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%

Champaign Rankings

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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%
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Champaign is a bustling city that is constantly growing. I've lived here my whole life and have always had a great time and always felt like there was something to do. Having the University of Illinois here in town has made a huge difference, and has also provided major educational opportunities. Whether it be internships, sports, business opportunities, or just growing personally as an individual; there's always something for you. It's a safe city, a growing city and it's booming with technology. Overall, I'm happy with Champaign and am blessed to have my roots here.
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I was born and raised in Champaign, and I have come to be very thankful that I live here. Champaign and its sister city Urbana make up the heart of central Illinois. Between the prestigious colleges, the incredibly diverse population, and the constantly-improving community experiences and opportunities, I have been honored to have been lucky enough to live here.

No city is perfect, but I feel very safe within Champaign, and I appreciate everything that it has to offer. It is unique to see that, just within Champaign, a single city, we have everything from bustling city streets to long, quiet stretches of fields.
Being where the University of Illinois is located, the amount of diversity found here is extraordinary. I wish there were terrain features, though!