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Overview

Introduction to Niles, Michigan

Niles, Michigan, in Berrien county, is 11 miles N of South Bend, Indiana and 72 miles E of Chicago, Illinois. It is part of the surrounding Benton Harbor metro area.

Niles History

The area that makes up Niles was once occupied by four separate nations. Spain, France, England and the United States have all flown their flags over this city. Niles was once the trading area for the regions. It used to serve as the intersection for major railroads, and was known as the "Gateway of Commerce and Settlement" for the American West.

Niles and nearby Attractions

  • Birkholm Park
  • Plym Park
  • Eagle St. Park
  • Tot Park
  • Eastside Park
  • Saathoff Park

Things To Do In Niles

The city is full of open spaces and lovely parks where one can relax with family and friends. The parks also feature playgrounds where you can enjoy a variety of sports like baseball, volleyball and football.

Niles Transportation

Air transportation is available from Battle Creek International Airport.

Niles Higher Education

The colleges and universities that are situated close to the city are University of Notre Dame, Indiana University-South Bend, Kalamazoo Valley Community College and Andrews University.

Demographics

People

Total Population11,379
Male Share of the Population47%
Female Share of the Population53%
Senior Citizens16.4%
Employed Population 16+4,327
Age of the Population35

Families

% of people married40.4%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher12.9%
Median Earnings25+$28,750
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$18,134
Median Earnings With High School Degree$28,235

Wealth

Median Family Income$40,512
% Above Poverty Level69.4%
% Below Poverty Level30.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time19 minutes
% Working from Home3%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.9%
% Using Public Transportation0.9%

Housing

People Living Alone35.2%
Median Gross Rent$613
Median House Value$76,300

Ancestry

German25.8%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)25.8%
Irish18%
English6.6%
Polish4%
Dutch2.7%
French Except Basque2.3%
Italian2.3%
Scottish2.2%
Swedish1.4%
Russian1.1%
Lithuanian0.6%
Norwegian0.5%
Swiss0.5%
Danishn0.5%
Canadian0.5%
Arab0.4%
African0.3%
Hungarian0.3%
Egyptian0.3%
Finnish0.2%
Greek0.2%
Welsh0.2%
Austrian0.2%
West Indian0.1%
Barbadian0.1%
Ghanaian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
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Niles Almanac

CategoryValue
County Berrien County
Standard Zip Codes49120
Phone Area Codes269
Time ZoneAmerica/Detroit
Approximate Latitude41.83
Approximate Longitude-86.24

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)

StationSOUTH BEND RGNL AP
Distance9.9 miles
Jan Temp16 to 31 F
Apr Temp38 to 59 F
Jul Temp63 to 83 F
Oct Temp42 to 62 F
Annual Precip39.7 inches
StationEAU CLAIRE 4 NE
Distance12.9 miles
Jan Temp17 to 31 F
Apr Temp38 to 59 F
Jul Temp63 to 84 F
Oct Temp44 to 62 F
Annual Precip36.5 inches
StationTHREE RIVERS
Distance32.8 miles
Jan Temp13 to 30 F
Apr Temp34 to 58 F
Jul Temp59 to 83 F
Oct Temp38 to 62 F
Annual Precip37 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Berrien Springs1,370$50,227
Buchanan4,388$61,023
Dowagiac5,863$35,472
Eau Claire612$46,500
Edwardsburg1,269$50,682
Galien448$47,188

Niles Public Libraries

Niles District Library
620 EAST MAIN STREET
Niles, Michigan
(269) 683-8545

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Niles Hospitals

Lakeland Hospital, Niles
(Non-profit)
31 North St Joseph Ave

Niles Public Schools

Ballard Elementary School
1601 West Chicago Rd
ZIP: 49120
(269) 683-5900
Primary
Total Enrollment 658
Bell Education Center
1830 S. 3rd St.
ZIP: 49120
(269) 683-8805
High
Total Enrollment 41
Brandywine Elementary School
2428 South 13th St
ZIP: 49120
(269) 684-8574
Primary
Total Enrollment 412
Brandywine Middle School
1700 Bell Rd
ZIP: 49120
(269) 683-4800
Middle
Total Enrollment 190
Brandywine Senior High School
1700 Bell Rd
ZIP: 49120
(269) 683-4800
High
Total Enrollment 390
Cedar Lane School
2301 Niles Buchanan Rd
ZIP: 49120
(269) 684-9554
High
Total Enrollment 81
Eastside Connections School
315 N 14th Street
ZIP: 49120
(269) 682-2585
Primary
Total Enrollment 331
Howard Community School
2788 Mannix St
ZIP: 49120
(269) 683-4633
Primary
Total Enrollment 494
James Ellis School
2740 Mannix St
ZIP: 49120
(269) 683-4635
Primary
Total Enrollment 183
Merritt Elementary School
1620 Lasalle Ave
ZIP: 49120
(269) 684-6511
Primary
Total Enrollment 315
Niles Comm. Schools Adult Education
111 Spruce St
ZIP: 49120
(269) 684-4480
High
Total Enrollment 22
Niles Extended School Community
111 Spruce Street
ZIP: 49120
(269) 683-0736
Other
Niles New Tech Entrepreneurial Academy
1441 Eagle Street
ZIP: 49120
(269) 683-6031
Niles Senior High School
1441 Eagle St
ZIP: 49120
(269) 683-2894
High
Total Enrollment 914
Northside Child Development Center
2020 North 5th St
ZIP: 49120
(269) 683-1982
Primary
Total Enrollment 114
Oak Manor Sixth Grade Center
1 Tyler St
ZIP: 49120
(269) 683-7484
Middle
Total Enrollment 224
Ring Lardner Middle School
801 North 17th St
ZIP: 49120
(269) 683-6610
Middle
Total Enrollment 488
Southside Special Educ School
1450 Silverbrook Ave
ZIP: 49120
(269) 683-0421
Other
Total Enrollment 54
W-a-y Niles
111 Spruce Street
ZIP: 49120
(269) 684-4480
Other
Total Enrollment 165

Niles Private Schools

Niles Adventist School
110 N Fairview Ave
ZIP: 49120
Elementary
Total Enrollment 55
St Mary School
217 S Lincoln Ave
ZIP: 49120
Elementary
Total Enrollment 70
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