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Welcome to Urbana ...

The city of Urbana is located in Benton County.

The location of Urbana has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

When the people of Urbana refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Urbanan<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Urbana has a population of 1,477 people<3> (see below for details).

Urbana is 920 feet [280 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Urbana lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Urbana: (319)

The ZIP code for Urbana: 52345<5>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Urbana had a population of 1,458 people (or 5.59% of the total population of Benton County). This makes Urbana the county's 5th most populous community.

The population of Urbana represents 0.05% of the total population of Iowa (which has 3,046,355 people), making it the state's 210th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,458 people, the population of Urbana increased 43.08% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,019 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Urbana had an population of 1,477 people. This is an increase of 1.3% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 44.95% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Urbana.

Communities Also Named Urbana ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 15 communities that are also named Urbana - they are located in Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas (4), Maryland, Missouri (2), Nebraska, New York, North Dakota, Ohio and Texas.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Urbana.

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Urbana. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Urbana. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Urbana.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Urbana:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Urbana ...

Looking for more information about Urbana? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Urbana, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Urbana.

Communities near Urbana ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Hiawatha   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the Southeast (SE) of Urbana

Located in Linn County

Independence   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North (N) of Urbana

Located in Buchanan County

Vinton   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Urbana

Robins   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Urbana

Located in Linn County

Jesup   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Urbana

Located in Buchanan County

Center Point   [Map]

Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Urbana

Located in Linn County

La Porte City   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the West (W) of Urbana

Located in Black Hawk County

Atkins   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the South (S) of Urbana

Central City   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the East (E) of Urbana

Located in Linn County

Palo   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South (S) of Urbana

Located in Linn County

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Urbana.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Iowa

About Benton County

About Iowa

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Urbana. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Iowa: https://www.iowa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Urbana refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Urbana may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.

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<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Urbana.

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<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Urbana - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Urbana). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Urbana or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Urbana) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Urbana. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Urbana

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Urbana. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.2297, Longitude: -91.8855     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Urbana have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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