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Gifford is a village in Champaign County, in the Champaign-Urbana metro area.
The latitude of Gifford is 40.305N. The longitude is -88.021W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 797 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 815.
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42% of Gifford residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Gifford ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Gifford was $22,040, compared with $21,587 nationally.
16% of Gifford residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Gifford, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $300. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $781.
Champaign County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Gifford political report.
The average commute time for Gifford workers is 28 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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