Commuter Patterns

A study of housing in Vermillion also examined commuter reports from the Census Bureau and found that, in 2019, there were 4,509 people that were employed within the city limits. Approximately 43% of these Vermillion-based employees also lived within the City, but 2,552 employees lived outside the City limits and commuted in daily. Sioux Falls, Yankton, Vermillion Township, Fairview Township, Elk Point and Sioux City were the primary identified locations that were supplying workers to Vermillion. Although most Vermillion residents also worked within the City, 1,839 residents were leaving in 2019 for their primary job. Among the primary destinations for commuting residents were Sioux Falls, Yankton and Sioux City.

Vermillion may be a university town, but housing needs in the near future will be the strongest for people 65 years old and older.

That’s according to a housing study conducted this year by Community Partners Research, Inc. of Faribault, Minnesota. Findings of the study were presented to the Vermillion City Council earlier this summer by Steve Griesert, a representative of the research firm.

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