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Encyclopedia > Niles, Illinois

Niles is a village located in Cook County, Illinois. As of the 2000 census, the village had a total population of 30,068. Cook County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... This article is about the year 2000. ...


A notable landmark and point of pride among Niles' residents is the Leaning Tower of Niles.


The current mayor of Niles is Nicholas B. Blase.

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History

The village of Niles was incorporated on August 24, 1899. The village had a population of 500 people at that time. August 24 is the 236th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (237th in leap years), with 129 days remaining. ... 1899 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ...


There is no clear indication of the origin of the name "Niles". In 1929 the Chicago Tribune ran an article opining that the name was taken from the Niles Register, a newspaper published in the 1820s out of Washington, DC and distributed nationally.-1... The Chicago Tribune, formerly self-styled as the Worlds Greatest Newspaper, remains one of the principal daily newspapers of the midwestern United States. ... Aerial photo (looking NW) of the Washington Monument and the White House in Washington, DC. Washington, D.C., officially the District of Columbia (also known as D.C.; Washington; the Nations Capital; the District; and, historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the United...


Niles was the first community in Illinois and one of the first in the United States to establish free ambulance service, in 1946. 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ...


Geography

Niles is located at 42°1'56" North, 87°49'1" West (42.032329, -87.816862)GR1. The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 15.2 km² (5.9 mi²). 15.2 km² (5.9 mi²) of it is land and none of it is covered by water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is the area equal to a square with sides each 1 mile long. ...


Niles is adjacent to Chicago to the south, Skokie to the east, Morton Grove and Glenview to the north, and Park Ridge and Des Plaines (and portions of unincorporated Maine Township) to the west. ... Incorporated Village in 1888. ... Morton Grove is a village located in Cook County, Illinois. ... Incorporated Village in 1899. ... Park Ridge is a suburb of Chicago located in Cook County, Illinois. ... Incorporated City in 1874. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there are 30,068 people, 12,002 households, and 7,945 families residing in the village. The population density is 1,974.4/km² (5,117.9/mi²). There are 12,256 housing units at an average density of 804.8/km² (2,086.1/mi²). The racial makeup of the village is 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. 5.03% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There are 12,002 households out of which 21.9% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.0% are married couples living together, 8.5% have a female householder with no husband present, and 33.8% are non-families. 30.6% of all households are made up of individuals and 18.2% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.39 and the average family size is 3.01. Marriage is a relationship between individuals which has formed the foundation of the family for most societies. ...


In the village the population is 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 are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 47 years. For every 100 females there are 87.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 83.3 males.


The median income for a household in the village is $48,627, and the median income for a family is $58,215. Males have a median income of $40,131 versus $30,266 for females. The per capita income for the village is $23,543. 5.4% of the population and 3.2% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 5.2% of those under the age of 18 and 5.8% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Sister cities

Niles has four sister cities as of 2005: Pisa, Italy, Nafplion, Greece, Leixlip, Ireland and Limanowa, Poland. Pisas coat of arms. ... Nafplion (Ναύπλιο; see also List of traditional Greek place names) is a town on the Peloponnese in Greece. ...


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States: Illinois | Indiana | Wisconsin
Largest cities (over 30,000 in 2000): Aurora | Berwyn | Calumet City | Chicago | Chicago Heights | Crystal Lake | Des Plaines | East Chicago | Elgin | Elmhurst | Evanston | Gary, IN | Hammond, IN | Harvey | Highland Park | Joliet | Kenosha, WI | Naperville | North Chicago | Park Ridge | Waukegan | Wheaton
Largest towns and villages (over 30,000 in 2000): Addison | Arlington Heights | Bartlett | Bolingbrook | Buffalo Grove | Carol Stream | Carpentersville | Cicero | Downers Grove | Elk Grove Village | Glendale Heights | Glenview | Hanover Park | Hoffman Estates | Lombard | Merrillville, IN | Mount Prospect | Mundelein | Niles | Northbrook | Oak Lawn | Oak Park | Orland Park | Palatine | Schaumburg | Skokie | Streamwood | Tinley Park | Wheeling | Woodridge
Counties: Cook | DuPage | Kane | Kendall | Kenosha | Lake (IL) | Lake (IN) | McHenry | Will

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Niles, Illinois - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (595 words)
A notable landmark and point of pride among Niles' residents is the Leaning Tower of Niles.
Niles was the first community in Illinois and one of the first in the United States to establish free ambulance service, in 1946.
Niles is adjacent to Chicago to the south, Skokie to the east, Morton Grove and Glenview to the north, and Park Ridge and Des Plaines (and portions of unincorporated Maine Township) to the west.
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