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Welcome to Vermillion ...

The city of Vermillion is located in Clay County<1> and is the County Seat for Clay County.

The location of Vermillion has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

The pronunciation of Vermillion: vur-MIL-yuhn<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Vermillion has a population of 10,926 people<4> (see below for details).

Vermillion was established in 1859.

The community of Vermillion is 1,230 feet [375 m] above sea level.<5>.

Time Zone: Vermillion lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Vermillion is located in the (605) area code.

Websites for Vermillion ...

Official Website:   www.cityofvermillion.com/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.vermillionchamber.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Vermillion had an population of 10,926 people. This is an increase of 3.36% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 11.89% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Vermillion had a population of 10,571 people (which is 76.25% of the total population of Clay County). This makes Vermillion the county's most populous community.

The population of Vermillion represents 1.3% of the total population of South Dakota (which has 814,180 people), making it the state's 12th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 10,571 people, the population of Vermillion increased 8.25% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 9,765 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Vermillion.

Communities Also Named Vermillion ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 8 communities that are also named Vermillion - they are located in Kansas (3), Minnesota, Montana, South Carolina, Utah and Wyoming.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Vermillion.

Communities near Vermillion ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Vermillion.

  • Elk Point [Union County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elk Point
    • Elk Point [Union County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the southeast of Vermillion
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elk Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,871 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elk Point
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elk Point<7>
  • Akron [Plymouth County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Akron
    • Akron [Plymouth County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the east of Vermillion
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Akron have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,463 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Akron
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Akron<7>
  • Ponca [Dixon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ponca
    • Ponca [Dixon County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southeast of Vermillion
    • Estimated population in 2019: 912 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ponca
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ponca<7>
  • Gayville [Yankton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gayville
    • Gayville [Yankton County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the northwest of Vermillion
    • Estimated population in 2019: 396 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gayville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gayville<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Newcastle [Dixon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newcastle
      • Newcastle [Dixon County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the south of Vermillion
      • Estimated population in 2019: 346 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newcastle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newcastle<7>
    • Wakonda [Clay County]
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      • Wakonda [Clay County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northwest of Vermillion
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wakonda have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 294 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wakonda
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wakonda<7>
    • Nora [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nora
      • Nora [Union County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the northeast of Vermillion
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nora have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2014: 240 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nora
    • Spink [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spink
      • Spink [Union County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the northeast of Vermillion
      • Estimated population in 2014: 237 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spink
    • Meckling [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meckling
      • Meckling [Clay County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the northwest of Vermillion
      • Estimated population in 2014: 231 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meckling
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Meckling<7>
    • Emmet [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Emmet
      • Emmet [Union County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Vermillion
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Emmet have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2014: 231 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Emmet

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Vermillion. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Vermillion.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Vermillion. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Vermillion.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Vermillion. Our list includes 12 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Vermillion.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Vermillion ...

Looking for more information about Vermillion? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Vermillion, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Vermillion.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of South Dakota

About Clay County

About South Dakota

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Vermillion: www.cityofvermillion.com/

The official website for Clay County: www.claycountysd.org/

The official website for State of South Dakota: sd.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of South Dakota's counties, including Clay, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Vermillion. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Vermillion.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Vermillion - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Vermillion) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Vermillion. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Vermillion

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Vermillion. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.7819, Longitude: -96.9270       In this case, the coordinates for Vermillion have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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