Niles is a medium-sized city located in the state of Ohio. With a population of 18,458 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Niles is the 91st largest community in Ohio.
Unlike some cities, Niles isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Niles are a mix of both white- and blue-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 (13.37%), sales jobs (11.32%), and food service (8.97%).
One of the benefits of Niles is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 19.24 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
For a small city, Niles has a lot of people who use public transit to get to work, and those that do mostly ride the bus. This suggests that a real need for low-cost transportation in Niles exists, and local transit is helping to meet that need.
The percentage of adults in Niles with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 16.82% of adults in Niles have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Niles in 2010 was $23,050, which is middle income relative to Ohio and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $92,200 for a family of four. However, Niles contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
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, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Niles is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Spanish.