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Niles is a township in Cook County, in the Chicago metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Niles. For links to other places called Niles, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Niles is 42.032N. The longitude is -87.758W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 623 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 95,593.
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11% of Niles residents report German ancestry, and 7% 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 $28,250, compared with $21,587 nationally.
40% of Niles residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Niles, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $757. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,579.
Cook County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Niles political report.
The average commute time for Niles workers is 28 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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