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Located at the center of Urbana is a large roundabout.
Location of Urbana, Ohio
|- Mayor||Ruth Zerkle (R)|
|- Total||6.8 sq mi (17.7 km2)|
|- Land||6.8 sq mi (17.7 km2)|
|- Water||0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)|
|Elevation ||1,050 ft (320 m)|
|- Density||1,702.3/sq mi (657.3/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|- Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||1065415|
Urbana is a city in and the county seat of Champaign County, Ohio, United States, 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 a town in 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 .(40.110937, -83.751463)
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 heavily populated residential areas.
As of the census 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.
There were 4,859 households out of which 29.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.2% were married couples living together, 11.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.3% were non-families. 33.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 2.92.
In the city the population was spread out with 23.7% under the age of 18, 9.8% from 18 to 24, 27.9% from 25 to 44, 22.4% from 45 to 64, and 16.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 87.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.6 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $33,702, and the median income for a family was $42,857. Males had a median income of $33,092 versus $26,817 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,831. About 7.2% of families and 10.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.3% of those under age 18 and 7.6% of those age 65 or over.
The City of Urbana is mostly served by the Urbana City School District. Some parts of Urbana are served by Graham Local Schools and West Liberty-Salem Local Schools. Graham Local Schools is one of the largest school districts in area in the state of Ohio. West Liberty-Salem Local Schools is a very small school district but is well known for its excellence in education. It is one of the best schools in the state of Ohio.
On June 4, 1897 residents of Urbana formed a lynch mob and fought their way into the town jail to remove Charles Mitchell, a black man. Charles Mitchell was subsequently killed by the mob, his body left to hang in town. At least one Urbana citizen was killed by the state militia, who had been sent to guard the prisoner from the mob.