Introduction to Niles, Ohio

Niles, Ohio, in Trumbull county, is 8 miles NW of Youngstown, Ohio (center to center) and 53 miles SE of Cleveland, Ohio. Part of the surrounding Youngstown - Warren metro area, the city is not an isolated city. Niles is home to some 20,932 residents.

Niles History

In 1806, Niles was founded by James Heaton, owner of the first iron-ore processing plants of Ohio. Originally, it was named as Heaton's Furnace but was changed to Nilestown. Niles was named after the editor of the Niles Register, Hezekiah Niles. In 1843, Nilestown was shortened to Niles. The 25th President of the United States, William McKinley, was born in Niles on January 29, 1843.

Niles and nearby Attractions

  • National McKinley Birthplace Memorial
  • Children's Museum of the Valley
  • Packard Museum Association
  • Lake Milton State Park
  • Arms Family Museum of Local History
  • Sutliff Museum

Things To Do In Niles

While staying at Niles, you can visit the McKinley Birthplace Memorial. The city also offers a number of churches such as Hungarian Presbyterian Church, Niles Wesleyan Methodist Church, Fairview United Methodist Church, Niles Christian Assembly Church,and Mount Sinai Church of God in Christ. Niles includes an indoor shopping center called the Eastwood Mall. In addition, shopping can be enjoyed at Jamesplace Plaza Shopping Center, Romar Plaza Shopping Center, Great East Plaza Shopping Center, and the Village Center Shopping Center.

Niles Transportation

Youngstown - Warren Regional Airport is nearby.

Niles Higher Education

Higher educational facilities are provided by Youngstown State University, Mount Union College, ETI Technical College, and Kent State University - Main Campus.


Total Population 18,886
Male Share of the Population 46.7%
Female Share of the Population 53.3%
Senior Citizens 18.3%
Employed Population 16+ 7,432
Age of the Population 42


% of people married 40.1%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 15.6%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $47,385
% Above Poverty Level 79.1%
% Below Poverty Level 20.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 17 minutes
% Working from Home 0.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.5%
% Using Public Transportation 0.6%


People Living Alone 36.4%
Median Gross Rent $627
Median House Value $78,200


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 12.8%
US/American 0%
English 5.5%
Irish 15.8%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Niles Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 8 miles NW of Youngstown, Ohio (center to center)
Nearest Large City 53 miles SE of Cleveland, Ohio
County Trumbull
Metro Area Youngstown - Warren
Standard Zip Codes 44446
Phone Area Codes 330
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.182
Longitude -80.765

Niles Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 2.4 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 36 F
Apr Temp 38 to 62 F
Jul Temp 61 to 86 F
Oct Temp 41 to 65 F
Annual Precip 37.2 inches
Station WARREN 3 S
Distance 2.9 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 33 F
Apr Temp 33 to 59 F
Jul Temp 58 to 82 F
Oct Temp 38 to 62 F
Annual Precip 37.8 inches
Station NEW CASTLE 1 N
Distance 23.8 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 35 F
Apr Temp 34 to 61 F
Jul Temp 59 to 85 F
Oct Temp 38 to 65 F
Annual Precip 38.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Canfield 7,424 $89,429
Girard 9,716 $49,036
Lordstown 3,346 $56,393
McDonald 3,196 $52,321

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Niles Public Libraries

Mckinley Memorial Library
40 N. MAIN ST.
Niles, Ohio
(330) 652-1704
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Serves 856 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.3

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