|— Township —|
Location in Champaign County
|Established||November 8, 1859|
|- Total||22.25 sq mi (57.62 km2)|
|- Land||22.16 sq mi (57.4 km2)|
|- Water||0.08 sq mi (0.21 km2) 0.36%|
|Elevation||715 ft (218 m)|
|- Density||523.1/sq mi (201.9/km2)|
|Time zone||CST (UTC-6)|
|- Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||0428786|
Champaign Township changed its name from West Urbana Township on April 30, 1860.
Champaign Township covers an area of 22.25 square miles (57.62 square kilometers); of this, 0.08 square miles (0.21 square kilometers) 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.
(This list is based on USGS data and may include former settlements.)
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.