Vermillion, South Dakota

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Population in 2017: 10,772 (99% urban, 1% rural).
Population change since 2000: +10.3%
 
Males: 5,341  (49.6%)
Females: 5,431  (50.4%)
Median resident age:

23.1 years
South Dakota median age:

36.9 years

Zip codes: 57069.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $38,600 (it was $24,095 in 2000)
Vermillion:

$38,600
SD:

$56,521

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $23,452 (it was $13,909 in 2000)

Vermillion city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $165,344 (it was $73,300 in 2000)
Vermillion:

$165,344
SD:

$167,600

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $179,652; detached houses: $175,872; townhouses or other attached units: $238,840; mobile homes: $146,260

Median gross rent in 2017: $742.

March 2019 cost of living index in Vermillion: 81.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 35.7%
(34.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 58.6% for Black residents, 37.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 45.3% for American Indian residents, 28.3% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Vermillion, SD (2017)
    • 9,34584.9%White alone
    • 4384.0%American Indian alone
    • 3783.4%Hispanic
    • 3052.8%Two or more races
    • 2642.4%Asian alone
    • 2542.3%Black alone

Races in Vermillion detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of South Dakota and other state lists, there were 25 registered sex offenders living in Vermillion, South Dakota as of September 24, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Vermillion is 438 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Vermillion by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
7
(69.7)
1
(10.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(9.3)
4
(36.9)
5
(45.9)
3
(28.0)
3
(28.0)
4
(37.1)
12
(110.2)
3
(27.8)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(9.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(9.2)
0
(0.0)
2
(18.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(18.4)
1
(9.3)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
9
(89.6)
8
(81.5)
6
(58.5)
2
(19.0)
4
(38.6)
4
(37.4)
25
(230.9)
26
(238.7)
28
(261.1)
19
(177.0)
16
(148.5)
29
(266.3)
22
(203.6)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
23
(229.1)
5
(51.0)
15
(146.3)
9
(85.5)
8
(77.2)
8
(74.8)
37
(341.8)
20
(183.6)
26
(242.5)
24
(223.6)
25
(232.0)
24
(220.3)
30
(277.7)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
285
(2,838)
80
(815.5)
92
(897.5)
143
(1,359)
48
(462.9)
39
(364.5)
201
(1,857)
202
(1,855)
198
(1,846)
198
(1,845)
170
(1,578)
197
(1,809)
167
(1,546)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
6
(59.8)
1
(10.2)
5
(48.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
5
(46.7)
10
(92.4)
2
(18.4)
11
(102.6)
9
(83.9)
17
(157.8)
12
(110.2)
19
(175.9)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(10.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(19.5)
1
(9.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(9.3)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)208.061.564.764.131.638.5184.1173.0179.2153.9151.4243.5161.1

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City-data.com crime index in Vermillion, SD

Crime rate in Vermillion detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 20 (19 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.76
South Dakota average:

1.92
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Ancestries: German (31.1%), Norwegian (10.8%), Irish (6.5%), American (5.5%), European (2.7%), Dutch (2.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 2/11/1877

Elevation: 1221 feet

Land area: 3.83 square miles.

Population density: 2,812 people per square mile   (average).

Vermillion, South Dakota map

507 residents are foreign born (1.6% Asia, 0.7% Europe, 0.5% Latin America).

This city:

4.6%
South Dakota:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,757 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,005 (1.9%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sioux City, IA (33.4 miles , pop. 85,013).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (115.2 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (477.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Maskell, NE (2.6 miles),
Obert, NE (2.9 miles),
Newcastle, NE (3.0 miles ),
Wynot, NE (3.6 miles),
Richland, SD (3.7 miles),
Elk Point, SD (3.8 miles ),
Gayville, SD (3.8 miles ),
Westfield, IA (4.1 miles)

Latitude: 42.78 N, Longitude: 96.93 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): Vermin

Daytime population change due to commuting: +240 (+2.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 4,007 (73.5%)

Area code: 605

Distribution of median household income in Vermillion, SD in 2017
Distribution of house value in Vermillion, SD in 2017
Vermillion satellite photo by USGS

Vermillion tourist attractions:

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 26 buildings, average cost: $110,900
  • 1998: 16 buildings, average cost: $109,800
  • 1999: 16 buildings, average cost: $122,200
  • 2000: 26 buildings, average cost: $120,700
  • 2001: 26 buildings, average cost: $142,400
  • 2002: 24 buildings, average cost: $122,100
  • 2003: 16 buildings, average cost: $124,900
  • 2004: 26 buildings, average cost: $118,200
  • 2005: 26 buildings, average cost: $123,200
  • 2006: 29 buildings, average cost: $113,900
  • 2007: 35 buildings, average cost: $139,400
  • 2008: 21 buildings, average cost: $138,600
  • 2009: 14 buildings, average cost: $138,700
  • 2010: 15 buildings, average cost: $138,700
  • 2011: 13 buildings, average cost: $138,700
  • 2012: 18 buildings, average cost: $138,700
  • 2013: 12 buildings, average cost: $150,600
  • 2014: 12 buildings, average cost: $150,600
  • 2015: 13 buildings, average cost: $210,500
  • 2016: 27 buildings, average cost: $196,700
  • 2017: 20 buildings, average cost: $210,300
Number of permits per 10,000 Vermillion, SD residents
Average permit cost in Vermillion, SD
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.7%
South Dakota:

3.1%
Historical population in Vermillion, SD
Historical housing units in Vermillion, SD
Most common industries in Vermillion, SD (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (24.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (12.1%)
  • Health care (6.2%)
  • Computer & electronic products (4.7%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.1%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.6%)
  • Construction (3.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Educational services (23.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.6%)
  • Construction (5.7%)
  • Computer & electronic products (4.8%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.2%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (3.9%)
  • Public administration (3.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (26.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (13.6%)
  • Health care (10.2%)
  • Social assistance (5.7%)
  • Computer & electronic products (4.7%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.0%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.9%)
Most common occupations in Vermillion, SD (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Postsecondary teachers (7.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Customer service representatives (4.3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.1%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (3.9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Postsecondary teachers (9.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Customer service representatives (4.4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.2%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.1%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (5.9%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (5.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.5%)
  • Cashiers (4.4%)

Average climate in Vermillion, South Dakota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Vermillion, South Dakota environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 71.6. This is about average.

City:

71.6
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2013 was 0.143. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 11.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.143
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 1.69. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 10.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.69
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.659. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 10.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.659
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 30.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.8
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 19.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

19.2
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 6.41. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 10.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.41
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Vermillion-area historical tornado activity is above South Dakota state average. It is 89% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/28/1986, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 7.3 miles away from the Vermillion city center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 6/23/2003, a category F4 tornado 18.8 miles away from the city center killed one person and caused $4 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Vermillion-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below South Dakota state average. It is 70% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 159.2 miles away from the city center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 100.0 miles away from the city center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 204.5 miles away from the city center
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 696.9 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 2/6/1996 at 15:10:28, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 36.4 miles away from the city center
On 10/25/1990 at 06:25:25, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 104.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Clay County (14) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Vermillion topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Vermillion:

  • SANFORD VERMILLION HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Private, 20 SOUTH PLUM STREET)
  • SANFORD CARE CENTER VERMILLION (125 WALKER ST)
  • SOUTHEASTERN DAKOTA NH (102 S PLUM ST)

Airports located in Vermillion:

College/University in Vermillion:

  • University of South Dakota (Full-time enrollment: 7,328; Location: 414 E Clark St; Public; Website: WWW.USD.EDU; Offers Doctor's degree)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Vermillion:

  • Western Iowa Tech Community College (about 36 miles; Sioux City, IA; Full-time enrollment: 3,544)
  • Wayne State College (about 38 miles; Wayne, NE; FT enrollment: 3,121)
  • Southeast Technical Institute (about 56 miles; Sioux Falls, SD; FT enrollment: 2,386)
  • Northeast Community College (about 57 miles; Norfolk, NE; FT enrollment: 3,334)
  • Buena Vista University (about 88 miles; Storm Lake, IA; FT enrollment: 2,522)
  • South Dakota State University (about 107 miles; Brookings, SD; FT enrollment: 10,392)
  • Metropolitan Community College Area (about 114 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 12,236)

Public high school in Vermillion:

Public elementary/middle schools in Vermillion:

Private elementary/middle school in Vermillion:

  • ST AGNES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 146, Location: 909 LEWIS ST, Grades: PK-5)
See full list of schools located in Vermillion

Library in Vermillion:

  • VERMILLION PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $495,260; Location: 18 CHURCH STREET; 91,710 books; 4,082 audio materials; 3,173 video materials; 24 state licensed databases; 19 other licensed databases; 157 print serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Vermillion is also the birth place of actress Rachael Bella.

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Vermillion: Vermillion Fire Department Station 1 (A), Vermillion City Hall (B), Vermillion Fire Department Station 2 (C), W H Over Museum Library (D), Vermillion Public Library (E), I D Weeks Library (F), Clay County Courthouse (G), Vermillion / Clay County Ambulance Service (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Bluff View Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Vermillion: Prentis Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: Clay County Historical Society (Museums; 15 Austin Street), Austin Whittemore House (Museums; 15 Austin Street), Shrine To Music Museum (414 East Clark Street), AG Opportunities Inc-South (Recreation Areas; 611 West Broadway Street), Opel's Treasure Chest (Tours & Charters; 1010 Tom Street).

Hotels: Comfort Inn Vermillion (701 West Cherry Street), Westside Inn (Highway 19 & Busines), Super 8 Vermillion SD (1208 East Cherry Street), Prairie Inn Motel (912 North Dakota Street), Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites (1200 North Dakota Street), Lamplighter Apartments (112 East Cherry Street).

Birthplace of: Doug Dickey - College football player, Ben Leber - 2005 NFL player (San Diego Chargers, born: Dec 7, 1978), Kevin Brady - Politician, Shawn Colvin - Singer-songwriter, Todd Tiahrt - Politician, Robert A. Oden - University president.

Clay County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Vermillion that have no violations reported:

  • VERMILLION (Population served: 10,571, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • LEWIS AND CLARK REGIONAL WATER SYSTE (Population served: 0, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.2 people
South Dakota:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

44.4%
Whole state:

64.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

6.4%
Whole state:

6.5%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

People in group quarters in Vermillion in 2010:

  • 1,966 people in college/university student housing
  • 79 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 67 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 30 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 9 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities

People in group quarters in Vermillion in 2000:

  • 1,477 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 58 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 58 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 21 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 16 people in nursing homes
  • 12 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 8 people in other group homes
  • 7 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Banks with branches in Vermillion (2011 data):

  • First Dakota National Bank: Vermillion Branch at 111 Court Street, branch established on 1979/10/01. Info updated 2009/07/21: Bank assets: $846.4 mil, Deposits: $751.2 mil, headquarters in Yankton, SD, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 14 total offices, Holding Company: First Dakota Financial Corporation
  • First Bank & Trust: Vermillion Branch at 20 East Main St, branch established on 1964/01/01. Info updated 2007/02/05: Bank assets: $847.3 mil, Deposits: $718.4 mil, headquarters in Brookings, SD, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 6 total offices, Holding Company: Fishback Financial Corporation
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Vermillion Branch at 812 Cottage Avenue, branch established on 1998/11/02. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • CorTrust Bank National Association: Vermillion Branch at 101 West Main Street, branch established on 1971/07/31. Info updated 2009/09/14: Bank assets: $666.8 mil, Deposits: $557.2 mil, headquarters in Mitchell, SD, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 23 total offices, Holding Company: Hopkins Financial Corporation
  • Bank of the West: Vermillion Branch at 15 East Main Street, branch established on 1987/10/01. Info updated 2009/11/16: Bank assets: $62,408.3 mil, Deposits: $43,995.2 mil, headquarters in San Francisco, CA, positive income, 647 total offices, Holding Company: Bnp Paribas

For population 15 years and over in Vermillion:

Marital status in Vermillion, SD
  • Never married: 61.8%
  • Now married: 27.3%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 2.4%
  • Divorced: 7.3%

For population 25 years and over in Vermillion:

  • High school or higher: 95.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 55.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 26.3%
  • Unemployed: 5.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 13.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.4
South Dakota average:

10.1

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Vermillion
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Vermillion, SD (based on Clay County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic3,5153
Mainline Protestant2,88711
Evangelical Protestant7828
Other2502
None6,430-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
Clay County:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
This county:

6.69 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

6.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 15
Clay County:

11.15 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

9.21 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

5.7%
State:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

28.9%
South Dakota:

27.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

17.0%
South Dakota:

14.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Vermillion:

50.0%
South Dakota:

49.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Vermillion:

48.8%
South Dakota:

46.2%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.2
South Dakota:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Vermillion:

20.0%
State:

21.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Vermillion:

12.8%
South Dakota:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

28.7%
South Dakota:

34.2%

General health condition:
Vermillion:

59.8%
State:

56.0%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

81.2%
State:

77.8%

More about Health and Nutrition of Vermillion, SD Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 17$82,321$58,1090$0
Other and Unallocable 12$46,715$46,7151$717
Solid Waste Management 11$37,820$41,2581$715
Electric Power 9$51,307$68,4092$1,957
Parks and Recreation 9$39,076$52,10116$2,688
Water Supply 8$33,223$49,8350$0
Local Libraries 8$23,343$35,0154$1,236
Streets and Highways 8$34,011$51,0171$746
Financial Administration 6$25,752$51,5040$0
Sewerage 5$21,222$50,9330$0
Other Government Administration 3$17,373$69,49210$5,423
Firefighters 1$5,726$68,7121$1,240
Health 1$5,168$62,01627$11,032
Police - Other 1$3,678$44,1362$1,621
Totals for Government 99$426,735$51,72565$27,375

Vermillion government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $717,000 ($66.56)
    Parks and Recreation: $561,000 ($52.08)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $4,219,000 ($391.66)
    Police Protection: $1,644,000 ($152.62)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,351,000 ($125.42)
    Liquor Stores: $1,282,000 ($119.01)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,163,000 ($107.97)
    Water Utilities: $1,105,000 ($102.58)
    Sewerage: $988,000 ($91.72)
    General - Other: $953,000 ($88.47)
    Regular Highways: $781,000 ($72.50)
    Central Staff Services: $507,000 ($47.07)
    Libraries: $480,000 ($44.56)
    Health - Other: $336,000 ($31.19)
    Local Fire Protection: $241,000 ($22.37)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $193,000 ($17.92)
    General Public Buildings: $185,000 ($17.17)
    Financial Administration: $176,000 ($16.34)
    Air Transportation: $66,000 ($6.13)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $375,000 ($34.81)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $482,000 ($44.75)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Electric Utilities: $1,034,000 ($95.99)
    Solid Waste Management: $434,000 ($40.29)
    Water Utilities: $245,000 ($22.74)
    Libraries: $103,000 ($9.56)
    Health - Other: $40,000 ($3.71)
    Sewerage: $29,000 ($2.69)
    Police Protection: $25,000 ($2.32)
    Liquor Stores: $25,000 ($2.32)
    Local Fire Protection: $20,000 ($1.86)
    Regular Highways: $14,000 ($1.30)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $1,000 ($0.09)
    General - Other: $1,000 ($0.09)
    Air Transportation: $1,000 ($0.09)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $5,765,000 ($535.18)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $120,000 ($11.14)

Vermillion government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,853,000 ($172.02)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,422,000 ($132.01)
    Other: $726,000 ($67.40)
    Parks and Recreation: $671,000 ($62.29)
    Air Transportation: $78,000 ($7.24)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $256,000 ($23.77)
    Highways: $73,000 ($6.78)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $231,000 ($21.44)
    Donations From Private Sources: $135,000 ($12.53)
    General Revenue - Other: $113,000 ($10.49)
    Special Assessments: $48,000 ($4.46)
    Fines and Forfeits: $47,000 ($4.36)
    Rents: $24,000 ($2.23)
    Sale of Property: $20,000 ($1.86)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $6,361,000 ($590.51)
    Water Utilities: $1,745,000 ($161.99)
    Liquor Stores: $1,498,000 ($139.06)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,161,000 ($107.78)
    Other: $84,000 ($7.80)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,918,000 ($363.72)
    Property: $2,183,000 ($202.66)
    Other License: $275,000 ($25.53)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $34,000 ($3.16)

Vermillion government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $26,184,000 ($2430.75)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $24,760,000 ($2298.55)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,711,000 ($251.67)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,288,000 ($119.57)

Vermillion government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $16,444,000 ($1526.55)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,925,000 ($457.20)

11.19% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($35,158 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.19%
South Dakota average:

7.74%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Minnehaha County, SD  1.26% ($25,852 average AGI)
from Yankton County, SD  0.98% ($31,071)
from Union County, SD  0.86% ($45,324)


12.53% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($39,244 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

12.53%
South Dakota average:

7.66%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Minnehaha County, SD  1.88% ($30,171 average AGI)
to Yankton County, SD  1.22% ($34,302)
to Lincoln County, SD  0.80% ($38,829)
Businesses in Vermillion, SD
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1MasterBrand Cabinets2
Burger King1Maurices1
Chevrolet1McDonald's1
Comfort Inn1Pizza Hut1
Dairy Queen1Subway1
Domino's Pizza1Super 81
FedEx2True Value1
Ford1U-Haul1
H&R Block1UPS2
Holiday Inn1Walmart1
Lane Furniture1

Strongest AM radio stations in Vermillion:

  • KVTK (1570 AM; 1 kW; VERMILLION, SD)
  • WNAX (570 AM; 5 kW; YANKTON, SD; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KXRB (1000 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD)
  • KSOO (1140 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KSCJ (1360 AM; 5 kW; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: KSUX/KSCJ RADIO BROADCASTING CO)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KWSL (1470 AM; 5 kW; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: CLEVELAND RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • KNWC (1270 AM; 5 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KELO (1320 AM; 5 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: MIDCONTINENT RADIO OF S.D., INC.)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Vermillion:

  • KAOR (91.1 FM; VERMILLION, SD; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH DAKOTA)
  • WNAX-FM (104.1 FM; YANKTON, SD; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KUSD (89.7 FM; VERMILLION, SD; Owner: S/DAKOTA BD OF DIR FOR ED. TELECOMUN)
  • KVHT (106.3 FM; VERMILLION, SD; Owner: CULHANE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KELO-FM (92.5 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: MIDCONTINENT RADIO OF SOUTH DAKOTA, INC.)
  • KGLI (95.5 FM; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: CLEVELAND RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • KNWC-FM (96.5 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KXNE-FM (89.3 FM; NORFOLK, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMM.)
  • KWIT (90.3 FM; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: WESTERN IOWA TECH COMM. COLLEGE)
  • KKYA (93.1 FM; YANKTON, SD; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORPN.)
  • KSFT-FM (107.1 FM; SOUTH SIOUX CITY, NE; Owner: CLEVELAND RADIO LICENSES, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Vermillion:

  • KCAU-TV (Channel 9; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: CITADEL COMMUNICATIONS CO.LTD.)
  • KSIN-TV (Channel 27; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KMEG (Channel 14; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: WAITT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KPTH (Channel 44; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF SIOUX CITY)
  • KTIV (Channel 4; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: KTIV TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KUSD-TV (Channel 2; VERMILLION, SD; Owner: SOUTH DAKOTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR ED. TELECOMMUNICATIONS)
  • KELO-TV (Channel 11; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF SIOUX FALLS, INC.)
  • KDLT-TV (Channel 46; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: RED RIVER BROADCAST CO., LLC)
  • KSFY-TV (Channel 13; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: ELCOM OF SOUTH DAKOTA, INC.)
  • KTTW (Channel 17; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: INDEPENDENT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • K67GH (Channel 67; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KXNE-TV (Channel 19; NORFOLK, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMM.)
  • K21EN (Channel 21; YANKTON, SD; Owner: INDEPENDENT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • K31DP (Channel 31; YANKTON, SD; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
Vermillion fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017

Vermillion fatal accident list:

Feb 3, 2015 12:16 AM, High St, Lat: 42.779744, Lon: -96.935036, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Apr 23, 2015 06:32 PM, Sr-50, Dakota St, Lat: 42.793728, Lon: -96.929186, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
Mar 20, 2011 04:32 PM, Chestnut St E, University St S, Lat: 42.772358, Lon: -96.923928, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Dec 2, 2006 00:13 AM, 12th St, Lat: 42.778280, Lon: -96.938480, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Mar 11, 2002 10:55 PM, University St, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Sep 5, 1983 06:20 PM, 0500000000, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 6, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Feb 17, 1977 00:37 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 23Number of bridges
  • 331ft / 101mTotal length
  • $3,950,000Total costs
  • 26,847Total average daily traffic
  • 4,526Total average daily truck traffic
  • 26,430Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
New bridges in Vermillion, SD - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11900-1909
  • 11910-1919
  • 11920-1929
  • 31930-1939
  • 11960-1969
  • 41970-1979
  • 51980-1989
  • 61990-1999
  • 12000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Vermillion, SD

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 30. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 46 took place in 2002, and the least - 15 in 2014. The data has a declining trend.
    Fire incident types in Vermillion, SD When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (39.7%), and Structure Fires (39.5%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Vermillion, SD
    • 20539.7%Outside Fires
    • 20439.5%Structure Fires
    • 9718.8%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 112.1%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Vermillion, SD

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Vermillion, South Dakota:

  • Best Western Vermillion Inn, 701 W Cherry St, Vermillion, South Dakota 57069 , Phone: (605) 624-8333, Fax: (605) 624-8333
  • A 24/7 INN, 1208 E Cherry St, Vermillion, South Dakota 57069 , Phone: (605) 624-8005, Fax: (605) 624-8611
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Vermillion, South Dakota
Most common first names in Vermillion, SD among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John5781.4 years
Mary4082.9 years
William2778.5 years
Robert2371.0 years
Harold2274.6 years
Joseph2176.6 years
James2166.2 years
Charles1984.2 years
Dorothy1878.9 years
Margaret1883.4 years
Most common last names in Vermillion, SD among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson6375.7 years
Anderson2782.9 years
Brown2680.4 years
Erickson2279.4 years
Peterson2178.8 years
Nelson2080.2 years
Olson2084.3 years
Larson1978.2 years
Hanson1678.4 years
Hansen1678.8 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Vermillion, SD
  • 76.4%Utility gas
  • 10.4%Electricity
  • 6.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 4.1%Wood
  • 2.9%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Vermillion, SD
  • 59.1%Utility gas
  • 33.2%Electricity
  • 5.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.3%Other fuel


Vermillion compared to South Dakota state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

Vermillion on our top lists:

  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest city-data.com crime index increase from 2011 to 2012 (population 5,000+)"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the least people living the same house as 1 year ago (population 5,000+))"
  • #50 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #60 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most full-time local library workers per 1000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #68 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill (population 1,000+)"
  • #75 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest percentage of college students (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #78 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill (population 1,000+)"
  • #91 on the list of "Top 101 cities where the highest percentage of females (15+ years) which never married (with at least 1,000 females in this group)"
  • #92 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: educational services (population 5,000+)"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011"
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