What is the indicator?
The historic preservation indicator tracks the number of properties in the City of Champaign, the City of Urbana, the Village of Mahomet, the Village of Rantoul, and Champaign County that are listed on the National Historic Register, and the year of their listing.
What does the data say? Are there any notable trends?
|Number of Properties Listed on National Register|
The number of properties listed on the National Historic Register has increased in all five measured areas since the first property in Champaign County was listed in 1968. Of the four non-cumulative areas, the City of Champaign has the most listed properties, followed by the City of Urbana. The Village of Mahomet and Village of Rantoul currently each have one listed property, added in 1994 and 2006, respectively. The growth in listed properties has plateaued in all five areas in recent years: no new properties have been added in the City of Urbana since 2009, and no new properties have been added in the City of Champaign since 2011.
Why is this important?/Why did we include it in our set of indicators?
The number of properties in an area listed on the National Historic Register is indicative both of the architectural resources and heritage of the area and of the area residents’ level of motivation to nominate properties to be listed.
Where did we get the data, and how often is it released?
This data was obtained from the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency’s Historic Architecture Resources Geographic Information System (HARGIS), found at http://gis.hpa.state.il.us/hargis/.
Source: Illinois Historic Preservation Agency. Historic Architectural Resources Geographic Information System. <http://gis.hpa.state.il.us/hargis/>. (Accessed 23 March 2016).