Most Expensive Urbana Neighborhoods
Urbana is a medium-sized city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 42,044 people and 11 constituent neighborhoods, Urbana is the 38th largest community in Illinois.
Urbana is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 91.14% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Urbana is a city of professionals, service providers and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Urbana who work in teaching (22.71%), office and administrative support (11.71%) and food service (8.82%).
Also of interest is that Urbana has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
In addition, Urbana is a major college town that has a very high percentage of its residents over 18 years old who are college students. Naturally, collegiate life has a major influence on local Urbana culture, lifestyle and entertainment options. Urbana really pulses to the beat of the academic calendar. In Urbana every fall, returning students reinvigorate the community, who you will notice are all over town, buying groceries, out with friends, and getting acquainted or re-acquainted with each other and Urbana. One of the beneficial effects that colleges provide is that they tend to be lasting institutions that deliver direct economic benefits to the local economy in the form of such things as jobs for faculty and staff, and spending by students. Urbana benefits directly from this.
Urbana, while not large, also appears to be attractive to some younger, educated professionals, who help shape the character of the city.
One of the benefits of Urbana is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 16.39 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
Many people in Urbana take advantage of public transportation to get around. In fact, for the size of the city, the number of people who use the bus to commute to work is quite high. This helps to fill a need among Urbana citizens for affordable transportation.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Urbana. 53.57% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.
The per capita income in Urbana in 2010 was $20,057, which is lower middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $80,228 for a family of four. However, Urbana contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Urbana also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 35.98% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Urbana is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Urbana home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Urbana residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Urbana include German, Irish, English, European, Polish and Italian.
In addition, Urbana has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (19.08%).
The languages spoken by people in Urbana are also diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in Urbana is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese, Spanish and Korean.
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||15,803|
|URBANA HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||30.09%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||69.91%|
|TYPE OF URBANA HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||39.06%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||4.65%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||7.60%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||48.19%|
|SIZE OF URBANA HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||2.73%|
|AGE OF URBANA HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||18.31%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||39.47%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||28.12%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||14.11%|
|URBANA REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$151,830|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$881|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $51,000||3.34%|
|$51,001 - $101,000||22.47%|
|$101,001 - $203,000||49.17%|
|$203,001 - $304,000||15.48%|
|$304,001 - $406,000||5.95%|
|$406,001 - $507,000||2.21%|
|$507,001 - $761,000||1.39%|
|$761,001 - $1,015,000||0.00%|
|PEOPLE OF URBANA||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||4.13%|
|5 TO 17||7.12%|
|18 TO 24||42.46%|
|25 TO 34||16.13%|
|35 TO 54||14.40%|
|55 TO 64||7.81%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||7.95%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||93.30%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$30,834|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$20,057|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||35.98%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Education (43.86%)
Professional, scientific, and technical services (4.10%)
Information Technology (2.11%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||16.34%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||0.24%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||0.03%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||0.39%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||3.11%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||4.86%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||German (17.14%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (74.82%)
Other Asian languages (1.43%)
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