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Population (year 2000): 12,204. Estimated population in July 2005: 11,738 (-3.8% change)
Males: 5,708 (46.8%), Females: 6,496 (53.2%)

Zip codes:

Median resident age: 35.3 years
Median household income: $31,208 (year 2000)
Median house value: $69,600 (year 2000)

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Races in Niles:

  • White Non-Hispanic (80.2%)
  • Black (12.4%)
  • Hispanic (4.0%)
  • Two or more races (2.9%)
  • American Indian (1.6%)
  • Other race (1.3%)

Ancestries: German (23.5%), Irish (12.4%), English (9.2%), United States (7.6%), French (4.4%), Dutch (4.2%).

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Elevation: 658 feet

Land area: 5.8 square miles

Niles,

For population 25 years and over in Niles

  • High school or higher: 83.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.0%
  • Unemployed: 8.3%
  • Mean travel time to work: 21.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Niles city

  • Never married: 25.2%
  • Now married: 48.2%
  • Separated: 2.4%
  • Widowed: 9.7%
  • Divorced: 14.5%

2.5% Foreign born (1.0% Latin America, 0.5% Africa, 0.4% Europe, 0.4% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: -297 (-2.4%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Bend, IN South (10.9 miles pop. 107,789).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Wayne, IN Fort (93.1 miles pop. 205,727).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: IL Chicago, (98.2 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: IN (7.3 miles Georgetown, MI (7.6 miles Buchanan, IN (7.7 miles Roseland, Indian Village, IN (8.1 miles) , IN (9.5 miles Granger, Springs, MI Berrien (10.1 miles Bend, IN South (10.9 miles Claire, MI (11.3 miles Eau


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 3 buildings, average cost: $124,700
  • 1997: 4 buildings, average cost: $66,300
  • 1998: 5 buildings, average cost: $66,300
  • 1999: 6 buildings, average cost: $66,300
  • 2000: 9 buildings, average cost: $154,800
  • 2001: 5 buildings, average cost: $106,300
  • 2002: 9 buildings, average cost: $146,200
  • 2003: 6 buildings, average cost: $107,000
  • 2004: 5 buildings, average cost: $114,400
  • 2005: 6 buildings, average cost: $118,500

Latitude: 41.83 N, Longitude: 86.25 W

Area code: 269


Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (28.6%), Educational,health and social services (17.3%), Retail trade (12.8%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,057 (+8.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,765 (32.8%)


 

Crime in Niles by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 1 1 2 0 0 0
    per 100,000 8.2 8.2 16.4 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 15 15 10 11 17 21
    per 100,000 122.9 122.9 81.9 90.1 139.3 172.1
Robberies 12 7 11 13 8 21
    per 100,000 98.3 57.4 90.1 106.5 65.6 172.1
Assaults 41 36 38 38 49 56
    per 100,000 336.0 295.0 311.4 311.4 401.5 458.9
Burglaries 106 108 122 108 132 94
    per 100,000 868.6 885.0 999.7 885.0 1081.6 770.2
Thefts 497 469 557 628 543 478
    per 100,000 4072.4 3843.0 4564.1 5145.9 4449.4 3916.7
Auto thefts 44 24 46 45 54 37
    per 100,000 360.5 196.7 376.9 368.7 442.5 303.2
406.6 365.0 421.2 427.6 444.8 447.1


Average climate in Niles, Michigan

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Niles,

Niles-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Michigan state average. It is 64% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/11/1965, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 17.7 miles away from the Niles city center killed 36 people and injured 321 people.

On 4/11/1965, a category 4 tornado 24.8 miles away from the city center killed 31 people and injured 252 people.


Hospitals/medical centers near Niles:
  • BERRIEN GENERAL HOSPITAL (about 9 miles; BERRIEN CENTER, MI)
  • LAKELAND SPECIALTY HOSP AT BERRIEN CTR (about 9 miles; BERRIEN CENTER, MI)
  • MADISON HOSPITAL CORPORATION (about 11 miles; SOUTH BEND, IN)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Niles:
  • SOUTH BEND REGIONAL (about 11 miles; SOUTH BEND, IN; ID: SBN)
  • ELKHART MUNI (about 20 miles; ELKHART, IN; ID: EKM)
  • KALAMAZOO/BATTLE CREEK INTERNATIONAL (about 56 miles; KALAMAZOO, MI; ID: AZO)
Other public-use airports nearest to Niles:
  • JERRY TYLER MEML (about 3 miles; NILES, MI; ID: 3TR)
  • ANDREWS UNIVERSITY AIRPARK (about 12 miles; BERRIEN SPRINGS, MI; ID: C20)
  • DOWAGIAC MUNICIPAL (about 15 miles; DOWAGIAC, MI; ID: C91)

Amtrak station:
NILES (598 DEY ST.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, call for taxi service.

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Housing and Community Development(Local) 8 $20,236 $30,354 2 $1,904
Parks and Recreation 1 $2,205 $26,460 7 $6,454
Sewerage 17 $51,595 $36,420 1 $886
Streets and Highways 17 $33,735 $23,812 0 $0
Correction 0 $0   1 $1,353
Firefighters 14 $57,075 $48,921 0 $0
Police - Other 10 $27,102 $32,522 3 $1,556
Police Protection - Officers 21 $88,520 $50,582 2 $1,393
Other Government Administration 5 $20,851 $50,042 0 $0
Financial Administration 26 $76,007 $35,080 1 $1,138
Other and Unallocable 1 $1,415 $16,980 2 $3,013
Local Libraries 10 $24,465 $29,358 12 $5,686
Electric Power 12 $41,858 $41,858 1 $611
Water Supply 9 $30,133 $40,177 0 $0
Totals for Government 151 $475,195 $37,763 32 $23,993


Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Niles:
  • UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME (about 9 miles; NOTRE DAME, IN; Full-time enrollment: 10,633)
  • INDIANA UNIVERSITY-SOUTH BEND (about 17 miles; SOUTH BEND, IN; FT enrollment: 4,725)
  • ANDREWS UNIVERSITY (about 35 miles; BERRIEN SPRINGS, MI; FT enrollment: 2,342)
  • KALAMAZOO VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 50 miles; KALAMAZOO, MI; FT enrollment: 5,017)
  • PURDUE UNIVERSITY-NORTH CENTRAL CAMPUS (about 50 miles; WESTVILLE, IN; FT enrollment: 2,500)
  • WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY (about 54 miles; KALAMAZOO, MI; FT enrollment: 23,132)
  • VALPARAISO UNIVERSITY (about 60 miles; VALPARAISO, IN; FT enrollment: 3,376)
Public high schools in Niles:
  • NILES SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,025; Location: 1441 EAGLE STREET; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • BRANDYWINE SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 427; Location: 1700 BELL ROAD; Grades: 09 - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Niles:
  • RING LARDNER MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 700; Location: 801 N. 17TH STREET; Grades: 07 - 08)
  • BALLARD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 650; Location: 1601 W. CHICAGO ROAD; Grades: KG - 06)
  • HOWARD COMMUNITY SCHOOL (Students: 488; Location: 2788 MANNIX STREET; Grades: 02 - 06)
  • BRANDYWINE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 437; Location: 2428 S. 13TH STREET; Grades: 03 - 06)
  • EASTSIDE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 370; Location: 315 N. 14TH STREET; Grades: KG - 06)
  • MERRITT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 344; Location: 1620 LASALLE STREET; Grades: KG - 02)
  • NORTHSIDE CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER (Students: 312; Location: 2020 N. 5TH STREET; Grades: PK - KG)
  • OAK MANOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 284; Location: 1 TYLER STREET; Grades: KG - 06)
  • BRANDYWINE MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 250; Location: 1700 BELL ROAD; Grades: 07 - 08)
  • JAMES ELLIS SCHOOL (Students: 178; Location: 2740 MANNIX STREET; Grades: KG - 01)
Private primary/middle schools in Niles:
  • ST MARY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 137; Location: 217 SOUTH LINCOLN; Grades: PK - 6)
  • NILES SDA (Students: 64; Location: 110 N FAIRVIEW; Grades: PK - 8)
Library in Niles:
  • NILES COMMUNITY LIBRARY (Operating income: $896,971; Location: 620 EAST MAIN STREET; 129,332 books; 2,914 audio materials; 2,985 video materials; 250 serial subscriptions)

Notable location: Plym Park Golf Course (A).

Cemetery: Calvary Cemetery (1).

Parks in Niles include: Allouez Park (1), Clevenger Park (2), French Field (3), Fort Saint Joseph Park (4).


Niles compared to Michigan state average:
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Niles:
  • WNIL (1290 AM; 1 kW; NILES, MI; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WHLY (1580 AM; 10 kW; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: TIMES COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WDND (1620 AM; 10 kW; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: ARTISTIC MEDIA PARTNERS, INC.)
  • WSBT (960 AM; 5 kW; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: WSBT, INC.)
  • WHFB (1060 AM; 5 kW; BENTON HARBOR-ST. JO, MI; Owner: WHFB B/CST ASSOCIATES LTD PARTNERSHP)
  • WNDV (1490 AM; 1 kW; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: ARTISTIC MEDIA PARTNERS, INC.)
  • WFRN (1270 AM; 5 kW; ELKHART, IN)
  • WOWO (1190 AM; 50 kW; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Niles:
  • WSMK (99.1 FM; BUCHANAN, MI; Owner: MARION R. WILLIAMS)
  • WNSN (101.5 FM; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: WSBT, INC.)
  • WAOR (95.3 FM; NILES, MI; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WBYT (100.7 FM; ELKHART, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WNDV-FM (92.9 FM; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: ARTISTIC MEDIA PARTNERS, INC.)
  • WUBU (106.3 FM; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: PARTNERSHIP RADIO, LLC)
  • WAUS (90.7 FM; BERRIEN SPRINGS, MI; Owner: ANDREWS BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • W300AL (107.9 FM; MISHAWAKA, IN; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • WVPE (88.1 FM; ELKHART, IN; Owner: ELKHART COMMUNITY SCHOOLS CORP.)
  • WRBR-FM (103.9 FM; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: HICKS BROADCASTING OF INDIANA, LLC)
  • WWLV (102.3 FM; NEW CARLISLE, IN; Owner: ARTISTIC MEDIA PARTNERS, INC.)
  • WIRX (107.1 FM; ST. JOSEPH, MI; Owner: WSJM, INC.)
  • WUBS (89.7 FM; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: INTERFAITH CHRISTIAN UNION, INC.)
  • WSND-FM (88.9 FM; NOTRE DAME, IN; Owner: VOICE OF THE FIGHTING IRISH, INC.)
  • WETL (91.7 FM; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: SOUTH BEND COMMUNITY SCHOOL CORP.)
  • WHFB-FM (99.9 FM; BENTON HARBOR, MI; Owner: WHFB BROADCAST ASSOCIATES L P)
  • WCNF (94.9 FM; BENTON HARBOR, MI; Owner: WSJM, INC.)
  • WZOC (94.3 FM; PLYMOUTH, IN; Owner: PLYMOUTH BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W241AD (96.1 FM; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: PROGRESSIVE BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC)
  • WHME (103.1 FM; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: LESEA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

TV broadcast stations around Niles:
  • WRDY-LP (Channel 69; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: WEIGEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBND-LP (Channel 57; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: WBND-TV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSBT-TV (Channel 22; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: WSBT, INC.)
  • WSJV (Channel 28; ELKHART, IN; Owner: WSJV TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WNIT (Channel 34; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: MICHIANA PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNDU-TV (Channel 16; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: MICHIANA TELECASTING CORP.)
  • WMWB-LP (Channel 25; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: WMWB-TV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WHME-TV (Channel 46; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: LESEA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WYGN-LP (Channel 12; BERRIEN SPRINGS, MI; Owner: GOOD NEWS TELEVISION)

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