Niles is a village that belongs to both the Maine and Niles Townships in Illinois. Niles is a mid-size city that has a few neighbors which include Park Ridge, Des Plaines, and Chicago. The cities population is right around 30,000 people. The city of Niles has Golf Mill Mall for its patrons to visit for any of there shopping needs.
As of the census of 2000, there were 30,068 people, 12,002 households, and 7,945 families residing in the village. The population density was 5,117.9 people per square mile (1,974.4/km²). There were 12,256 housing units at an average density of 2,086.1 per square mile (804.8/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 83.22% White, 0.46% African American, 0.09% Native American, 12.68% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 1.67% from other races, and 1.87% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.03% of the population.
There were 12,002 households out of which 21.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.0% were married couples living together, 8.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.8% were non-families. 30.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 3.01.
In the village, the population was spread out with 16.7% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 24.0% from 25 to 44, 24.8% from 45 to 64, and 27.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 47 years. For every 100 females, there were 87.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.3 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $48,627, and the median income for a family was $58,215. Males had a median income of $40,131 versus $30,266 for females. The per capita income for the village was $23,543. About 3.2% of families and 5.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.2% of those under age 18 and 5.8% of those age 65 or over.
Elementary school districts:
- East Maine School District 63
- Park Ridge-Niles School District 64
- Golf School District 67
- Niles Elementary School District 71
- Fairview School District 72
- The Niles Township District for Special Education 807 serves some residents in these districts
High school districts:
- Maine Township High School District 207
- • Maine East High School
- • Maine South High School
- Niles Township Community High School District 219
- • Niles North High School
- • Niles West High School
Community College district:
- Oakton Community College
- St. John Brebeuf School is a Catholic parish serving students from pre-school through 8th grade.
- Northridge Preparatory School is a Catholic independent private high school.
- Notre Dame High School