Urbana, Ohio

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Urbana is a city in and the county seat of Champaign County, Ohio, United States,[3] 47 miles (76 km) west of Columbus. Urbana was laid out in 1805, and for a time in 1812 was the headquarters of the Northwestern army. Urbana was named after the town of Urbanna, Virginia. It is the burial-place of the Indian fighter Simon Kenton. In 1900, 6,808 people lived in Urbana; in 1910, 7,739; and in 1940, 8,335. The population was 11,613 at the 2000 census. It is the home of Urbana University.



Urbana is located at 40°6′39″N 83°45′5″W / 40.11083°N 83.75139°W / 40.11083; -83.75139 (40.110937, -83.751463)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 6.8 square miles (17.7 km²), all of it land. Urbana is the centerpiece of a proposed project by a Manhattan-based, British-owned wind energy firm that will experiment in siting hundreds of industrial 492-foot turbines next to moderately populated residential areas.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 11,613 people, 4,859 households, and 2,998 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,702.3 people per square mile (657.4/km²). There were 5,210 housing units at an average density of 763.7/sq mi (295.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 91.03% White, 5.95% African American, 0.34% Native American, 0.30% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.48% from other races, and 1.88% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.08% of the population.

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