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Niles is a city in Berrien County.
The community was named after Hezekiah Niles, publisher
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Michigan named Niles. For links to other places called Niles, MI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Niles is 41.829N. The longitude is -86.254W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 686 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 11,906.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Niles demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Berrien County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Benton Harbor area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 49120 ZIP code.
23% of Niles residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Niles ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Niles was $16,584, compared with $21,587 nationally.
14% of Niles residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Median rent in Niles, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $377. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $719.
Libraries in Niles include Howard Branch Library, Niles District Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Niles include Niles Daily Star
Berrien County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Niles political report.
The average commute time for Niles workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 4 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Niles between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 3.3 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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