Champaign is a city in Illinois and is the county seat of Champaign County. The city is located on the eastern border of the state, about 140 miles (225 kilometers) south of Chicago and 170 miles (274 kilometers) west of Indianapolis. The 2010 census showed the city had a population of 81,055. The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is located in Champaign, as is Parkland College. Champaign is also home to the Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra, the Champaign Municipal Band, the Champaign-Urbana Ballet, the Champaign Urbana Theater Company, and the Champaign County History Museum.The climate in Champaign is described as humid continental, with hot, humid summers and cold, snowy winters. The average high temperature in July is 86 degrees Fahrenheit (30 degrees Celsius), and the average low temperature in January is 18 degrees Fahrenheit (-8 degrees Celsius). The city experiences about 33 inches (84 centimeters) of precipitation per year, with the majority falling in the spring and summer months.Downtown Champaign is home to many businesses and cultural attractions, including the Virginia Theatre, the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, the Spurlock Museum, and the Illini Union. The University of Illinois campus is also located downtown, and provides many activities and events open to the public, including concerts, lectures, and sports games.There are several parking options available in downtown Champaign. The city operates two public parking garages, as well as on-street metered parking. Private parking lots and garages are also available for a fee.