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Champaign County offers the spectrum in housing options from modern downtown lofts to country acreages. 2007 census data estimates place the median value of owner occupied homes in Champaign County at $136,500, up 44% since 2000.
Learn more about the communities in Champaign County



Elementary and secondary educational options cover the spectrum. Public, private or parochial…the choice is yours. A listing, by zip code, is available here.


By The Numbers

Area: 996 square miles
Population: 188,474
Median Age: 28.3 years
Median Family Income: $63,627, Up 21% since 2000
Educational Attainment: 42.6% have a bachelor’s degree or higher
Financial Institutions: 30
Miles from
Chicago – 138, about 2.4 hours
Indianapolis – 122, about 2 hours
St. Louis – 180, about 3 hours
Churches: over 200
Mean travel time to work: 16 minutes
Women-owned firms: 32.9%



The CUMTD is our award-winning mass transit provider. They have also partnered with the cities of Champaign and Urbana and the University of Illinois to offer Zipcars in our community. Learn more here.



The University of Illinois may be the largest employer in the County, but we’re not the only game in town. The opportunities are varied and range from high-tech to manufacturing featuring healthcare, education and retail.
Learn more about the economic environment of Champaign County here.

Search employment ads here.


Arts, Culture and Entertainment

Champaign-Urbana is an incredibly creative community. Options in the area of arts and entertainment are plentiful and high-quality.


Sports, Parks and Recreation

Between the high caliber of University sports and the award-winning park districts your desires for athletics and recreation are fulfilled.