Champaign-Urbana Metro Area, Illinois 

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Population

225,547

+4.0% since 2020

Unemployment Rate

4.9%

Median Income

$48,182

Median Home Price

$161,000

Median Age

31

Comfort Index (Climate)

8.6 / 5.0

summer / winter

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Best Places to Live in Champaign-Urbana Metro Area, Illinois

College town complex - East-central Illinois, 110 miles south of Chicago. September, June and May are the most pleasant months in the Champaign-Urbana metro area, while January and December are the least comfortable months.
State: Illinois
County: Champaign, Piatt, 3 total
Metro Area: Champaign-Urbana Metro Area
City: Champaign City, Champaign, 93 total
Zip Codes: 61820, 61821, 61801, 61822, 61802, 61853, 61866, 61874, 61856, 61873, 48 total
Cost of Living: -21.1% lower
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 662 ft above sea level

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Champaign-Urbana, Il Housing Market
Least Expensive HomesHomes Over 2,000 Sq. Ft.
Most Expensive HomesHomes less than 10 yrs old
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Pros
College-town atmosphere
Cost of living
Educated population
Cons
Outdoor recreation
Harsh winters
Isolation

What Bert Has To Say About Champaign-Urbana Metro Area

Champaign-Urbana is an agricultural center as well as home to the University of Illinois. It is a clean agricultural town well rounded by its college presence. The cities offer what one would expect from a large Big Ten university town: entertainment, top sporting events, good museums, and a mix of restaurants. The area has a strong economic base anchored by agriculture and the presence of a number of research and technology companies, some of which are affiliated with the university.


Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Champaign-Urbana Metro Area is 4.9% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Champaign-Urbana Metro Area jobs have increased by 2.2%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Champaign-Urbana Metro Area's cost of living is 21.1% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Champaign-Urbana Metro Area's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
September, June and May are the most pleasant months in the Champaign-Urbana metro area, while January and December are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

VOTING
In the last Presidential election, the Champaign-Urbana metro area remained very strongly Democratic, 56.1% to 40.7%. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Champaign-Urbana Metro Area's population is 225,547 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 4.0%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 18.5 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Champaign-Urbana Metro Area is Real Estate: $161,000. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 1.8%.

SCHOOLS
Champaign-Urbana Metro Area public schools spend $13,990 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 13.1 students per teacher in Champaign-Urbana Metro Area. More Education



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Housing Market in Champaign-Urbana

It's a good time to buy in Champaign-Urbana. Home Appreciation is up 8.8% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Champaign-Urbana is $161,000.
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ZIP CODES IN CHAMPAIGN-URBANA METRO AREA, ILLINOIS
61820, 61821, 61801, 61822, 61802, 61853, 61866, 61874, 61856, 61873, 48 total

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