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Champaign County Population (2017) = 209,399 

City of Champaign Population (2017) = 87,432  (+7.6% from 2010)

  • Under 5 years old – 5.3%
  • Under 18 years old – 16.5%
  • 65 years and older – 8.5%

City of Champaign Population Density = 3,613/sq mi.

Total Households = 33,432

Total Equalized Assessed Valuation (2015) = $1,492,156,913

Bond Rating = AAA

Median Household Income = $45,198

Per Capita Sales = $17, 203

2017 Building Permit Construction Value= $215,640,557 (fourth highest all-time)

Single Family Homes Construction (5 year average) = 106 homes

Multi-Family Unit Construction (5 year average) = 533 units

Commercial Building Construction (5 year average) = 42 buildings

Education Level

  • High School Degree or Higher (age 25+) = 95.5%
  • Bachelor’s Degree or Higher (age 25+) = 52.2%


  • Population (2014) = 3,484

United States Department of Labor Statistics

Champaign-Urbana Workforce at a Glance


Average Daily Commute = 15.7 minutes

  • 2010 Retail Sales = $936,499,215
  • 2011 Retail Sales = $953,138,231
  • 2012 Retail Sales = $982,486,246
  • 2013 Retail Sales = $992,753,615
  • 2014 Retail Sales = $1,008,269,815


  • Coldest Month – January (Avg High 32F – Avg Low 16F)
  • Warmest Month – July (Avg High 85F – Avg Low 65F
  • Number of Heating Days: Based on 65F) – 5,842
  • Number of Cooling Days (Based on 65F) – 997
  • Growing Season: 178 Days


  • Total Annual Rainfall – 41.0″
  • Annual Snowfall – 26.20″
  • Driest Month – January (1.89″)
  • Wettest Month – May (4.80″)

Illinois American WaterWater 

The City of Champaign is served by Illinois American Water.  Our water is sourced from deep wells tapping into the Mahomet Aquifer.  This aquifer encompasses 15 counties across much of Central Illinois and provides drinking water to over 850,000 people.  The aquifer supplies over 100,000,000 gallons of water per day for public water use, industrial use, and irrigation.


AmerenPower & Natural Gas 

Ameren Illinois is a regulated electric and gas delivery company based in Collinsville, Illinois. The parent company is Ameren Corporation located in St. Louis, Missouri. As a delivery company, Ameren Illinois is in the business of energy distribution. All customers can choose their electric supplier, and non-residential customers can choose their gas supplier.

The service territory spans 43,700 square miles, or about three-quarters of the state.  The company’s complex delivery system includes approximately 4,500 miles of electric transmission lines, 45,400 miles of distribution lines, 18,000 miles of natural gas transmission and distribution mains, and 12 underground natural gas storage fields.


Sanitary Sewer

The Urbana & Champaign Sanitary District (UCSD) is a municipal body created in 1921 by voter petition which provides wastewater treatment for properties in the Cities of Urbana and Champaign, the Villages of Bondville and Savoy, the University of Illinois, and the surrounding adjacent developed areas.

UCSD operates two wastewater treatment plants.  The Northeast plant is located in Urbana immediately north of Ambucs Park.  The Southwest plant is located in Champaign at the intersection of Windsor and Rising Roads.  UCSD also operates the large diameter sanitary interceptor sewers and 27 pumping stations that transport wastewater to the treatment plants.  Champaign, Urbana, Savoy and the University of Illinois operate their respective collector sewers to which homes and businesses are connected.




Urbana-Champaign Big Broadband (UC2B) is a not-for-profit agency in Urbana-Champaign, Illinois. UC2B is both an Internet service provider (ISP) and a physical, fiber-optic broadband infrastructure with over 187 miles of fiber. The UC2B not-for-profit agency was formed to maintain and expand the network and to operate the ISP that comprises UC2B. The agency oversees the operation of the network, customer service associated with the ISP, and the daily business of both.

UC2B began in 2009 with grant funding from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration to the University of Illinois. Today, UC2B is a collaboration between the University of Illinois, the City of Urbana, the City of Champaign, and service provider iTV-3. They provide broadband Internet access to residences and business in Urbana-Champaign, including many subscribers who were previously unserved or underserved. This high-speed connectivity promotes educational opportunities, economic growth, job creation, and positive social impacts.

Contact Info

Planning and Development Department
102 N. Neil St.
Champaign, IL 61820

217-403-8810 (fax)

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