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Niles, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Niles had a population of 30,236 as of July 1, 2017. Niles ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Illinois. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Niles is located at latitude 42.0279 and longitude -87.81 in Cook County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Niles (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.85 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Cook County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 636 feet.

The Village of Niles (GNIS ID: 2399498) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Niles is located within Township of Maine, a minor civil division (MCD) of Cook County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Niles population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Niles, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 30,236
Daytime Population: Workers 25,767
Daytime Population: Residents 16,673
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 42,440
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.40
Population in Households 29,016
Population in Familes 23,786
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,220
Population Density2 5,172
Diversity Index3 53


Median Household Income $56,417
Average Household Income $78,633
Per Capita Income $32,694


Total Housing Units 12,702 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,581 (67.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,494 (27.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 628 ( 4.9%)
Median Home Value $297,248
Average Home Value $324,097


Total Households 12,074
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 7,689
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.2% 0.14%
Households 0.19% 0.14%
Families 0.06% 0.03%
Median Household Income   1.86%
Per Capita Income   2.21%

Niles, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Niles to the other 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 68 95th
Population Density # 40 97th
Diversity Index # 164 88th
Median Household Income # 557 59th
Per Capita Income # 295 79th

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