City of Champaign, IL
Champaign is located in Champaign County in Illinois. The median income is $41,403 and the median home value is $151,300. The unemployment rate is 7.75% compared to 7.9% for the U.S. as a whole. Workers commute an average of 15.3 minutes each day. The population is 69.0% White, 15.3% Black, 0.2% American Indian, 12.1% Asian, and 3.4% identify as some other race or ethnicity. For more on the schools, healthcare, and getting around in Champaign, see each of the tabs below. For those people interested in the walkability of a community, Champaign has a Walk Score® of 47.
Median Household Income$41,403
Median Home Price$151,300
If celebrated film buff Robert Ebert instilled anything on his native Urbana, it’s that there’s no better way to pass some time than getting lost in a movie. His passion for a good visual story remains in the form of theaters, acting troupes and even his own event, Roger Ebert’s Film Festival. Initially titled Roger Ebert's Overlooked Film Festival, Ebertfest sheds light on non-mainstream flicks that would otherwise not get to be seen by the local audience.
The local food movement is nothing new in the heart of Illinois. And that is truly evident in the quality of ingredients coming from local farms to the dinner tables of Champaign-Urbana establishments and homes alike. Not only are customers sure that what they are getting is the freshest available without the use of pesticides or chemicals, they can actually visit the farm their food comes from.
The Champaign-Urbana area is filled with natural wonders, a beauty that’s subtle, sweeping and soft. Locals can take advantage of that scenery every day through a variety of ways. The Arboretum at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign allows visitors to wind their way through more than 160 acres of gardens, habitats and collections on the campus farmlands. In fact, it will become a “living laboratory” for students learning about plant science and a tranquil retreat for anyone who wishes to visit.