Watervliet, Michigan Population 2020

1,671

Watervliet is a city located in Michigan. With a 2020 population of 1,671, it is the 280th largest city in Michigan and the 8313th largest city in the United States. Watervliet is currently growing at a rate of 0.36% annually but its population has decreased by -3.69% 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 1,416 people per square mile.

The average household income in Watervliet is $50,896 with a poverty rate of 14.12%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $629 per month, and the median house value is $93,200. The median age in Watervliet is 39.4 years, 41.5 years for males, and 38.5 years for females. For every 100 females there are 87.5 males.

Watervliet Demographics

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

  • White: 92.42%
  • Two or more races: 4.21%
  • Black or African American: 0.96%
  • Native American: 0.90%
  • Other race: 0.84%
  • Asian: 0.66%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Watervliet, Michigan is 1,671, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 1,659.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 1,735.

Watervliet, Michigan Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White1,53792.42%
Two or More Races704.21%
Black or African American160.96%
American Indian and Alaska Native150.90%
Some Other Race140.84%
Asian110.66%

Watervliet Population Pyramid 2020

Watervliet Median Age

39.4


Total

41.5


Male

38.5


Female

Watervliet Adults

There are 1,192 adults, (307 of whom are seniors) in Watervliet.

Watervliet Age Dependency

87.9

Age Dependency Ratio

34.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

53.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Watervliet Sex Ratio

Female

887

53.34%

Male

776

46.66%

Watervliet Households and Families

Watervliet Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Watervliet Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married80.1%19.9%
All60.4%39.6%
Female57.4%42.6%
Non Family47.9%52.1%
Male23.6%76.4%

60.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6942.3660.4
Married2813.3380.1
Non Family2571.1347.9
Female1012.6157.4
Male552.7623.6

3.04

Average Family Size

2.36

Average Household Size

2.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Watervliet Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade373.36%
9th to 12th Grade988.89%
High School Graduate43039.02%
Some College29526.77%
Associates Degree1099.89%
Bachelors Degree948.53%
Graduate Degree393.54%

Watervliet Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White1,033927130
Multiple Races21213
Black16
Hispanic117
Asian1111
Native American101
Other Race77

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 multiple races people with a rate of 14.29%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,819$36,467$25,179
Less Than High School$2,500$2,500$
High School Grad$23,869$24,688$22,778
Some College$33,929$56,563$26,641
Bachelors Degree$35,714$$24,167
Graduate Degree$65,417$95,536$52,500

$30,819

Average Earnings

$36,467

Average Male

$25,179

Average Female

Watervliet Language

Watervliet Language by Age

Watervliet Language

98.28% of Watervliet residents speak only English, while 1.72% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.21% of the population.

Watervliet Poverty

Watervliet Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White1,52120313.35%
Black1616100.00%
Native15960.00%
Hispanic27622.22%

14.12%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.08%

Male Poverty Rate

16.80%

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 White, with 13.35% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.52%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.36%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 28.25%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School41.48%
High School15.81%
Some College11.88%
Bachelors or Greater3.01%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed20.00%
Female Employed6.89%
Male Employed2.79%
Female Unemployed0.00%

Watervliet Income

Watervliet Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$37,404$50,896
Families$46,563$60,748
Married Families$59,583-
Non Families$22,560$31,652

Watervliet Marital Status

Watervliet Marital Status

Marriage Rates

46.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.4%

Male Marriage Rate

45.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Watervliet Married by Age and Sex

Watervliet Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Watervliet Marital Status by Race

Watervliet Veterans

121

Number of Veterans

112

Male Veterans

9

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam75
First Gulf War20
Second Gulf War8
World War II4
Korea4
Age Group Veterans
65 to 7442
55 to 6432
75+24
35 to 5415
18 to 348
Name Veterans % of Total
White1109.76%
Black1168.75%

$Watervliet Veterans by Education

17.36%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.27%

Veteran Disability Rate

Watervliet Employment Status

57.4%

Labor Force Participation

55.6%

Employment Rate

3.1%

Unemployment Rate

Watervliet Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

77.87%

Born in Michigan

99.16%

Native Born

0.84%

Foreign Born

0.42%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

99.16% of Watervliet residents were born in the United States, with 77.87% having been born in Michigan. 0.42% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20201,67160.36%
20191,66560.36%
20181,659-10-0.60%
20171,66960.36%
20161,663-13-0.78%
20151,676-13-0.77%
20141,689-7-0.41%
20131,696-9-0.53%
20121,705-5-0.29%
20111,710-4-0.23%
20101,7140.00%