A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$150,400
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$874
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    53%
  • Own
    47%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    476
    273
  • Murder
    5
    6
  • Rape
    49
    41
  • Robbery
    155
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    553
    525
  • Theft
    2,167
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    105
    263

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$42,094
National
$53,889
Children
14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    26%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    26%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    17%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

Champaign Reviews

148 reviews
All Categories
I really enjoy the amount of things to do in Champaign, there is a diverse nightlife featuring both hole-in-the-wall hangouts and fancier downtown bars/restaurants. I love all of the different parks and the public library is amazing, definitely one of my favorite places. One of the only things I wish they would improve is the management of the roads, most of the roads are in really terrible shape and nobody seems to be doing much about it. This applies to plowing the roads as well, you better hope you have some type of shovel if it snows because otherwise you probably won't be leaving for a few weeks. Overall I enjoy the town and think it's really a cool place to live.
Review Champaign
I love the town I live in. We have beautiful land and great food! The majority of the town is surrounded by corn and soy bean fields. The Midwest is the ideal region to live in because we produce a lot of the vegetables that are distributed throughout the country. We can enjoy the veggies while they are fresh! I enjoy Illinois because it's a good mixture of the northern states and the southern states. If we want to go shopping, we'll head into town and shop. But if we want to have a relaxed night; we just set up a bonfire and stay home. If someday I were forced to move out of Illinois, I would definitely want to move back as soon as I could.
I believe this area offers great experiences. There are many cultural offerings throughout the year. This activities are most often offered here because of the college and university here. But the city itself has been working diligently over the past years to develop its own culture. The downtown area has been revitalized and offers many locally owned restaurants. They host many cultural events over the summer time, too.The midwest weather does offer good variety of activities, but can hinder activities too. There are not as many 24/7 businesses as large cities, but there are several. The area is very easy to get around and the traffic is minimal, too.