Most Expensive Champaign Neighborhoods
Champaign is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 84,513 people and 20 constituent neighborhoods, Champaign is the 11th largest community in Illinois.
Champaign is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 88.36% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Champaign is a city of professionals, sales and office workers and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Champaign who work in teaching (14.31%), office and administrative support (11.85%) and management occupations (8.93%).
Also of interest is that Champaign has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Champaign is also a major college town with a large number of people who are 18 years or older and attending college. As is often the case in college towns, the many students that live in Champaign have a strong influence on the local culture and entertainment scene, which may seem dormant by comparison in the summer months when much of the student population is away. In the fall, the return of students has a reinvigorating effect on the community. Because colleges are lasting institutions, they have a stabilizing effect on the economy by providing direct local benefits such as jobs for faculty and staff and spending by students. Champaign’s economy is one such example of this.
Not only is Champaign a city with many college students, but it also retains many recent graduates who are looking to start new careers, shaping the character of the city into a place that is geared toward, and considered attractive to, many single, educated people. Many singles consider Champaign a good place to live without being in a really big city, with opportunities for friendships and fun with others like themselves.
Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 16.93 minutes getting to work every day.
For the size of the city, public transportation in Champaign is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For Champaign, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Champaign. 50.25% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.
The per capita income in Champaign in 2010 was $25,651, which is middle income relative to Illinois, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $102,604 for a family of four. However, Champaign contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Champaign is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Champaign home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Champaign residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Champaign include German, Irish, English, Polish, Italian and European.
The most common language spoken in Champaign is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||32,734|
|CHAMPAIGN HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||42.85%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||57.15%|
|TYPE OF CHAMPAIGN HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||48.97%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||6.69%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||7.18%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||36.32%|
|SIZE OF CHAMPAIGN HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||3.36%|
|AGE OF CHAMPAIGN HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||17.57%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||39.66%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||29.93%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||12.84%|
|CHAMPAIGN REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$151,728|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$992|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $51,000||4.26%|
|$51,001 - $101,000||14.54%|
|$101,001 - $203,000||55.00%|
|$203,001 - $304,000||15.06%|
|$304,001 - $406,000||7.24%|
|$406,001 - $507,000||2.18%|
|$507,001 - $761,000||1.05%|
|$761,001 - $1,015,000||0.40%|
|PEOPLE OF CHAMPAIGN||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||5.13%|
|5 TO 17||12.01%|
|18 TO 24||28.69%|
|25 TO 34||17.53%|
|35 TO 54||19.43%|
|55 TO 64||8.99%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||8.23%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||94.34%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$42,077|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$25,651|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||27.34%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Education (28.55%)
Professional, scientific, and technical services (7.15%)
Information Technology (2.39%)
Public Service (2.01%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||15.64%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||0.11%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||0.00%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||1.21%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||2.33%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||5.75%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||German (18.41%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (81.22%)
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