Champaign Township, Champaign County, Illinois

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Champaign Township
Location in Champaign County
Location in Champaign County
Champaign County's location in Illinois
Champaign County's location in Illinois
Coordinates: 40°05′36″N 88°18′28″W / 40.09333°N 88.30778°W / 40.09333; -88.30778Coordinates: 40°05′36″N 88°18′28″W / 40.09333°N 88.30778°W / 40.09333; -88.30778
Country United States
State Illinois
County Champaign
Established November 8, 1859
 • Total 18.64 sq mi (48.3 km2)
 • Land 18.57 sq mi (48.1 km2)
 • Water 0.07 sq mi (0.2 km2)  0.38%
Elevation 715 ft (218 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 10,834
 • Density 583.4/sq mi (225.3/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
GNIS feature ID 0428786

Champaign Township is a township in Champaign County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 10,834 and it contained 4,964 housing units.[1] Champaign Township is coterminous with the City of Champaign. It is one of two coterminous townships in Champaign County and one of seventeen coterminous townships statewide.[2]


Champaign Township changed its name from West Urbana Township on April 30, 1860.


According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 18.64 square miles (48.3 km2), of which 18.57 square miles (48.1 km2) (or 99.62%) is land and 0.07 square miles (0.18 km2) (or 0.38%) is water.[1] The streams of Copper Slough and Phinney Branch run through this township.

Cities and towns[edit]

  • Savoy (west three-quarters)

Unincorporated towns[edit]

(This list is based on USGS data and may include former settlements.)

Major highways[edit]

Airports and landing strips[edit]

  • University of Illinois Heliport


In addition to the University of Illinois, Champaign Township is also home to a Kraft Foods plant (and adjacent AC Humko plant). The township's major employers include The University of Illinois, Champaign Unit #4 School District, and Kraft Foods. Numerous township residents are also employed by Parkland College, Kirby Foods, Christie Clinic, Devonshire Group LLC, Amdocs, Hobbico and Horizon Hobby, all of which are in the adjacent city of Champaign, Illinois, as well as by Carle Clinic Association and Provena Health, located in nearby Urbana, Illinois.


  1. ^ a b "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County -- County Subdivision and Place -- 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census. Retrieved 2013-05-28. 
  2. ^ Sohl, Shannon N.; Bannovetz, James M. (May 2014). "Too Many Governments in Illinois? What is the Impact on Townships?" (PDF). Policy Profiles. Northern Illinois University. 13 (1): 1–15. Retrieved December 12, 2016. 

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