This rating is a weighted average of commute time, crime rate, population, median salary, and more.
This score adds annual household income and cost of living to the city rating.
Density (Population per mile²)
Compared to New York, Champaign has a low population density. Champaign is perfect for those who want to be in the city without constantly rubbing shoulders.
With a quality of life rating of 7/10 and an overall value of 6/10, there are many things to love about Champaign, IL, but there are also a few factors that may not be the best fit for everyone. Most homeowners will be happy in Champaign, but be sure to visit first to make sure it’s the best place for you.
Population density is a way of determining how crowded an area is. Champaign has a population density of 4,281, with 72,721 current residents.
Out of the 72,721 current residents, 51% are male and 49% are female. 39% of the residents are married and 61% are single.
- 53% Sun
- 38% Rain
- 23% Snow
52°F average temperature
- 35 years Median home age
- $121,370 Median home price
- 2.35% Home appreciation rate
- 19.22% Annual property tax
As for living in Champaign, the air quality is 77% and the weather, on average, is 53% sunny, 38% rainy, and 23% snowy. The average temperature is 52°F.
Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a home in Champaign, you should know that 44.5% of homes are owned while 48.7% of homes are rented, and 6.8% of homes are vacant. The median price of a home is $121,370, the median age of homes is 35 years, the annual home appreciation is 2.35% and the annual property tax is 19.22%.
Crime rate (per 100,000)8
When looking at the community of Champaign, it’s important to determine the crime rate. Champaign’s crime rate is 8 total number of crimes reported per 100,000 total population. The average age of residents in Champaign is 27 years and the breakdown of political affiliations is 57.76% Democratic, 40.25% Republican, and 1.99% Independent.
Student teacher ratio 1:14
Management, Business, Art & Sciences
Sales & Office Occupations
Production, Transportation & Material Moving
Natural Resources, Construction & Maintenance
91%High school diploma
7%Some college or associates degree
23%Graduate or professional degree
When looking at Champaign, it’s important to understand employment statistics. 8.50% of residents are unemployed in Champaign (which does not include the percentage of residents who are no longer in the labor force). Of the employed Champaign residents: 11.4% of employed residents work in the management and business field, 33.98% are in the arts and sciences field, 16.3% are in the customer service field, 25.6% are in the sales field, 0.27% work in farming, fishing, and forestry, 4% of employed residents work in the construction field, and 8.6% work in production. When it comes to education, the ratio of teachers to students is 1:14. The percentage of residents who have graduated high school is 91.44%, 6.81% of residents have an associate’s degree, 22.32% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, and 22.64% have a master’s degree.
Average commute time
Daily breakdown: by transport type
Work at home
If you plan on commuting to work in Champaign, you should be aware that the average commute time is 16 minutes, compared to the national average commute time of 26 minutes. When it comes to commuting, residents of Champaign have a few different options. 65% of commuters use their own cars, 11% of commuters carpool, 6% of commuters use the transit system, and 3% of residents work from home.