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A Champaign Neighborhood


Midtown offers a happy medium between the collegiate excesses of Campustown and the more buttoned-up downtown. The district has no defined borders but is generally considered to be the few blocks surrounding Boneyard Creek. It’s a comfortable area that, in the past few years, has seen a rush of interest, including plans for a few massive, student-oriented apartment complexes. Expect more in the very near future.


If you're not sure how much an apartment will cost, the table below shows the average price by size.

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July Rent Report

Welcome to the July 2020 Champaign Apartment Report. In this assessment of the local rental market, ABODO data scientists and rental experts break down the July 2020 key findings and figures for the Champaign rental landscape.

Our experts analyze the pricing trends — one-bedroom, two-bedroom, year-over-year and month-over-month — in Champaign and surrounding areas and provide comparisons to the entire metro area, nearby cities and some of the most desirable and expensive cities in the United States. Take a look at the last 12 months of Champaign rent prices in the chart below.

Monthly Rent Report

Champaign Rent Prices Decrease From June to July

Champaign rent prices decreased over the last month. From June to July, the city experienced a -1.03% decrease for the price of a one-bedroom apartment. The rent price for a Champaign one-bedroom apartments currently stands at $675.0.

When we take a look at the two-bedroom comparison from June to July, Champaign experienced a -0.5% decrease for the price of a two-bedroom apartment. The rent price for a Champaign two-bedroom apartments currently stands at $987.0.

July Prices: Champaign vs. Surrounding Areas

Rent Prices in Champaign and Surrounding Areas

Rent prices have decreased in Champaign over the last month. But how have the surrounding areas fared when it comes to the recent volatility in apartment prices? Rent prices in 2 of the Champaign suburbs increased last month. On the other hand, 0 local areas experienced a decrease in the price of a one-bedroom apartment.

More key findings include:

  • Rent increased in Urbana, IL, Savoy, IL .

  • Rents did not decrease in any of the Champaign suburbs.

  • 1 suburb is currently priced higher than the city of Champaign.

  • 1 suburb is currently priced lower than the city of Champaign.

July 2020 Pricing Trends: Champaign vs. National Comparisons

Champaign Rent Prices More Affordable Than Major Cities

Rent growth in Champaign over the past year has been declining. When compared to major cities nearby, along with some of the most expensive cities in the country, Champaign rent prices appear to be relatively affordable for local residents.

The price for a Champaign one-bedroom apartment remains vastly more affordable than four of the largest cities in the United States — New York City, Washington, D.C. San Francisco and Los Angeles. And pricing compares quite similarly to nearby Midwest cities.

You can view the full rundown of ABODO's July 2020 National Apartment Report and data set here.

For more information about Champaign and surrounding area rent prices, take a look at the complete data set below.

Data set for Champaign and suburbs

1 BR July 1 BR M/M % Change 2 BR July 2 BR M/M % Change
Champaign, IL $682.0 -1.73% $992.0 -0.30%
Urbana, IL $673.0 1.05% $850.0 -0.93%
Savoy, IL $808.0 0.50% $913.0 -1.62%


Each month, using over 1 million ABODO listings across the United States, we calculate the median 1-bedroom and 2-bedroom rent prices by city, state, and nation, and track the month-over-month percent change. To avoid small sample sizes, we restrict the analysis for our reports to cities meeting minimum population and property count thresholds.