Vermillion, South Dakota

county seat of Clay County, South Dakota, United States

Vermillion is a city in the southeastern part of the U.S. state of South Dakota. It is the county seat of Clay County, and it became a city in 1877.[2] Vermillion is the tenth largest city in South Dakota; 10,571 people lived there at the 2010 census.[1] The city is home to the University of South Dakota, a major college in the state.

Vermillion, South Dakota
The DakotaDome in Vermillion
The DakotaDome in Vermillion
Location of Vermillion in South Dakota
Location of Vermillion in South Dakota
Coordinates: Coordinates: 42°46′52″N 96°55′37″W / 42.78111°N 96.92694°W / 42.78111; -96.92694
CountryUnited States
StateSouth Dakota
 • MayorJohn Powell
 • Total4.03 sq mi (10.44 km2)
 • Land4.03 sq mi (10.44 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
1,224 ft (373 m)
 • Total10,571
 • Density2,623.1/sq mi (1,012.8/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)


  1. 1.0 1.1 "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-06-04.
  2. "SD Towns" (PDF). South Dakota State Historical Society. Retrieved 2013-11-16.

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