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Champaign Township
—  Township  —
Location in Champaign County
Coordinates: 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
Area
 - 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)
Population (2000)
 - Total 11,591
 - Density 523.1/sq mi (201.9/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 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 (57.62 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.

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Cities and towns

  • Savoy (west three-quarters)

Unincorporated towns

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

Adjacent townships

Major highways

Airports and landing strips

  • University of Illinois Heliport

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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