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Watervliet, NY
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Watervliet profile


Living in Watervliet



Watervliet is a somewhat small city located in the state of New York. With a population of 10,219 people and five associated neighborhoods, Watervliet is the 179th largest community in New York. Much of the housing stock in Watervliet was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.

Also of interest is that Watervliet has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Watervliet, even though it is a small city, has many people who use public transportation every day to get to and from work. This is a great benefit for people in the, city who have a need for low-cost transportation.

The education level of Watervliet citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 18.86% of adults 25 and older in Watervliet have a college degree.

The per capita income in Watervliet in 2022 was $31,619, which is lower middle income relative to New York, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $126,476 for a family of four. However, Watervliet contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Watervliet is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Watervliet home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Watervliet residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Watervliet include Irish, German, Italian, English, and French.

The most common language spoken in Watervliet is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Urdu.