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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population41,941
Male Share of the Population49.7%
Female Share of the Population50.3%
Senior Citizens7.9%
Employed Population 16+20,024
Age of the Population24

Families

% of people married25.9%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher53.6%
Median Earnings25+$30,831
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$11,745
Median Earnings With High School Degree$22,262

Wealth

Median Family Income$63,611
% Above Poverty Level66%
% Below Poverty Level34%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time15 minutes
% Working from Home5.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work21.5%
% Using Public Transportation14.2%

Housing

People Living Alone40.4%
Median Gross Rent$781
Median House Value$145,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)42.3%
Irish8.8%
English6.1%
Italian3.1%
Polish2.7%
Swedish1.7%
Scottish1.5%
French Except Basque1.4%
Russian1%
Dutch1%
Arab1%
Norwegian0.7%
African0.6%
Greek0.6%
Egyptian0.6%
Welsh0.5%
Lithuanian0.4%
Czech0.4%
Turkish0.4%
Hungarian0.3%
Brazilian0.3%
Swiss0.3%
Austrian0.2%
Slovak0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
Romanian0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Latvian0.2%
West Indian0.2%
German0.2%
Belgian0.2%
Jamaican0.1%
US/American0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
Palestinian0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Basque0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Iraqi0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Serbian0.1%
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Urbana Almanac

CategoryValue
County Champaign County
Standard Zip Codes61801, 61802
P.O. Box Zip Codes61803
Phone Area Codes217
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude40.1
Approximate Longitude-88.2

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)

StationURBANA
Distance2.3 miles
Jan Temp16 to 32 F
Apr Temp40 to 62 F
Jul Temp64 to 85 F
Oct Temp43 to 65 F
Annual Precip41 inches
StationRANTOUL
Distance14.4 miles
Jan Temp14 to 33 F
Apr Temp39 to 63 F
Jul Temp64 to 87 F
Oct Temp41 to 67 F
Annual Precip38.7 inches
StationTUSCOLA
Distance21.9 miles
Jan Temp18 to 34 F
Apr Temp42 to 66 F
Jul Temp66 to 88 F
Oct Temp45 to 68 F
Annual Precip40.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bondville515$51,500
Champaign84,672$73,628
Philo1,627$88,333

Urbana Public Libraries

Urbana Free Library
210 WEST GREEN STREET
Urbana, Illinois
(217) 367-4058

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Urbana Hospitals

The Carle Foundation Hospital
611 West Park Street
(217) 383-3311
Presence Covenant Medical Center
(Non-profit)
1400 West Park Avenue
(217) 337-2000

Urbana Public Schools

Leal Elem School
312 W Oregon St
ZIP: 61801
(217) 384-3618
Primary
Total Enrollment 399
M L King Jr Elem School
1108 Fairview Ave
ZIP: 61801
(217) 384-3675
Primary
Total Enrollment 320
University Of Illinois High Sch
1212 W Springfield Ave
ZIP: 61801
(217) 333-2870
High
Urbana High School
1002 S Race St
ZIP: 61801
(217) 384-3505
High
Total Enrollment 1029
Urbana Middle School
1201 S Vine St
ZIP: 61801
(217) 384-3685
Middle
Total Enrollment 935
Wiley Elementary School
1602 S Anderson St
ZIP: 61801
(217) 384-3670
Primary
Total Enrollment 280
Yankee Ridge Elem School
2102 S Anderson St
ZIP: 61801
(217) 384-3608
Primary
Total Enrollment 332
Juvenile Detention Center
400 Art Bartell Rd
ZIP: 61802
(217) 384-3780
Other
Prairie Elem School
2102 E Washington St
ZIP: 61802
(217) 384-3628
Primary
Total Enrollment 408
Thomas Paine Elem School
1801 James Cherry Dr
ZIP: 61802
(217) 384-3602
Primary
Total Enrollment 312
Urbana Early Childhood Ctr
2202 E Washington St
ZIP: 61802
(217) 384-3616
Primary
Total Enrollment 311

Urbana Private Schools

Campus Middle School For Girls
1203 W Green St
ZIP: 61801
Elementary
Total Enrollment 29
Canaan Academy
207 N Central Ave
ZIP: 61801
Elementary
Total Enrollment 34
Circle Academy
1204 N Division Ave
ZIP: 61801
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 59
Kingswood School
2111 Willow Rd
ZIP: 61801
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 10
Calvary Baptist Christian Academy
2106 E Windsor Ln
ZIP: 61802
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 44
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