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Niles, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Niles had a population of 29,606 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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Niles, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 29,606
Population in Households 28,381
Population in Familes 23,389
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,225
Population Density2 5,065
Diversity Index3 53


Median Household Income $58,997
Average Household Income $82,019
Per Capita Income $34,081


Total Housing Units 12,641 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,471 (67.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,356 (26.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 814 ( 6.4%)
Median Home Value $303,933
Average Home Value $329,993


Total Households 11,827
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 7,543
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.08% -0.13%
Households -0.08% -0.15%
Families -0.18% -0.21%
Median Household Income   1.64%
Per Capita Income   2.02%

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, 2018 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 # 166 88th
Median Household Income # 523 62nd
Per Capita Income # 297 78th

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