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Champaign, Illinois - Basic Facts

The City of Champaign had a population of 86,805 as of July 1, 2017. Champaign ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Illinois. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Champaign is located at latitude 40.1151 and longitude -88.2737 in Champaign County. The formal boundaries for the City of Champaign (see map below) encompass a land area of 22.58 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Champaign County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 738 feet.

The City of Champaign (GNIS ID: 2393796) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Champaign is located within Township of Champaign City, a minor civil division (MCD) of Champaign County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Champaign population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Champaign: West Urbana.

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Champaign, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 86,805
Daytime Population: Workers 66,264
Daytime Population: Residents 45,750
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 112,014
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.29
Population in Households 78,259
Population in Familes 46,509
Population in Group Qrtrs 8,546
Population Density2 3,844
Diversity Index3 61


Median Household Income $40,517
Average Household Income $63,426
Per Capita Income $26,776


Total Housing Units 36,955 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 14,684 (39.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 19,959 (54.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,312 ( 6.3%)
Median Home Value $146,416
Average Home Value $184,751


Total Households 34,643
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 15,552
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.94% 0.93%
Households 1.0% 1.01%
Families 0.56% 0.71%
Median Household Income   0.24%
Per Capita Income   1.95%

Champaign, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Champaign to the other 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 11 99th
Population Density # 90 93rd
Diversity Index # 104 93rd
Median Household Income # 1166 15th
Per Capita Income # 675 51st

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