Niles 76 Exceptional
Niles Livability #192 ranked city in Illinois#6,554 ranked city in the USARanks better than 77% of areas
A+ Niles Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Niles Cost of Living Cost of living is 16% higher than Illinois
11414% more expensive than the US average
982% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Niles cost of living
B+ Niles Crime Total crime is 1% higher than Illinois
Total crime
2,2689% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 459% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
4%Year over year crime is up
Niles crime
C- Niles Employment Household income is 9% lower than Illinois
Median household income
$54,0272% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$28,2095% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
3%27% lower than the US average
Niles employment
F Niles Housing Home value is 47% higher than Illinois
Median home value
$257,10039% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,04710% higher than the US average
Home ownership
75%18% higher than the US average
Niles real estate or Niles rentals
D- Niles Schools HS graduation rate is 3% lower than Illinois
High school grad. rates
82%1% lower than the US average
School test scores
42%14% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
13:117% lower than the US average
Niles K-12 schools
A+ Niles User Ratings There are a total of 5 ratings in Niles
Overall user rating
93% 5 total ratings
User reviews rating
93% 3 total reviews
User surveys rating
91% 2 total surveys
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      Living in Niles, IL

      Niles is a mid-sized city located in the state of Illinois. The city has a population of 29,628 residents. With a population density of 5,068 people per square mile, Niles is well above the nation's average density level. According to the most recent Census, 76% of Niles residents are White, 17% Asian and 3% Black. The Niles population appears to be aging at a faster rate than normal. The median age is currently 49, which is on the high side when compared to most other cities. Niles has a high percentage of people who are married with children when compared to the rest of the country. In total, more than 78% of the population is classified as married and 68% have kids.

      Living in Niles can be a good experience for anyone moving to the city. Having said that, in the state of Illinois, there are many amazing places to live, so choose wisely! To help you find the best places to live in and around Niles, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like amenities, crime, weather, education, employment and more.

      Niles has a livability score of 68/100 and is ranked #402 in Illinois and #13,205 in the USA. Based on the grades for each individual category, Niles has received high marks for amenities (A+) and crime (A-). The bad news for Niles, there are some categories for which it does not rank well, this includes: cost of living (F), weather (D), education (D-) and housing (F).

      Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Niles, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do. Here are some of the more popular things to do in Niles: Leaning Tower of Niles, King Spa & Sauna, and Sky High Sports Niles.

      Niles real estate prices and overall affordability will play a huge role in determining if the area is the right fit for you. Of course there are probably some other items on your “wish list”, but even before they are considered, let’s take a look at the home prices and affordability in Niles. The median home price for Niles homes is $257,100, which is 47.1% higher than the Illinois average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Niles, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 4.8, which is 60% higher than the Illinois average. Real estate appreciation rates in Niles are important to consider, as they can act as a guide to determine if your new home purchase will be a solid investment going forward. During the last twelve months, the appreciation rate for Niles homes comes in at 2.6%, and the 5 year appreciation rates were 6%.

      Niles transportation information

      Average one way commute28min29min26min
      Workers who drive to work80.3%73.4%76.4%
      Workers who carpool8.9%8.3%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit5.5%9.2%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.5%0.6%0.6%
      Workers who walk1.1%3.1%2.8%
      Working from home2.9%4.4%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The Niles, IL data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).