Profile for Urbana, Ohio, OH
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Urbana is a city in Champaign County.
It is the county seat.
The community name derives from Latin for "city"
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Ohio named Urbana. For links to other places called Urbana, OH, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Urbana is 40.108N. The longitude is -83.752W.
It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,050 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 11,597.
Median household income
$41,994Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census BureauFor more census details and comparisons, see our Urbana demographic reports
Development was spurred by establishment of a military training camp here in 1812; many soldiers returned to the region after the war
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 16. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.4 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
- Champaign County Fair - Aug. 3-10, 2007
- Ohio Fish & Shrimp Festival - Sept. 15-16, 2007
Dates often change. Check Urbana web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation:
Cedar Bog Nature Preserve, Davey Woods State Nature Preserve, Siegenthaler-Kaestner Esker State Nature Preserve
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Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
On Saturday night farmers and townfolk alike park their automobiles around Monument Square and spend the evening gossiping with neighbors and trading with merchants along Main Street.
-- WPA Guide to Ohio, 1940
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Ancestry & family history
23% of Urbana residents report German ancestry, and 15% 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 $17,831, compared with $21,587 nationally.
11% of Urbana residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Urbana festival dates:
Fairs, festivals & other events
- Champaign County Fair - A
- Ohio Fish & Shrimp Festival - S
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Median rent in Urbana, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $361. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $814.
Libraries in Urbana include Champaign County Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Urbana include Urbana Daily Citizen
Champaign County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Urbana political report.
The average commute time for Urbana workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Hotels in Urbana include Country Hearth Inn Urbana, Econo Lodge Urbana.
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“ On Saturday night farmers and townfolk alike park their automobiles around Monument Square and spend the evening gossiping with neighbors and trading with merchants along Main Street. ”
~ WPA Guide to Ohio, 1940
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