Champaign City, Illinois Population 2024

89,047

Champaign City is a city located in Champaign County Illinois. Champaign City has a 2024 population of 89,047. Champaign City is currently declining at a rate of -0.11% annually but its population has increased by 0.78% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 88,358 in 2020.

The average household income in Champaign City is $83,729 with a poverty rate of 23.58%. The median age in Champaign City is 27 years: 26.4 years for males, and 27.5 years for females.

Champaign City Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Champaign City was:

  • White: 59.69%
  • Black or African American: 17.2%
  • Asian: 15.86%
  • Two or more races: 4.98%
  • Other race: 2.03%
  • Native American: 0.2%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.03%
Land Area (mi²)
23.0 sq mi
Density (mi²)
3,867.20/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
0.78% (689)
The current population of Champaign City, Illinois is 89,047 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 88,358.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White52,90459.69%
Black or African American15,24617.2%
Asian14,06015.86%
Two or more races4,4174.98%
Other race1,7982.03%
Native American1780.2%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander250.03%

White

Black or African American

Asian

Two or more races

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Champaign City Population by Race

Champaign City Population Pyramid 2024

Champaign City Median Age

27

Total

26.4

Male

27.5

Female

Champaign City Adults

There are 73,379 adults, (9,872 of whom are seniors) in Champaign City.

Champaign City Age Dependency

39.6

Age Dependency Ratio

15.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

24

Child Dependency Ratio

Champaign City Sex Ratio

Female43,07048.6%
Male45,55851.4%

Champaign City Population by Age

Champaign City Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All35,3002.345.454.6
Non Family18,7891.5526.873.2
Married12,0683.0478.821.2
Female3,2753.3630.969.1
Male1,1683.638.561.5

3.07

Average Family Size

2.3

Average Household Size

45.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Champaign City Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade2,3094.87%
Associates Degree3,3317.03%
Bachelors Degree9,91620.93%
Graduate Degree14,60430.83%
High School Graduate8,48317.91%
Less Than 9th Grade8131.72%
Some College7,92116.72%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Champaign City Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Champaign City Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White29,50328,55816,275
Black7,9406,6151,634
Asian6,3205,9295,058
Hispanic2,3721,926869
2+ Races1,4771,449784
Other Race993657452
Native American89890
Islander191919

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 100%.

Champaign City Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$54,273$58,340$46,560
Graduate Degree$69,659$88,301$61,698
High School Graduate$34,207$38,619$26,806
Less Than 9th Grade$28,924$29,973$21,487
Overall$47,160$53,407$42,603
Some College$38,663$42,995$34,897

$47,160

Average Earnings

$53,407

Average Male

$42,603

Average Female

Champaign City Earnings by Educational Attainment

Champaign City Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Champaign City Language

76.49% of Champaign City residents speak only English, while 23.51% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 10.62% of the population.

Champaign City Language

Champaign City Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White44,8098,33118.59%
Asian13,0364,73436.31%
Black14,8683,79925.55%
Multiple4,1701,35532.49%
Hispanic4,9111,27425.94%
Other1,79141823.34%
Native1754827.43%

23.58%

Overall Poverty Rate

23.14%

Male Poverty Rate

24.04%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Champaign City

The race most likely to be in poverty in Champaign City is Asian, with 36.31% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Champaign City is White, with 18.59% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.34%. Among those working part-time, it was 37.7%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 40.84%.

Champaign City Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade27.3%
High School15.09%
Some College14.06%
Bachelors or Greater6.94%

Champaign City Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed46.87%
Female Unemployed33.33%
Female Employed16.3%
Male Employed11.88%

Champaign City Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Champaign City Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$88,990$119,244
Households$58,273$83,729
Married Families$110,550$143,953
Non Families$35,408$51,165

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Champaign City Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

34.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

34.8%

Male Marriage Rate

33.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Champaign City Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Champaign City Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Champaign City Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Champaign City Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

2,425

Number of Veterans

2,243

Male Veterans

182

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam729
Second Gulf War652
First Gulf War553
Korea114
World War II53

Champaign City Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
75+608
65 to 74601
55 to 64447
35 to 54434
18 to 34335

Champaign City Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White2,0334.38%
Black2642.43%
Asian740.61%
Hispanic621.6%
Native American2421.43%
Other Race151.22%
2+ Races150.57%

Champaign City Veterans by Race

Champaign City Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

5.84%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.8%

Veteran Disability Rate

Champaign City Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

60.9%

Labor Force Participation

57.9%

Employment Rate

4.8%

Unemployment Rate

Champaign City Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Champaign City Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Champaign City Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

60.56%

Born in Champaign City

82.99%

Native Born

17.01%

Foreign Born

11.49%

Non Citizen

5.53%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

82.99% of Champaign City residents were born in the United States, with 60.56% having been born in Illinois. 11.49% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Champaign City Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202988,562-97-0.11%
202888,659-97-0.11%
202788,756-97-0.11%
202688,853-97-0.11%
202588,950-97-0.11%
202489,047-97-0.11%
202389,144-97-0.11%
202289,241-97-0.11%
202189,3389801.11%
202088,358-519-0.58%
201988,8777740.88%
201888,1031890.21%
201787,9146000.69%
201687,3141,0411.21%
201586,2731,2761.5%
201484,9978501.01%
201384,1479231.11%
201283,2248811.07%
201182,3439371.15%
201081,40600%

Champaign City Population by Year