Watervliet, NY 12189 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 12189: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Watervliet, NY 12189

Not Acceptable, USPS
Mannville, NY 12189
Maplewood, NY 12189

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 365
  • Single Family Addresses: 6,480
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 1,992
  • County: Albany County
  • Centroid: Latitude 42.726, Longitude -73.713
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Watervliet, NY 12189 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 18,410
Population in Households 18,108
Population in Familes 12,113
Population in Group Qrtrs 302
Population Density1 2,819
Diversity Index2 44


Total Households 8,738
Average Household Size 2.07
Family Households 4,242
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 9,367 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,420 (36.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,318 (56.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 629 ( 6.7%)
Median Home Value $172,029
Average Home Value $216,572


Median Household Income $45,857
Average Household Income $63,640
Per Capita Income $30,725
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.62% 0.68%
Households 0.56% 0.63%
Families 0.29% 0.47%
Median Household Income   0.43%
Per Capita Income   1.24%
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 12189 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 12189 to the other 1,741 ZIP Codes in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 348 80th
Population Density1 # 382 78th
Diversity Index2 # 462 74th
Median Household Income # 1352 22nd
Per Capita Income # 717 59th

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