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Overview

Introduction to Urbana, Illinois

Urbana, Illinois, in Champaign county, is 2 miles E of Champaign, Illinois (center to center) and 111 miles W of Indianapolis, Indiana. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Champaign - Urbana metropolitan area.

Urbana History

The area now known as Urbana was once inhabited by the Pottawatomie Native Americans. William Tompkins was the first white settler of the area. He built a cabin near Boneyard Creek in 1822. Urbana became the county seat of the newly formed Champaign County in 1833. The Illinois Central Railroad entered Urbana in 1854 and the University of Illinois was opened in 1868.

Urbana and nearby Attractions

  • University of Illinois Krannert Art Museum
  • Museum of Natural History
  • Orpheum Children's Science Museum
  • Middle Fork State Fish & Wildlife Area
  • Staerkel Planetarium

Things To Do In Urbana

Urbana offers an indoor Aquatic Center that is open to both residents and visitors. You can enjoy golfing at the Stone Creek Golf Course. Leisure hours can also be spent at the Station Theater, Middle Room Gallery, and Cinema Gallery. The city also has a Farmer's Market every Saturday from mid-May through mid-November. In addition, Urbana is home to the Street Theater Festival, Historic Main Street Walking Tour, and Boneyard Arts Festival.

Urbana Transportation

University of Illinois - Willard Airport is close to the city.

Urbana Higher Education

University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign and Parkland College are nearby.

People

Total Population 41,988
Male Share of the Population 50.2%
Female Share of the Population 49.8%
Senior Citizens 7.9%
Employed Population 16+ 19,890
Age of the Population 24

Families

% of people married 25.1%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 54.6%
Median Earnings25+ $28,496
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $11,042
Median Earnings With High School Degree $22,261

Wealth

Median Family Income $63,506
% Above Poverty Level 65.5%
% Below Poverty Level 34.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 15 minutes
% Working from Home 6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 21.2%
% Using Public Transportation 15.5%

Housing

People Living Alone 40.2%
Median Gross Rent $772
Median House Value $150,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 41.9%
US/American 0.1%
English 6%
Irish 8.9%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Urbana Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 2 miles E of Champaign, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 111 miles W of Indianapolis, Indiana
County Champaign
Metro Area Champaign - Urbana
Standard Zip Codes 61801, 61802
P.O. Box Zip Codes 61803
Phone Area Codes 217
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.11
Longitude -88.207

Urbana Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station URBANA
Distance 2.3 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 32 F
Apr Temp 40 to 62 F
Jul Temp 64 to 85 F
Oct Temp 43 to 65 F
Annual Precip 41 inches
Station RANTOUL
Distance 14.4 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 33 F
Apr Temp 39 to 63 F
Jul Temp 64 to 87 F
Oct Temp 41 to 67 F
Annual Precip 38.7 inches
Station TUSCOLA
Distance 21.9 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 34 F
Apr Temp 42 to 66 F
Jul Temp 66 to 88 F
Oct Temp 45 to 68 F
Annual Precip 40.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bondville 476 $55,000
Champaign 84,008 $71,309

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Urbana Public Libraries

Library
The Urbana Free Library
201 SOUTH RACE STREET
Urbana, Illinois
(217) 367-4057
Library Web Site

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Urbana Hospitals

CARLE FOUNDATION HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
611 WEST PARK STREET
(217) 383-3311
Emergency Service: Yes

PROVENA COVENANT MEDICAL CENTER- URBANA
(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
1400 WEST PARK AVENUE
(217) 337-2000
Emergency Service: Yes

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Urbana High Schools

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URBANA HIGH SCHOOL
1002 S RACE ST
217-384-3524
Serves 1,320 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.4

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS HIGH SCH
1212 W SPRINGFIELD
217-333-2870
A Non-traditional School
Serves 302 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 35.5

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