Urbana is a city located in Champaign County, Illinois. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 36,395. It is the county seat of Champaign County6.


Urbana is located at 40°6'35" North, 88°12'15" West (40.109665, -88.204247)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 27.2 km² (10.5 mi²). 27.2 km² (10.5 mi²) of it is land and 0.10% is water.

Urbana shares a border with the neighboring town of Champaign, Illinois; the two together are often referred to as Urbana-Champaign. The joint town is the site of the main campus of the University of Illinois.


As of the census of 2000, there are 36,395 people, 14,327 households, and 6,217 families residing in the city. The population density is 1,339.6/km² (3,468.3/mi²). There are 15,311 housing units at an average density of 563.5/km² (1,459.1/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 67.01% White, 14.34% African American, 0.18% Native American, 14.24% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 1.76% from other races, and 2.45% from two or more races. 3.54% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 14,327 households out of which 20.1% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 32.2% are married couples living together, 8.7% have a female householder with no husband present, and 56.6% are non-families. 36.6% of all households are made up of individuals and 8.1% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.14 and the average family size is 2.83.

In the city the population is spread out with 14.9% under the age of 18, 36.2% from 18 to 24, 26.4% from 25 to 44, 13.2% from 45 to 64, and 9.3% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 25 years. For every 100 females there are 111.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 111.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $27,819, and the median income for a family is $42,655. Males have a median income of $32,827 versus $26,349 for females. The per capita income for the city is $15,969. 27.3% of the population and 13.3% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 24.5% are under the age of 18 and 7.2% are 65 or older.