Champaign Township, Champaign County, Illinois

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Champaign Township
—  Township  —
Location in Champaign County
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
CountryUnited States
StateIllinois
CountyChampaign
EstablishedNovember 8, 1859
Area
 • Total22.25 sq mi (57.62 km2)
 • Land22.16 sq mi (57.4 km2)
 • Water0.08 sq mi (0.21 km2)  0.36%
Elevation715 ft (218 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total11,591
 • Density523.1/sq mi (201.9/km2)
Time zoneCST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST)CDT (UTC-5)
GNIS feature ID0428786
 
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Champaign Township
—  Township  —
Location in Champaign County
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
CountryUnited States
StateIllinois
CountyChampaign
EstablishedNovember 8, 1859
Area
 • Total22.25 sq mi (57.62 km2)
 • Land22.16 sq mi (57.4 km2)
 • Water0.08 sq mi (0.21 km2)  0.36%
Elevation715 ft (218 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total11,591
 • Density523.1/sq mi (201.9/km2)
Time zoneCST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST)CDT (UTC-5)
GNIS feature ID0428786

Champaign Township is a township in Champaign County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2000 census, its population was 11,591.[1]

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History

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

Geography

Champaign Township covers an area of 22.25 square miles (57.6 km2); of this, 0.08 square miles (0.21 km2) or 0.36 percent is water. Lakes in this township include Maynard Lake. The streams of Copper Slough and Phinney Branch run through this township.

Cities and towns

Unincorporated towns

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

Major highways

Airports and landing strips

Economy

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.

References

  1. ^ United States Census Bureau American FactFinder

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