Niles, Michigan

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Population in 2014: 11,400 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: -6.6%
 
Males: 5,173  (45.4%)
Females: 6,227  (54.6%)
Median resident age:  33.6 years
Michigan median age:  39.6 years

Zip codes: 49120.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $32,654 (it was $31,208 in 2000)
Niles:

$32,654
MI:

$48,273

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $17,180 (it was $16,584 in 2000)

Niles city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $74,926 (it was $70,300 in 2000)
Niles:

$74,926
MI:

$117,500

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $181,358; Detached houses: $190,641; Townhouses or other attached units: $147,026; In 2-unit structures: $150,551; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $93,044; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $293,838; Mobile homes: $34,378

Median gross rent in 2013: $591.

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  • Races in Niles, MI (2013)

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    • 8,57674.8%White alone
    • 1,30011.3%Black alone
    • 1,1329.9%Hispanic
    • 4744.1%Two or more races
    • 310.3%American Indian alone
    • 100.09%Asian alone

Races in Niles detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Niles: 81.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (22.5%), Irish (12.1%), English (7.6%), Polish (5.7%), United States (5.4%), Italian (3.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 658 feet

Land area: 5.79 square miles.

Population density: 1,971 people per square mile   (low).

Niles,MI real estate house value index trend

Niles, Michigan map

For population 25 years and over in Niles:

  • High school or higher: 80.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.7%
  • Unemployed: 8.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Niles city:

  • Never married: 35.8%
  • Now married: 41.0%
  • Separated: 2.5%
  • Widowed: 6.2%
  • Divorced: 14.5%

427 residents are foreign born (2.2% Latin America, 1.2% Africa, 0.4% Asia).

This city:

3.7%
Michigan:

6.2%



According to our research of Michigan and other state lists there were 146 registered sex offenders living in Niles, Michigan as of July 27, 2016.
The ratio of number of residents in Niles to the number of sex offenders is 79 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,200 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,317 (1.6%)

Niles satellite photo by USGS

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

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Chicago, IL (73.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Buchanan, MI (2.4 miles ), Roseland, IN (2.8 miles ), Indian Village, IN (2.8 miles) , Granger, IN (2.9 miles ), Edwardsburg, MI (3.0 miles ), Notre Dame, IN (3.0 miles ), Berrien Springs, MI (3.0 miles ), South Bend, IN (3.3 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 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
  • 2006: 1 building, cost: $238,000
  • 2007: 2 buildings, average cost: $145,000
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $65,000
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $65,000
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $65,000
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $102,500
  • 2013: 2 buildings, average cost: $133,200
  • 2014: 2 buildings, average cost: $138,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 41.83 N, Longitude: 86.25 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): The City of Four Flags

Daytime population change due to commuting: +775 (+6.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,454 (32.3%)

Area code: 269

Niles household income distribution Niles home values distribution

Crime rates in Niles by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2013 2014
Murders 000000010000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.09.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 11172114148161217121414
per 100,000 89.1141.6175.8117.8119.669.6142.5107.5153.4103.5122.0122.9
Robberies 13821272414181554613
per 100,000 105.366.6175.8227.2205.0121.8160.3134.445.134.552.3114.1
Assaults 384956725930313730173437
per 100,000 307.9408.0468.8605.8503.9261.1276.1331.6270.7146.7296.4324.9
Burglaries 10813294679973906672924557
per 100,000 875.11,099.2786.9563.7845.5635.3801.5591.5649.6793.7392.3500.5
Thefts 628543478395397390367304281310241258
per 100,000 5,088.74,521.64,001.73,323.23,390.63,394.03,268.32,724.32,535.22,674.52,101.02,265.3
Auto thefts 455437312724251817181817
per 100,000 364.6449.7309.8260.8230.6208.9222.6161.3153.4155.3156.9149.3
Arson 632481532620
per 100,000 48.625.016.733.768.38.744.526.918.051.817.40.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 290.0) 466.5517.5536.3485.1479.4347.4429.3380.4355.6302.7301.8341.0

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Niles detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 25 (17 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.49
Michigan average:

1.72
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.3%
Michigan:

4.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -297 (-2.4%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (32%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (30%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (20%)
  • Transportation occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Material moving occupations (9%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (9%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (11%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (6%)

Work and jobs in Niles: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Niles, Michigan

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Tornado activity:

Niles-area historical tornado activity is above Michigan state average. It is 47% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/11/1965, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 17.5 miles away from the Niles city center killed 36 people and injured 321 people.

On 4/11/1965, a category F4 tornado 23.4 miles away from the city center killed 31 people and injured 252 people.

Earthquake activity:

Niles-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Michigan state average. It is 85% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 249.1 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 225.3 miles away from Niles center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 132.6 miles away from the city center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 278.9 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 263.3 miles away from Niles center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 303.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Berrien County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 5, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Niles topographic map

Birthplace of: Fred Bonine - Sprinter and optometrist, Horace Elgin Dodge - Businessman, John Francis Dodge - Businessman, Ring Lardner - Sportswriter, William M. Morrow - General.

Hospitals and medical centers in Niles:

  • LAKELAND MEDICAL CENTER, NILES (provides emergency services, 31 NORTH ST JOSEPH AVE)
  • OAK GROVE MANOR (1217 STATE LINE RD)
  • RIVERIDGE MANOR (1333 WELLS ST)
  • SILVERBROOK (911 S 3RD ST)
  • WEST WOODS OF NILES (1211 STATE LINE RD)
  • LIBERTY DIALYSIS AT LAKELAND - NILES (8 LONGMEADOW VILLAGE DR)

Airports and other landing facilities located in Niles:

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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.

Operable nuclear power plants near Niles:

  • 18 miles: Donald C. Cook 1 and 2 in Bridgman, MI.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Niles:

  • University of Notre Dame (about 9 miles; Notre Dame, IN; Full-time enrollment: 12,214)
  • Andrews University (about 11 miles; Berrien Springs, MI; FT enrollment: 3,103)
  • Indiana University-South Bend (about 12 miles; South Bend, IN; FT enrollment: 5,563)
  • Lake Michigan College (about 20 miles; Benton Harbor, MI; FT enrollment: 2,341)
  • Purdue University-North Central Campus (about 38 miles; Westville, IN; FT enrollment: 3,682)
  • Kalamazoo Valley Community College (about 41 miles; Kalamazoo, MI; FT enrollment: 7,369)
  • Western Michigan University (about 46 miles; Kalamazoo, MI; FT enrollment: 20,840)

Public high schools in Niles:

  • NILES SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,121, Location: 1441 EAGLE ST, Grades: 9-12)
  • BRANDYWINE SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 457, Location: 1700 BELL RD, Grades: 9-12)
  • CEDAR LANE SCHOOL (Students: 86, Location: 2301 NILES BUCHANAN RD, Grades: 9-12)
  • SOUTHSIDE SPECIAL EDUC SCHOOL (Students: 82, Location: 1450 SILVERBROOK AVE, Grades: 4-12)
  • BELL EDUCATION CENTER (Students: 69, Location: 1830 S. 3RD ST., Grades: 9-12)
  • NILES COMM. SCHOOLS ADULT EDUCATION (Location: 111 SPRUCE ST, Grades: 9-12)
  • W-A-Y NILES (Location: 111 SPRUCE STREET, Grades: 6-12)
  • NILES EXTENDED SCHOOL COMMUNITY (Location: 111 SPRUCE STREET, Grades: KG-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Niles:

Private elementary/middle schools in Niles:

  • ST MARY SCHOOL (Students: 99, Location: 217 S LINCOLN AVE, Grades: PK-5)
  • NILES ADVENTIST SCHOOL (Students: 65, Location: 110 N FAIRVIEW AVE, Grades: PK-8)
See full list of schools located in Niles

Library in Niles:

  • NILES DISTRICT LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,130,492; Location: 620 EAST MAIN STREET; 116,613 books; 2,412 audio materials; 4,785 video materials; 4 local licensed databases; 248 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • We are now the Niles District library
  • The Niles High School Men's Basetkabll team are the Southwestern Michigan Athletic Conference West Division Champions for the first time since 2002!

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Notable locations in Niles: Niles Station (A), Plym Park Golf Course (B), Carnegie Library (C), Niles City Fire Department (D), Niles Railroad Depot (E), Fort Saint Joseph Museum (F), Niles City Hall (G), Niles Community Library (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Niles include: Trinity Episcopal Church (A), Bethel Baptist Church (B), Church of Jesus Christ (C), Grace United Methodist Church (D), Saint Mary's Catholic Church (E), Mount Calvary Baptist Church (F), Holy Trinity Lutheran Church (G), Church of Christ (H), First Presbyterian Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Father Allouez Grave Site (1), Calvary Cemetery (2), Springbrook Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Niles include: Ring Lardner Historical Marker (1), Second Baptist Church Historical Marker (2), Ferry Street Historical Marker (3), Henry Austin Chapin Historical Marker (4), The Chapin House Historical Marker (5), Four Flags Hotel Historical Marker (6), Wesley United Methodist Church Historical Marker (7), Trinity Church Historical Marker (8), Saint Mary's Historical Marker (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Fort St Joseph Museum (508 East Main Street), Fernwood Botanic Garden and Nature Center (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 13988 Range Line Road), Amusement Specialist Inc Limited (Amusement & Theme Parks; 766 Hance Street), Howard Township Conservation Club (Amusement & Theme Parks; 2601 Terminal Street), Four Flags Area Council On Tourism (321 East Main Street).

Hotels: Golden Eagle Motel (1243 South 11th Street), Bowman's Motel (2138 S 11th St), Forler's Motel (2483 Yankee Street).

Berrien County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
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Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 109. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

109
U.S.:

75

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 8.02. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 9.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.02
U.S.:

6.40

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2007 was 20.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

20.8
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 13.0. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 9.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

13.0
U.S.:

9.4
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 27.6%
(24.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 41.9% for Black residents, 34.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 37.8% for American Indian residents, 8.4% for other race residents, 38.7% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
Michigan:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  59.0%
Whole state:  66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  8.7%
Whole state:  6.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
152 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
68 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010

People in group quarters in Niles in 2000:

  • 173 people in nursing homes
  • 26 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 21 people in other group homes
  • 12 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 2 people in religious group quarters

Niles, Michigan environmental map by EPA

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Banks with branches in Niles (2011 data):

  • The Huntington National Bank: Stadium Branch, Niles Branch, Niles Branch, Niles Branch. Info updated 2012/04/02: Bank assets: $54,183.4 mil, Deposits: $44,300.3 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 878 total offices, Holding Company: Huntington Bancshares Incorporated
  • 1st Source Bank: Niles Branch at 306 East Main Street Suite 100, branch established on 1996/07/18; Niles-Martins Branch at 720 South 11th Street, branch established on 1999/05/05. Info updated 2008/06/16: Bank assets: $4,361.6 mil, Deposits: $3,520.6 mil, headquarters in South Bend, IN, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 79 total offices, Holding Company: 1st Source Corporation
  • Fifth Third Bank: Broadway Branch at 322 Broadway, branch established on 1970/08/31; Bertrand Banking Center at 2753 South 11th Street, branch established on 1956/10/01. Info updated 2009/10/05: Bank assets: $114,540.4 mil, Deposits: $89,689.1 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1378 total offices, Holding Company: Fifth Third Bancorp
  • Chemical Bank: Niles Main Office Branch at 407 E. Main Street, branch established on 2007/01/08; Niles South Branch at 1835 South 11th, branch established on 1997/01/13. Info updated 2010/07/30: Bank assets: $5,331.9 mil, Deposits: $4,367.1 mil, headquarters in Midland, MI, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 146 total offices, Holding Company: Chemical Financial Corporation
  • Bank of America, National Association: Niles Branch at 1903 South 11th Street, branch established on 1970/09/21. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.5
Michigan average:

11.0

Niles travel time to work - commute Niles mode of transportation to work chart

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Religion statistics for Niles city (based on Berrien County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant34,679141
Catholic17,23111
Mainline Protestant10,53852
Black Protestant6,43721
Other4,72720
Orthodox1001
None83,101-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 41
Berrien County:

2.57 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

2.34 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 22
Berrien County:

1.38 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

1.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 48
Berrien County:

3.01 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 155
Here:

9.73 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.80 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.6%
Michigan:

9.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Berrien County:

29.1%
Michigan:

29.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

11.9%
State:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

46.3%
State:

49.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

41.1%
State:

46.5%

Average BMI:
Niles:

28.9
State:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Niles:

22.9%
Michigan:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

11.7%
Michigan:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
Michigan:

6.8

Overweight people:
Niles:

33.1%
State:

34.2%

General health condition:
Here:

52.2%
Michigan:

56.1%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

77.1%
State:

79.2%

More about Health and Nutrition of Niles, MI Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 12$40,069$40,0692$4,457
Other Government Administration 11$66,413$72,4510$0
Police Protection - Officers 16$82,829$62,1222$2,570
Police - Other 7$22,621$38,7799$7,848
Firefighters 12$56,751$56,7510$0
Streets and Highways 13$49,822$45,9900$0
Sewerage 11$46,974$51,2440$0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 6$28,252$56,5042$6,678
Water Supply 7$26,557$45,5260$0
Electric Power 11$52,981$57,7970$0
Other and Unallocable 2$6,083$36,4983$4,235
Totals for Government 108$479,352$53,26118$25,788

Niles government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Libraries: $44,000 ($3.86)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $8,447,000 ($740.96)
    Sewerage: $2,107,000 ($184.82)
    General - Other: $2,074,000 ($181.93)
    Police Protection: $1,745,000 ($153.07)
    Water Utilities: $1,424,000 ($124.91)
    Regular Highways: $1,208,000 ($105.96)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,163,000 ($102.02)
    Local Fire Protection: $829,000 ($72.72)
    Libraries: $764,000 ($67.02)
    Transit Utilities: $634,000 ($55.61)
    Central Staff Services: $396,000 ($34.74)
    Parks and Recreation: $357,000 ($31.32)
    Financial Administration: $340,000 ($29.82)
    General Public Buildings: $325,000 ($28.51)
    Air Transportation: $39,000 ($3.42)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $25,000 ($2.19)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $4,791,000 ($420.26)
    Electric Utilities: $354,000 ($31.05)
    Sewerage: $230,000 ($20.18)
    Transit Utilities: $106,000 ($9.30)
    Local Fire Protection: $100,000 ($8.77)
    Police Protection: $81,000 ($7.11)
    Regular Highways: $19,000 ($1.67)
    Air Transportation: $14,000 ($1.23)
    General - Other: $11,000 ($0.96)
    Central Staff Services: $7,000 ($0.61)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $6,388,000 ($560.35)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $107,000 ($9.39)

Niles government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,932,000 ($169.47)
    All Other: $609,000 ($53.42)
    Parks and Recreation: $173,000 ($15.18)
    Air Transportation: $31,000 ($2.72)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $1,381,000 ($121.14)
    Transit Utilities: $212,000 ($18.60)
    All Other: $33,000 ($2.89)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,492,000 ($130.88)
  • Miscellaneous - Donations From Private Sources: $460,000 ($40.35)
    Interest Earnings: $228,000 ($20.00)
    Fines and Forfeits: $202,000 ($17.72)
    Rents: $137,000 ($12.02)
    Sale of Property: $84,000 ($7.37)
    General Revenue, NEC: $73,000 ($6.40)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $9,496,000 ($832.98)
    Water Utilities: $1,730,000 ($151.75)
    Transit Utilities: $120,000 ($10.53)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,545,000 ($135.53)
    Highways: $803,000 ($70.44)
    All Other: $13,000 ($1.14)
    Housing and Community Development: $0 ($0.00)
  • Tax - Property: $3,797,000 ($333.07)
    Other License: $166,000 ($14.56)

Niles government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,357,000 ($557.63)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,270,000 ($550.00)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $87,000 ($7.63)

Niles government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $14,974,000 ($1313.51)

4.67% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($40,318 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.67%
Michigan average:

5.09%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($267 average AGI)
Berrien County:

0.04%
Michigan average:

0.03%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from St. Joseph County, IN  0.40% ($33,983 average AGI)
from Van Buren County, MI  0.36% ($25,888)
from Cass County, MI  0.35% ($26,766)


5.22% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($39,138 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.22%
Michigan average:

5.58%

0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($320 average AGI)
Berrien County:

0.07%
Michigan average:

0.05%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to St. Joseph County, IN  0.44% ($30,228 average AGI)
to Van Buren County, MI  0.39% ($25,451)
to Cass County, MI  0.34% ($30,761)

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)
  • WFRN (1270 AM; 5 kW; ELKHART, IN)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WOWO (1190 AM; 50 kW; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WNDV (1490 AM; 1 kW; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: ARTISTIC MEDIA PARTNERS, INC.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)

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)
  • WUBU (106.3 FM; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: PARTNERSHIP RADIO, LLC)
  • WNDV-FM (92.9 FM; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: ARTISTIC MEDIA PARTNERS, INC.)
  • WAUS (90.7 FM; BERRIEN SPRINGS, MI; Owner: ANDREWS BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • W300AL (107.9 FM; MISHAWAKA, IN; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • WWLV (102.3 FM; NEW CARLISLE, IN; Owner: ARTISTIC MEDIA PARTNERS, INC.)
  • 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)
  • WIRX (107.1 FM; ST. JOSEPH, MI; Owner: WSJM, INC.)
  • WUBS (89.7 FM; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: INTERFAITH CHRISTIAN UNION, INC.)
  • WHFB-FM (99.9 FM; BENTON HARBOR, MI; Owner: WHFB BROADCAST ASSOCIATES L P)
  • WSND-FM (88.9 FM; NOTRE DAME, IN; Owner: VOICE OF THE FIGHTING IRISH, INC.)
  • WYTZ (97.5 FM; BRIDGMAN, MI; Owner: WSJM INC)
  • WETL (91.7 FM; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: SOUTH BEND COMMUNITY SCHOOL CORP.)
  • WFRN-FM (104.7 FM; ELKHART, IN; Owner: PROGRESSIVE BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC.)
  • WCNF (94.9 FM; BENTON HARBOR, MI; Owner: WSJM, INC.)
  • W243AJ (96.5 FM; MISHAWAKA, IN; Owner: PROGRESSIVE BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC.)

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)
  • WSJV (Channel 28; ELKHART, IN; Owner: WSJV TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WSBT-TV (Channel 22; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: WSBT, 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)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Niles fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2014 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 5Number of bridges
  • 46m151ftTotal length
  • 41,569Total average daily traffic
  • 1,341Total average daily truck traffic
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Niles)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 168 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Niles, MI)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 20 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 23 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 175 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Niles)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 31 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Niles)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full and 3 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED52$71,00424$100,290119$109,75217$33,9958$49,8061$47,770
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$02$40,42019$96,3642$7,2951$32,8600$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED10$71,9859$78,14356$88,24915$15,7393$38,6631$55,920
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN7$122,45411$83,35739$128,6748$40,4531$70,0200$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$93,4900$014$122,6210$01$24,6500$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0205.00 , 0206.00, 0207.00, 0209.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full and 3 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED9$87,7644$96,203
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$02$107,505
APPLICATIONS DENIED4$136,0700$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$47,9701$82,950
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$65,960

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0205.00 , 0206.00, 0207.00, 0209.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Drinking water stations with addresses in Niles and their reported violations in the past:

SUMNERVILLE BIBLE BAPTIST CHUR (Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-07-2006), St Tech Assistance Visit (AUG-11-2008), St Compliance achieved (DEC-09-2008)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-14-2005), St Compliance achieved (DEC-08-2005)
JOEY'S ARMADILLO'S, INC (Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
JAYS LOUNGE (Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JAN-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (JAN-04-2008), St Public Notif issued (JAN-04-2008), St Compliance achieved (JAN-31-2008)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
OLD TAVERN INN (Population served: 75, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
RISE-N-SHINE CAFE - (BLUEBIRD II) (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 4 regular monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Niles that have no violations reported:

  • STATELINE DAIRY QUEEN (Population served: 500, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • MICHIANA CHRISTIAN EMBASSY (Population served: 200, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • THE DINER (Population served: 150, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • HOPPER'S FAMILY RESTAURANT (Population served: 150, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • MICHIANA CHRISTIAN SERV CAMP (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • HOPE COMMUNITY CHURCH (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SPAULDING LK CAMPGROUND WELL 1 (Population served: 95, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • HIDE-A-WAY (Population served: 90, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • ROUNDTABLE BAR & GRILL (Population served: 80, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • KUBIAK'S TAVERN (Population served: 75, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 131
  • Hazardous Condition: 104
  • Service Call: 31
  • Good Intent Call: 18

Incident types - Niles

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Niles, MI

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Niles, Michigan:

  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 1000 Moore Dr, Niles, Michigan 49120 , Phone: (269) 684-0300, Fax: (269) 684-0500
  • Comfort Inn & Suites, 1265 S 11TH St, Niles, Michigan 49120 , Phone: (269) 684-3900, Fax: (269) 684-2900
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Niles, Michigan
Most common first names in Niles, MI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John56274.9 years
William47874.3 years
Robert47671.4 years
Mary46477.2 years
James32871.6 years
Charles31875.1 years
George28075.9 years
Richard25471.8 years
Helen24679.1 years
Dorothy23277.5 years
Most common last names in Niles, MI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith22875.5 years
Johnson15675.7 years
Williams14675.3 years
Miller14473.2 years
Jones13277.7 years
Davis12476.2 years
Brown10476.1 years
Thompson8675.3 years
Young7875.7 years
Mitchell7676.9 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (73%)
  • Electricity (24%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)
  • Wood (1%)
Businesses in Niles, MI
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1McDonald's1
Advance Auto Parts1Papa John's Pizza1
Arby's1Payless1
AutoZone1Pizza Hut1
Burger King2Quiznos1
Chevrolet1RadioShack1
Comfort Inn1Rite Aid1
DHL1Sprint Nextel1
Dairy Queen3Starbucks1
FedEx1Subway2
GNC1T-Mobile2
H&R Block2Taco Bell1
Hardee's1U-Haul1
Holiday Inn1UPS6
KFC1Walgreens1
Little Caesars Pizza1Walmart1
Long John Silver's1Wendy's1
Lowe's1YMCA1
MasterBrand Cabinets2

Niles compared to Michigan state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Niles on our top lists:

  • #70 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest positive percentage difference between never married females and males (15+ years) (with at least 1,000 females never married)"
  • #78 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most local government spending on current operations of libraries per resident (population 10,000+)"
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