Watervliet, NY

Watervliet profile

Living in Watervliet

Watervliet is a somewhat small city located in the state of New York. With a population of 9,900 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Watervliet is the 183rd largest community in New York. Watervliet has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.

Unlike some cities, Watervliet isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Watervliet are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Watervliet is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Watervliet who work in office and administrative support (17.37%), food service (9.77%), and sales jobs (8.68%).

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 is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 21.63% of adults in Watervliet have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Watervliet in 2018 was $27,767, 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 $111,068 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, Italian, German, English, and French.

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