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. The city contains a population of approximately 11,613.

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.


Total Population 11,587
Male Share of the Population 47.2%
Female Share of the Population 52.8%
Senior Citizens 15.9%
Employed Population 16+ 4,481
Age of the Population 39


% of people married 44%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 15.1%
Median Earnings25+ $29,539
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $17,734
Median Earnings With High School Degree $29,504


Median Family Income $44,375
% Above Poverty Level 79.5%
% Below Poverty Level 20.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 1.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.9%
% Using Public Transportation %


People Living Alone 31.7%
Median Gross Rent $677
Median House Value $98,600


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 19%
US/American 0%
English 8.2%
Irish 18%

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


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

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
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 386 $38,594
Mechanicsburg 1,823 $46,676

Urbana Public Libraries

Champaign County Library
Urbana, Ohio
(937) 653-3811
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Student/teacher ratio: 15.7

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