CU by the numbers

Here are the facts and figures about Champaign-Urbana that our patrons seek most often. If you don‘t find what you‘re looking for here, ask a librarian.

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  • State of the County, 2012 — statistical information on housing, demographics, and more, Champaign County Regional Planning Commission

Economic profile

  • Area Profile, Champaign County Economic Development Corporation

Wages and employment

CU Overview

About CU
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Champaign City Building

Champaign City Building

A Top 100 Town

Here’s how CU fared in recent national rankings.

#4 College Town, AIER College Destinations, rankings table, 2009–10

#4 top-ranked, mid-size college towns, ePodunk

#8 greenest commuters, AARP Magazine, 2008

#10 best green cities, Country Home, 2007

#21 most-educated city, Money Magazine

#33 Sperlings Best Places to Live, 2005

#91 best cities for college graduates, Economic Research Institute, 2006

#93 most logistics friendly cities, Logistics Today

#93 top small cities for entrepreneurs,, 2006

#101 Cities Ranked and Rated, 2007