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Statistics & Facts

The Illinois state capital is Springfield.
The population of Urbana is approximately 36,395 (2000), 41250 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 14,327 (2000), 16961 (2010).
The amount of land area in Urbana is 20.247 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.03 sq kilometers.
The distance from Urbana to Washington DC is 619 miles.
The distance to the Illinois state capital is 82 miles. (as the crow flies)
Urbana is positioned 40.10 degrees north of the equator and 88.20 degrees west of the prime meridian.


in east-central Illinois, near Champaign. Here is a map page for the area.
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History & History Related Items

The first real settler appears to have come in 1822. William Tompkins built a home near Boneyard Creek. Urbana was founded to be the county seat of the new Champaign County in 1833. Though the area was mostly swampy land, and quite inaccessible, it was finally settled and developed. The name probably came from Urbana, Ohio. There is an Urbana, Ohio which is the county seat for a Champaign County there in Ohio.

In 1871, great disaster struck with the Great Urbana Fire. On 9 October, most of the downtown area burned down. Interestingly enough, the Great Chicago Fire also started on the same day. Both fires started in stables.
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Urbana Park District
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Urbana City Government

City of Urbana
400 S. Vine St.
Urbana, IL 61801

Urbana Chamber

Champaign County Chamber of Commerce
1817 S. Neil St., Suite 201
Champaign, IL 61820-7234
PHONE: (217) 359-1791
FAX: (217) 359-1809

Urbana Organizations

Champaign County Chamber of Commerce
1817 S. Neil St., Suite 201
Champaign, IL 61820-7234
PHONE: (217) 359-1791
FAX: (217) 359-1809

Urbana Libraries

Urbana Free Library
201 South Race Street
Urbana, Illinois 61801-3283
Phone: (217) 367-4057

Urbana Schools

Urbana School District 116
205 North Race Street
PO Box 3039
Urbana, Illinois 61803-3039
Phone: 217-384-3600
Fax: 217-337-4973


University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign
1401 West Green Street
Urbana, IL 61801
Phone: 217-333-4666 (information desk) Urbana


The population of Urbana was:
1990 - 36,344
2000 - 36,395
The 1990 and 2000 figures are from the US Census data.

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