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.


Total Population11,618
Male Share of the Population46.4%
Female Share of the Population53.6%
Senior Citizens18.5%
Employed Population 16+4,403
Age of the Population39


% of people married40.8%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher14.9%
Median Earnings25+$0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$0


Median Family Income$48,438
% Above Poverty Level79.9%
% Below Poverty Level20.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time20 minutes
% Working from Home1.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.4%
% Using Public Transportation%


People Living Alone35.1%
Median Gross Rent$648
Median House Value$99,900


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)20.9%

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

Urbana Almanac

Nearest Medium City 13 miles N of Springfield, Ohio (center to center)
Nearest Large City41 miles W of Columbus, Ohio
Standard Zip Codes43078
Phone Area Codes937
Time ZoneEastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight SavingsThe city observes Daylight Saving Time.

Urbana Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

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
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
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

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

Urbana Public Libraries

Champaign County Library
Urbana, Ohio
(937) 653-3811
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Serves 647 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.7

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