Watervliet, New York Population 2020

9,876
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Watervliet is a city located in New York. With a 2020 population of 9,876, it is the 90th largest city in New York and the 3122nd largest city in the United States. Watervliet is currently declining at a rate of -0.55% annually and its population has decreased by -3.69% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 10,254 in 2010. Watervliet reached it's highest population of 16,114 in 1940. Spanning over 1 miles, Watervliet has a population density of 7,340 people per square mile.

The average household income in Watervliet is $55,194 with a poverty rate of 17.66%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $867 per month, and the median house value is $145,300. The median age in Watervliet is 38.6 years, 37.2 years for males, and 40.4 years for females. For every 100 females there are 86.6 males.

Watervliet Demographics

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

  • White: 77.22%
  • Black or African American: 10.73%
  • Two or more races: 6.04%
  • Asian: 3.99%
  • Other race: 2.02%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Watervliet, New York is 9,876, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 9,986.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 10,254.

Watervliet, New York Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White7,81577.22%
Black or African American1,08610.73%
Two or More Races6116.04%
Asian4043.99%
Some Other Race2042.02%
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Watervliet Population Pyramid 2020

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Watervliet Median Age

38.6


Total

37.2


Male

40.4


Female

Watervliet Adults

There are 8,166 adults, (1,269 of whom are seniors) in Watervliet.

Watervliet Age Dependency

46.7

Age Dependency Ratio

18.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

28.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Watervliet Sex Ratio

Female

5,423

53.59%

Male

4,697

46.41%

Watervliet Households and Families

Watervliet Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Watervliet Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married47.7%52.3%
Female33.6%66.4%
All32.8%67.2%
Male31.2%68.8%
Non Family24.8%75.2%

32.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4,7162.1432.8
Non Family2,4991.2524.8
Married1,3133.0847.7
Female7663.3433.6
Male1382.7231.2

3.01

Average Family Size

2.14

Average Household Size

8.1%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Watervliet Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3564.90%
9th to 12th Grade5577.67%
High School Graduate2,33732.16%
Some College1,53321.10%
Associates Degree93012.80%
Bachelors Degree1,05814.56%
Graduate Degree4956.81%
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Watervliet Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White5,6305,0381,263
Black74070762
Hispanic57139591
Asian230137111
Multiple Races22918826
Other Race19515351

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 95.54%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 48.26%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,513$37,220$32,146
Less Than High School$15,529$20,039$15,481
High School Grad$29,485$39,250$23,913
Some College$35,853$37,492$32,269
Bachelors Degree$46,125$41,304$48,571
Graduate Degree$50,250$46,000$50,793

$35,513

Average Earnings

$37,220

Average Male

$32,146

Average Female

Watervliet Language

Watervliet Language by Age

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Watervliet Language

87.46% of Watervliet residents speak only English, while 12.54% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 6.64% of the population.

Watervliet Poverty

Watervliet Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White7,4041,17215.83%
Hispanic79828435.59%
Multiple61123237.97%
Black1,08515614.38%
Other2038943.84%
Asian40492.23%

17.66%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.31%

Male Poverty Rate

20.56%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Watervliet

The race most likely to be in poverty in Watervliet is Other, with 43.84% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Watervliet is Asian, with 2.23% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.13%. Among those working part-time, it was 24.63%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.82%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School32.53%
High School14.72%
Bachelors or Greater12.94%
Some College12.06%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed30.30%
Male Unemployed28.46%
Female Employed15.28%
Male Employed9.89%

Watervliet Income

Watervliet Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$43,176$55,194
Families$53,701$64,575
Married Families$62,427-
Non Families$31,957$44,435
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Watervliet Marital Status

Watervliet Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

35.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

37.8%

Male Marriage Rate

33.0%

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 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Watervliet Marital Status by Race

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Watervliet Veterans

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614

Number of Veterans

573

Male Veterans

41

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam188
First Gulf War173
Second Gulf War143
Korea59
World War II35
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Age Group Veterans
55 to 64170
35 to 54134
75+133
65 to 74106
18 to 3471
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Name Veterans % of Total
White5578.65%
Black425.10%
Hispanic233.33%
2 or More154.89%

Watervliet Veterans by Education

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4.72%

Veteran Poverty Rate

16.45%

Veteran Disability Rate

Watervliet Employment Status

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69%

Labor Force Participation

65%

Employment Rate

4.9%

Unemployment Rate

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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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78.93%

Born in New York

91.44%

Native Born

8.56%

Foreign Born

3.39%

Non Citizen

5.17%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

91.44% of Watervliet residents were born in the United States, with 78.93% having been born in New York. 3.39% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20209,876-55-0.55%
20199,931-55-0.55%
20189,986-77-0.77%
201710,063-55-0.54%
201610,118-65-0.64%
201510,183-41-0.40%
201410,224-19-0.19%
201310,243-5-0.05%
201210,248110.11%
201110,237-6-0.06%
201010,243360.04%
200010,207-854-0.80%
199011,061-293-0.26%
198011,354-1,050-0.88%
197012,404-1,513-1.14%
196013,917-1,280-0.88%
195015,197-917-0.58%
194016,114310.02%
193016,083100.01%
192016,0739990.64%
191015,0747530.51%
190014,3211,3541.00%
189012,9674,1473.93%
18808,820-1,873-1.91%
187010,6931,8731.94%
18608,8201,2561.55%
18507,5640.00%