Niles is a somewhat small city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 11,988 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 service providers, sales and office workers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Niles who work in food service (11.06%), office and administrative support (10.73%), and sales jobs (8.43%).
The percentage of adults in Niles with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 14.43% of adults in Niles have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Niles in 2018 was $21,441, which is lower middle income relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $85,764 for a family of four. However, Niles contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Niles is a very 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 German, Irish, English, Polish, and Dutch.
The most common language spoken in Niles is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Italian.