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Watervliet, Michigan - Basic Facts

The City of Watervliet had a population of 1,684 as of July 1, 2019.

The primary coordinate point for Watervliet is located at latitude 42.1867 and longitude -86.2606 in Berrien County. The formal boundaries for the City of Watervliet 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, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Watervliet, MI Housing Affordability Index is 173
State of Michigan Housing Affordability Index is 142
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Watervliet, MI Wealth Index is 46
State of Michigan Wealth Index is 92
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 1,684 (100%)
Population in Households 1,676 (99.5%)
Population in Families 1,330 (79.0%)
Population in Group Quarters1 8 ( 0.5%)
Population Density 1,427
Diversity Index2 25
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $45,761
Average Household Income $55,425
Per Capita Income $22,704
Wealth Index4 46

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 753 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 424 (56.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 242 (32.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 87 (11.6%)
Median Home Value $130,242
Housing Affordability Index3 173
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 666
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 432
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.32% -0.2%
Households -0.18% -0.12%
Families -0.39% -0.28%
Median Household Income   2.32%
Per Capita Income   3.24%

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, 2019 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 # 336 52nd
Population Density # 223 68th
Diversity Index # 191 73rd
Median Household Income # 442 36th
Per Capita Income # 501 28th

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