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Niles is a village 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 42.018N. The longitude is -87.802W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 636 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 29,945.


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Median household income
Local
$48,627
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 Chicago River.
Former and merged names include:
· Dutchman's Point
· Lyttleton's Point
The community was incorporated in 1899, late by suburban Chicago standards.

In the mid-20th century, the village's population increased over ten fold, to nearly 30,00 residents.

Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Gloria Jean's, Panera Bread, Starbucks
Niles attractions: Leaning Tower of Niles
Historic sites and museums: Niles Historical 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.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 74

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14% of Niles residents report German ancestry, and 9% 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 $23,543, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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25% 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 $707.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,372.


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Libraries in Niles include Niles Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Niles include Niles Journal

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Cook County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Niles political report.

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The average commute time for Niles workers is 31 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 5 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 1.7 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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