Watervliet, New York

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Population in 2017: 10,131 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: -0.7%
 
Males: 4,911  (48.5%)
Females: 5,220  (51.5%)
Median resident age:

37.8 years
New York median age:

38.7 years

Zip codes: 12189.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $53,019 (it was $32,910 in 2000)
Watervliet:

$53,019
NY:

$64,894

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $27,573 (it was $18,294 in 2000)

Watervliet city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $151,192 (it was $85,500 in 2000)
Watervliet:

$151,192
NY:

$314,500

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $194,301; detached houses: $149,217; townhouses or other attached units: $166,081; in 2-unit structures: $192,416; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $349,143; in 5-or-more-unit structures: over $1,000,000

Median gross rent in 2017: $886.

March 2019 cost of living index in Watervliet: 106.4 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 16.2%
(14.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 9.1% for Black residents, 40.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 64.1% for other race residents, 49.6% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Watervliet, NY (2010)
    • 8,28480.8%White alone
    • 8037.8%Black alone
    • 6236.1%Hispanic
    • 2532.5%Asian alone
    • 2472.4%Two or more races
    • 290.3%American Indian alone
    • 140.1%Other race alone
    • 10.01%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Watervliet detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of New York and other state lists, there were 28 registered sex offenders living in Watervliet, New York as of July 14, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Watervliet is 366 to 1.


Crime rates in Watervliet by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(10.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(9.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(9.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
4
(40.0)
0
(0.0)
6
(61.5)
1
(10.2)
3
(30.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(29.2)
3
(29.3)
2
(19.5)
5
(48.9)
3
(29.4)
6
(59.4)
3
(29.7)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
11
(109.9)
11
(110.9)
10
(102.6)
8
(81.7)
9
(92.6)
2
(21.5)
10
(97.1)
14
(136.1)
11
(107.4)
10
(97.7)
3
(29.3)
2
(19.6)
10
(99.0)
5
(49.4)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
22
(219.9)
20
(201.7)
21
(215.4)
23
(235.0)
27
(277.8)
21
(225.3)
16
(155.3)
9
(87.5)
11
(107.4)
8
(78.2)
17
(166.2)
19
(186.1)
26
(257.4)
28
(276.8)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
38
(379.8)
54
(544.6)
64
(656.5)
48
(490.4)
57
(586.5)
42
(450.6)
33
(320.4)
53
(515.3)
58
(566.1)
32
(312.7)
37
(361.6)
52
(509.4)
49
(485.1)
38
(375.7)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
144
(1,439)
170
(1,715)
181
(1,857)
214
(2,186)
249
(2,562)
200
(2,146)
185
(1,796)
173
(1,682)
163
(1,591)
152
(1,485)
161
(1,574)
137
(1,342)
144
(1,426)
183
(1,809)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
12
(119.9)
17
(171.5)
18
(184.6)
10
(102.2)
14
(144.1)
17
(182.4)
12
(116.5)
11
(107.0)
21
(205.0)
15
(146.6)
12
(117.3)
11
(107.8)
12
(118.8)
4
(39.5)
Arson
(per 100,000)
N/A0
(0.0)
3
(30.8)
1
(10.2)
0
(0.0)
1
(10.7)
2
(19.4)
N/AN/A0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)202.7194.0258.1209.6283.7183.5163.8193.6216.3153.6178.8184.2229.2195.7

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City-data.com crime index in Watervliet, NY

Crime rate in Watervliet detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 23 (22 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.17
New York average:

2.90
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Ancestries: Irish (14.7%), Italian (8.6%), American (6.2%), German (5.1%), Polish (4.0%), Afghan (3.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1896

Land area: 1.34 square miles.

Population density: 7,551 people per square mile   (high).

Watervliet, New York map

791 residents are foreign born (2.0% Europe, 1.3% Asia, 1.2% Latin America).

This city:

7.7%
New York:

22.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $3,431 (2.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $3,398 (2.2%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Albany, NY (5.9 miles , pop. 95,658).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Bronx, NY (130.2 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities:

Green Island, NY (1.2 miles ),
Troy, NY (1.3 miles ),
Menands, NY (1.6 miles ),
Cohoes, NY (1.8 miles ),
Wynantskill, NY (2.0 miles ),
North Greenbush, NY (2.1 miles ),
Brunswick, NY (2.2 miles ),
Waterford, NY (2.2 miles )

Latitude: 42.72 N, Longitude: 73.71 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -2,570 (-25.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 524 (9.4%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 518

Distribution of median household income in Watervliet, NY in 2017
Distribution of house value in Watervliet, NY in 2017
Watervliet satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $85,000
  • 1998: 1 building, cost: $85,000
  • 1999: 2 buildings, average cost: $44,000
  • 2004: 4 buildings, average cost: $110,000
  • 2005: 4 buildings, average cost: $110,000
  • 2006: 4 buildings, average cost: $110,000
  • 2007: 3 buildings, average cost: $110,000
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $110,000
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $110,000
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $110,000
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $110,000
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $110,000
  • 2013: 1 building, cost: $110,000
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $110,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Watervliet, NY residents
Average permit cost in Watervliet, NY
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.6%
New York:

4.1%
Historical population in Watervliet, NY
Historical housing units in Watervliet, NY
Most common industries in Watervliet, NY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Public administration (13.0%)
  • Health care (10.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (8.4%)
  • Educational services (6.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.3%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.2%)
  • Construction (4.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Public administration (12.0%)
  • Construction (7.9%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.6%)
  • Health care (4.4%)
  • Educational services (4.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (15.5%)
  • Public administration (14.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (10.1%)
  • Educational services (9.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.0%)
  • Social assistance (4.3%)
Most common occupations in Watervliet, NY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (10.3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.3%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.1%)
  • Computer specialists (3.8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (14.2%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.6%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (3.3%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.1%)

Average climate in Watervliet, New York

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Watervliet, New York average temperatures Watervliet, New York average precipitation Watervliet, New York humidity Watervliet, New York wind speed Watervliet, New York snowfall Watervliet, New York sunshine Watervliet, New York clear and cloudy days

Watervliet, New York environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 67.6. This is about average.

City:

67.6
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.215. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 4.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.215
U.S.:

0.267
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.0698. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0698
U.S.:

1.7894
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 27.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.8
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.89. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.89
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Watervliet-area historical tornado activity is above New York state average. It is 43% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/28/1973, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 25.6 miles away from the Watervliet city center killed 4 people and injured 36 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 7/10/1989, a category F4 tornado 29.0 miles away from the city center injured 20 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Watervliet-area historical earthquake activity is near New York state average. It is 88% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 90.8 miles away from Watervliet center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 121.9 miles away from the city center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 119.1 miles away from the city center
On 6/17/1991 at 08:53:16, a magnitude 4.1 (4.0 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 49.8 miles away from the city center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 204.9 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2000 at 08:46:55, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 LG, 3.8 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 89.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Albany County (18) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 9

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 4, Storms: 4, Floods: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Blizzards: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Power Outage: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Watervliet topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Watervliet:

  • EDDY VISITING NURSE ASSOCIATION CHHA (Home Health Center, about 2 miles away; TROY, NY)
  • WESLEY VNA/EDDY VNA OF CAP REGION (Home Health Center, about 2 miles away; TROY, NY)
  • H AND L RUBIN DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 2 miles away; TROY, NY)
  • SAMARITAN HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 2 miles away; TROY, NY)
  • JAMES A EDDY MEMORIAL GERIATRIC CENTER (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; TROY, NY)
  • THE SPRINGS NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTRE (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; TROY, NY)
  • ST MARY'S HOSPITAL ( TROY ) Acute Care Hospitals (about 2 miles away; TROY, NY)

Amtrak stations near Watervliet:

  • 7 miles: ALBANY-RENSSELAER (RENSSELAER, 555 EAST ST.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, ATM, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 14 miles: SCHENECTADY (332 ERIE BLVD.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, ATM, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Watervliet:

  • The Sage Colleges (about 1 miles; Troy, NY; Full-time enrollment: 2,499)
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (about 2 miles; Troy, NY; FT enrollment: 6,940)
  • Hudson Valley Community College (about 3 miles; Troy, NY; FT enrollment: 9,346)
  • Siena College (about 3 miles; Loudonville, NY; FT enrollment: 3,153)
  • The College of Saint Rose (about 6 miles; Albany, NY; FT enrollment: 4,085)
  • SUNY at Albany (about 7 miles; Albany, NY; FT enrollment: 15,490)
  • Excelsior College (about 9 miles; Albany, NY; FT enrollment: 4,723)

Public high school in Watervliet:

Public elementary/middle school in Watervliet:

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Library in Watervliet:

  • WATERVLIET PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $130,024; Location: 1501 BROADWAY; 14,601 books; 377 audio materials; 1,464 video materials; 22 state licensed databases; 8 other licensed databases; 17 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Watervliet: City of Watervliet Sewage Treatment Plant (A), Boston Square (B), Watervliet Civic Center (C), Watervliet City Hall (D), Watervliet Hose House Number 3 (E), Saint Brigid's Hall (F), Watervliet Fire Department (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Watervliet include: Jermain Memorial Presbyterian Church (A), Saint Gabriels Chapel (B), First Wesleyan Methodist Church (C), Second Presbyterian Church (D), Saint Brigid's Roman Catholic Church (E), Trinity Church of Watervliet (F), First Avenue Methodist Episcopal Church (G), North Reformed Dutch Church (H), First Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Watervliet: Veteran's Memorial Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: Albany Amusmnt CO (Amusement & Theme Parks; 1397 Broadway).

Hotels: Chuck's TV & Microwave Center (290 Watervliet Shaker Road), Direct TV Sales (290 Watervliet Shaker Road).

Birthplace of: Leland Stanford - (1824-1893), businessman, railroad executive, founder of Stanford University, Peter J. Dalessondro - Army Medal of Honor recipient, Joe Alaskey - Actor, Butch Byrd - Football player, George May Phelps - Inventor of automated telegraphy devices., Isaac J. Lansing - Theologian, Jack O'Brien (outfielder) - Baseball player, Pat Simmons (baseball) - Baseball player.

Albany County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This city:

2.1 people
New York:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

49.4%
Whole state:

63.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

12.1%
Whole state:

6.8%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
9 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
3 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional) in 2010
9 people in homes for the mentally retarded in 2000
5 people in religious group quarters in 2000

Banks with branches in Watervliet (2011 data):

  • Bank of America, National Association: Watervliet Branch at 1400 Second Avenue, branch established on 1948/04/05. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • First Niagara Bank, National Association: Watervliet Branch at 1601 Broadway, branch established on 1984/03/24. Info updated 2011/06/09: Bank assets: $32,750.6 mil, Deposits: $19,595.4 mil, headquarters in Buffalo, NY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 351 total offices, Holding Company: First Niagara Financial Group, Inc.
  • Pioneer Savings Bank: Watervliet Branch at 2000 Second Avenue, branch established on 1972/07/01. Info updated 2010/07/23: Bank assets: $767.8 mil, Deposits: $665.8 mil, headquarters in Troy, NY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 16 total offices

For population 15 years and over in Watervliet:

Marital status in Watervliet, NY
  • Never married: 44.3%
  • Now married: 36.2%
  • Separated: 3.3%
  • Widowed: 5.3%
  • Divorced: 10.8%

For population 25 years and over in Watervliet:

  • High school or higher: 87.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 23.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.7%
  • Unemployed: 4.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.5
New York average:

13.6

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Watervliet
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Watervliet, NY (based on Albany County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic85,26729
Mainline Protestant17,18878
Evangelical Protestant15,87372
Other14,47231
Black Protestant2,73911
Orthodox2,0259
None166,640-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 75
Albany County:

2.51 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

4.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Albany County:

0.07 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 32
Here:

1.07 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 94
This county:

3.15 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

1.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 303
Albany County:

10.15 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.82 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Albany County:

7.8%
New York:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

25.6%
New York:

23.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Albany County:

14.0%
State:

15.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

54.1%
State:

49.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Watervliet:

53.6%
State:

47.0%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.3
New York:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

19.1%
State:

20.8%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

9.6%
New York:

11.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.9
New York:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

33.6%
New York:

33.3%

General health condition:
Here:

61.0%
State:

55.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

80.4%
State:

79.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Watervliet, NY Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 31$273,253$105,7750$0
Firefighters 29$193,854$80,2150$0
Water Supply 14$86,855$74,4470$0
Streets and Highways 10$50,563$60,6760$0
Financial Administration 9$43,933$58,5773$6,227
Other Government Administration 8$35,042$52,5636$17,541
Police - Other 5$19,258$46,2197$5,069
Parks and Recreation 4$18,508$55,5242$1,426
Natural Resources 0$0 0$0
Electric Power 0$0 0$0
Gas Supply 0$0 0$0
Transit 0$0 0$0
Local Libraries 0$0 0$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$1,337
Judicial and Legal 0$0 2$12,948
Fire - Other 0$0 0$0
Correction 0$0 0$0
Airports 0$0 0$0
Water Transport and Terminals 0$0 0$0
Welfare 0$0 0$0
Health 0$0 0$0
Hospitals 0$0 0$0
Solid Waste Management 0$0 0$0
Sewerage 0$0 0$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 110$721,266$78,68421$44,548

Watervliet government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $718,000 ($70.87)
    General Public Buildings: $517,000 ($51.03)
    Water Utilities: $183,000 ($18.06)
    General - Other: $177,000 ($17.47)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $4,678,000 ($461.75)
    Police Protection: $2,471,000 ($243.90)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,978,000 ($195.24)
    Water Utilities: $1,866,000 ($184.19)
    Sewerage: $713,000 ($70.38)
    Regular Highways: $557,000 ($54.98)
    Solid Waste Management: $474,000 ($46.79)
    Central Staff Services: $362,000 ($35.73)
    Financial Administration: $323,000 ($31.88)
    Parks and Recreation: $292,000 ($28.82)
    General Public Buildings: $135,000 ($13.33)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $104,000 ($10.27)
    Housing and Community Development: $81,000 ($8.00)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $78,000 ($7.70)
    Health - Other: $48,000 ($4.74)
    Libraries: $31,000 ($3.06)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $306,000 ($30.20)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $295,000 ($29.12)
    Housing and Community Development: $56,000 ($5.53)
    Water Utilities: $28,000 ($2.76)
    Local Fire Protection: $7,000 ($0.69)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $6,294,000 ($621.26)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $2,000 ($0.20)

Watervliet government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,023,000 ($100.98)
    Other: $508,000 ($50.14)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,000 ($0.20)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $438,000 ($43.23)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $3,110,000 ($306.98)
    Other: $791,000 ($78.08)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $594,000 ($58.63)
    Sale of Property: $182,000 ($17.96)
    Interest Earnings: $16,000 ($1.58)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,789,000 ($275.29)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,210,000 ($119.44)
    Other: $1,059,000 ($104.53)
  • Tax - Property: $3,872,000 ($382.19)
    Public Utilities Sales: $301,000 ($29.71)
    Other License: $97,000 ($9.57)

Watervliet government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,529,000 ($841.87)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,374,000 ($530.45)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,740,000 ($369.16)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $585,000 ($57.74)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $1,825,000 ($180.14)
    End of Fiscal Year: $660,000 ($65.15)

Watervliet government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,819,000 ($179.55)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,750,000 ($172.74)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $192,000 ($18.95)

6.31% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($71,423 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.31%
New York average:

4.90%

0.02% of residents moved from foreign countries ($170 average AGI)
Albany County:

0.02%
New York average:

0.05%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Rensselaer County, NY  1.20% ($44,282 average AGI)
from Schenectady County, NY  0.79% ($49,068)
from Saratoga County, NY  0.73% ($61,303)


6.94% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($54,882 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.94%
New York average:

5.85%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($490 average AGI)
Albany County:

0.04%
New York average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Rensselaer County, NY  1.30% ($42,780 average AGI)
to Schenectady County, NY  0.85% ($47,980)
to Saratoga County, NY  0.85% ($60,478)
Businesses in Watervliet, NY
NameCountNameCount
Advance Auto Parts1Rite Aid1
Dunkin Donuts1Subway1
FedEx1True Value1
McDonald's1UPS1
Pizza Hut1

Strongest AM radio stations in Watervliet:

  • WPTR (1540 AM; 50 kW; ALBANY, NY; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WGY (810 AM; 50 kW; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WOFX (980 AM; 5 kW; TROY, NY)
  • WROW (590 AM; 5 kW; ALBANY, NY; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHAZ (1330 AM; 1 kW; TROY, NY; Owner: CAPITAL MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WDDY (1460 AM; 5 kW; ALBANY, NY)
  • WTMM (1300 AM; 5 kW; RENSSELAER, NY; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF MANSFIELD, INC.)
  • WAMC (1400 AM; 1 kW; ALBANY, NY; Owner: WAMC)
  • WABY (1160 AM; 5 kW; MECHANICVILLE, NY; Owner: ANASTOS MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WTIC (1080 AM; 50 kW; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WUHN (1110 AM; daytime; 5 kW; PITTSFIELD, MA; Owner: WEINER BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Watervliet:

  • WRPI (91.5 FM; TROY, NY; Owner: RENSSELAER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE)
  • WHRL (103.1 FM; ALBANY, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WZEC (97.5 FM; HOOSICK FALLS, NY; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, LLC)
  • WYJB (95.5 FM; ALBANY, NY; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WAJZ (96.3 FM; VOORHEESVILLE, NY; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGNA-FM (107.7 FM; ALBANY, NY; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF MANSFIELD, INC.)
  • WZMR (104.9 FM; ALTAMONT, NY; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WAMC-FM (90.3 FM; ALBANY, NY; Owner: WAMC)
  • WRVE (99.5 FM; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMHT-FM (89.1 FM; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: WMHT EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS)
  • WPYX (106.5 FM; ALBANY, NY; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WFLY (92.3 FM; TROY, NY; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WVCR-FM (88.3 FM; LOUDONVILLE, NY; Owner: SIENA COLLEGE)
  • WKLI-FM (100.9 FM; ALBANY, NY; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCDB (90.9 FM; ALBANY, NY; Owner: STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK)
  • WEQX (102.7 FM; MANCHESTER, VT; Owner: NORTHSHIRE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WJAN (95.1 FM; SUNDERLAND, VT; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WQBK-FM (103.9 FM; RENSSELAER, NY; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF MANSFIELD, INC.)
  • WKKF (102.3 FM; BALLSTON SPA, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WPGL (90.7 FM; PATTERSONVILLE, NY; Owner: SOUND OF LIFE, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Watervliet:

  • WRGB (Channel 6; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCASTING OF NEW YORK, INC)
  • WTEN (Channel 10; ALBANY, NY; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF ALBANY, INC.)
  • WNYT (Channel 13; ALBANY, NY; Owner: WNYT-TV, LLC)
  • WMHT (Channel 17; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: WMHT EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS)
  • WEWB-TV (Channel 45; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: WEWB, L.L.C.)
  • WXXA-TV (Channel 23; ALBANY, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WYPX (Channel 55; AMSTERDAM, NY; Owner: PAXSON ALBANY LICENSE, INC.)
  • WNGN-LP (Channel 26; TROY, NY; Owner: BRIAN A. LARSON)
  • W52DF (Channel 52; ALBANY, NY; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Watervliet: Peter J. Dalessondro.

Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Watervliet fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 9Number of bridges
  • 125ft / 37.7mTotal length
  • $56,654,000Total costs
  • 266,991Total average daily traffic
  • 25,995Total average daily truck traffic
  • 239,476Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in Watervliet, NY)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • STATION, Norton Bldg 25th & 8th Sts Remote Campus (Lat: 42.736444 Lon: -73.707889), Structure height: 13.7 m, Overall height: 16.2 m, Call Sign: WNEX210,
    Assigned Frequencies: 1880.00 MHz, Grant Date: 02/03/1995, Expiration Date: 02/03/2000, Cancellation Date: 12/03/1996, Phone: (202) 879-3422
  • WATERVLIET WT, Off Of Rte 2 (Lat: 42.736583 Lon: -73.718778), Type: Tank, Structure height: 22.5 m, Overall height: 29.5 m, Call Sign: WQWW711,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11245.0 MHz, 11405.0 MHz, Grant Date: 12/10/2015, Expiration Date: 12/10/2025, Certifier: Steven A Regitz, Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 5055 North Point Pkwy, Np2ne Network Engineering, Alpharetta, GA 30022, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (678) 259-1319, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

54 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Watervliet)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

5
  • Aircraft: LOGAN ROB LOGAN LANCAIR LEGACY (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO-550 SERIES (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 18GG , Serial Number: 134, Year manufactured: 2002, Airworthiness Date: 12/19/2002, Certificate Issue Date: 10/02/2002
    Registrant (Individual): Rob Logan, 45 Verdun St, Watervliet, NY 12189
  • Aircraft: GATES LEARJET CORP. 35A (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 10, Weight: 12,500 - 19,999 Pounds, Speed: 400 mph), Engine: Turbo-fan
    N-Number: 610LJ , Serial Number: 35A-610, Certificate Issue Date: 09/27/2011
    Registrant (Corporation): 4d Aviation Ltd, 250 Watervliet Shaker Rd, Watervliet, NY 12189
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182P (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 120 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6227F , Serial Number: 18264132, Year manufactured: 1975, Airworthiness Date: 08/25/1975, Certificate Issue Date: 10/11/2018
    Registrant (Individual): Timothy Alund, 163 Boght Rd, Watervliet, NY 12189
  • Aircraft: BEECH A36 (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 138 mph), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 6757D , Serial Number: E-1698, Year manufactured: 1980, Airworthiness Date: 04/22/1980, Certificate Issue Date: 02/28/1986
    Registrant (Corporation): Douglas Sales & Promotions Corp, 811 10th St, Watervliet, NY 12189
  • Aircraft: DJI PHANTOM 3 PROFESSION (Category: Land, Engines: 4), Engine: Electric
    N-Number: 592BQ , Serial Number: P78DCG22031688
    Registrant (Individual): Reported Sale, 910 19th St Apt 2, Watervliet, NY 12189
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 05/30/2018

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 3 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED59$129,44124$133,042103$114,22312$18,9170$018$97,3330$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED7$137,2861$100,0009$138,2221$16,0000$02$107,0000$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED6$133,16718$90,77853$122,58511$16,0000$012$88,0001$13,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN11$125,7274$96,00026$121,0380$01$9,554,0001$65,0000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS4$106,5001$357,0006$88,5001$100,0000$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0132.00 , 0133.00, 0134.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2$125,5001$126,0000$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED3$106,3330$01$54,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$139,5001$110,0000$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0132.00 , 0133.00, 0134.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Watervliet, NY
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Watervliet, NY - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 24. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 48 took place in 2003, and the least - 2 in 2002. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Watervliet, NY When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (47.5%), and Outside Fires (23.5%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Watervliet, NY
    • 19047.5%Structure Fires
    • 9423.5%Outside Fires
    • 7218.0%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 4411.0%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Watervliet, NY
Most common first names in Watervliet, NY among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary32079.9 years
John29772.5 years
William17974.1 years
Joseph17174.7 years
Anna13382.3 years
Margaret11079.5 years
Helen10980.1 years
James10670.3 years
Edward8871.4 years
Robert7969.5 years
Most common last names in Watervliet, NY among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Spiak3378.7 years
Murphy2873.7 years
Smith2777.4 years
Wilson2178.2 years
Kelly2178.3 years
Jones1974.4 years
Burke1882.8 years
Williams1876.1 years
Obrien1878.3 years
Miller1874.8 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Watervliet, NY
  • 88.1%Utility gas
  • 6.2%Electricity
  • 2.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.2%No fuel used
  • 1.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.2%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Watervliet, NY
  • 68.0%Utility gas
  • 26.9%Electricity
  • 1.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.9%No fuel used
  • 0.7%Other fuel


Watervliet compared to New York state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.

Watervliet on our top lists:

  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: office and administrative support occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of unmarried partner households (population 5,000+)"
  • #63 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Chile (population 500+)"
  • #81 on the list of "Top 100 cities with old houses but young residents (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #93 on the list of "Top 100 cities with oldest houses (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
  • #75 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox congregations"
  • #78 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
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