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People

Total Population 1,773
Male Share of the Population 49.1%
Female Share of the Population 50.9%
Senior Citizens 14.3%
Employed Population 16+ 684
Age of the Population 37

Families

% of people married 45.2%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 10.7%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $59,333
% Above Poverty Level 83.3%
% Below Poverty Level 16.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 20 minutes
% Working from Home 0.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.4%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 30.1%
Median Gross Rent $634
Median House Value $87,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 17.7%
US/American 0%
English 10.6%
Irish 14.7%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Watervliet Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 35 miles W of Kalamazoo, Michigan (center to center)
Nearest Large City 74 miles E of Chicago, Illinois
County Berrien
Metro Area Benton Harbor
Standard Zip Codes 49098
Phone Area Codes 269
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.186
Longitude -86.26

Watervliet Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station BENTON HARBOR AP
Distance 8.8 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 30 F
Apr Temp 37 to 56 F
Jul Temp 61 to 81 F
Oct Temp 42 to 61 F
Annual Precip 37 inches
Station EAU CLAIRE 4 NE
Distance 11.8 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 31 F
Apr Temp 38 to 59 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 44 to 62 F
Annual Precip 36.5 inches
Station DOWAGIAC 1 W
Distance 15.5 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 31 F
Apr Temp 36 to 58 F
Jul Temp 60 to 83 F
Oct Temp 39 to 62 F
Annual Precip 40 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bangor 1,849 $36,250
Benton Harbor 10,014 $20,479
Coloma 1,600 $54,583
Hartford 2,634 $38,333
Lawrence 980 $35,469
St. Joseph 8,311 $73,534

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Watervliet Public Libraries

Library
Watervliet District Library
333 N. MAIN ST.
Watervliet, Michigan
(616) 463-6382
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Watervliet Hospitals

COMMUNITY HOSPITAL- WATERVLIET
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
400 MEDICAL PARK DR
(269) 463-3111
Emergency Service: Yes

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Watervliet High Schools

WATERVLIET SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
450 E. RED ARROW HIGHWAY
269-463-4221
Serves 484 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.8

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