Watervliet, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Watervliet, Michigan - Basic Facts

The City of Watervliet had a population of 1,673 as of July 1, 2017.

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.

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.

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


Total Population 1,673
Daytime Population: Workers 745
Daytime Population: Residents 944
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,689
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.01
Population in Households 1,665
Population in Familes 1,321
Population in Group Qrtrs 8
Population Density2 1,410
Diversity Index3 24


Median Household Income $40,148
Average Household Income $47,789
Per Capita Income $19,408


Total Housing Units 752 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 439 (58.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 212 (28.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 101 (13.4%)
Median Home Value $107,143
Average Home Value $127,614


Total Households 651
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 423
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.5% -0.2%
Households -0.54% -0.22%
Families -0.79% -0.38%
Median Household Income   0.83%
Per Capita Income   2.08%

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, 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 # 337 51st
Population Density # 226 67th
Diversity Index # 198 71st
Median Household Income # 508 27th
Per Capita Income # 593 14th

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