Data Services

Data Services

The Champaign County Regional Planning Commission serves as a data resource for Champaign County and Champaign County municipalities.

In addition to acting as the local Census data clearinghouse, the RPC maintains a Regional Dashboard that provides demographic, economic, and other data from a variety of sources for Champaign County and its municipalities. This resource takes the place of the Champaign County Statistical Abstract and is updated frequently to ensure that all data is current and accurate.

The RPC has also developed a set of community indicators based on the 2007 Our Future. Here. community visioning project. Thirty-six indicators divided into eight categories (Accessibility, Economics & Poverty, Education, Engagement, Health, Mobility, Safety, and Sustainability) provide insight and analysis into the county and its communities.

Data Resources & Requests
RPC staff planners also respond to data requests from the general public, other RPC divisions, member agencies, and other organizations in Champaign County and East Central Illinois.

Data requests can cover a wide range of topics, but usually involve RPC staff retrieving, compiling, or interpreting data from a variety of sources for the client. Data requests can be very simple (e.g., providing the unemployment rate in Champaign County for a given year) or very complex (e.g., creating a site or area analysis, including tables, maps, and interpretation). Requests are filled within the confines of Illinois state law.

Data Resources
Individuals can fulfill many data inquiries using the following list of data resources:

Data Requests
To submit a request for help using the Data Resources or to ask if PCD staff have other data not listed above, contact staff planner Gabe Lewis.

Please include in your request:
  1. Name
  2. Method of contact (email address or phone number)
  3. Agency affiliation or hometown name
  4. Type of data you are looking for, and any other known details (e.g., year)
PCD staff will follow up with your request in a minimum of 48 business hours to let you know if the data is available and what other details are needed.

Planner III
(217) 819-4102

PCD general contact methods:
(217) 328-3313