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Champaign is a city in Champaign County.
The community name derives from abdescription of open, level country.
[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 40.116N. The longitude is -88.243W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 738 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 71,958.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Champaign demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Champaign County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Champaign-Urbana area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 61821 ZIP code.
22% of Champaign residents report German ancestry, and 12% 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 $18,664, compared with $21,587 nationally.
44% 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 $467. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $895.
Libraries in Champaign include Champaign Public Library, Douglass Branch Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Champaign include News-Gazette
TV stations in Champaign include W07DD, WCIA, WICD.
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WEFT.
Champaign County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Champaign political report.
Champaign restaurants taking online reservations include Biaggi's - Champaign ... View restaurants
The average commute time for Champaign workers is 15 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 12 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Champaign between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.8 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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