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Niles
  • Suburb of Chicago, IL

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  1. Public Schools
    grade A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade B minus
  3. Housing
    grade B minus
  4. Nightlife
    grade A minus
  5. Good for Families
    grade A
  6. Diversity
    grade A
  7. Jobs
    grade B minus
  8. Weather
    grade C+
  9. Cost of Living
    grade C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade A
  12. Commute
    grade B

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Niles is a suburb of Chicago with a population of 29,198. Niles is in Cook County and is one of the best places to live in Illinois. Living in Niles offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Niles there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in Niles and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Niles are highly rated.

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About Niles...
Population
29,198

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$289,800
National
$229,800
Median Rent
$1,133
National
$1,096
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    24%
  • Own
    76%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade B minus
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    38.1
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    0
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    13.9
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    159.5
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    1,862.3
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    76.3
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    25%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    25%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    national  11%

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