Urbana 1Urbana is a city in as well as the county seat of Champaign County, in the U.S. state of Illinois. Home to a population of over 41,250 total residents, Urbana is located in the Champaign, Illinois Metropolitan Statistical Area and is the home of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  Urbana is the tenth-largest city outside of the Chicago metropolitan area, the largest in Illinois. Founded in 1822, it was chosen as the county seat of Champaign County in 1833 and quickly grew into a mill and manufacturing town. When the Urbana-Champaign university was built in the region in 1868 it began attracting new residents, and over the past hundred and fifty years the city has continued to grow slowly but surely, with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign a major reason for the city’s continual growth and development.

Basic Facts About Urbana

  • Current population: 41,250
  • Current mayor: Laurel Lunt Prussing
  • Total area: 11.69 sq mi
  • Official website: http://urbanaillinois.us/
  • Located in: Champaign County
  • Founded in: 1822
  • Zip codes: 61801, 61802
  • Area codes: 217

Auto Transport Tips to and from Urbana

Urbana is located just east of Champaign – they actually share borders. This makes it a lot easier for car shippers that are planning routes through the Champaign area to stop in Urbana, and a lot of times they do – while it’s not the most populated area in the state of Illinois, the size of the metro area does play an important role in the auto transportation process, in particularly when it comes to the popularity of the area. Urbana-Champaign is one of those areas that tends to see a decent amount of auto transport traffic due to its size, its location as well as the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. A lot of customers looking for car shipping to or from Urbana are students, and many carriers tend to give discounts for shippers that are continuing their education.

The area is also a major crossroads for three different interstate highways, including I-57, I-72 and I-74. I-72 flows into the city from the west, out of Springfield, while I-74 enters Urbana from the northwest, out of Peoria, while I-57 heads north through Champaign, connecting to both I-72 and I-74. Running east, the only interstate out of Urbana is I-74, which is okay considering where it heads to in Indiana. On the whole, the region is easy to access from a number of different directions and carriers can usually get around the area without too much delay or interference. The weather can play a factor, making it more expensive during the winter months thanks to snow and ice being common, but that’s usually only during the winter, while spring and summer shipping tend to be the best times to ship to or from the city.

If you’re interested in shipping a vehicle to or from the city of Urbana, you should take a minute to fill out our free online auto transport quote request form. When you do,and you’ll get an instant price immediately right on your screen. American Auto Shipping is fully licensed, bonded and insured. Finding the right shipper can be a daunting proposal, so we here at American Auto Shipping strive to make your experience as easy and hassle-free as we can. This is also why you can contact us at 800-930-7417 toll-free to speak to one of our live auto transport experts, who can answer your questions, help you get your free quote and explain more about the vehicle shipping industry as a whole.

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