Niles is a somewhat small city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 11,332 people and ten constituent neighborhoods, Niles is the 97th largest community in Michigan.
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 city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Niles who work in office and administrative support (15.38%), sales jobs (10.01%), and food service (7.43%).
The rate of college-level education in Niles is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 11.88% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.
The per capita income in Niles in 2010 was $17,259, which is lower middle income relative to Michigan, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $69,036 for a family of four. Niles also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 31.70% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Niles is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. 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 Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Niles include Irish, English, Polish, and Dutch.
The most common language spoken in Niles is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.