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Vermillion is a city in Clay County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named either for the fort of the same name, or for the Vermillion River.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in South Dakota named Vermillion. For links to other places called Vermillion, SD, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Vermillion is 42.779N. The longitude is -96.928W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,224 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 10,070.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Vermillion demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Clay County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 57069 ZIP code.
32% of Vermillion residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Vermillion ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Vermillion was $13,909, compared with $21,587 nationally.
45% of Vermillion residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Historic districts in Vermillion include Forest Avenue Historic District, Vermillion Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Vermillion, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $377. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $789.
Libraries in Vermillion include Vermillion Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Vermillion include Vermillion Plain Talk
TV stations in Vermillion include KUSD.
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by KUSD.
Clay County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Vermillion political report.
The average commute time for Vermillion workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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