Urbana, Illinois

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Population in 2012: 41,581 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +14.2%
 
Males: 20,660  (49.7%)
Females: 20,921  (50.3%)
Median resident age:  24.8 years
Illinois median age:  39.6 years

Zip codes: 61802.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $31,178 (it was $27,819 in 2000)
Urbana:

$31,178
IL:

$55,137
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $18,828 (it was $15,969 in 2000)

Urbana city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $147,449 (it was $89,500 in 2000)
Urbana:

$147,449
IL:

$170,600
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $159,442; Detached houses: $162,846; Townhouses or other attached units: $156,604; In 2-unit structures: $152,286; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $86,369; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $95,833; Mobile homes: $15,957

Median gross rent in 2012: $763.

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  • White alone - 24,143 (57.8%)
  • Asian alone - 7,180 (17.2%)
  • Black alone - 7,065 (16.9%)
  • Hispanic - 2,273 (5.4%)
  • Two or more races - 1,094 (2.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 68 (0.2%)
  • Other race alone - 104 (0.2%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 15 (0.04%)

Races in Urbana detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Urbana: 89.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (14.2%), United States (9.1%), Irish (7.8%), English (6.7%), Polish (2.8%), Italian (2.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 06/30/1873

Elevation: 735 feet

Land area: 10.5 square miles.

Population density: 3,962 people per square mile   (average).

Urbana,IL real estate house value index trend

Urbana, Illinois map

For population 25 years and over in Urbana:

  • High school or higher: 92.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 54.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 30.6%
  • Unemployed: 6.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Urbana city:

  • Never married: 62.7%
  • Now married: 26.4%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 2.9%
  • Divorced: 6.6%

7,806 residents are foreign born (8.8% Asia, 2.4% Europe).

This city:  18.7%
Illinois:  13.9%



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists there were 85 registered sex offenders living in Urbana, Illinois as of January 31, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Urbana to the number of sex offenders is 489 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $3,440 (2.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $3,379 (2.2%)

Urbana satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Champaign, IL (3.0 miles , pop. 67,518).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Indianapolis, IN (111.3 miles , pop. 781,870).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (122.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Champaign, IL (1.7 miles ), Savoy, IL (2.0 miles ), Philo, IL (2.8 miles ), Bondville, IL (2.9 miles ), St. Joseph, IL (3.0 miles ), Tolono, IL (3.0 miles ), Sidney, IL (3.0 miles ), Thomasboro, IL (3.0 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 27 buildings, average cost: $122,100
  • 1998: 35 buildings, average cost: $124,600
  • 1999: 39 buildings, average cost: $125,100
  • 2000: 49 buildings, average cost: $120,600
  • 2001: 82 buildings, average cost: $102,000
  • 2002: 176 buildings, average cost: $109,400
  • 2003: 156 buildings, average cost: $96,100
  • 2004: 155 buildings, average cost: $116,900
  • 2005: 104 buildings, average cost: $133,400
  • 2006: 120 buildings, average cost: $131,600
  • 2007: 83 buildings, average cost: $125,700
  • 2008: 50 buildings, average cost: $148,100
  • 2009: 57 buildings, average cost: $115,900
  • 2010: 28 buildings, average cost: $177,600
  • 2011: 15 buildings, average cost: $156,800
  • 2012: 24 buildings, average cost: $233,800

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 40.11 N, Longitude: 88.20 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +13,199 (+31.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 10,067 (50.0%)

Area code: 217

Urbana household income distribution Urbana home values distribution

Crime rates in Urbana by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 1022220121010
per 100,000 2.70.05.45.25.25.10.02.64.92.50.02.40.0
Rapes 24123232202216232127303720
per 100,000 65.932.185.683.751.656.241.659.551.866.675.489.448.1
Robberies 44384242587639444438838668
per 100,000 120.9101.7112.4109.8149.8194.0101.4113.8108.593.7208.6207.9163.7
Assaults 241298274274317266268303295273647460
per 100,000 662.2797.6733.4716.5818.6679.0696.8783.8727.5673.2160.9178.9144.4
Burglaries 259335346346362362408285275243343382416
per 100,000 711.6896.6926.1904.8934.8924.01060.8737.2678.2599.3862.2923.31001.5
Thefts 1,0381,1038428421,0861,2281,0719399177978981,055974
per 100,000 2852.02952.22253.62201.82804.43134.42784.52429.02261.41965.52257.22549.92344.9
Auto thefts 52424848553742393923282353
per 100,000 142.9112.4128.5125.5142.094.4109.2100.996.256.770.455.6127.6
Arson 25554762446813
per 100,000 5.513.413.413.110.317.915.65.29.99.915.119.331.3
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 394.1397.3416.2406.6440.1437.6389.3392.3367.3339.0305.0338.5284.7

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Urbana detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 70 (54 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.30
Illinois average:

2.76
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

8.2%
Illinois:

7.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -898 (-2.4%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (46%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Construction (3%)
  • Other services, except public administration (3%)
  • Educational services (47%)
  • Health care and social assistance (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (3%)
  • Other services, except public administration (2%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Postsecondary teachers (20%)
  • Computer specialists (8%)
  • Life and physical scientists (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (3%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (3%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (13%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (3%)
  • Computer specialists (3%)

Work and jobs in Urbana: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Urbana, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Urbana-area historical tornado activity is near Illinois state average. It is 80% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/19/1996, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 2.4 miles away from the Urbana city center injured 12 people and caused $9 million in damages.

On 3/20/1976, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 28.4 miles away from the city center injured 18 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Urbana-area historical earthquake activity is near Illinois state average. It is 82% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 115.9 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 90.7 miles away from Urbana center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 148.6 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 114.6 miles away from the city center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 105.1 miles away from Urbana center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 215.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Champaign County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 7, Floods: 4, Tornadoes: 4, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Urbana topographic map

Birthplace of: Dan Graham - Conceptual artist, Roger Ebert - Film critic, Ward Churchill - Political activist, Jennie Garth - Actress, Nina Paley - Artist, Otto J. M. Smith - Professor of electrical engineering, Ella Masar - Association footballer, Eugie Foster - Short story writer, Jonathan Kuck - Speed skater, Larry Allen Abshier - Soldier.

Main business address for: FIRST BUSEY CORP /NV/ (STATE COMMERCIAL BANKS).

Hospitals and medical centers in Urbana:

  • PRESENCE COVENANT MEDICAL CENTER (Voluntary non-profit - Church, 1400 WEST PARK AVENUE)
  • THE CARLE FOUNDATION HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 611 WEST PARK STREET)
  • FMC - CHAMPAIGN - URBANA DIALYSIS CENTER (1405 W PARK STREET)
  • CARE CENTRE OF URBANA (907 NORTH LINCOLN)
  • CHAMPAIGN COUNTY NURSING HOME (500 SOUTH ART BARTELL DRIVE)
  • CLARK-LINDSEY VILLAGE (101 WEST WINDSOR ROAD)
  • MANORCARE AT URBANA (600 NORTH COLER AVENUE)
  • URBANA NURSING HOME (2006 S PHILO RD)

Airports and heliports located in Urbana:

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Amtrak stations near Urbana:

  • 2 miles: CHAMPAIGN-URBANA (CHAMPAIGN, 116 N. CHESTNUT ST.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, intercity bus service, public transit connection.
  • 15 miles: RANTOUL (RNATOUL, N. KENTUCKY ST.) . Services: partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/Universities in Urbana:

  • Concept College of Cosmetology (Full-time enrollment: 61; Location: 202 East University Street, suite H, I,& J; Private, for-profit; Website: conceptcollege.com)
  • University of Illinois University Administration (Location: 364 Henry Administration Building, 506 S Wright Street; Public; Website: www.uillinois.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Urbana:

  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (about 2 miles; Champaign, IL; Full-time enrollment: 47,528)
  • Parkland College (about 5 miles; Champaign, IL; FT enrollment: 7,326)
  • Danville Area Community College (about 33 miles; Danville, IL; FT enrollment: 2,229)
  • Richland Community College (about 40 miles; Decatur, IL; FT enrollment: 2,434)
  • Eastern Illinois University (about 44 miles; Charleston, IL; FT enrollment: 9,414)
  • Millikin University (about 45 miles; Decatur, IL; FT enrollment: 2,419)
  • Lake Land College (about 48 miles; Mattoon, IL; FT enrollment: 7,499)

Public high schools in Urbana:

Private high school in Urbana:

  • KINGSWOOD SCHOOL (Students: 14; Location: 2111 WILLOW RD; Grades: KG - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Urbana:

Private elementary/middle schools in Urbana:

  • CANAAN ACADEMY (Students: 45; Location: 207 N CENTRAL AVE; Grades: PK - 5)
  • CAMPUS MIDDLE SCHOOL FOR GIRLS (Students: 25; Location: 1203 W GREEN ST; Grades: 6 - 8; Girls only)
See full list of schools located in Urbana, School District: URBANA SCHOOL DISTRICT 116

Library in Urbana:

  • URBANA FREE LIBRARY (Operating income: $2,910,787; Location: 210 WEST GREEN STREET; 246,444 books; 23,685 audio materials; 17,434 video materials; 24 local licensed databases; 20 state licensed databases; 5 other licensed databases; 1,079 print serial subscriptions; 103 electronic serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Urbana: East Urbana Industrial Park (A), Frasca Field Industrial Park (B), North Lincoln Industrial Park (C), Illinois Field (D), Wood Engineering Laboratory (E), Wardall Hall (F), Turner Hall (G), Trelease Hall (H), Townsend Hall (I), Temple Hoyne-Buell Hall (J), Talbot Laboratory (K), Smith Hall (L), Saunders Hall (M), Roger Adams Laboratory (N), Oglesby Hall (O), Noyes Laboratory (P), Newmark Laboratory (Q), Mumford Hall (R), Morrill Hall (S), Madigan Laboratory (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Urbana: FIRST BUSEY CORP /NV/ (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Harvey Cemetery (1), East Lawn Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Urbana include: Blair Park (1), Carle Park (2), Wheat Field (3), Prairie Park (4), Patterson Parklet (5), King Park (6), Victory Park (7), Woodland Park (8), Lea Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Frasca Air Museum (1402 Airport Road), Documents Center Urbana Municipal (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 201 South Race Street), Club Europa (Tours & Charters; 802 West Oregon Street Suite 1).

Hotels: Great Hall (209 South Broadway Avenue), Eastland Suites (1907 N Cunningham Ave), Alumni Tap (209 South Broadway Avenue), Best Value Inn (1906 North Cunningham Avenue), Courtesy Motel (403 North Vine Street), Historic Lincoln Hotel & Conference Center (209 South Broadway Avenue), Europe Inn (520 North Cunningham Avenue), Hampton Inn at U of I (1200 West University Avenue), Hampton Inn Champaign/Urbana-At Univ of (1200 West University Avenue).

Champaign County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 69.1. This is about average.

City:

69.1
U.S.:

74.2

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2000 was 2.04. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.04
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 26.6. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 1.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.6
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 8.91. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.91
U.S.:

9.14

Drinking water stations with addresses in Urbana and their reported violations in the past:

COUNTRY VIEW ESTS MHP (Population served: 97, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Urbana that have no violations reported:

  • EHLERS MHP (Population served: 112, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 35.5%
(27.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 44.4% for Black residents, 47.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 14.0% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 24.1% for other race residents, 35.3% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.0 people
Illinois:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  37.3%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.5%
Whole state:  6.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Urbana in 2010:

  • 6,217 people in college/university student housing
  • 339 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 235 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 143 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 39 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 24 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 21 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 15 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 10 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 7 people in residential treatment centers for adults

People in group quarters in Urbana in 2000:

  • 5,070 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 400 people in nursing homes
  • 107 people in state prisons
  • 106 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 34 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 8 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 5 people in other workers' dormitories
  • 4 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere

Urbana, Illinois environmental map by EPA

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Urbana compared to Illinois state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

Banks with most branches in Urbana (2011 data):

  • Busey Bank: Clark-Lindsey Village Branch, Canterbury Ridge Branch, Main Street Urbana Branch, Pines Branch. Info updated 2010/01/25: Bank assets: $3,345.6 mil, Deposits: $2,767.4 mil, headquarters in Champaign, IL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 49 total offices, Holding Company: First Busey Corporation
  • First Financial Bank, National Association: North Broadway Branch at 410 North Broadway, branch established on 2007/11/05; Philo Road Branch at 2510 South Philo Road, branch established on 2007/11/05. Info updated 2012/01/04: Bank assets: $2,852.7 mil, Deposits: $2,227.7 mil, headquarters in Terre Haute, IN, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 66 total offices, Holding Company: First Financial Corporation
  • Heartland Bank and Trust Company: Philo Road Branch at 1812 South Philo Road, branch established on 2009/05/11; Vine Street Branch at 602 South Vine Street, branch established on 2007/10/16. Info updated 2011/08/08: Bank assets: $1,943.8 mil, Deposits: $1,632.9 mil, headquarters in Bloomington, IL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 49 total offices, Holding Company: Heartland Bancorp, Inc.
  • FIRST MID-ILLINOIS BANK & TRUST, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION: Urbana Branch at 601 South Vine, branch established on 1887/01/01. Info updated 2010/09/16: Bank assets: $1,492.8 mil, Deposits: $1,192.9 mil, headquarters in Mattoon, IL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 37 total offices, Holding Company: First Mid-Illinois Bancshares, Inc.
  • CIBM Bank: Urbana Branch at 1514 North Cunningham, branch established on 1994/04/01. Info updated 2010/08/18: Bank assets: $500.2 mil, Deposits: $431.1 mil, headquarters in Champaign, IL, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 14 total offices, Holding Company: Cib Marine Bancshares, Inc.
  • First Federal Savings Bank of Champaign Urbana: Urbana Branch at 301 W. Springfield Avenue, branch established on 1990/03/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $160.2 mil, Deposits: $137.9 mil, headquarters in Champaign, IL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3 total offices
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: Urbana Downtown Branch at 405 North Broadway, branch established on 1986/08/11. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.
  • Woodforest National Bank: Urbana Illinois Branch at 100 South High Cross Road, branch established on 2007/07/28. Info updated 2011/05/10: Bank assets: $3,488.9 mil, Deposits: $3,097.6 mil, headquarters in Houston, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 766 total offices, Holding Company: Woodforest Financial Group Employee Stock Ownership Plan (With 401(K) Provisions) (Amended And
  • PNC Bank, National Association: Urbana Branch at 507 South Broadway, branch established on 1888/01/01. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Urbana, Illinois:

  • Shurts House Bed & Breakfast, 710 W Oregon St, Urbana, IL 61801 , Phone: (217) 367-8793
  • Travelodge Urbana, 409 W University Ave, Urbana, IL 61801 , Phone: (217) 328-3521, Fax: (217) 328-0802
  • Motel 6 Urbana, 1906 N Cunningham Ave, Urbana, IL 61801 , Phone: (217) 344-1082
  • Eastland Suites Hotel & Conference Center, 1907 N Cunningham Ave, Urbana, IL 61802 , Phone: (217) 367-8331, Fax: (217) 384-3370
  • Park Inn Intl Urbana, 2408 N Cunningham Ave, Urbana, IL 61802 , Phone: (217) 344-8000, Fax: (217) 344-0013
  • Ramada Ltd., 902 W Killarney St, Urbana, IL 61801 , Phone: (217) 328-4400, Fax: (217) 328-6623
  • Holiday Inn Hotel & Conference Center, 1001 Killarney St, Urbana, IL 61801 , Phone: (217) 328-7900, Fax: (217) 328-7941
  • Sleep Inn, 1908 N Lincoln, Urbana, IL 61801 , Phone: (217) 367-6000, Fax: (217) 367-6000
  • 4 other hotels and motels
All 12 fire-safe hotels and motels in Urbana, Illinois

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Urbana travel time to work - commute Urbana mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (54%)
  • Electricity (45%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

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Religion statistics for Urbana city (based on Champaign County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 41.83%
Here: 41.8%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaAssemblies of GodChristian Churches and Churches of Christ
Adherents26.0%11.7%10.5%5.4%5.0%
Congregations10.4%17.9%6.4%2.9%6.4%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)Lutheran ChurchVineyard USA Non-Charismatic Churches IndependentOther
Adherents4.7%4.5%3.7%3.0%25.5%
Congregations5.2%4.6%0.6%1.2%44.5%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 33
Champaign County:

1.71 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
This county:

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 8
Champaign County:

0.41 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 67
Champaign County:

3.47 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 154
Here:

7.98 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.9%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Champaign County:

27.6%
Illinois:

25.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

9.5%
State:

14.5%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 18$65,189$43,4593$4,147
Other Government Administration 21$86,295$49,3112$1,127
Judicial and Legal 2$5,668$34,0080$0
Police Protection - Officers 54$266,123$59,1380$0
Police - Other 12$36,987$36,98725$13,246
Firefighters 59$272,227$55,3680$0
Fire - Other 2$7,029$42,1740$0
Streets and Highways 47$185,560$47,3775$5,732
Solid Waste Management 4$17,756$53,2683$3,487
Sewerage 7$28,729$49,2500$0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 4$15,316$45,9481$1,302
Natural Resources 5$20,081$48,1943$3,748
Local Libraries 20$82,817$49,69063$61,709
Other and Unallocable 11$43,102$47,0209$9,173
Totals for Government 266$1,132,879$51,107114$103,671

Urbana government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $4,051,000 ($97.42)
    Sewerage: $560,000 ($13.47)
    Libraries: $473,000 ($11.38)
    Natural Resources - Other: $117,000 ($2.81)
    Central Staff Services: $78,000 ($1.88)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $4,239,000 ($101.95)
    Regular Highways: $4,194,000 ($100.86)
    Fire Protection: $3,713,000 ($89.30)
    Housing & Community Development: $2,932,000 ($70.51)
    Libraries: $2,359,000 ($56.73)
    Central Staff Services: $971,000 ($23.35)
    Financial Administration: $835,000 ($20.08)
    Parking Facilities: $448,000 ($10.77)
    General Public Buildings: $401,000 ($9.64)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $305,000 ($7.34)
    Sewerage: $249,000 ($5.99)
    Welfare - Other: $134,000 ($3.22)
    General - Other: $75,000 ($1.80)
  • Employee Retirement - Securities - Corporate Bonds (market): $11,036,000 ($265.41)
    Total Cash & Deposits: $2,529,000 ($60.82)
    Benefit Payments: $2,071,000 ($49.81)
    Withdrawals: $93,000 ($2.24)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,855,000 ($44.61)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General: $121,000 ($2.91)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parking Facilities: $486,000 ($11.69)
    Police Protection: $393,000 ($9.45)
    Regular Highways: $290,000 ($6.97)
    Central Staff: $123,000 ($2.96)
    Fire Protection: $90,000 ($2.16)
    Natural Resource - Other: $62,000 ($1.49)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $11,733,000 ($282.17)

Urbana government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Parking Facilities: $962,000 ($23.14)
    All Other: $849,000 ($20.42)
    Sewerage: $712,000 ($17.12)
  • Employee Retirement - From Local Government: $1,482,000 ($35.64)
    Local Employee Contribution: $418,000 ($10.05)
    From Other Government: $93,000 ($2.24)
    Interest Revenue: $-886,000 ($-21.31)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing & Community Development: $1,828,000 ($43.96)
    General Support: $969,000 ($23.30)
    All Other: $77,000 ($1.85)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $1,053,000 ($25.32)
    All Other: $108,000 ($2.60)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $2,641,000 ($63.51)
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,611,000 ($38.74)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $6,114,000 ($147.04)
    Highways: $2,087,000 ($50.19)
    Housing & Community Development: $270,000 ($6.49)
    All Other: $175,000 ($4.21)
  • Tax - Property: $4,823,000 ($115.99)
    Public Utilities: $3,807,000 ($91.56)
    Total General Sales: $2,063,000 ($49.61)
    Other Selective Sales: $1,107,000 ($26.62)
    NEC: $725,000 ($17.44)

Urbana government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Industrial Revenue: $23,775,000 ($571.78)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $3,175,000 ($76.36)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $177,000 ($4.26)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $470,000 ($11.30)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $22,499,000 ($541.09)
    Other, NEC: $2,217,000 ($53.32)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $1,276,000 ($30.69)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $665,000 ($15.99)

Urbana government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $2,653,000 ($63.80)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Federal Securities: $18,118,000 ($435.73)
    Total Other Securities: $1,542,000 ($37.08)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $29,018,000 ($697.87)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $22,499,000 ($541.09)

8.46% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($33,370 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.46%
Illinois average:

5.66%

1.06% of residents moved from foreign countries ($832 average AGI)
Champaign County:

1.06%
Illinois average:

0.19%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Cook County, IL  0.70% ($31,619 average AGI)
from Vermilion County, IL  0.40% ($33,082)
from Piatt County, IL  0.23% ($31,682)


8.18% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($39,879 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.18%
Illinois average:

5.99%

0.25% of residents moved to foreign countries ($728 average AGI)
Champaign County:

0.25%
Illinois average:

0.07%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Cook County, IL  0.98% ($27,625 average AGI)
to Vermilion County, IL  0.30% ($29,030)
to Piatt County, IL  0.26% ($38,417)

Strongest AM radio stations in Urbana:

  • WILL (580 AM; 5 kW; URBANA, IL; Owner: UNIV. OF ILLINOIS BOARD OF TRUSTEES)
  • WDWS (1400 AM; 1 kW; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Owner: D.W.S., INC.)
  • WBCP (1580 AM; 0 kW; URBANA, IL)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WIBC (1070 AM; 50 kW; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)
  • WLBH (1170 AM; daytime; 5 kW; MATTOON, IL; Owner: MATTOON BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KMOX (1120 AM; 50 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Urbana:

  • WPGU (107.1 FM; URBANA, IL; Owner: ILLINI MEDIA COMPANY)
  • WHMS-FM (97.5 FM; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Owner: D.W.S., INC.)
  • WLRW (94.5 FM; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ILLINOIS, LLC)
  • WBGL (91.7 FM; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Owner: ILLINOIS BIBLE INSTITUTE,INC)
  • WPCD (88.7 FM; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Owner: PARKLAND COLLEGE)
  • WKIO (92.5 FM; URBANA, IL; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ILLINOIS, LLC)
  • WIXY (100.3 FM; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ILLINOIS, LLC)
  • W266AF (101.1 FM; URBANA, IL; Owner: THE BD OF TRUSTEES OF UNIV. OF IL)
  • WGKC (105.9 FM; MAHOMET, IL; Owner: AAA ENTERTAINMENT LICENSING LLC)
  • WQQB (96.1 FM; RANTOUL, IL; Owner: AAA ENTERTAINMENT LICENSING LLC)
  • WEVX (95.3 FM; RANTOUL, IL; Owner: AAA ENTERTAINMENT LICENSING LLC)
  • WEFT (90.1 FM; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Owner: WEFT/PRAIRIE AIR, INC.)
  • WGNJ (89.3 FM; ST. JOSEPH, IL; Owner: GOOD NEWS RADIO, INC.)
  • WILL-FM (90.9 FM; URBANA, IL; Owner: UNIV. OF ILLINOIS BOARD OF TRUSTEES)
  • WEBX (93.5 FM; TUSCOLA, IL; Owner: AAA ENTERTAINMENT LICENSING LLC)
  • WXLS (99.1 FM; DANVILLE, IL; Owner: I.A.I. BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WGNN (102.5 FM; FISHER, IL; Owner: GOOD NEWS RADIO, INC)
  • WWHP (98.3 FM; FARMER CITY, IL; Owner: WMS1, INC.)
  • WCZQ (105.5 FM; MONTICELLO, IL; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WPXN (104.9 FM; PAXTON, IL; Owner: PAXTON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

TV broadcast stations around Urbana:

  • W32CM (Channel 32; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WBXC-CA (Channel 46; CHAMPAIGN/URBANA, IL; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
  • W52BR (Channel 52; CHAMPAIGN-URBANA, IL; Owner: MARCIA COHEN)
  • WCIA (Channel 3; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Owner: NEXSTAR BROADCASTING OF CHAMPAIGN, L.L.C.)
  • W58DA (Channel 58; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W07DD (Channel 7; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WICD (Channel 15; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Owner: WICD LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WILL-TV (Channel 12; URBANA, IL; Owner: UNIV. OF ILLINOIS BD. OF TRUSTEES)
  • WBUI (Channel 23; DECATUR, IL; Owner: ACME TV LICENSES OF ILLINOIS, LLC)
  • W34CD (Channel 34; QUINCY, IL; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WAND (Channel 17; DECATUR, IL; Owner: WAND(TV) PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCCU (Channel 27; URBANA, IL; Owner: URBANA-CHAMPAIGN BROADCASTING PARTNERS)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Urbana fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 23
Total length: 67 meters (220ft)
Total costs: $2,093,000
Total average daily traffic: 261,036
Total average daily truck traffic: 28,745

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1900-1909: 6
  • 1910-1919: 0
  • 1920-1929: 0
  • 1930-1939: 2
  • 1940-1949: 0
  • 1950-1959: 4
  • 1960-1969: 3
  • 1970-1979: 3
  • 1980-1989: 3
  • 1990-1999: 1
  • 2000-2009: 1
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Urbana, IL
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Urbana)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 98 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 35 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Urbana, IL)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 26 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 165 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Urbana)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 73 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Urbana)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 4 full and 6 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED38$118,379122$108,360308$144,09118$44,20621$682,42982$123,3042$16,645
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$78,0209$105,90830$137,9341$34,6100$05$115,8281$36,390
APPLICATIONS DENIED3$109,43714$84,14442$129,4168$64,1880$014$109,8213$36,023
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN3$95,5709$133,52334$135,6141$94,2100$04$144,7631$29,280
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$187,7402$80,3008$131,4062$19,1000$01$223,0200$0

Detailed mortgage data for all 10 tracts in Urbana, IL

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 full and 5 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED16$123,44813$136,7211$52,370
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$179,0753$131,7000$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$82,3402$101,3900$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 185
  • Hazardous Condition: 210
  • Service Call: 20
  • Good Intent Call: 9

Incident types - Urbana

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Urbana, IL
Most common first names in Urbana, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary22280.4 years
John19375.4 years
William16776.3 years
Robert15871.8 years
Charles13674.4 years
James12673.6 years
Ruth11381.7 years
Helen11279.8 years
Dorothy9980.4 years
George8174.5 years
Most common last names in Urbana, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith12077.6 years
Johnson8873.0 years
Miller7075.2 years
Wilson6077.3 years
Williams5470.6 years
Anderson5476.9 years
Brown5277.2 years
Jones4875.4 years
Davis4076.7 years
Taylor3975.4 years
Businesses in Urbana, IL
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1Mazda1
Advance Auto Parts1McDonald's2
Arby's1Meijer1
AutoZone1Motel 61
Baskin-Robbins1New Balance1
Blockbuster1Nike1
Burger King1Papa John's Pizza1
CVS1Penske1
Chick-Fil-A1Quiznos1
Circle K6RadioShack1
Comfort Suites1Ramada1
Cracker Barrel1Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
Curves1SAS Shoes1
DHL1Sleep Inn1
Dairy Queen1Sprint Nextel2
Domino's Pizza1Starbucks1
Dunkin Donuts1Steak 'n Shake1
FedEx5Subway5
H&R Block1Super 81
Hilton1T-Mobile1
Holiday Inn2Taco Bell1
Hyundai1Toyota1
Jamba Juice1U-Haul4
Jimmy Jazz1UPS11
Jimmy John's2Verizon Wireless1
Jones New York1Volkswagen1
KFC1Walgreens2
Lane Furniture1Walmart1
Little Caesars Pizza1

Urbana on our top lists:

  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Educational services (population 5,000+)"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Life, physical, and social science occupations:"
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  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Professional and related occupations: (population 5,000+)"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest wind speed differences during a year (population 5,000+)"
  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)"
  • #59 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest percentage of college students (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #80 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in other workers' dormitories (population 5,000+)"
  • #90 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse (population 5,000+)"
  • #90 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Computer specialists (population 5,000+)"
  • #101 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Clothing and clothing accessories, including shoe, stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006"
  • #74 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2006 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #93 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 1990-1999 to 2000-2003 (pop. 50,000+)"
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