Tom Kacich | If you're new to C-U, I've got a quiz for you

Tom Kacich | If you're new to C-U, I've got a quiz for you

This is the time of the year when Champaign-Urbana gets crowded again. Not only are summer vacations over and the kids are back to school, but the University of Illinois campus is beginning to fill with new students, new faculty and new support staff.

And newcomers, because I care about nothing more than you enjoying a rich, rewarding and complete East Central Illinois experience, I offer this quiz about your new adopted community. No thanks needed.

1. Where does the University of Illinois athletic program rank in terms of revenue among the 13 public Big Ten universities (and yes, there are actually 14 schools in the Big Ten)?

a. 10th
b. First
c. 13th
d. Tied for second with Michigan

2. What percentage of the vote in Champaign County did Republican President Donald Trump get in the 2016 presidential election?

a. 70.5 percent
b. 36.4 percent
c. 54.8 percent
d. 49.9 percent

3. What percentage of the vote in Champaign County did Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner get in the 2014 general election?

a. 70.5 percent
b. 36.4 percent
c. 54.8 percent
d. 49.9 percent

4. Who or what is the largest employer in Champaign County?

a. Carle Foundation Hospital and Clinic
b. Kraft Heinz Foods
c. Jimmy John Liautaud
d. University of Illinois

5. What was the estimated population of Champaign County in 2016?

a. 208,419
b. 196,621
c. 155,678
d. 105,140

6. What employment segment includes the greatest number of people in Champaign County?

a. agriculture
b. government
c. leisure and hospitality
d. health care and social assistance

7. What is the largest property taxpayer in the city of Champaign?

a. Kraft Heinz Foods
b. Market Place Shopping Center
c. Campus Property Management
d. Kam's, a Campustown bar

8. What sales-tax category accounts for the greatest amount of revenue to the city of Champaign?

a. apparel
b. video gambling
c. nail salons
d. eating and drinking establishments

9. What is the median age of Urbana residents?

a. 24
b. 51
c. 33
d. 40

10. What is the racial makeup of Champaign County in terms of white, black, Asian?

a. 68.9% white, 12.4% Asian, 10.2% black
b. 68.9% white, 12.4% black, 10.2% Asian
c. 55% white, 23% black, 22% Asian
d. 75% white, 15% black, 10% Asian

11. How many full-time undergrads were at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign on the 10th day of classes last fall?

a. 45,058
b. 33,624
c. 32,613
d. 28,768

12. What foreign nation provided the greatest number of University of Illinois students last fall?

a. Canada
b. India
c. North Korea
d. China

Answers

1. a. (10th — 33rd among major schools — with $97.4 million, ahead of Rutgers, Maryland and Purdue.)

2. b. (36.42 percent; Democrat Hillary Clinton got 54.72 percent.)

3. c. (54.76 percent; Democrat Pat Quinn got 40.84 percent.)

4. d. (The UI employs 14,133 people, almost 14 percent of total county employment.)

5. a. (208,419, up from 201,081 in the 2010 Census.)

6. b. (Government employment accounts for 35,106 of the 101,347 jobs in the county.)

7. c. (Campus Property Management's total assessed value in Champaign in 2016 was $26 million; Market Place was second with $24.5 million.)

8. d. (Eating and drinking establishments yielded $2.7 million in sales-tax revenue to the city in fiscal year 2016.)

9. a. (The median age in Urbana is 24 years; it's 27.1 years in Champaign.)

10. b. (68.9% white, 12.4% black, 10.2% Asian.)

11. c. (32,613 undergraduates in fall 2017, compared with 30,688 in fall 2007.)

12. d. (China with 5,932 students; India was No. 2 with 1,495.)

Tom Kacich is a News-Gazette columnist. His column appears on Sundays.