Niles, IL
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Living in Niles


Niles is a medium-sized village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 28,938 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Niles is the 68th largest community in Illinois.

Niles real estate is some of the most expensive in Illinois, although Niles house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Niles is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Niles is a village of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Niles who work in office and administrative support (13.96%), sales jobs (11.98%), and healthcare (8.79%).

Also of interest is that Niles has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

In Niles, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.47 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.

For the size of the village, public transportation in Niles is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For Niles, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

The citizens of Niles are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 35.90% of adults in Niles have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Niles in 2018 was $32,743, which is upper middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $130,972 for a family of four. However, Niles contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Niles is an extremely ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Niles home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Niles residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Niles include Polish, German, Irish, Italian, and Greek.

In addition, Niles has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (40.80%).

The most common language spoken in Niles is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Spanish.