Champaign, Mahomet, Savoy see growth in 2020 census results
Champaign County was one of the few counties in Illinois to experience population growth over the past decade, according to the 2020 United States Census.
The 2010 census captured 201,181 residents while the 2020 census showed 205,865 residents.
The City of Champaign saw the most new residents, gaining 7,247 (81,055 in 2010; 88,302 in 2020) residents while Urbana lost 2,914 (41,250 in 2010; 38,336 in 2020). These two municipalities represent 61.5% of the county’s total population.
Although data for some of the other municipalities in Champaign County is not yet available, Mahomet and Savoy also saw gains over the 10-year period.
Muhammad went from 7258 (2010) to 9434 (2020) inhabitants. Muhammad held a special census in 2017, showing 8,400 residents. In 2019, the village annexed approximately 300 residents in the Briarcliff, Lakeview, and Summit Ridge subdivisions.
The population of Savoie has increased from 7280 (2010) to 8857 (2020). Savoie also held a special census in 2016 which captured 8,607 inhabitants.
According to the 2019 American Community Survey, which was included in the US Census report, people who identify as white make up 96.8% of the population, up from 2010, when 95.88 % of population identified as white. 5.1% of the population identified as Hispanic or Latino while 0.7% identified as Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander; 0.5% identified as Asian and 0.3% identified as Black or African American.
U.S. Census Bureau data from 2015 to 2019 showed that the median value of owner-occupied homes is $240,300, the highest median value in Champaign County. Muhammad residents also had the highest median household income from 2015 to 2019 at $113,261.
From 2015 to 2019, Muhammad had 2,958 households with an average of 2.84 people per household.