Watervliet, Michigan Population 2021

1,624
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Watervliet is a city located in Berrien County Michigan. With a 2020 population of 1,624, it is the 282nd largest city in Michigan and the 8412th largest city in the United States . Watervliet is currently declining at a rate of -0.67% annually and its population has decreased by -6.40% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,735 in 2010. Watervliet reached it's highest population of 1,714 in 2010. Spanning over 1 miles, Watervliet has a population density of 1,376 people per square mile.

The average household income in Watervliet is $51,451 with a poverty rate of 17.24%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $702 per month, and the median house value is $99,400. The median age in Watervliet is 39.4 years, 39.4 years for males, and 39.4 years for females.

Watervliet Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Watervliet was:

  • White: 90.74%
  • Two or more races: 5.31%
  • Native American: 1.62%
  • Other race: 1.10%
  • Black or African American: 0.65%
  • Asian: 0.58%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Watervliet, Michigan is 1,624 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 1,657.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 1,735.

Watervliet, Michigan Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White1,40190.74%
Two or More Races825.31%
American Indian and Alaska Native251.62%
Some Other Race171.10%
Black or African American100.65%
Asian90.58%
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Watervliet Population by Race

Watervliet Population Pyramid $2021

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Watervliet Median Age

39.4


Total

39.4


Male

39.4


Female

Watervliet Adults

There are 1,120 adults, (256 of whom are seniors) in Watervliet.

Watervliet Age Dependency

78.7

Age Dependency Ratio

29.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

49.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Watervliet Sex Ratio

Female

811

52.53%

Male

733

47.47%

Watervliet Population by Age

Watervliet Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Watervliet Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married85.7%14.3%
All62.8%37.2%
Female58.2%41.8%
Non Family50.5%49.5%
Male29.6%70.4%

62.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Watervliet Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6862.2462.8
Non Family2831.1650.5
Married2513.2485.7
Female982.5558.2
Male542.6729.6

2.92

Average Family Size

2.24

Average Household Size

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Watervliet Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade383.55%
9th to 12th Grade958.89%
High School Graduate42239.48%
Some College26324.60%
Associates Degree12311.51%
Bachelors Degree868.04%
Graduate Degree423.93%
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Watervliet Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Watervliet Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White995883118
2+ Races26263
Native American17107
Hispanic128
Black10
Asian99
Other Race88

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 41.18%.

Watervliet Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$33,287$43,571$24,871
Less Than 9th Grade$$$
High School Graduate$24,167$29,464$22,708
Some College$36,991$60,670$26,765
Bachelors Degree$35,625$$25,268
Graduate Degree$65,625$95,750$58,333

$33,287

Average Earnings

$43,571

Average Male

$24,871

Average Female

Watervliet Earnings by Educational Attainment

Watervliet Language by Age

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Watervliet Language

97.74% of Watervliet residents speak only English, while 2.26% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.64% of the population.

Watervliet Language

Watervliet Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White1,38424017.34%
Black1010100.00%
Native25728.00%
Hispanic32618.75%
Multiple8222.44%

17.24%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.87%

Male Poverty Rate

19.40%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Watervliet

The race most likely to be in poverty in Watervliet is Black, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Watervliet is Multiple, with 2.44% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.28%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.93%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 36.17%.

Watervliet Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade52.63%
High School24.41%
Some College6.99%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%

Watervliet Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed45.00%
Female Unemployed33.33%
Female Employed10.65%
Male Employed2.03%

Watervliet Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Watervliet Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$37,614$51,451
Families$53,250$63,159
Married Families$63,750-
Non Families$23,750$32,653
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Income by Household Type

Watervliet Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

44.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.6%

Male Marriage Rate

42.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Watervliet Married by Age and Sex

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Watervliet Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Watervliet Marital Status by Race

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Watervliet Marital Status

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97

Number of Veterans

87

Male Veterans

10

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam51
First Gulf War23
Second Gulf War12
World War II2
Korea

Watervliet Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
55 to 6432
65 to 7423
75+15
35 to 5415
18 to 3412

Watervliet Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White878.29%
Black10100.00%

Watervliet Veterans by Race

Watervliet Veterans by Education

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20.62%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.99%

Veteran Disability Rate

Watervliet Veterans by Education

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57.9%

Labor Force Participation

55.5%

Employment Rate

4.2%

Unemployment Rate

Watervliet Employment by Age

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Watervliet Employment by Race

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Watervliet Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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73.64%

Born in Watervliet

99.03%

Native Born

0.97%

Foreign Born

0.58%

Non Citizen

0.39%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.03% of Watervliet residents were born in the United States, with 73.64% having been born in Michigan. 0.58% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Watervliet Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20211,624-11-0.67%
20201,635-11-0.67%
20191,646-11-0.66%
20181,657-9-0.54%
20171,66620.12%
20161,664-11-0.66%
20151,675-16-0.95%
20141,691-5-0.29%
20131,696-8-0.47%
20121,704-7-0.41%
20111,711-3-0.18%
20101,7140.00%

Watervliet Population by Year