Watervliet, New York Population 2022

9,666
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Watervliet is a city located in Albany County New York. Watervliet has a 2020 population of 9,666. Watervliet is currently declining at a rate of -0.80% annually and its population has decreased by -5.61% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 10,241 in 2010.

The average household income in Watervliet is $55,947 with a poverty rate of 18.69%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $884 per month, and the median house value is $145,200. The median age in Watervliet is 39.6 years, 35.5 years for males, and 43.4 years for females.

Watervliet Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Watervlietwas:

  • White: 74.96%
  • Black or African American: 9.71%
  • Two or more races: 8.83%
  • Asian: 3.91%
  • Other race: 2.60%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Watervliet, New York is 9,666 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 9,666.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 10,241.

Watervliet, New York Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White7,53374.96%
Black or African American9769.71%
Two or More Races8878.83%
Asian3933.91%
Some Other Race2612.60%
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Watervliet Population by Race

Watervliet Population Pyramid $2022

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Watervliet Median Age

39.6


Total

35.5


Male

43.4


Female

Watervliet Adults

There are 8,460 adults, (1,525 of whom are seniors) in Watervliet.

Watervliet Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

22

Old Age Dependency Ratio

22.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Watervliet Sex Ratio

Female

5,152

51.26%

Male

4,898

48.74%

Watervliet Population by Age

Watervliet Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Watervliet Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male23.4%76.6%
Female23.6%76.4%
Non Family23.7%76.3%
All30.8%69.2%
Married51.9%48.1%

30.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Watervliet Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4,9212.0430.8
Non Family2,7461.2323.7
Married1,2363.0451.9
Female7043.223.6
Male2352.6923.4

2.93

Average Family Size

2.04

Average Household Size

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Watervliet Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4105.42%
9th to 12th Grade7329.68%
High School Graduate2,28230.17%
Some College1,62421.47%
Associates Degree88111.65%
Bachelors Degree1,08414.33%
Graduate Degree5527.30%
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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
White5,6954,9761,403
Black81375936
Hispanic56936999
2+ Races41733629
Other Race21814960
Asian20510669

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 93.36%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 33.66%.

Watervliet Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,285$36,905$32,134
Less Than 9th Grade$17,431$22,232$15,998
High School Graduate$30,016$37,308$27,639
Some College$36,461$37,341$34,028
Bachelors Degree$47,059$44,116$52,669
Graduate Degree$50,943$$51,516

$35,285

Average Earnings

$36,905

Average Male

$32,134

Average Female

Watervliet Earnings by Educational Attainment

Watervliet Language by Age

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Watervliet Language

86.81% of Watervliet residents speak only English, while 13.19% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 7.53% of the population.

Watervliet Language

Watervliet Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White7,2111,22516.99%
Hispanic77029738.57%
Multiple88720823.45%
Black97518318.77%
Other102NaN%
Asian39392.29%

18.69%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.83%

Male Poverty Rate

23.31%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Watervliet

The race most likely to be in poverty in Watervliet is Hispanic, with 38.57% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.21%. Among those working part-time, it was 25.25%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.98%.

Watervliet Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade24.52%
High School16.26%
Some College14.05%
Bachelors or Greater13.57%

Watervliet Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed31.53%
Female Unemployed21.82%
Female Employed16.58%
Male Employed9.55%

Watervliet Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Watervliet Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$43,803$55,947
Families$60,399$68,990
Married Families$75,192-
Non Families$33,299$43,350
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Income by Household Type

Watervliet Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

31.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

32.3%

Male Marriage Rate

30.6%

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 Marital Status

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662

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam232
First Gulf War150
Second Gulf War117
World War II65
Korea59

Watervliet Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+177
65 to 74157
55 to 64147
35 to 54102
18 to 3479

Watervliet Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White5839.23%
Black424.90%
2+ Races376.14%
Hispanic131.96%

Watervliet Veterans by Race

Watervliet Veterans by Education

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8.91%

Veteran Poverty Rate

19.49%

Veteran Disability Rate

Watervliet Veterans by Education

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68.6%

Labor Force Participation

64.7%

Employment Rate

4.7%

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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75.95%

Born in Watervliet

89.16%

Native Born

10.84%

Foreign Born

4.51%

Non Citizen

6.33%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

89.16% of Watervliet residents were born in the United States, with 75.95% having been born in New York. 4.51% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Watervliet Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20229,666-78-0.80%
20219,744-78-0.79%
20209,822-78-0.79%
20199,900-78-0.78%
20189,978-83-0.82%
201710,061-53-0.52%
201610,114-65-0.64%
201510,179-41-0.40%
201410,220-21-0.21%
201310,241-5-0.05%
201210,246100.10%
201110,236-5-0.05%
201010,241340.03%
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%

Watervliet Population by Year