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 Vermillion (city) 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 2000-2010 Change
Actual Percent
Population 359 438 510 437 419 -18 -4.12
Land Area (sq. mile) 1.00 0.99 1.00 1.00 1.00 0 0.00
Density (persons per sq. mile) 359.0 442.4 510.0 437.0 419.0 -18 -4.12
Housing Units 81 126 161 161 162 +1 +0.62
Households -- 123 157 160 156 -4 -2.50
Persons Per Household -- 3.56 3.25 2.73 2.69 -0..4 -1.47


VeAccording to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.97 square miles (2.51 km2), of which 0.96 square miles (2.49 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water. The main routes include Main Street (190th Street East / County 62), Fischer Avenue (County 66), and Goodwin Avenue (County 85). U.S. Highway 52 and Northfield Boulevard (County 47) are both nearby. The Vermillion River flows through the community. The elevation is 843 ft (257 m) above sea level.

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As of the census of 2010, there were 419 people, 156 households, and 121 families living in the city. The population density was 436.5 inhabitants per square mile (168.5/km2). There were 162 housing units at an average density of 168.8 per square mile (65.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.4% White, 0.2% African American, 1.4% Asian, and 1.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.2% of the population.

There were 156 households, of which 32.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.3% were married couples living together, 5.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 22.4% were non-families. 18.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.67 and the average family size was 3.03.

The median age in the city was 40.6 years. 22.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.3% were from 25 to 44; 31.8% were from 45 to 64; and 11.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 52.5% male and 47.5% female.

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VERMILLION Township, organized April 5, 1858, was named for the Vermillion River, which bears a translation of its Dakota name, as more fully noted on an ensuing page. The city of Vermillion, in sections 15 and 22, incorporated as a village on February 23, 1881, and had an early post office, 1855-58, which changed to Castle Rock; a second post office began in 1874.

Vermillion Lake, quite small, in section 18, Eureka, and the Vermillion River, which lies wholly in this county, are a translation, first published by Nicollet's map in 1843, of the Dakota name. Its origin was probably from the very bright red and orange-colored ocher obtained by the Dakota in seams of Chimney Rock in Marshan, more fully noted on an ensuing page, and of other outcrops of the St. Peter sandstone beside or near the course of this river.

The lower parts of the Vermillion River, after it reaches the Mississippi bottomland, there flowing in two streams northwestward and southeastward to the great river, are named the Vermillion Slough. Four miles southeast of Hastings, this slough or river is joined by the Truedell Slough, named for a pioneer settler, by which it is connected with the Mississippi. Thence southeastward these two rivers, the Vermillion and the Mississippi, enclose Prairie Island, ten miles long, lying mostly in Goodhue County, under which its name and history are again noticed. The name is a translation of its earliest French name, Isle PelTe, called by Radisson "the first landing isle" (MHS Collections 10, pt. 2: 462-73, with a map of this island).

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Vermillion City Hall
105 Main Street East
PO Box 67
Vermillion, MN 55085
Phone: (651) 437-8163 

Regular Business Hours:
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City Council Meeting:
1st Tuesday of the month at 8:00 pm

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Title Term Ends Name and Address   Phone
Mayor 12/31/2022 Brian Mann
203 Minnesota Avenue S
Vermillion, MN 55085
  (651) 437-9533
(651) 829-5689
Clerk/Treasurer appointed Lisa Rowan
PO Box 67
Vermillion, MN 55085
Email (612) 230-7435
Council Member 12/31/2022 Joe Munson
112 East Oak Street
Vermillion, MN 55085
  (651) 815-1401
Council Member 12/31/2022 Adam Kasel
203 Shady Avenue
Vermillion, MN 55085
  (651) 587-6586
Council Member 12/31/2024 Aaron Rother
302 Evergreen Street W
Vermillion, MN 55085
  (651) 270-1151
Council Member 12/31/2024 Travis John
120 Park Avenue N
Vermillion, MN 55085
  (651) 238-3964

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108 Park Avenue
Vermillion, MN
(651) 437-7944
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Regular Business Hours:
Week Days      8:00 am - 12:00 pm
                       12:45 pm - 4:30 pm

Saturday          8:00 am - 10:00 am
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Week Days            4:30 pm
Saturday                10:00 am

Utility Type Utility Name Utility Phone
Electricity n/a n/a
Natural Gas n/a n/a
Wastewater n/a n/a
Water n/a n/a
Telephone n/a n/a
Cable TV n/a n/a

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Hastings Public Schools
Independent School District #200

1000 West 11th Street
Hastings, MN 55033
Phone: (651) 480-7000

The Hastings School District encompasses over 170 square miles and is, geographically, one of the largest school districts in the Twin Cities metropolitan area. The school system has a Kindergarten through grade twelve enrollment of approximately 4,300 students and a total district population of about 28,000 residents. Independent School District #200 serves the cities of Hampton, Hastings, Miesville, New Trier, and Vermillion, and portions of Denmark, Douglas, Hampton, Marshan, Nininger, Ravenna, and Vermillion townships. While most of the school district is located in Dakota County, parts of ISD #200 are in Washington and Goodhue Counties.

Grades:  K-12
Students:  4,300

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Hastings High School
200 General Sieben Drive
Hastings, MN 55033
Phone: (651) 480-7470

Grades:  9-12
Students:  1,460

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Hastings Middle School
1000 West 11th Street
Hastings, MN 55033
Phone: (651) 480-7060

Grades:  5-8
Students:  1,340

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Pinecrest Elementary School
975 West 12th Street
Hastings, MN 55033
Phone: (651) 480-7280

Grades:  K-4
Students:  500

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