Philo is a village about nine miles south of Urbana in Champaign County, Illinois, United States. The population was 1,466 at the 2010 census.
Philo is located three miles south of Urbana, Illinois township and six miles south of the city of Urbana at 40°0′19″N 88°9′23″W (40.005359, -88.156483). The legend "Center of the Universe" is painted on the village water tower, along with its zipcode.
According to the 2010 census, Philo has a total area of 0.83 square miles (2.15 km2), all land.
Philo was named after the founder Philo Hale. The main park, which is used for numerous functions including reserved space for family reunions, located on the north end of the village is named after the founder (Hale Park).
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,314 people, 474 households, and 381 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,723.4 people per square mile (667.6/km2). There were 492 housing units at an average density of 645.3 per square mile (250.0/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 99.01% White, 0.30% African American, and 0.68% from two or more races.