Niles, IL
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Niles is a medium-sized village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 29,876 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.

Unlike some villages where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Niles is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-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 (14.79%), sales jobs (9.41%), and healthcare (8.72%).

One downside of living in Niles, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.69 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Niles use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Niles‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the bus. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

In terms of college education, Niles is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 28.53% of adults 25 and older in the village have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Niles in 2010 was $27,030, which is upper middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $108,120 for a family of four. However, Niles contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Niles is a very 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. Niles also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 11.34% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Niles include German, Irish, Italian, and Greek.

Niles also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 43.49%.

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