Watervliet, MI Profile: Facts & Data


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Watervliet, Michigan - Basic Facts

The City of Watervliet had a population of 1,688 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Watervliet is located at latitude 42.1891 and longitude -86.2585 in Berrien County. The formal boundaries for the City of Watervliet (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.19 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Berrien County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 650 feet.

The City of Watervliet (GNIS ID: 1627224) 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.

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Watervliet, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 1,688
Population in Households 1,680
Population in Familes 1,322
Population in Group Qrtrs 8
Population Density2 1,423
Diversity Index3 24


Median Household Income $40,600
Average Household Income $48,636
Per Capita Income $19,949


Total Housing Units 756 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 428 (56.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 233 (30.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 94 (12.4%)
Median Home Value $115,046
Average Home Value $136,189


Total Households 662
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 428
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.33% -0.23%
Households -0.27% -0.21%
Families -0.55% -0.38%
Median Household Income   2.58%
Per Capita Income   3.31%

Watervliet, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Watervliet to the other 692 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Michigan by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 337 51st
Population Density # 222 68th
Diversity Index # 197 72nd
Median Household Income # 525 24th
Per Capita Income # 594 14th

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