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Urbana is a city in Champaign County.

It is the county seat. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Urbana. For links to other places called Urbana, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Urbana is 40.110N. The longitude is -88.207W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 728 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 38,725.


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Median household income
Local
$27,819
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Urbana demographic reports
Public transportation: Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit (See the transit and travel sections below.)

Ranked No. 4 among medium-sized cities in the ePodunk College Town Index, 2002
Well-known residents have included:
· Roger Ebert, film critic
· Jennie Garth, actress
Local festivals include:
  • Champaign County Fair - July 20-28, 2007
Dates often change. Check Urbana web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Museum of Natural History, Krannert Art Museum & Kinkead Pavilion
Colleges and universities: University of Illinois
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 72

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Urbana demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Champaign County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Champaign-Urbana area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 61801 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

19% of Urbana residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Urbana ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Urbana was $15,969, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

54% of Urbana residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Urbana include Elm Street Court ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Urbana, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $463.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $859.


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Libraries in Urbana include Urbana Free Library ... View libraries

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TV stations in Urbana include WCCU, WILL.

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WILL-AM.

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Champaign County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Urbana political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Urbana workers is 15 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 3 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Urbana between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of .8 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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DUPLICATE NAMES
Other IL communities named Urbana:
  �Champaign County township

IL communities formerly known as Urbana:
  �Champaign, Champaign County
  �Freeburg, Saint Clair County

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