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Niles is a city in Trumbull County, Ohio, United States. The population was 20,932 at the 2000 census. Trumbull County is a county located in the state of Ohio. ... Official language(s) None Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus Largest metro area Cleveland Area  Ranked 34th  - Total 44,825 sq mi (116,096 km²)  - Width 220 miles (355 km)  - Length 220 miles (355 km)  - % water 8. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ...

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Geography

Location of Niles, Ohio.
Location of Niles, Ohio.

Niles is located at 41°11′7″N, 80°45′26″W (41.185324, -80.757223)GR1. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 22.2 km² (8.6 mi²). 22.1 km² (8.6 mi²) of it is land and 0.1 km² (0.04 mi²) of it (0.23%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 20,932 people, 8,859 households, and 5,519 families residing in the city. The population density was 945.3/km² (2,447.5/mi²). There were 9,516 housing units at an average density of 429.7/km² (1,112.7/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.98% White, 2.27% African American, 0.19% Native American, 0.33% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.22% from other races, and 1.00% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.83% of the population. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... 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. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB), is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... 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 were 8,859 households out of which 26.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.1% were married couples living together, 13.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.7% were non-families. 32.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.95. “Matrimony” redirects here. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 22.3% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 28.0% from 25 to 44, 23.8% from 45 to 64, and 17.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 89.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.3 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $35,615, and the median income for a family was $42,704. Males had a median income of $35,936 versus $23,888 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,441. About 6.5% of families and 9.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.2% of those under age 18 and 5.0% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Niles is also widely noted for several prominent ethnic groups, especially its Italian-American community. The center of Italian ethnic traditions and culture in Niles is Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church. The church's festival celebrating the feast day of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel each July is one of the more noteworthy Italian festivals in Ohio and the surrounding region.


History

Niles was founded in 1806 by James Heaton, who owned one of the first iron-ore processing plants in the state. The town originally went by the name 'Heaton's Furnace', but was rather quickly renamed Nilestown, after Hezekiah Niles (editor of the Niles Register, a Baltimore newspaper.) In 1843, the name was shortened to simply 'Niles'. Hezekiah Niles, (October 10, 1777–April 2, 1839) was an American editor and publisher of the Baltimore-based national weekly news magazine, Niles Weekly Register, also known as Niles Register and the Weekly Register. ...


William McKinley, the 25th President of the United States, was born in Niles on January 29, 1843. The McKinley Memorial was built in downtown Niles to remember William McKinley in 1915, and houses the town's library as well as a small museum. William McKinley, Jr. ... The presidential seal was first used by President Hayes in 1880 and last modified in 1959 by adding the 50th star for Hawaii. ... January 29 is the 29th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1843 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ...


The poet Kenneth Patchen was born in Niles on December 13, 1911. Kenneth Patchen (December 13, 1911 – January 8, 1972) was a majorAmerican poet. ... December 13 is the 347th day of the year (348th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1911 (MCMXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar). ...


The Ku Klux Klan was focused on Niles because of the Catholic population in the area. They had one march through town in May 1924, and then attempted another June 21 of that same year. This march was met with great resistance, and had to be canceled due to violence.The March was rescheduled for November 1 of that year, with an approved permit from the Mayor. The Anti-Klan group, the Knights of the Flaming Circle promised their own parade of 10,000. On October 29, the Mayor's house was bombed, due to his refusal to revoke the permit. Tensions grew even tighter, and Niles gained national attention due to the impending marches. Despite the City's pleas for assistance from the militia, they were denied. The result was 18 hours of full blown rioting. Control was brought to the town, requiring 10 days of martial law. Between both the Klan and Anti- Klan participants, 104 people were indicted. Members of the second Ku Klux Klan at a rally during the 1920s. ... June 21 is the 172nd day of the year (173rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 193 days remaining. ... October 29 is the 302nd day of the year (303rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


On May 31, 1985, the city of Niles was struck by an F5 tornado that had its origins just West of Newton Falls, where it destroyed much of that town. It then moved through Lordstown and Warren, before wreaking havoc on Niles, where it toppled a skating rink and shopping mall, leveled dozens of houses, ripped through the Union Cemetery, injured many people, and took several lives. The tornado continued on, never leaving the ground until it reached Pennsylvania. In just the Niles area alone, 9 were killed, and 250 were injured. Nearly 70 homes were leveled and another 65 to 70 severely damaged. In the Mahoning and Shenango Valleys a total of 25 died and 500 people were injured, and there was $140 million in property damage. Coincidentally, the tornado of 1985 took a similar path through Niles as another tornado that hit in 1947[1]. May 31 is the 151st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (152nd in leap years), with 214 days remaining. ...


Harry Mosley Stevens, the man widely credited with the invention of the hotdog, was a resident of Niles, Ohio. Consequently, Mr. Stevens has a park in Niles named in his honor, Stevens Park.


Sport

The Mahoning Valley Scrappers, a short-season Class A minor league baseball team, moved from Erie, Pennsylvania, to Niles in 1999. They play at Eastwood Field, located behind the Eastwood Mall on U.S. Highway 422. The Mahoning Valley Scrappers are a minor league baseball club based in Niles, Ohio, a city in the valley of the Mahoning River. ... A Class A California League game in San Jose, California (1994) Minor baseball leagues are North American professional baseball leagues that compete at a level below that of Major League Baseball. ... A view of the playing field at Busch Memorial Stadium, St. ... Nickname: The Flagship City Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: County Erie County Founded 1795 Government  - Mayor Joseph Sinnott Area  - City 72. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... Eastwood Field is a minor league baseball stadium located in Niles, Ohio. ... The Eastwood Mall is an indoor shopping center located in Niles, Ohio serving the Youngstown-Warren area. ... U.S. Highway 422 is a spur of U.S. Highway 22. ...


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Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...

Municipalities and Communities of Trumbull County, Ohio
(County Seat: Warren)
Cities Cortland | Girard | Hubbard | Newton Falls | Niles | Warren
Villages Lordstown | McDonald | Orangeville | West Farmington | Yankee Lake
Townships Bazetta | Bloomfield | Braceville | Bristol | Brookfield | Champion | Farmington | Fowler | Greene | Gustavus | Hartford | Howland | Hubbard | Johnston | Kinsman | Liberty | Mecca | Mesopotamia | Newton | Southington | Vernon | Vienna | Warren | Weathersfield
Communities and CDPs Bolindale | Bristolville | Brookfield Center | Burghill | Champion Heights | Churchill | Farmdale | Fowler | Hilltop | Kinsman | Leavittsburg | Maplewood Park | Masury | Mineral Ridge | North Bloomfield | South Canal | Southington | Vienna | Vienna Center | West Hill

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Niles, Ohio - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (526 words)
Niles was founded in 1806 by James Heaton, who owned one of the first iron-ore processing plants in the state.
William McKinley, the 25th President of the United States, was born in Niles on January 29, 1843.
Kenneth Patchen, the poet, was born in Niles on December 13, 1911.
The Mahoning River Watershed - Niles, Ohio (1291 words)
Interestingly, Niles' teachers lived in the homes of their students and were given part of the annual salary in iron bar.
In 1910, the Fostoria Glass Co. was built in Niles; GE acquired it in 1911.
Then, in the 1980's Niles began the transition from large, heavy industrial mills toward "light manufacturing." (Light manufacturing or light industry is "clean" and much smaller than the old smokestack industries of the "steel age.") For example, in 1991, Dynasol Plastics built a plant that employs 300 people.
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