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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.
In the mid-20th century, the village's population increased over ten fold, to nearly 30,00 residents.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Niles demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Cook County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Chicago area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 60053 ZIP code.
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.
25% 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 $707. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,372.
Libraries in Niles include Niles Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Niles include Niles Journal
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 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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