Champaign/Urbana, IL

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is located in these two cities. In addition to the residents of Champaign-Urbana, there are roughly 40,000 university students living there during the school year.

Champaign and Urbana are in Champaign County. Urbana is the seat of Champaign County as well. Champaign/Urbana is served by Willard Airport.

Smaller markets close to Champaign/Urbana: Savoy, St Joseph, Rantoul, Mahomet, Gibson City, Tolono, Philo, Pesotum

Champaign Population: 75,254
Urbana Population: 39,484

Champaign zip codes: 61820, 61821, 61822, 61824, 61825, 61826
Urbana zip codes: 61801, 61802, 61803

Champaign land area: 17.0 square miles
Urbana land area: 10.5 square miles

Champaign population density: 4,673 people per square mile
Urbana population density: 3,778 people per square mile

Champaign median age: 25.3
Urbana median age: 34.7

Champaign median household income: $41,574
Urbana median household income: $32,388

Champaign per capita income: $24,309
Urbana per capita income: $19,484

Champaign house/condo value: $150,000
Median house/condo value: $141,610

Peoria, IL

Peoria is the sixth largest city in Illinois. It is the headquarters for Caterpillar, one of the largest manufacturers of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, and industrial gas turbines.

Caterpillar is one of the thirty companies composing the Dow Jones Industrial Average. Peoria is served by Peoria International Airport.

Smaller markets close to Peoria: East Peoria, Creve Coeur, Morton, Washington, Pekin, Chilicothe, Eureka
Peoria population: 113,546
Peoria zip codes: 61601, 61602, 61603, 61604, 61605, 61606, 61607, 61612, 61613, 61614, 61615, 61625, 61628, 61629, 61630, 61632, 61633, 61634, 61635, 61636, 61637, 61638, 61639, 61640, 61641, 61643, 61644, 61650, 61651, 61652, 61653, 61654, 61655, 61656

Peoria land area: 44.4 square miles
Peoria population density: 2,570 people per square mile

Peoria median age: 33.8
Peoria median household income: $44,446

Peoria per capita income: $28,632
Peoria house/condo value: $124,600

Caterpillar corporate website

Wikipedia entry for Peoria, IL

City of Peoria Website

Springfield, IL

Springfield is the capitol of the state of Illinois, and is the seat of Sangamon County. The State of Illinois is the city and county’s largest employer.

Smaller markets close to Springfield: Chatham, Rochester, Riverton, Spaulding, Mechanicsburg, Sherman, Athens
Springfield is served by Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport.

Springfield population: 117,352

Springfield zip codes: 62701, 62702, 62703, 62704, 62705, 62706, 62707, 62708, 62709, 62713, 62715, 62716, 62718, 62719, 62720, 62721, 62722, 62723, 62726, 62736, 62739, 62746, 62756, 62757, 62761, 62762, 62763, 62764, 62765, 62766, 62767, 62769, 62776, 62777, 62781, 62786, 62791, 62794, 62796

Springfield land area: 54.0 square miles
Springfield population density: 2,173 people per square mile

Springfield median age: 36.9
Springfield median household income: $48,401

Springfield per capita income: $27,830
Springfield house/condo value: $109,600

Wikipedia entry for Springfield, IL

City of Springfield Website

Danville, IL

Danville lies on the Illinois/Indiana border along interstate 74. It is the county seat of Vermilion County.
Smaller markets close to Danville: Tilton, Oakwood, Westville, Belgium, Georgetown.

Danville population: 32,248
Danville zip codes: 61832, 61834

Danville land area: 17.0 square miles
Danville population density: 1,897 people per square mile

Danville median age: 36.6
Danville median household income: $37,095

Danville per capita income: $22,065
Danville house/condo value: $69,446

Wikipedia entry for Danville, IL

City of Danville Website

Effingham, IL

Effingham is located at the intersection of interstates 70 and 57 in central Illinois. It is the county seat of Effingham County. Smaller markets close to Effingham: Altamont, Teutopolis, Dietrich, Neoga.

Effingham population: 12,489
Effingham zip codes: 62401

Effingham land area: 8.67 square miles
Effingham population density: 1,441 people per square mile

Effingham median age: 37.5
Effingham median household income: $41,270

Effingham per capita income: $23,818
Effingham house/condo value: $138,304

Wikipedia entry for Effingham, IL

City of Effingham Website

Mattoon/Charleston, IL

Mattoon is located at the intersection of interstate 57 and Illinois State Route 16 in central Illinois. Lender’s Bagels operates a factory there. Charleston is the county seat of Coles County, and home to Eastern Illinois University, which has roughly 12,000 undergraduate and graduate students.

Smaller markets close to Mattoon/Charleston: Strasburg, Arcola, Oakland

Mattoon population: 17,177
Charleston population: 21,715

Mattoon zip codes: 61938
Charleston zip codes: 61920

Mattoon land area: 9.31 square miles
Charleston land area: 7.99 square miles

Mattoon population density: 1,845 people per square mile
Charleston population density: 2,717 people per square mile

Mattoon median age: 37.5
Charleston median age: 22.7

Mattoon median household income: $37,737
Charleston median household income: $28,606

Mattoon per capita income: $22,635
Charleston per capita income: $18,060

Mattoon house/condo value: $107,141
Charleston house/condo value: $127,902

Eastern Illinois University website

Wikipedia entry for Mattoon, IL
Wikipedia entry for Charleston, IL

City of Mattoon Website
City of Charleston Website

Decatur, IL

Decatur is the county seat of Macon County, and is located along the banks of the Sangamon River and Lake Decatur. The city is known as the Soybean Capital of the World and is the corporate world headquarters for ADM. Millikin University is located in Decatur, and has enrollment of 2,400.

Smaller markets close to Decatur: Macon, Forsyth, Warrensburg, Harristown, Argenta

Decatur population: 76,256
Decatur zip codes: 62521, 62522, 62523, 62524, 62525, 62526, 62527

Decatur land area: 41.6 square miles
Decatur population density: 1,835 people per square mile

Decatur median age: 37.2
Decatur median household income: $39,394

Decatur per capita income: $23,290
Decatur house/condo value: $78,100

Millikin University website

ADM corporate website

Wikipedia entry for Decatur, IL

City of Decatur Website