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Overview

Introduction to Niles, Illinois

Niles, Illinois, in Cook county, is 3 miles W of Skokie, Illinois (center to center) and 13 miles NW of Chicago, Illinois. Part of the surrounding Chicago metro area, the village is not an isolated village.

Niles History

The village of Niles was officially incorporated on August 24, 1899, when it had a population of approximately 500 people. According to a 1929 edition of the Chicago Tribune, the name "Niles" was taken from the "Niles Register," a newspaper published in the 1820s out of Washington, DC. The community of Niles was the first to establish a free ambulance service in Illinois in the year 1946.

Niles and nearby Attractions

  • Charles Gates Dawes House
  • Niles Public Library
  • Donald E. Stephens Museum of Hummels
  • Skokie Heritage Museum
  • Millbrook Shopping Center
  • Jozwiak Park

Things To Do In Niles

While in Niles, one can visit the nearby historical sites such as the Frances Willard House and the Charles Gates Dawes House. There are also a number of museums in the neighborhood including Donald E. Stephens Museum of Hummels, Skokie Heritage Museum, Niles Historical Museum, Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, and the Irish American Heritage Center. There are sevearl churches and cemeteries dotting the streets of this village. One can also visit the parks that offer a host of recreational facilities. Shopping centers such as the Golf - Milwaukee Plaza Shopping Center, Dempster Plaza Shopping Center, Millbrook Shopping Center, and Four Flags Shopping Center are other popular tourist spots.

Niles Transportation

Chicago O’Hare International Airport is nearby.

Niles Higher Education

Higher educational opportunities are offered by Oakton Community College, National-Louis University, School of Art Institute of Chicago, and City Colleges of Chicago-Wilbur Wright College.

Demographics

People

Total Population29,628
Male Share of the Population47.8%
Female Share of the Population52.2%
Senior Citizens25.8%
Employed Population 16+12,901
Age of the Population49

Families

% of people married50.7%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher30%
Median Earnings25+$37,253
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,516
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,291

Wealth

Median Family Income$68,454
% Above Poverty Level89%
% Below Poverty Level11%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time28 minutes
% Working from Home2.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.6%
% Using Public Transportation5.5%

Housing

People Living Alone30.5%
Median Gross Rent$1,047
Median House Value$257,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)30.8%
Polish18%
German11.1%
Irish7.2%
Italian5.7%
Greek5.1%
Arab4.5%
Iraqi2.3%
English2.1%
Serbian1.9%
Russian1.7%
Swedish1.3%
Romanian1.2%
Norwegian1%
French Except Basque0.8%
Czech0.8%
Lebanese0.7%
Albanian0.6%
Ukrainian0.6%
West Indian0.5%
Austrian0.5%
Syrian0.5%
Haitian0.4%
Latvian0.4%
Scottish0.4%
Bulgarian0.4%
Dutch0.4%
Slovak0.3%
Hungarian0.3%
Nigerian0.2%
Croatian0.2%
Moroccan0.2%
US/American0.2%
Macedonian0.2%
African0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Lithuanian0.1%
Bahamian0.1%
Luxemburger0.1%
Welsh0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Slovene0.1%
Palestinian0.1%
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Niles Almanac

CategoryValue
County Cook County
Standard Zip Codes60714
Phone Area Codes
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude42.02
Approximate Longitude-87.8

Niles Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationCHICAGO OHARE INTL AP
Distance6.4 miles
Jan Temp14 to 30 F
Apr Temp38 to 58 F
Jul Temp63 to 84 F
Oct Temp42 to 62 F
Annual Precip36.2 inches
StationCHICAGO BOTANICAL GARDEN
Distance8 miles
Jan Temp14 to 30 F
Apr Temp37 to 56 F
Jul Temp63 to 83 F
Oct Temp42 to 63 F
Annual Precip36.8 inches
StationWHEATON 3 SE
Distance19.5 miles
Jan Temp14 to 32 F
Apr Temp38 to 63 F
Jul Temp63 to 87 F
Oct Temp42 to 67 F
Annual Precip37.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Golf533$170,500
Harwood Heights8,628$64,340
Lincolnwood12,637$105,758
Morton Grove23,413$85,636
Park Ridge37,567$118,934

Niles Public Libraries

Niles Public Library District
6960 OAKTON STREET
Niles, Illinois
(847) 663-1234

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Niles Public Schools

Clarence E Culver School
6901 W Oakton St
ZIP: 60714
(847) 470-3407
Primary
Total Enrollment 520
Emerson Middle School
8101 N Cumberland Ave
ZIP: 60714
(847) 318-4322
Middle
Total Enrollment 836
Gemini Jr High School
8955 N Greenwood Ave
ZIP: 60714
(847) 827-1181
Middle
Total Enrollment 770
Jefferson School
8200 W Greendale Ave
ZIP: 60714
(847) 318-5360
Primary
Total Enrollment 145
Mark Twain Elem School
9401 N Hamlin Ave
ZIP: 60714
(847) 296-5341
Primary
Total Enrollment 384
V H Nelson Elem School
8901 N Ozanam Ave
ZIP: 60714
(847) 965-0050
Primary
Total Enrollment 605

Niles Private Schools

A Mothers Touch Learning Academy
8350 N Greenwood Ave
ZIP: 60714
Elementary
Total Enrollment 12
Bridge View/challenger Schools
6935 W Touhy Ave
ZIP: 60714
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 77
Childrens Learning World A Montessori School
8101 W Golf Rd
ZIP: 60714
Elementary
Total Enrollment 19
Logos Christian Academy
7280 N Caldwell Ave
ZIP: 60714
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 131
Newhope Academy
6289 W Howard St
ZIP: 60714
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 51
Niles Korean School
8257 W Harrison St
ZIP: 60714
Elementary
Total Enrollment 112
Northridge Preparatory School
8320 W Ballard Rd
ZIP: 60714
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 230
Notre Dame High School College Prep
7655 W Dempster St
ZIP: 60714
Secondary
Total Enrollment 820
Science Academy Of Chicago
8350 N Greenwood Ave
ZIP: 60714
Elementary
Total Enrollment 129
St Bernadette's School For Special Children
7429 N Milwaukee Ave
ZIP: 60714
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 2
St John Brebeuf School
8301 N Harlem Ave
ZIP: 60714
Elementary
Total Enrollment 276
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