Champaign (Illinois)

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Coordinates 40°06′54″N 88°16′22″W
Country United States
State Illinois
County Champaign
Founded 1855 (West Urbana)
Incorporated Town 1860 (Champaign)
City Charter 1866
Elevation 764 ft (233 m)
Demonym(s) Champaignian
Time zone UTC−6 (CST)
ZIP Codes 61820–61822 (Street addresses) 61824–61826 (PO Boxes)
Area codes 217, 447
FIPS code 17-12385
Government (City Manager) Dorothy Ann David
Government (Mayor) Deborah Frank Feinen
Government (City) 23.13 sq mi (59.92 km2)
Government (Land) 22.99 sq mi (59.54 km2)
Government (Water) 0.14 sq mi (0.37 km2)
Area (City) 23.13 sq mi (59.92 km2)
Area (Land) 22.99 sq mi (59.54 km2)
Area (Water) 0.14 sq mi (0.37 km2)
Population (2020) (City) 88,302
Population (2020) (Density) 3,840.89/sq mi (1,482.97/km2)
Population (2020) (Urban) 145,361
Population (2020) (Metro) 222,538

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Champaign (/ˌʃæmˈpeɪn/sham-PAYN) is a city in Champaign County, Illinois, United States. The population was 88,302 at the 2020 census. It is the tenth-most populous municipality in Illinois and the fourth most populous city in Illinois outside the Chicago metropolitan area. It is included in the Champaign–Urbana metropolitan area. Champaign shares the main campus of the University of Illinois with its sister city of Urbana. Champaign is also home to Parkland College, which serves about 18,000 students during the academic year. Due to the university and a number of well-known technology startup companies, it is often referred to as the hub, or a significant landmark, of the Silicon Prairie. Champaign houses offices for the Fortune 500 companies Abbott, Archer Daniels Midland (ADM), Caterpillar, John Deere, Dow Chemical Company, IBM, and State Farm. Champaign also serves as the headquarters for several companies, the most notable being Jimmy Johns.

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