Champaign, Illinois Population 2020

89,149
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Champaign is a city located in Illinois. With a 2020 population of 89,149, it is the 9th largest city in Illinois and the 379th largest city in the United States. Champaign is currently growing at a rate of 0.63% annually and its population has increased by 9.99% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 81,055 in 2010. Spanning over 23 miles, Champaign has a population density of 3,904 people per square mile.

The average household income in Champaign is $71,809 with a poverty rate of 26.29%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $921 per month, and the median house value is $158,800. The median age in Champaign is 27.4 years, 26.4 years for males, and 28.4 years for females. For every 100 females there are 102.1 males.

Champaign Demographics

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

  • White: 65.08%
  • Black or African American: 17.78%
  • Asian: 13.29%
  • Two or more races: 2.62%
  • Other race: 1.10%
  • Native American: 0.13%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Champaign, Illinois is 89,149, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 88,029.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 81,055.

Champaign, Illinois Population 2020

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020239,175-234-0.10%
2019239,409-234-0.10%
2018239,643-234-0.10%
2017239,877440.02%
2016239,8337240.30%
2015239,1091,2030.50%
2014237,9061,3720.58%
2013236,5341,5300.65%
2012235,0041,2750.54%
2011233,7291,3980.60%
2010232,3310.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White56,48165.08%
Black or African American15,42917.78%
Asian11,53613.29%
Two or More Races2,2742.62%
Some Other Race9571.10%
American Indian and Alaska Native1140.13%
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Champaign Population Pyramid 2020

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Champaign Median Age

27.4


Total

26.4


Male

28.4


Female

Champaign Adults

There are 72,269 adults, (8,403 of whom are seniors) in Champaign.

Champaign Age Dependency

35.9

Age Dependency Ratio

13.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

22.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Champaign Sex Ratio

Female

42,941

49.48%

Male

43,850

50.52%

Champaign Households and Families

Champaign Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Champaign Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married72.4%27.6%
All44.1%55.9%
Male40.4%59.6%
Female34.3%65.7%
Non Family28.5%71.5%

44.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All34,4632.2944.1
Non Family19,0781.5828.5
Married11,5703.172.4
Female2,7823.4734.3
Male1,0333.2140.4

3.1

Average Family Size

2.29

Average Household Size

5.5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.6%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Champaign Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade7981.70%
9th to 12th Grade1,6833.57%
High School Graduate8,13517.28%
Some College9,15019.44%
Associates Degree3,6407.73%
Bachelors Degree10,83123.01%
Graduate Degree12,84227.28%
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Champaign Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White30,64029,86516,386
Black8,0436,9481,942
Asian5,0794,7323,922
Hispanic2,6332,3691,134
Multiple Races786762320
Other Race431317191
Native American54459

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 97.47%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 77.22%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$38,802$43,571$31,826
Less Than High School$15,955$17,303$13,632
High School Grad$28,656$35,630$21,597
Some College$31,275$39,284$27,221
Bachelors Degree$42,152$48,110$37,238
Graduate Degree$56,663$64,512$52,913

$38,802

Average Earnings

$43,571

Average Male

$31,826

Average Female

Champaign Language

Champaign Language by Age

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Champaign Language

79.32% of Champaign residents speak only English, while 20.68% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 8.74% of the population.

Champaign Poverty

Champaign Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White47,2769,53320.16%
Black14,8915,29235.54%
Asian10,0873,92338.89%
Hispanic4,7961,44330.09%
Multiple2,19260327.51%
Other94543646.14%
Native1107870.91%

26.29%

Overall Poverty Rate

25.14%

Male Poverty Rate

27.45%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Champaign

The race most likely to be in poverty in Champaign is Native, with 70.91% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Champaign is White, with 20.16% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.67%. Among those working part-time, it was 40.38%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 45.37%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School34.59%
High School17.70%
Some College13.90%
Bachelors or Greater7.92%
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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed47.05%
Female Unemployed42.92%
Female Employed18.76%
Male Employed12.45%

Champaign Income

Champaign Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$47,502$71,809
Families$75,805$108,274
Married Families$92,652-
Non Families$28,414$41,342
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Champaign Marital Status

Champaign Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

34.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

34.2%

Male Marriage Rate

34.4%

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 Veterans

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3,093

Number of Veterans

2,880

Male Veterans

213

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam849
Second Gulf War589
First Gulf War523
Korea275
World War II153
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Age Group Veterans
75+725
65 to 74678
55 to 64664
35 to 54605
18 to 34421
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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,4604.98%
Black5164.72%
Hispanic1684.11%
Other517.31%
2 or More332.81%
Asian330.33%

Champaign Veterans by Education

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8.37%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.79%

Veteran Disability Rate

Champaign Employment Status

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62%

Labor Force Participation

59%

Employment Rate

4.6%

Unemployment Rate

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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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62.70%

Born in Illinois

85.82%

Native Born

14.18%

Foreign Born

10.03%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

85.82% of Champaign residents were born in the United States, with 62.70% having been born in Illinois. 10.03% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202089,1495600.63%
201988,5895600.64%
201888,0293130.36%
201787,7165600.64%
201687,1569901.15%
201586,1661,1991.41%
201484,9678310.99%
201384,1369131.10%
201283,2238781.07%
201182,3459181.13%
201081,42713,9091.89%
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%