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A Niles Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
A- Niles Cost of Living Cost of living is 8% lower than Michigan
Niles
8119% less expensive than the US average
Michigan
8812% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Niles cost of living
F Niles Crime Total crime is 32% higher than Michigan
Total crime
2,9648% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 348% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-1%Year over year crime is down
Niles crime
F Niles Employment Household income is 39% lower than Michigan
Median household income
$30,96344% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$17,24242% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
5%17% higher than the US average
Niles employment
C Niles Housing Home value is 40% lower than Michigan
Median home value
$76,30059% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$61335% lower than the US average
Home ownership
54%15% lower than the US average
Niles real estate or Niles rentals
F Niles Schools HS graduation rate is 13% lower than Michigan
High school grad. rates
75%10% lower than the US average
School test scores
36%26% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
17:18% higher than the US average
Niles K-12 schools

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Compare Niles, MI Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Niles, MI

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
North Shore Triangle, South Bend789.9916
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PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Howard Park-East Bank, South Bend6910.61,402
Riverpark, South Bend6811.55,987
Edgewater, South Bend6811.3205
Northeast, South Bend6710.64,220

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Attractions5/10
Community5/10
Nightlife4/10
Dining4/10
Shopping4/10
The fact that I have been living in Niles, Michigan for 14 solid years now and can give the place no more than a 5-star rating on a scale of 1 to 10 pretty much says it all. It is absolutely depressing here. Run-down neighborhoods, an astronomical crime rate, people who walk around like zombies and just don't care about their community, schools with shameful dropout rates and graduation rates, no jobs to be found (and that goes for housing as well). There was a time when people took pride in their neighborhoods and their homes. I guess those days are long past in this town.


There are a few things to do in Niles for entertainment, although even in that department it isn't one of the best areas in Michigan either. There's the Silver Beach Carousel, Fernwood Botanical Gardens & Nature Preserve, Strikes & Spares Entertainment Center which has bowling, mini-golf and arcade games, the Niles Family Fun Fair and Bluegrass / Americana Music Festival, which is just about the most exciting thing that ever happens around here, and a few local bars and restaurants. That's about it. Sad, isn't it?
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Source: The Niles, MI data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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