Urbana, Illinois Population 2024

38,088

Urbana is a city located in Champaign County Illinois. Urbana has a 2024 population of 38,088. It is also the county seat of Champaign County.Urbana is currently declining at a rate of -0.5% annually and its population has decreased by -0.33% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 38,213 in 2020.

The average household income in Urbana is $64,991 with a poverty rate of 27.67%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Urbana is 25.5 years, 24.9 years for males, and 26.2 years for females.

Urbana Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Urbana was:

  • White: 60.27%
  • Black or African American: 16.95%
  • Asian: 14.68%
  • Two or more races: 6.19%
  • Other race: 1.73%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.1%
  • Native American: 0.06%
Land Area (mi²)
11.8 sq mi
Density (mi²)
3,223.10/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-0.33% (-125)
The current population of Urbana, Illinois is 38,088 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 38,213.

Urbana, Illinois Population 2024

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Urbana Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White23,35160.27%
Black or African American6,56516.95%
Asian5,68914.68%
Two or more races2,4006.19%
Other race6721.73%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander390.1%
Native American250.06%
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White

Black or African American

Asian

Two or more races

Other race

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Native American

Urbana Population by Race

Urbana Population Pyramid 2024

Urbana Median Age

25.5

Total

24.9

Male

26.2

Female

Urbana Adults

There are 34,569 adults, (4,437 of whom are seniors) in Urbana.

Urbana Age Dependency

28.6

Age Dependency Ratio

14.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

13.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Urbana Sex Ratio

Female19,57350.52%
Male19,16849.48%

Urbana Population by Age

Urbana Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All16,380232.867.2
Non Family10,5331.5117.482.6
Married4,3442.772.127.9
Female1,0573.4721.878.2
Male4463.2240.459.6
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2.81

Average Family Size

2

Average Household Size

32.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Urbana Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Urbana Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Urbana Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 84.15%.

Urbana Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$37,956

Average Earnings

$40,216

Average Male

$36,413

Average Female

Urbana Earnings by Educational Attainment

Urbana Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Urbana Language

75.88% of Urbana residents speak only English, while 24.12% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 9.66% of the population.

Urbana Language

Urbana Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White17,8633,89221.79%
Asian4,9942,21744.39%
Black5,9961,84730.8%
Hispanic2,52171728.44%
Multiple1,85741222.19%
Other66925037.37%
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27.67%

Overall Poverty Rate

26.99%

Male Poverty Rate

28.34%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Urbana

The race most likely to be in poverty in Urbana is Asian, with 44.39% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Urbana is White, with 21.79% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.11%. Among those working part-time, it was 39.79%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 44.75%.

Urbana Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade40.43%
High School18.73%
Some College17.29%
Bachelors or Greater10%
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Urbana Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed62.67%
Female Unemployed32.06%
Female Employed20.26%
Male Employed15.58%
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Urbana Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Urbana Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Urbana Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

26.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

27.1%

Male Marriage Rate

26.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Urbana Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Urbana Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Urbana Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Urbana Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

901

Number of Veterans

828

Male Veterans

73

Female Veterans

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Urbana Veterans by War

count

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Urbana Veterans by Age

count

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Urbana Veterans by Race

Urbana Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

14.71%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.05%

Veteran Disability Rate

Urbana Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

58%

Labor Force Participation

54.6%

Employment Rate

5.7%

Unemployment Rate

Urbana Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Urbana Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Urbana Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

57.48%

Born in Urbana

81.51%

Native Born

18.49%

Foreign Born

13.43%

Non Citizen

5.06%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

81.51% of Urbana residents were born in the United States, with 57.48% having been born in Illinois. 13.43% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Urbana Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202937,138-190-0.51%
202837,328-190-0.51%
202737,518-190-0.5%
202637,708-190-0.5%
202537,898-190-0.5%
202438,088-190-0.5%
202338,278-190-0.49%
202238,468-190-0.49%
202138,6584451.16%
202038,213-3,977-9.43%
201942,190-335-0.79%
201842,525-278-0.65%
201742,803-251-0.58%
201643,054-36-0.08%
201543,0901510.35%
201442,9392060.48%
201342,7331730.41%
201242,5601410.33%
201142,4191720.41%
201042,2475,85216.08%
200036,395510.14%
199036,3443661.02%
198035,9782,0025.89%
197033,9766,68224.48%
196027,2944,46019.53%
195022,8348,77062.36%
194014,0641,0047.69%
193013,0602,81627.49%
192010,2441,99924.24%
19108,2452,51743.94%
19005,7282,21763.14%
18903,51156919.34%
18802,942
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Urbana Population by Year