deal of pride in our beautiful town and everyone is happy here.


We have a few other attractions besides the natural beauty of the place when we want to get out and about for a bit. There's The National Music Museum, Spirit Mound Historic Prairie, Lumo Studios and Gallery, and the Oscar Howe Gallery, along with many charming shops, cafes, and restaurants to enjoy. Come and visit, come and stay awhile, come and stay. It just doesn't get any better than Vermillion.
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Source: The Vermillion, SD data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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