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population icon Population 2020

With 88,302 people, Champaign is the 10th most populated city in the state of Illinois out of 1,369 cities. But watch out, Champaign, because Cicero with 85,268 people and Schaumburg with 78,723 people are right behind you.

race icon Race & Ethnicity 2020

The largest Champaign racial/ethnic groups are White (51.4%) followed by Black (17.6%) and Asian (16.6%).

income icon Median Income 2019

In 2019, the median household income of Champaign households was $48,415. Champaign households made slightly more than Blue Island households ($48,398) and Spillertown households ($48,333) . However, 10.1% of Champaign families live in poverty.

age icon Median Age 2019

The median age for Champaign residents is 27.4 years young.


Champaign, Illinois Population 2021

Champaign is a city located in Champaign CountyIllinois. With a 2020 population of 90,739, it is the 9thlargest city in Illinois and the 374th largest city in the United States. Champaign is currently growing at a rate of 1.02% annually and its population has increased by 11.95% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 81,055 in 2010. Champaign reached it's highest population of 90,739 in 2021. Spanning over 23 miles, Champaign has a population density of 3,974 people per square mile.

The average household income in Champaign is $73,280 with a poverty rate of 24.97%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $952 per month, and the median house value is $161,800. The median age in Champaign is 27.4 years, 26.2 years for males, and 28.6 years for females.

Champaign Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Champaign was:

  • White: 64.20%
  • Black or African American: 18.57%
  • Asian: 13.25%
  • Two or more races: 2.73%
  • Other race: 1.12%
  • Native American: 0.10%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.02%
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Champaign–Urbana metropolitan area

MSA in Illinois, United States

The Champaign–Urbana metropolitan area, also known as Champaign–Urbana and Urbana–Champaign as well as Chambana (colloquially), is a metropolitan area in east-central Illinois. It is the 191st largest metropolitan area in the U.S. It is composed of three counties, Champaign, Ford, and Piatt. The Office of Management and Budget has designated the three-county Champaign–Urbana area as one of its metropolitan statistical areas (the Champaign–Urbana, IL MSA), which are used for statistical purposes by the Census Bureau and other agencies.

The area has a population of 231,891 as determined by the 2010 U.S. Census.[1] The area is anchored by the principal cities of Champaign and Urbana and is home to the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, the flagship campus of the University of Illinois system. (University students, even those from outside the area, are included in Census figures if they were counted by the federal Census).

Journalists frequently treat the metropolitan area as just one city. For example, in 1998, Newsweek included the Champaign-Urbana Metropolitan Area in its list of the top ten tech cities (outside the Silicon Valley).[2] Champaign-Urbana also ranked tenth as one of the top twenty-five green cities in the United States, in a 2007 survey made by Country Home magazine.[3]

Urban core development[edit]

A number of major developments have significantly changed downtown Champaign since the beginning of the 21st century. Beginning in the 1990s, city government began to aggressively court development, including by investing millions of dollars in public funds into downtown improvements and by offering developers incentives, such as liquor licenses, to pursue projects in the area.[4] The 9-story M2 on Neil project is such an example. The project began in 2007[5] by taking down the facade of the deteriorated Trevett-Mattis Banking Co. which previously occupied the building site.[6] The facade was retained on the M2 building. Residents first began to lease space in the M2 in the winter of 2009.[7] The M2 includes not just condos for residential occupation, but also retail and office space in its lower floors, a common trend in new developments in the urban core. Across the street, a 9-story Hyatt Place boutique hotel opened in the summer of 2014.[8] In the Campustown area adjoining the University of Illinois, the new 24-story highriseapartment building 309 Green was ostensibly completed in the fall of 2007[9] but had partial occupancy at least through the fall of 2008.[10] It is 256 feet (78 m) tall, making it a full 3 stories higher than the older 21-story Tower at Third, the first contribution to the Urbana–Champaign skyline.[11] The Burnham 310 Project, at 18 stories, which is also taller (in overall height), was finished in the fall of 2008 and includes student luxury apartments and a County Market grocery store. Burnham 310 connects downtown Champaign to Campustown. In 2013-14, four other mixed-use buildings (apartments above commercial) have been built in Campustown, with heights of 26, 13, 8, and 5 stories. On the University of Illinois campus, Memorial Stadium has gone under major renovation, with construction of new stands, clubs, and luxury suites. Across Kirby Avenue, the Assembly Hall, first built in 1963 and renamed the State Farm Center as part of a major renovation begun in 2014, continues to be the home of Illinois basketball and has resumed hosting concerts and other performing arts after renovation was completed in late 2016. In the late 2000s, the restoration of the Champaign County Courthouse bell tower capped the expansion and renovation of Courthouse facilities and provided a striking focal point in downtown Urbana. These, among other developments, have given the Twin Cities a more urban feel.

Outlying areas[edit]

The outlying parts of the metropolitan area differ from the suburban areas of many other metropolitan areas. Instead of a sprawling suburban skirt that encircles the urban area, the urban area abuts large swaths of farmland, with small to medium-sized villages that originated as farming communities. But, as the willingness of professionals to commute longer distances has increased in recent decades, new residential developments have arisen on their edges, dotting the surrounding landscape. Some of these villages are home to as many as 5,000 residents or more, but most are significantly smaller.

Most of these outlying communities, such as Savoy, Mahomet, St. Joseph, Tolono, and arguably Rantoul and Monticello as well, are dependent on Champaign and Urbana for economic and infrastructure support. Predominantly, these cities and villages lie in Champaign County. These areas are populated to a substantial extent with commuters who work in Champaign or Urbana, but reside outside the two cities. Because higher paid professors, doctors and technology professionals who work for the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, the many clinics and hospitals in town, or in the Research Park, are more likely to maintain cars for commuting longer distances and to afford owner-occupied single-family housing, these areas lacking in mass transit and high-density rental projects often have a higher median household income than Champaign or Urbana.

In addition to residential developments in the surrounding, formerly agricultural communities, residential neighborhoods are also growing up in unincorporated areas within a short radius of the city limits, while the cities themselves are also expanding to annex areas of new development. While the annexed areas benefit from municipal services, developments that are willing to forego city sewer systems, libraries and police protection can enjoy the lower tax rates the surrounding townships levy, as fewer services are provided. Areas currently under construction extend as far as around Rising Road west of I-57 and north and east of Willard Airport. Some of this land is in Champaign Township, while some has been annexed to either Champaign or Savoy. Additional land development is occurring north of I-74 in land annexed by both Champaign and Urbana. On the eastern side of the city of Urbana, new business developments such as a Meijer, a planned Menards, and a commercial center with many restaurants and services have broken ground, as well as more suburban housing.

The issue of land development is often hotly contested by local governments. In addition to arguments for and against development, the question of potential annexations, which remove property tax revenues from the surrounding townships while increasing the urban tax base (but also the demands on urban services) is a point of constant strife between the cities and the surrounding townships. On the other hand, the availability of higher-valued housing in areas belonging to the townships or surrounding villages, which is paid for by workers earning their money within the urban infrastructure also represents a movement of potential tax dollars from Champaign and Urbana to their dependent areas.

Tourism and recreation[edit]


Parks and recreation[edit]

  • Champaign Park District features many parks, hiking trails, and biking trails in the city of Champaign.
  • Urbana Park District includes exercise and biking trails, Crystal Lake, a sculpture park, and other public facilities in the city of Urbana.
  • Robert Allerton Park a private estate donated to the University consisting of a large manor house (now a conference center), formal gardens, and natural woodlands and prairie. Open to the public.

Colleges and universities[edit]


The Champaign-Urbana Metro area has two hospitals located less than a mile apart near University Avenue in Urbana. The Carle Foundation Hospital, and OSF Heart of Mary Medical Center, with a combined total of over 550 physicians. Both hospitals provide various specialized services, and Carle Hospital currently has a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, a Level I Trauma Center, and a medical helicopter service. Both hospitals have struggled to maintain their tax-exempt status with the State of Illinois.[19]

Carle Clinic Association was purchased by the Carle Foundation in 2010. It was renamed Carle Foundation Physician Services,[20] and it maintains several locations next to the hospital, as well as other locations within Champaign-Urbana and other East Central Illinois cities. Christie Clinic, another smaller multi-specialty group practice, is headquartered in downtown Champaign. They are largely affiliated with OSF, but not as closely linked as their Carle counterparts are.

Both hospitals and clinics are affiliated with the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Urbana, part of the larger University of Illinois College of Medicine, which has campuses in Chicago, Peoria, Rockford, and Urbana. The College has a teaching presence at both hospitals, although the facilities are somewhat more extensive at Carle Foundation Hospital.

Piatt County, which is included in the Champaign-Urbana Metro Area, also has a hospital. Kirby Medical Center is a general medical and surgical facility located in Monticello. Both Carle Clinic and Christie Clinic have satellite facilities located at Kirby.

Arts and culture[edit]

The Virginia Theatre in Downtown Champaign.

The Champaign-Urbana Metropolitan Area is home to many theatres. The University is home to three theatre venues; Foellinger Auditorium, Assembly Hall and the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. While the Assembly Hall is primarily a campus basketball and concert arena, the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts is considered to be one of the nation's top venues for performance and hosts over 400 performances annually. Built in 1969, the Krannert Center's facilities cover over four acres (16,000 m²) of land, and features four theatres and an amphitheatre.

The Historic Virginia Theatre in downtown Champaign is a public venue owned by the city of Champaign and administered by the Champaign Park District. It is best known for hosting Roger Ebert's Film Festival which occurs annually during the last week of April. The Virginia also features a variety of performances from community theatre with the Champaign Urbana Theatre Company, to post box-office showings of popular films, current artistic films, live musical performances (both orchestral and popular), and other types of shows. First commissioned in 1921, it originally served as a venue for both film and live performances, but became primarily a movie house in the 1950s. Occasional live events were held during the 1970s and 1980s, including a live production of "Oh, Calcutta" and performances by George Benson, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Missing Persons, and the Indigo Girls. GKC Corporation closed the Virginia as a movie house on February 13, 1992, with the final regular film being Steve Martin's "Father of the Bride". The theatre once again began holding regular live performances when it was leased to local gospel singer David Wyper in 1992. The Champaign-Urbana Theatre Company was formed to perform major musicals and opened their first season with "The Music Man" that June. Control passed to the Virginia Theatre group in 1996 and the theatre became a non-profit public venue. The Champaign Park District assumed control of the facilities in 2000. Its original Wurlitzer theatre pipe organ[21] has been maintained by Warren York since 1988 and is still played regularly.

The Art Theater[22] in downtown Champaign began as Champaign's first theatre devoted to movies, the Park, in 1913, and was a small venue showing films not normally playing at the box office. The theatre was the only single-screen movie theatre with daily operation as a movie theatre in Champaign-Urbana. The theater ceased operations on October 31 of 2019.[23] The Virginia, which hosts Roger Ebert's Annual Overlooked Film Festival, is also single-screen, but only opens for special showings and events. Rapp and Rapp's 1914 Orpheum Theatre[24] closed in the mid-1980s and now houses a children's science museum. Parkland College in Champaign features a small theatre called the Parkland College Theatre and a planetarium called the William M. Staerkel Planetarium.

The area has originated a great deal of musical talent, starting with REO Speedwagon, Head East, Dan Fogelberg and including HUM, Poster Children, Hardvark, The Moon Seven Times, Braid, AMASONG, Castor, National Skyline, Love Cup, Absinthe Blind, Headlights and The Beauty Shop. Some lesser known artists like Alma Afrobeat Ensemble, Zirafa and Spinnerty, d-Lo, Bozak, Melodic Scribes, DJ Librarian, UC Hiphop, and Zmick are also worthy of note on simply a local scale. Champaign-Urbana is relatively well known for producing a rich array of emo, college rock, and black metal.

Opening in 1990 in the heart of downtown Champaign, the Blind Pig Co on Taylor St was one of the first businesses to lead the renaissance of the formerly deserted downtown district. The Blind Pig catered to the budding music community, and indeed fostered many of the local bands. Live music was featured 5 nights a week, and grunge and indy rock bands like the Afghan Whigs, Smashing Pumpkins, Liz Phair, Pavement and Everclear performed there on numerous occasions. Blues legends like Luther Allison, Ronnie and Lonnie Brooks, Otis Clay and Robert Cotton were also featured, as were international acts like I.K. Dairo, Diblo Diballa, the Five Blind Boys, Malathini and the Mohatella Queens, and Tabuley Rochereau.

The Blind Pig closed as a music venue in 1998, but re-opened as a craft beer bar in 2004, and a microbrewery in 2009.

The cities now host Pygmalion Music Festival on an annual basis, presented by the Nicodemus Agency and Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. Past performers include Iron and Wine, The Books, Yacht, Rjd2, Yo La Tengo, Black Mountain, Asobi Seksu, Times New Viking, of Montreal, Danielson, Man Man, Okkervil River, Andrew Bird, Questlove, and more. The 2010 festival took place September 22–25.

The twin cities have a large number and variety of restaurants from long-standing breakfast and pizza traditions to newer, high-end dinner spots with "Chicago-style" aspirations. There is a wide representation of cuisines as well as many vegetarian and vegan choices.[25] This has led to state-wide, mentioned on "Best of Illinois" lists,[26] and regional recognition, receiving the Midwest Living magazine's 'Greatest Food Town' award in 2017[27][28]


  • Besides many print outlets, commercial radio stations, and TV stations, Champaign-Urbana has several academic, homegrown and not-for-profit media outlets.
  • WEFT 90.1 FM is a community radio station begun by a group of radio enthusiasts, artists, and community-minded individuals working together to realize the potential of bringing a variety of programming and people together behind one frequency. Since 1981, WEFT has broadcast music from around the world and East Central Illinois, news, and public affairs on shows hosted by an all-volunteer staff of air shifters. It also airs programming from national sources including Pacific.
  • WRFU-LP is a low powercommunity radio station owned and operated by Radio Free Urbana.[29] The station was built by hundreds of volunteers from the region and around the country in November 2005 at the ninth Prometheus Radio Project barnraising. WRFU broadcasts music, news, public affairs, and political activism (usually left-leaning) to listeners at 104.5FM.
  • Illini Media, located at 5th and Green in campustown, is home to the college's alternative radio station WPGU 107.1. The Illini Media Building is also home to the Daily Illini, the student-run daily newspaper, and Buzz Weekly[30] which has quickly become a popular source for arts & entertainment news in the Champaign-Urbana area.
  • Smile Politely, an online magazine focused on arts, entertainment and alternative news, opened in 2007 and is seen as the successor to previous print efforts like The Octopus, and The Hub Weekly.


In 2009, the Champaign-Urbana metropolitan statistical area (MSA) ranked as the fourth highest in the United States for percentage of commuters who walked to work (9 percent).[31] In 2013, the Champaign-Urbana MSA ranked as the eleventh lowest in the United States for percentage of workers who commuted by private automobile (78.4 percent). During the same year, 7.9 percent of Champaign area commuters walked to work.[32]

Interstate 74 runs east–west through Champaign and Urbana. Interstate 57 runs north–south through the west part of Champaign. Interstate 72 terminates at Champaign. U.S. Routes 45 and 150 pass through the cities as well, and Illinois Routes 10 and 130 originate in Champaign and Urbana, respectively.

The Champaign-Urbana area is served by the Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District, which has its main interchange at Illinois Terminal. Illinois Terminal also provides service by Greyhound Lines, Burlington Trailways, and the AmtrakCity of New Orleans, Illini and Saluki routes, making it a regional transportation hub.

The University of Illinois Willard Airport in Savoy on the south side of Champaign provides air service through American Eagle.


While greater Champaign-Urbana does not feature any professional sports teams, the University of Illinois fields many teams which compete in the Big Ten Conference. Memorial Stadium and the State Farm Center (formerly the Assembly Hall) are both located in the south-east portion of Champaign. Memorial Stadium is a football arena where the Fighting Illini football team plays, and the State Farm Center is the home of the highly successful Fighting Illini basketball team. The NFL's Chicago Bears played in Memorial Stadium for the 2002 season while Soldier Field was being modernized and refurbished.

The city of Champaign has been working with the Frontier League to create a privately owned professional baseball team. The team was scheduled to start playing in the 2009 baseball season, but was delayed in 2008 to the 2010 season at the earliest.[33] Since then however, there has been no development on the matter.

The University of Illinois hosted the 2013 NCAA Division I Men's and Women's Tennis Championships in May at the Kahn Outdoor Tennis Complex next to the Atkins Tennis Center and Eichelberger Field just south of Florida Avenue in Urbana. The Illini Men's Tennis team won the 2003 NCAA tennis championships and is highly ranked nationally.

Since 2009, Champaign-Urbana has been the home of the Illinois Marathon.

Notable people[edit]

Main articles: List of people from Champaign, Illinois and List of people from Urbana, Illinois

The following people are from the Champaign–Urbana Metropolitan Area or attended the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign:

  • American Football, rock group
  • Philip Anderson, Nobel Prize winner in Physics
  • Marc Andreessen, software engineer; co-writer of the Internet browser Mosaic
  • John Bardeen, two-time Nobel Prize winner in Physics
  • Bonnie Blair, Olympicspeedskater
  • Emily Blue, pop singer
  • Braid, rock group
  • Dick Butkus, hall of fame NFL football player, played for U of I
  • Iris Chang, book author, historian
  • Roger Ebert, film critic
  • Dave Eggers, writer
  • Jennie Garth, actress, director
  • Red Grange, Illinois football RB, Chicago Bears RB, NFL Hall of Famer, #1 Big Ten Icon
  • Steven Hager, founder of the Cannabis Cup, editor-in-chief of High Times magazine
  • George Halas, founder/former owner of the Chicago Bears
  • Erika Harold, Miss America 2003
  • Hugh Hefner, founder of Playboy
  • Nick Holonyak Jr., inventor of the visible light-emitting diode
  • Hum, rock group
  • Mannie Jackson, owner of the Harlem Globetrotters
  • Robert L. Johnson, founder of BET
  • Shahid Khan, CEO/owner of Flex-N-Gate and owner of the Jacksonville Jaguars
  • Alison Krauss, bluegrass singer
  • Jonathan Kuck, Olympic speed skater
  • Don Laz, Olympic pole vault medalist
  • Ang Lee, filmmaker
  • Jimmy John Liautaud, owner of the sandwich chain Jimmy John's
  • Ludacris, rapper
  • Jack McDuff, jazz organist and organ trio bandleader
  • Tatyana McFadden, five-time US Paralympian winning 17 medals and 18 IPC World Championship medals
  • Tracey Meares, law professor
  • Nichole Millage, Paralympic volleyball player
  • Nick Offerman, actor, writer, humorist, carpenter
  • Nina Paley, cartoonist, illustrator, and blogger
  • Ron Popeil, infomercial inventor
  • C.W. Post, breakfast cereal magnate
  • Richard Powers, writer
  • Katherine Reutter, Olympicspeed skater
  • Blake Schilb, an American professional basketball player
  • Daniel B. Shapiro, former US Ambassador to Israel
  • Hamilton O. Smith, won Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1978
  • REO Speedwagon, rock group
  • Starcastle, progressive rock group
  • Sasha Velour, an American drag queen and winner of Rupaul's Drag Race in 2017
  • David Ogden Stiers attended high school in Urbana (with Roger Ebert)
  • Thelma Strabel, novelist
  • James Tobin, won Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics in 1981.
  • David Foster Wallace, writer
  • George Will, political columnist
  • Stephen Wolfram, founder and CEO of Wolfram Research & Wolfram Alpha
  • Timothy Zahn, Hugo-award-winning author attended U of I and began his writing career there


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Coordinates: 40°6′N88°15′W / 40.100°N 88.250°W / 40.100; -88.250

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Urbana, Illinois Population 2021

Urbana is a city located in Champaign CountyIllinois. It is also the county seat of Champaign County. With a 2020 population of 41,684, it is the 36thlargest city in Illinois and the 939th largest city in the United States. Urbana is currently declining at a rate of -0.63% annually but its population has increased by 1.05% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 41,250 in 2010. Urbana reached it's highest population of 43,065 in 2015. Spanning over 12 miles, Urbana has a population density of 3,527 people per square mile.

The average household income in Urbana is $58,888 with a poverty rate of 29.78%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $838 per month, and the median house value is $155,000. The median age in Urbana is 25.1 years, 24.7 years for males, and 25.5 years for females.

Urbana Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Urbana was:

  • White: 59.36%
  • Asian: 18.93%
  • Black or African American: 16.41%
  • Two or more races: 3.41%
  • Other race: 1.32%
  • Native American: 0.36%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.21%

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In 2019, Champaign-Urbana, IL had a population of 226k people with a median age of 30.9 and a median household income of $53,641. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Champaign-Urbana, IL declined from 239,273 to 226,323, a −5.41% decrease and its median household income grew from $52,581 to $53,641, a 2.02% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Champaign-Urbana, IL are White (Non-Hispanic) (69.3%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (12.4%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (9.99%), White (Hispanic) (4.4%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.27%). 0% of the households in Champaign-Urbana, IL speak a non-English language at home as their primary language.

92.3% of the residents in Champaign-Urbana, IL are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Champaign-Urbana, IL are University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (14,052 degrees awarded in 2019), Parkland College (1,428 degrees), and Tricoci University of Beauty Culture-Urbana (51 degrees).

In 2019, the median property value in Champaign-Urbana, IL was $159,700, and the homeownership rate was 55.2%. Most people in Champaign-Urbana, IL drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 17.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Champaign-Urbana, IL was 2 cars per household.

Champaign-Urbana, IL borders Bloomington, IL, Danville, IL, Decatur, IL, Kankakee, IL, and Pontiac, IL.

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Population in 2019: 88,909 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +31.7%
Males: 47,236  (53.1%)
Females: 41,673  (46.9%)
Median resident age:27.2 years
Illinois median age:38.6 years

Zip codes:61801, 61820, 61821.

Champaign Zip Code MapEstimated median household income in 2019: $47,379 (it was $32,795 in 2000)

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $28,817 (it was $18,664 in 2000)

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Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $154,600 (it was $89,500 in 2000)

Mean prices in 2019:all housing units: $184,262; detached houses: $195,987; townhouses or other attached units: $184,474; in 2-unit structures: $185,000; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $114,987; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $128,317; mobile homes: $27,490

Median gross rent in 2019: $985.

March 2019 cost of living index in Champaign: 86.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 26.2%
(21.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 28.3% for Black residents, 23.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 38.4% for other race residents, 26.2% for two or more races residents)

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Ancestries: German (9.5%), American (7.0%), Irish (4.7%), European (3.8%), English (3.4%), Polish (2.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 04/24/1883

Elevation: 750 feet

Land area: 17.0 square miles.

Population density: 5,234 people per square mile  (average).

Champaign, Illinois map

13,123 residents are foreign born (3.9% Asia, 2.0% Africa, 1.8% Latin America).

This city:15.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $3,957 (2.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $2,933 (2.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Indianapolis, IN (114.3 miles , pop. 781,870).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (123.3 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Latitude: 40.11 N, Longitude: 88.26 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +10,078 (+11.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 24,675 (57.7%)

Area code: 217

Distribution of median household income in Champaign, IL in 2019
Distribution of house value in Champaign, IL in 2019
Champaign satellite photo by USGS

Champaign tourist attractions:

Champaign, Illinois accommodation & food services, waste management - Economy and Business Data

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 96 buildings, average cost: $98,500
  • 1998: 122 buildings, average cost: $130,500
  • 1999: 183 buildings, average cost: $127,900
  • 2000: 204 buildings, average cost: $116,600
  • 2001: 135 buildings, average cost: $158,700
  • 2002: 211 buildings, average cost: $154,200
  • 2003: 187 buildings, average cost: $173,900
  • 2004: 241 buildings, average cost: $140,500
  • 2005: 600 buildings, average cost: $144,600
  • 2006: 507 buildings, average cost: $149,800
  • 2007: 206 buildings, average cost: $205,400
  • 2008: 97 buildings, average cost: $216,500
  • 2009: 98 buildings, average cost: $210,800
  • 2010: 63 buildings, average cost: $242,100
  • 2011: 54 buildings, average cost: $250,000
  • 2012: 59 buildings, average cost: $214,000
  • 2013: 73 buildings, average cost: $200,100
  • 2014: 92 buildings, average cost: $273,100
  • 2015: 82 buildings, average cost: $238,100
  • 2016: 141 buildings, average cost: $230,700
  • 2017: 133 buildings, average cost: $218,500
  • 2018: 132 buildings, average cost: $213,700
  • 2019: 71 buildings, average cost: $262,500
Number of permits per 10,000 Champaign, IL residents
Average permit cost in Champaign, IL
Unemployment in November 2020:
Unemployment by year
Historical population in Champaign, IL
Historical housing units in Champaign, IL

Population change in the 1990s: +3,195 (+5.0%).
Most common industries in Champaign, IL (%)
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (26.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.3%)
  • Health care (7.3%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (7.0%)
  • Public administration (3.2%)
  • Finance & insurance (2.9%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (2.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Educational services (23.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.9%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (8.9%)
  • Construction (3.8%)
  • Public administration (3.5%)
  • Health care (3.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (2.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (29.2%)
  • Health care (11.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.6%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.9%)
  • Social assistance (3.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.0%)
  • Public administration (2.9%)
Most common occupations in Champaign, IL (%)
Most common occupations in 2019
  • Postsecondary teachers (8.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.5%)
  • Computer specialists (4.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (2.8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (2.8%)
  • Engineers (2.6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (2.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2019
  • Postsecondary teachers (8.9%)
  • Computer specialists (7.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.0%)
  • Engineers (4.5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.0%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.1%)
  • Life and physical scientists (3.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2019
  • Postsecondary teachers (7.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.0%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (3.3%)
  • Registered nurses (3.2%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.1%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (2.8%)

Average climate in Champaign, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Champaign, Illinois environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 69.2. This is about average.

Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2000 was 2.04. This is about average.Closest monitor was 1.1 miles away from the city center.

Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 28.9. This is about average.Closest monitor was 0.9 miles away from the city center.

Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.45. This is about average.Closest monitor was 1.3 miles away from the city center.

Tornado activity:

Champaign-area historical tornado activity is near Illinois state average. It is 81% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/19/1996, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 3.0 miles away from the Champaign city center injured 12 peopleand caused $9 million in damages.

On 4/9/1953, a category F3 tornado 5.1 miles away from the city center killed 3 peopleand injured 22 peopleand causedbetween $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Champaign-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Illinois state average. It is 111% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 116.6 miles away from Champaign center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 91.6 miles away from Champaign center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 116.7 miles away from Champaign center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 149.3 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 115.4 miles away from Champaign center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 105.6 miles away from Champaign center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Champaign County (11) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 5, Floods: 4, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).Champaign topographic map

Hospitals in Champaign:

  • CARLE PAVILION INC (provides emergency services, 809 W CHURCH ST)
  • COVENANT MEDICAL CTR-CHAMPAIGN CAMPUS (provides emergency services, 407 S 4TH ST)

Nursing Homes in Champaign:


Dialysis Facilities in Champaign:


Home Health Centers in Champaign:


Airports located in Champaign:

Amtrak station:

CHAMPAIGN-URBANA (116 N. CHESTNUT ST.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

Local government

Colleges/Universities in Champaign:

  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Full-time enrollment: 47,528; Location: 601 E John Street; Public; Website:; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Parkland College (Full-time enrollment: 7,326; Location: 2400 W Bradley Ave; Public; Website:
  • Regency Beauty Institute-Champaign (Full-time enrollment: 107; Location: 517 West Town Center Blvd.; Private, for-profit; Website:

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Champaign:

  • Danville Area Community College (about 36 miles; Danville, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,229)
  • Richland Community College (about 38 miles; Decatur, IL; FT enrollment: 2,434)
  • Millikin University (about 43 miles; Decatur, IL; FT enrollment: 2,419)
  • Eastern Illinois University (about 44 miles; Charleston, IL; FT enrollment: 9,414)
  • Illinois Wesleyan University (about 47 miles; Bloomington, IL; FT enrollment: 2,323)
  • Illinois State University (about 48 miles; Normal, IL; FT enrollment: 18,804)
  • Lake Land College (about 48 miles; Mattoon, IL; FT enrollment: 7,499)

Public high schools in Champaign:

  • CENTENNIAL HIGH SCHOOL(Students: 1,519, Location: 913 CRESCENT DR, Grades: 9-12)
  • R E A D Y PROGRAM (Location: 45 E UNIVERSITY AVE, Grades: 6-12)
  • CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL (Location: 610 W UNIVERSITY AVE, Grades: 9-12)
  • NOVAK ACADEMY (Location: 815 N RANDOLPH ST, Grades: 9-12)
  • ACTIONS PROGRAM (Location: 1103 N NEIL ST, Grades: KG-12)

Private high schools in Champaign:

  • JUDAH CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 543, Location: 908 N PROSPECT AVE, Grades: PK-12)
  • THE HIGH SCHOOL OF ST THOMAS MORE (Students: 294, Location: 3901 N MATTIS AVE, Grades: 9-12)
  • PAVILION FOUNDATION SCHOOL (Students: 90, Location: 809 W CHURCH, Grades: 2-12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Champaign:

  • JEFFERSON MIDDLE SCHOOL(Students: 673, Location: 1115 CRESCENT DR, Grades: 6-8)
  • ROBESON ELEM SCHOOL(Students: 516, Location: 2501 SOUTHMOOR DR, Grades: KG-5)
  • BOTTENFIELD ELEM SCHOOL(Students: 419, Location: 1801 S PROSPECT AVE, Grades: KG-5)
  • VERNON L BARKSTALL ELEMENTARY SCH(Students: 418, Location: 2201 HALLBECK DR, Grades: KG-5)
  • DR HOWARD ELEM SCHOOL(Students: 395, Location: 1117 W PARK AVE, Grades: KG-5)
  • STRATTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL(Students: 390, Location: 902 N RANDOLPH ST, Grades: KG-5)
  • KENWOOD ELEM SCHOOL(Students: 389, Location: 1605 W KIRBY AVE, Grades: KG-5)
  • GARDEN HILLS ELEM SCHOOL(Students: 357, Location: 2001 GARDEN HILLS DR, Grades: KG-5)
  • SOUTH SIDE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL(Students: 274, Location: 712 S PINE ST, Grades: KG-5)
  • WASHINGTON ELEM SCHOOL(Students: 254, Location: 606 E GROVE ST, Grades: KG-5)

Private elementary/middle schools in Champaign:

  • ST MATTHEW SCHOOL (Students: 416, Location: 1307 LINCOLNSHIRE DR, Grades: KG-8)
  • NEXT GENERATION SCHOOL (Students: 341, Location: 2521 GALEN DR, Grades: PK-8)
  • HOLY CROSS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 316, Location: 410 W WHITE ST, Grades: KG-8)
  • ST JOHN LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 185, Location: 509 S MATTIS AVE, Grades: PK-8)
  • COUNTRYSIDE SCHOOL (Students: 144, Location: 4301 W KIRBY AVE, Grades: KG-8)
  • MONTESSORI HABITAT SCHOOL (Students: 78, Location: 801 W KIRBY AVE, Grades: PK-8)
  • UNIVERSITY PRIMARY SCHOOL (Students: 51, Location: 51 GERTY DR, Grades: PK-1)
See full list of schools located in Champaign

Library in Champaign:

  • CHAMPAIGN PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $6,042,790; Location: 200 WEST GREEN STREET; 278,378 books; 1,945 e-books; 33,568 audio materials; 31,656 video materials; 21 local licensed databases; 19 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 596 print serial subscriptions; 1 electronic serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Please add Campus Middle School for Girls as a private school for the Champaign-Urbana area. The school's address is: 1203 W. Green St. Urbana, IL 61801

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Champaign: Champaign Country Club (A), Devonshire Corporate Centre (B), Interstate Research Park (C), Market Street Industrial Park (D), Weston Hall (E), Van Doren Hall (F), Turner Student Services Building (G), Taft Hall (H), Swanlund Administration Building (I), Snyder Hall (J), Sherman Hall (K), Shelford Vivarium (L), Scott Hall (M), Noble Hall (N), Merriam Laboratory (O), Lundgren Hall (P), La Casa Cultural Latina (Q), Krannert Art Museum (R), Illini Hall (S), Huff Hall (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Country Fair Shopping Center (1), Market Place Mall Shopping Center (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Champaign: Saint John Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Mount Hope Cemetery (1), Roselawn Cemetery (2), Saint Marys Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Clear Lake (A), Mattis Lake (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Boneyard Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Champaign include: Scott Park (1), Beardsley Park (2), Centennial Park (3), Clark Park (4), Davidson Park (5), Wisegarver Park (6), Willis Park (7), Robeson Park (8), Mayfair Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Champaign County - Historical Museum (111 East University Avenue) (1), Champaign County Historical Museum Cattle Bank (102 East University Avenue) (2), Champaign Urbana Astronomical Society (Nature Centers; 706 Kenwood Road) (3), G T'S Western Bowl Inc (Amusement & Theme Parks; Francis Drive) (4), Ants in Their Pants (Amusement & Theme Parks; 125 South Mattis Avenue) (5), Education America Limited (Tours & Charters; 2007 Round Barn Road # A) (6), Franklin Travel (Tours & Charters; 1710 South Neil Street Suite 1) (7). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: C. B.Independent .Director.Coastal.Vacation (112 Kenwood Road 394) (1), Country Inn & Suites by Carlson (602 W Marketview Dr.) (2), Days Inn (1019 West Bloomington Road) (3), Comfort Inn Champaign (305 Market View Drive) (4), Country Inn & Suites Champaign (602 West Marketview Drive) (5), Comfort Inn (305 W Marketview Dr) (6), Hawthorn Suites Ltd. - Champaign (101 Trade Centre Dr) (7), Extended Stayamerica (610 West Marketview Drive) (8), Drury Inn and Suites Champaign (Urbana) (905 West Anthony Drive) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: Federal Bureau Of Investigation (116 North Chestnut Street) (1), Breese Court C-O Ppm Inc (108 East John Street) (2), Champaign County - Probation & Court Services- Juvenile Detention Ce (400 South Art Bartell Road) (3)


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