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Niles, Illinois - Basic Facts

Niles is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the Village of Niles.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Cook County at latitude 42.0189 and longitude -87.8028. Cook County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 636 feet.

The formal boundaries for the Village of Niles (see map) encompass a land area of 5.85 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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Niles, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 29,878
Population in Households 28,662
Population in Familes 23,537
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,216
Population Density1 5,110
Diversity Index2 51


Total Households 11,969
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 7,664
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 12,644 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,609 (68.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,360 (26.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 675 ( 5.3%)
Median Home Value $306,678
Average Home Value $328,592


Median Household Income $52,865
Average Household Income $69,347
Per Capita Income $28,165
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.06% 0.1%
Households 0.12% 0.19%
Families 0.02% 0.09%
Median Household Income   3.47%
Per Capita Income   3.31%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Niles, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Niles to the other 1,367 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 67 95th
Population Density1 # 40 97th
Diversity Index2 # 165 88th
Median Household Income # 642 53rd
Per Capita Income # 409 70th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Illinois Census Data Comparison Tool.