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Sidney is a township in Champaign County, in the Champaign-Urbana metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Sidney. For links to other places called Sidney, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Sidney is 40.010N. The longitude is -88.066W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 669 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 1,609.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Sidney demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Champaign County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 61877 ZIP code.
32% of Sidney residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Sidney ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Sidney was $22,343, compared with $21,587 nationally.
21% of Sidney residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Sidney, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $419. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $904.
Champaign County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Sidney political report.
The average commute time for Sidney workers is 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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