Niles, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Niles, Michigan - Basic Facts

The City of Niles had a population of 11,462 as of July 1, 2017. Niles ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Michigan. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Niles is located at latitude 41.8345 and longitude -86.2478 in Berrien County. The formal boundaries for the City of Niles (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.79 sq. miles and a water area of 0.16 sq. miles. Berrien County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 692 feet.

The City of Niles (GNIS ID: 1626806) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Niles population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Niles, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 11,462
Daytime Population: Workers 4,967
Daytime Population: Residents 6,755
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 11,722
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.02
Population in Households 11,250
Population in Familes 8,469
Population in Group Qrtrs 212
Population Density2 1,979
Diversity Index3 43


Median Household Income $33,849
Average Household Income $47,232
Per Capita Income $19,909


Total Housing Units 5,476 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,753 (50.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,954 (35.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 769 (14.0%)
Median Home Value $83,120
Average Home Value $101,144


Total Households 4,707
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 2,751
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.16% -0.06%
Households -0.29% -0.1%
Families -0.42% -0.26%
Median Household Income   0.91%
Per Capita Income   2.27%

Niles, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Niles to the other 692 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Michigan by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 89 87th
Population Density # 138 80th
Diversity Index # 84 88th
Median Household Income # 626 10th
Per Capita Income # 573 17th

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