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Champaign is a township in Champaign County, in the Champaign-Urbana metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Champaign. For links to other places called Champaign, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Champaign is 40.093N. The longitude is -88.307W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 715 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 11,591.
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26% of Champaign residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Champaign ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Champaign was $32,518, compared with $21,587 nationally.
57% of Champaign residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Champaign, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $544. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,347.
Champaign County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Champaign political report.
The average commute time for Champaign workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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