Watervliet, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Watervliet, New York - Basic Facts

The City of Watervliet had a population of 10,568 as of July 1, 2017. Watervliet ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New York. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Watervliet is located at latitude 42.7249 and longitude -73.707 in Albany County. The formal boundaries for the City of Watervliet (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.35 sq. miles and a water area of 0.13 sq. miles. Albany County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 30 feet.

The City of Watervliet (GNIS ID: 979606) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Watervliet population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Watervliet: Gibbonsville, Port Schuyler, Washington, West Troy.

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Watervliet, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 10,568
Population in Households 10,556
Population in Familes 6,934
Population in Group Qrtrs 12
Population Density1 7,854
Diversity Index2 45


Total Households 4,918
Average Household Size 2.15
Family Households 2,386
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 5,414 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,811 (33.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,107 (57.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 496 ( 9.2%)
Median Home Value $139,757
Average Home Value $165,530


Median Household Income $43,428
Average Household Income $54,874
Per Capita Income $25,572
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.42% 0.46%
Households 0.26% 0.36%
Families 0.01% 0.2%
Median Household Income   -0.02%
Per Capita Income   1.57%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Watervliet, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Watervliet to the other 1,196 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 184 85th
Population Density1 # 49 96th
Diversity Index2 # 277 77th
Median Household Income # 1012 15th
Per Capita Income # 859 28th

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