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"Four Flags City"

Niles is a city in Berrien County.

The community was named after Hezekiah Niles, publisher
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Michigan named Niles. For links to other places called Niles, MI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Niles is 41.829N. The longitude is -86.254W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 686 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 11,906.


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Median household income
Local
$31,208
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Niles demographic reports
Niles is on the St. Joseph River
A Jesuit mission was established here in the 1680s. The community has been ruled by four nations - Frances, England, Spain and the United States
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 74. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 6.2 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 1981 movie, "Continental Divide"
· 1988 movie, "Midnight Run"
Well-known residents have included:
· Ring W. Lardner, writer
· Tommy James, musician
· Montgomery Ward, founder of retail chain
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Four Flags Area Apple Festival - Sept. 27-30, 2007
  • Hunter Ice Festival - Jan. 12-14, 2007
Dates often change. Check Niles web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Fort St. Joseph Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Niles demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Berrien County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Benton Harbor area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 49120 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

23% of Niles residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Niles ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Niles was $16,584, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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14% of Niles residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Niles, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $377.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $719.


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Libraries in Niles include Howard Branch Library, Niles District Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Niles include Niles Daily Star

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Berrien County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Niles political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Niles workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 4 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Niles between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 3.3 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in Niles include Holiday Inn Express, Niles Inn & Conference Center.

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