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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population11,519
Male Share of the Population47%
Female Share of the Population53%
Senior Citizens17.9%
Employed Population 16+4,679
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married39.3%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher14.3%
Median Earnings25+$32,522
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$14,545
Median Earnings With High School Degree$32,135

Wealth

Median Family Income$54,656
% Above Poverty Level79.5%
% Below Poverty Level20.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time18 minutes
% Working from Home2.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.6%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone37.1%
Median Gross Rent$657
Median House Value$100,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)22%
Irish16.6%
English9.7%
French Except Basque3%
Italian2.8%
Polish2.5%
Scottish2.4%
Dutch2.2%
Swiss1%
Greek0.8%
Welsh0.7%
Norwegian0.5%
Portuguese0.4%
Swedish0.3%
African0.2%
Slovak0.2%
Slovene0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Arab0.1%
Czech0.1%
Danishn0.1%
German0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Russian0.1%
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Urbana Almanac

CategoryValue
County Champaign County
Standard Zip Codes43078
Phone Area Codes937
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.1
Approximate Longitude-83.75

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 WWTP
Distance1.7 miles
Jan Temp18 to 34 F
Apr Temp38 to 61 F
Jul Temp62 to 85 F
Oct Temp41 to 64 F
Annual Precip40 inches
StationIRWIN
Distance14.3 miles
Jan Temp18 to 36 F
Apr Temp39 to 65 F
Jul Temp62 to 87 F
Oct Temp41 to 68 F
Annual Precip38.1 inches
StationMARYSVILLE
Distance22.2 miles
Jan Temp18 to 34 F
Apr Temp39 to 61 F
Jul Temp64 to 84 F
Oct Temp43 to 64 F
Annual Precip36.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Catawba288$58,594
Mechanicsburg1,675$59,313
St. Paris2,086$60,990
West Liberty1,730$65,833
Woodstock317$63,393

Urbana Public Libraries

Champaign County Library
1060 SCIOTO ST.
Urbana, Ohio
(937) 653-3811

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Urbana Hospitals

Mercy Memorial Hospital
(Non-profit)
904 Scioto Street
(937) 653-5231

Urbana Public Schools

East Elementary School
630 Washington Ave
ZIP: 43078
(937) 653-1453
Middle
Total Enrollment 342
North Elementary School
626 N Russell St
ZIP: 43078
(937) 653-1445
Primary
Total Enrollment 341
South Elementary School
725 S Main St
ZIP: 43078
(937) 653-1449
Primary
Total Enrollment 345
Urbana Community School
711 Wood St
ZIP: 43078
(937) 653-1402
Other
Total Enrollment 34
Urbana High School
500 Washington Ave
ZIP: 43078
(937) 653-1412
High
Total Enrollment 531
Urbana Junior High School
500 Washington Ave
ZIP: 43078
(937) 653-1439
Middle
Total Enrollment 458

Urbana Private Schools

Victory Christian School
960 Childrens Home Rd
ZIP: 43078
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 25
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