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Overview

Introduction to Urbana, Ohio

Urbana, Ohio, in Champaign county, is 13 miles N of Springfield, Ohio (center to center) and 41 miles W of Columbus, Ohio

Urbana History

This city was established in 1805 and named after a town in Virginia. Urbana was the headquarters of the Northwestern army for some time during 1812 and served as a military training camp. This played a significant role in its development as many soldiers returned to the area after the war was over. Urbana was incorporated in 1868.

Urbana and Nearby Attractions

  • Cedar Bog Nature Preserve
  • Siegenthaler-Kaestner Esker State Nature Preserve
  • Davey Woods State Nature Preserve
  • Champaign County Fairgrounds
  • Monument Square

Things To Do In Urbana

Urbana has seven state parks which offer facilities for various recreational and sporting activities. These parks also have picnic areas which are great for family gatherings. There are forests, nature preserves and wildlife areas nearby which present a galore of opportunity for more adventurous people.

Urbana Transportation

James M. Cox Dayton International Airport offers regular services.

Urbana Higher Education

One can opt for courses in higher studies at the local Urbana University or enroll at Wittenberg University and Cedarville University in the neighboring areas.

People

Total Population 11,618
Male Share of the Population 46.4%
Female Share of the Population 53.6%
Senior Citizens 18.5%
Employed Population 16+ 4,403
Age of the Population 39

Families

% of people married 40.8%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 14.9%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $48,438
% Above Poverty Level 79.9%
% Below Poverty Level 20.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 20 minutes
% Working from Home 1.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.4%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 35.1%
Median Gross Rent $648
Median House Value $99,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 20.9%
US/American 0%
English 8%
Irish 18%

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

Urbana Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 13 miles N of Springfield, Ohio (center to center)
Nearest Large City 41 miles W of Columbus, Ohio
County Champaign
Standard Zip Codes 43078
Phone Area Codes 937
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.108
Longitude -83.752

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 WWTP
Distance 1.7 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 34 F
Apr Temp 38 to 61 F
Jul Temp 62 to 85 F
Oct Temp 41 to 64 F
Annual Precip 40 inches
Station IRWIN
Distance 14.3 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 36 F
Apr Temp 39 to 65 F
Jul Temp 62 to 87 F
Oct Temp 41 to 68 F
Annual Precip 38.1 inches
Station MARYSVILLE
Distance 22.2 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 34 F
Apr Temp 39 to 61 F
Jul Temp 64 to 84 F
Oct Temp 43 to 64 F
Annual Precip 36.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Catawba 371 $42,250
Mechanicsburg 1,875 $47,847

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

Urbana Public Libraries

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Champaign County Library
160 W. MARKET ST.
Urbana, Ohio
(937) 653-3811
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Urbana High Schools

URBANA HIGH SCHOOL
500 WASHINGTON AVE
937-653-1412
Serves 647 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.7

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