Champaign, Illinois Population 2021

90,739
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Champaign is a city located in Champaign County Illinois. With a 2020 population of 90,739, it is the 9th largest city in Illinois and the 374th largest city in the United States . Champaign is currently growing at a rate of 1.02% annually and its population has increased by 11.95% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 81,055 in 2010. Champaign reached it's highest population of 90,739 in 2021. Spanning over 23 miles, Champaign has a population density of 3,974 people per square mile.

The average household income in Champaign is $73,280 with a poverty rate of 24.97%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $952 per month, and the median house value is $161,800. The median age in Champaign is 27.4 years, 26.2 years for males, and 28.6 years for females.

Champaign Demographics

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

  • White: 64.20%
  • Black or African American: 18.57%
  • Asian: 13.25%
  • Two or more races: 2.73%
  • Other race: 1.12%
  • Native American: 0.10%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.02%
The current population of Champaign, Illinois is 90,739 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 87,994.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 81,055.

Champaign, Illinois Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021225,531-251-0.11%
2020225,782-251-0.11%
2019226,033-251-0.11%
2018226,284-563-0.25%
2017226,8471250.06%
2016226,7229900.44%
2015225,7321,3810.61%
2014224,3511,4970.67%
2013222,8541,7230.77%
2012221,1311,2550.57%
2011219,8761,6210.74%
2010218,2550.00%

Champaign Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White56,26264.20%
Black or African American16,27818.57%
Asian11,61613.25%
Two or More Races2,3892.73%
Some Other Race9801.12%
American Indian and Alaska Native920.10%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander190.02%
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Champaign Population by Race

Champaign Population Pyramid $2021

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Champaign Median Age

27.4


Total

26.2


Male

28.6


Female

Champaign Adults

There are 73,210 adults, (8,680 of whom are seniors) in Champaign.

Champaign Age Dependency

35.8

Age Dependency Ratio

13.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

22.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Champaign Sex Ratio

Female

42,572

48.58%

Male

45,064

51.42%

Champaign Population by Age

Champaign Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Champaign Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married73%27%
All42.6%57.4%
Male35.6%64.4%
Female31.1%68.9%
Non Family27.3%72.7%

42.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Champaign Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All34,6362.342.6
Non Family19,3811.627.3
Married11,0583.1373
Female2,8163.4531.1
Male1,3813.2535.6

3.11

Average Family Size

2.3

Average Household Size

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Champaign Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade8051.70%
9th to 12th Grade1,6773.54%
High School Graduate8,79818.56%
Some College8,93018.84%
Associates Degree3,7237.85%
Bachelors Degree10,18021.47%
Graduate Degree13,29328.04%
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Champaign Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Champaign Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White30,17229,38816,081
Black8,8207,6891,911
Asian4,9874,6643,929
Hispanic2,6042,3921,185
2+ Races845828394
Other Race447365220
Native American5338
Islander101010

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

Champaign Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$39,853$43,981$33,068
Less Than 9th Grade$20,648$27,619$16,609
High School Graduate$28,486$36,176$21,030
Some College$31,511$39,239$27,110
Bachelors Degree$44,341$49,720$40,546
Graduate Degree$60,513$64,500$55,499

$39,853

Average Earnings

$43,981

Average Male

$33,068

Average Female

Champaign Earnings by Educational Attainment

Champaign Language by Age

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Champaign Language

78.67% of Champaign residents speak only English, while 21.33% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 9.17% of the population.

Champaign Language

Champaign Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White46,6789,84621.09%
Black15,7204,45328.33%
Asian10,1003,72236.85%
Hispanic4,9691,14823.10%
Multiple2,32260926.23%
Other98037638.37%
Native8989100.00%

24.97%

Overall Poverty Rate

23.53%

Male Poverty Rate

26.47%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Champaign

The race most likely to be in poverty in Champaign is Native, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Champaign is White, with 21.09% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.28%. Among those working part-time, it was 38.40%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 45.06%.

Champaign Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade29.72%
High School20.15%
Some College11.82%
Bachelors or Greater7.56%

Champaign Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed45.38%
Male Unemployed44.50%
Female Employed18.64%
Male Employed11.89%

Champaign Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Champaign Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$48,415$73,280
Families$77,097$108,881
Married Families$96,071-
Non Families$30,488$44,181
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Income by Household Type

Champaign Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

33.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

33.0%

Male Marriage Rate

32.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Champaign Married by Age and Sex

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Champaign 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 Marital Status by Race

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Champaign Marital Status

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2,845

Number of Veterans

2,651

Male Veterans

194

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam918
Second Gulf War569
First Gulf War450
Korea219
World War II117

Champaign Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+743
65 to 74689
55 to 64543
35 to 54443
18 to 34427

Champaign Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,2034.49%
Black4904.11%
Hispanic1634.05%
Asian730.74%
Other Race405.71%
2+ Races392.91%

Champaign Veterans by Race

Champaign Veterans by Education

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6.54%

Veteran Poverty Rate

22.10%

Veteran Disability Rate

Champaign Veterans by Education

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61.6%

Labor Force Participation

58.7%

Employment Rate

4.6%

Unemployment Rate

Champaign Employment by Age

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Champaign Employment by Race

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Champaign Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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61.80%

Born in Champaign

85.33%

Native Born

14.67%

Foreign Born

10.15%

Non Citizen

4.51%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

85.33% of Champaign residents were born in the United States, with 61.80% having been born in Illinois. 10.15% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Champaign Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202190,7399151.02%
202089,8249151.03%
201988,9099151.04%
201887,9941550.18%
201787,8395950.68%
201687,2441,0261.19%
201586,2181,2651.49%
201484,9538411.00%
201384,1129101.09%
201283,2028721.06%
201182,3309251.14%
201081,40513,8871.89%
200067,5184,0160.62%
199063,5025,2350.86%
198058,2671,4300.25%
197056,8377,2541.37%
196049,58310,0202.28%
195039,56316,2615.44%
194023,3022,9541.36%
193020,3484,4752.51%
192015,8733,4522.48%
191012,4213,3233.16%
19009,0983,2594.53%
18905,8397361.36%
18805,1034780.99%
18704,6250.00%

Champaign Population by Year