Watervliet, Michigan

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Population in 2019: 1,646 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: -10.7%
 
Males: 772  (46.9%)
Females: 874  (53.1%)
Median resident age:

39.4 years
Michigan median age:

39.8 years

Zip codes: 49098.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $37,139 (it was $38,681 in 2000)
Watervliet:

$37,139
MI:

$59,584

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $24,033 (it was $16,691 in 2000)

Watervliet city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $103,489 (it was $72,900 in 2000)
Watervliet:

$103,489
MI:

$169,600

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $112,221; detached houses: $116,885; mobile homes: $21,665

Median gross rent in 2019: $732.

March 2019 cost of living index in Watervliet: 81.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 17.2%
(17.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 18.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 28.0% for American Indian residents, 2.4% for two or more races residents)

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  • Races in Watervliet, MI (2019)
    • 1,38789.7%White alone
    • 815.2%Two or more races
    • 332.1%Hispanic
    • 281.8%American Indian alone
    • 90.6%Black alone
    • 90.6%Asian alone

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



According to our research of Michigan and other state lists, there were 32 registered sex offenders living in Watervliet, Michigan as of January 30, 2023.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Watervliet is 57 to 1.


Crime rates in Watervliet by year

Type

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
1
(57.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(58.2)
0
(0.0)
2
(115.1)
4
(234.5)
2
(118.0)
3
(178.1)
2
(119.7)
0
(0.0)
2
(121.1)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(60.3)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
5
(288.5)
5
(289.7)
5
(290.9)
0
(0.0)
5
(287.9)
2
(117.2)
2
(118.0)
3
(178.1)
6
(359.1)
7
(422.2)
4
(242.1)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
5
(288.5)
8
(463.5)
6
(349.0)
8
(461.4)
2
(115.1)
4
(234.5)
2
(118.0)
3
(178.1)
3
(179.5)
1
(60.3)
5
(302.7)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
54
(3,116)
32
(1,854)
19
(1,105)
23
(1,326)
31
(1,785)
18
(1,055)
15
(885.0)
12
(712.6)
26
(1,556)
8
(482.5)
17
(1,029)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
1
(57.7)
1
(57.9)
1
(58.2)
2
(115.3)
1
(57.6)
0
(0.0)
1
(59.0)
2
(118.8)
2
(119.7)
1
(60.3)
1
(60.5)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index322.6169.2178.094.6233.7269.6166.4228.6251.9130.9212.5

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City-data.com crime index in Watervliet, MI

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 3 (3 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.82
Michigan average:

1.74
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Ancestries: German (26.5%), American (12.4%), European (11.3%), Irish (11.1%), Slovak (3.6%), Italian (3.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 640 feet

Land area: 1.23 square miles.

Population density: 1,336 people per square mile   (low).

Watervliet, Michigan map

15 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.0%
Michigan:

6.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $2,325 (2.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,782 (1.9%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Kalamazoo, MI (35.3 miles , pop. 77,145).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Chicago, IL (76.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Paw Paw Lake, MI (1.3 miles ),
Coloma, MI (1.5 miles ),
Hartford, MI (2.2 miles ),
Lake Michigan Beach, MI (2.5 miles ),
Benton Heights, MI (3.0 miles ),
Benton Harbor, MI (3.3 miles ),
Lawrence, MI (3.3 miles ),
Bangor, MI (3.4 miles )

Latitude: 42.19 N, Longitude: 86.26 W

Area code: 269

Distribution of median household income in Watervliet, MI in 2019
Distribution of house value in Watervliet, MI in 2019
Watervliet satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 6 buildings, average cost: $99,600
  • 1998: 4 buildings, average cost: $125,000
  • 1999: 1 building, cost: $90,800
  • 2000: 2 buildings, average cost: $125,000
  • 2001: 2 buildings, average cost: $130,000
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $165,000
  • 2003: 3 buildings, average cost: $166,700
  • 2004: 6 buildings, average cost: $112,300
  • 2005: 2 buildings, average cost: $86,000
  • 2006: 2 buildings, average cost: $144,500
  • 2007: 2 buildings, average cost: $148,500
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 2016: 6 buildings, average cost: $253,600
  • 2018: 1 building, cost: $250,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Watervliet, MI residents
Average permit cost in Watervliet, MI
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

4.7%
Michigan:

6.3%
Most common industries in Watervliet, MI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (10.5%)
  • Construction (7.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.9%)
  • Educational services (5.5%)
  • Machinery (5.4%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.2%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (14.8%)
  • Machinery (10.3%)
  • Transportation equipment (7.2%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (4.5%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.3%)
  • Public administration (3.8%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (19.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.6%)
  • Educational services (9.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.3%)
  • Social assistance (5.3%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.1%)
  • Personal & laundry services (3.9%)
Most common occupations in Watervliet, MI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.3%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (5.2%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.2%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.2%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (3.8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.8%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.9%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7.2%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.9%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6.5%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5.7%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4.5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (10.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (7.2%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (7.0%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.3%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.8%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4.8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.1%)

Average climate in Watervliet, Michigan

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 67.9. This is about average.

City:

67.9
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 34.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 19.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

34.7
U.S.:

33.3

Tornado activity:

Watervliet-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Michigan state average. It is 23% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1956, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 33.4 miles away from the Watervliet city center killed 18 people and injured 340 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 5/13/1980, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 3.1 miles away from the city center injured 15 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Watervliet-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Michigan state average. It is 2% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 272.2 miles away from Watervliet center
On 5/2/2015 at 16:23:07, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MW, Depth: 2.8 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 42.9 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 248.0 miles away from Watervliet center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 272.2 miles away from the city center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 150.6 miles away from the city center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 301.5 miles away from Watervliet center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Berrien County (11) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 5, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Watervliet topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Watervliet:

  • LAKELAND COMMUNITY HOSPITAL, WATERVLIET (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 400 MEDICAL PARK DR)
  • DSI WATERVLIET DIALYSIS (8816 RED ARROW HWY)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Watervliet:

  • SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN HOME CARE SERVICES, INC (Home Health Center, about 2 miles away; COLOMA, MI)
  • LAKELAND HOMECARE (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; BENTON HARBOR, MI)
  • ORCHARD GROVE EXTENDED CARE CE (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; BENTON HARBOR, MI)
  • LAKELAND HOSPITAL, ST JOSEPH Acute Care Hospitals (about 13 miles away; ST JOSEPH, MI)
  • COVENTRY HOUSE INN (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; ST JOSEPH, MI)
  • HAPPY HOME CARE INC (Home Health Center, about 14 miles away; SAINT JOE, MI)
  • AVONDALE HOME CARE, INC (Home Health Center, about 14 miles away; SAINT JOE, MI)

Airports and heliports located in Watervliet:

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Amtrak stations near Watervliet:

  • 12 miles: BANGOR (541 RAILROAD ST.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking.
  • 13 miles: ST. JOSEPH/BENTON HARBOR (ST. JOSEPH, 410 VINE ST.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, full-service food facilities, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service.
  • 17 miles: DOWAGIAC (100 RAILROAD DR.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service.

Operable nuclear power plant near Watervliet:

  • 15 miles: Palisades in South Haven, MI.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Watervliet:

  • Lake Michigan College (about 10 miles; Benton Harbor, MI; Full-time enrollment: 2,341)
  • Andrews University (about 17 miles; Berrien Springs, MI; FT enrollment: 3,103)
  • Kalamazoo Valley Community College (about 30 miles; Kalamazoo, MI; FT enrollment: 7,369)
  • University of Notre Dame (about 34 miles; Notre Dame, IN; FT enrollment: 12,214)
  • Western Michigan University (about 34 miles; Kalamazoo, MI; FT enrollment: 20,840)
  • Indiana University-South Bend (about 37 miles; South Bend, IN; FT enrollment: 5,563)
  • Hope College (about 43 miles; Holland, MI; FT enrollment: 3,535)

Public high schools in Watervliet:

  • WATERVLIET SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 420, Location: 450 EAST SAINT JOSEPH ST, Grades: 9-12)
  • W-A-Y WATERVLIET HIGH SCHOOL (Location: 450 RED ARROW HWY, Grades: 9-12)

Private high school in Watervliet:

  • GRACE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 212, Location: 325 N M 140, Grades: PK-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Watervliet:

Private elementary/middle school in Watervliet:

  • ST JOSEPH CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 51, Location: 188 LUCINDA LN, Grades: PK-5)
See full list of schools located in Watervliet

Library in Watervliet:

  • WATERVLIET DISTRICT LIBRARY (Operating income: $124,563; Location: 333 NORTH MAIN STREET; 23,887 books; 298 audio materials; 1,057 video materials; 140 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Watervliet: Watervliet Station (A), Watervliet Police Department (B), Watervliet City Hall (C), Watervliet Library (D), Watervliet City Fire Department (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Watervliet include: Watervliet Baptist Church (A), Watervliet First Methodist Church (B), Salvation House of Prayer (C), Plymouth Congregational Church (D), Word of Life Church (E), Saint Joseph Catholic Church (F), River of Life Church (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Watervliet Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Creek: Mill Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Watervliet include: Flaherty Park (1), Hayes Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Berrien County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Watervliet and their reported violations in the past:

MA N' PA'S COUNTRY KETTLE (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 3 regular monitoring violations
RONORA LODGE AND RETREAT CENTER (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Watervliet that have no violations reported:

  • MIDWAY BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 300, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • TJ'S SPORTS BAR & GRILL (Population served: 85, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • MOO'S PLACE (Population served: 80, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • AUTUMN HILLS (Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.5 people
Michigan:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

66.2%
Whole state:

66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

7.4%
Whole state:

6.4%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.6% of all households
12 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
6 people in homes for the mentally retarded in 2000
6 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000

Banks with branches in Watervliet (2011 data):

  • Fifth Third Bank: Watervliet Dt at 384 First Street, branch established on 1969/03/10. Info updated 2009/10/05: Bank assets: $114,540.4 mil, Deposits: $89,689.1 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1378 total offices, Holding Company: Fifth Third Bancorp

For population 15 years and over in Watervliet:

Marital status in Watervliet, MI
  • Never married: 28.3%
  • Now married: 45.1%
  • Separated: 2.0%
  • Widowed: 8.2%
  • Divorced: 16.4%

For population 25 years and over in Watervliet:

  • High school or higher: 87.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.9%
  • Unemployed: 5.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.0
Michigan average:

10.8

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Watervliet
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Watervliet, MI (based on Berrien County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant34,679141
Catholic17,23111
Mainline Protestant10,53852
Black Protestant6,43721
Other4,72720
Orthodox1001
None83,101-
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: 41
Berrien County:

2.57 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

2.34 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Berrien County:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 22
This county:

1.38 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

1.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 48
This county:

3.01 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 155
Berrien County:

9.73 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

6.80 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.6%
Michigan:

9.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

29.1%
Michigan:

29.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Berrien County:

11.9%
Michigan:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

47.3%
Michigan:

50.3%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Watervliet:

41.0%
State:

47.9%

Average BMI:
This city:

29.2
Michigan:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

21.1%
Michigan:

20.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Watervliet:

13.9%
Michigan:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.7
Michigan:

6.8

Overweight people:
Watervliet:

34.6%
Michigan:

34.1%

General health condition:
Watervliet:

53.4%
State:

57.0%

Average condition of hearing:
Watervliet:

76.5%
Michigan:

79.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Watervliet, MI Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 3$8,658$34,6327$3,011
Police Protection - Officers 3$9,889$39,5562$1,581
Water Supply 1$4,227$50,7240$0
Sewerage 1$3,047$36,5640$0
Police - Other 0$0 5$2,214
Financial Administration 0$0 1$950
Other and Unallocable 0$0 2$803
Totals for Government 8$25,821$38,73217$8,560

Watervliet government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $800,000 ($486.03)
    Police Protection: $274,000 ($166.46)
    General - Other: $253,000 ($153.71)
    Regular Highways: $231,000 ($140.34)
    Central Staff Services: $149,000 ($90.52)
    Parks and Recreation: $119,000 ($72.30)
    Financial Administration: $52,000 ($31.59)
    General Public Buildings: $42,000 ($25.52)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $22,000 ($13.37)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks and Recreation: $20,000 ($12.15)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $486,000 ($295.26)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $131,000 ($79.59)

Watervliet government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $299,000 ($181.65)
    Other: $76,000 ($46.17)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $72,000 ($43.74)
    Donations From Private Sources: $39,000 ($23.69)
    Interest Earnings: $35,000 ($21.26)
    Rents: $25,000 ($15.19)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $394,000 ($239.37)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $348,000 ($211.42)
    General Local Government Support: $207,000 ($125.76)
    Highways: $169,000 ($102.67)
  • Tax - Property: $585,000 ($355.41)
    Other License: $14,000 ($8.51)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $2,000 ($1.22)

Watervliet government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,864,000 ($2955.04)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,792,000 ($2911.30)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $72,000 ($43.74)

Watervliet government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,819,000 ($1105.10)

4.85% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($57,289 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.85%
Michigan average:

5.43%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Cass County, MI  0.56% ($39,557 average AGI)
from St. Joseph County, IN  0.45% ($56,154)
from Cook County, IL  0.34% ($142,512)


5.36% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($52,175 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.36%
Michigan average:

5.69%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($166 average AGI)
Berrien County:

0.04%
Michigan average:

0.04%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to St. Joseph County, IN  0.60% ($39,619 average AGI)
to Cass County, MI  0.49% ($38,493)
to Van Buren County, MI  0.29% ($41,097)
Businesses in Watervliet, MI
NameCountNameCount
Burger King1Subway1
H&R Block1Taco Bell1
Holiday Inn1U-Haul1

Strongest AM radio stations in Watervliet:

  • WHFB (1060 AM; 5 kW; BENTON HARBOR-ST. JO, MI; Owner: WHFB B/CST ASSOCIATES LTD PARTNERSHP)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WKZO (590 AM; 5 kW; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: FAIRFIELD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKLZ (1470 AM; 10 kW; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: FAIRFIELD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WPNW (1260 AM; 10 kW; ZEELAND, MI; Owner: LANSER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WHLY (1580 AM; 10 kW; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: TIMES COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WOOD (1300 AM; 20 kW; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WQSN (1660 AM; 10 kW; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: FAIRFIELD BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Watervliet:

  • WCSY-FM (98.3 FM; SOUTH HAVEN, MI; Owner: WSJM INC)
  • WIRX (107.1 FM; ST. JOSEPH, MI; Owner: WSJM, INC.)
  • WZBL (103.7 FM; HARTFORD, MI; Owner: WSJM INC)
  • WCNF (94.9 FM; BENTON HARBOR, MI; Owner: WSJM, INC.)
  • WHFB-FM (99.9 FM; BENTON HARBOR, MI; Owner: WHFB BROADCAST ASSOCIATES L P)
  • WAUS (90.7 FM; BERRIEN SPRINGS, MI; Owner: ANDREWS BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WYTZ (97.5 FM; BRIDGMAN, MI; Owner: WSJM INC)
  • WNSN (101.5 FM; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: WSBT, INC.)
  • WDOW-FM (92.1 FM; DOWAGIAC, MI; Owner: JASON COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WBYT (100.7 FM; ELKHART, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WNDV-FM (92.9 FM; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: ARTISTIC MEDIA PARTNERS, INC.)
  • WSMK (99.1 FM; BUCHANAN, MI; Owner: MARION R. WILLIAMS)
  • W210BB (89.9 FM; BENTON HARBOR, MI; Owner: PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Watervliet:

  • WRDY-LP (Channel 69; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: WEIGEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WYGN-LP (Channel 12; BERRIEN SPRINGS, MI; Owner: GOOD NEWS TELEVISION)
  • WBND-LP (Channel 57; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: WBND-TV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSJV (Channel 28; ELKHART, IN; Owner: WSJV TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WMWB-LP (Channel 25; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: WMWB-TV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WNIT (Channel 34; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: MICHIANA PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSBT-TV (Channel 22; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: WSBT, INC.)
  • WNDU-TV (Channel 16; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: MICHIANA TELECASTING CORP.)
  • WHME-TV (Channel 46; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: LESEA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Watervliet fatal accident list:

Sep 16, 2014 06:51 AM, Sr-140, Lat: 42.209958, Lon: -86.243994, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Aug 2, 2009 01:52 AM, Forest Beach Rd, Lat: 42.193400, Lon: -86.276544, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Jan 2, 1997 04:24 PM, St Joseph, Vehicles: 3, Persons: 6, Fatalities: 1
Jun 23, 1989 01:15 AM, 140, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Aug 31, 1976 06:55 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Aug 31, 1975 06:55 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 10Number of bridges
  • 79ft / 24.4mTotal length
  • $84,000Total costs
  • 104,720Total average daily traffic
  • 18,686Total average daily truck traffic
  • 79,800Total future (year 2012) average daily traffic
New bridges in Watervliet, MI - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11930-1939
  • 51960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 21990-1999
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Watervliet, MI

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Watervliet)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

34 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

6
  • 217 W Pleasant St (Lat: 42.187528 Lon: -86.262250), Call Sign: KXH614,
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.250 MHz, Grant Date: 03/28/2005, Expiration Date: 05/21/2015, Cancellation Date: 07/25/2015, Certifier: Scott A Richereek, Registrant: Federal Licensing Inc, 1588 Fairfield Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (717) 334-9262, Fax: (717) 334-6440
  • 3377 Hennesey Rd (Lat: 42.175028 Lon: -86.280028), Call Sign: WQV477,
    Assigned Frequencies: 33.0200 MHz, Grant Date: 08/31/1995, Expiration Date: 10/09/2000, Cancellation Date: 12/10/2000, Registrant: County Of Berrien, Benton Harbor, MI 49022, Phone: (616) 925-1196
  • Community Hospital Medical Park Dr (Lat: 42.189472 Lon: -86.264472), Call Sign: KQV222, Licensee ID: L00424118,
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.480 MHz, Grant Date: 05/17/2005, Expiration Date: 08/09/2015, Cancellation Date: 10/10/2015, Registrant: Community Hospital, Watervliet, MI 49098, Phone: (269) 463-3111, Fax: (269) 463-5351
  • Riverside Dr W Of M140 (Lat: 42.194750 Lon: -86.259194), Call Sign: WHS41, Licensee ID: L00154806,
    Assigned Frequencies: 173.396 MHz, Grant Date: 08/06/1996, Expiration Date: 08/06/2001, Cancellation Date: 07/02/2001, Registrant: Indiana Michigan Power Company Dba American Electric Power, 1 Riverside Plaza, Columbus, OH 43215-2373, Phone: (219) 425-2275
  • Lat: 42.184472 Lon: -86.281028, Call Sign: WQUD229,
    Assigned Frequencies: 452.312 MHz, 457.312 MHz, Grant Date: 06/06/2014, Expiration Date: 06/06/2024, Certifier: Debbie Tenter, Registrant: Forest Industries Telecommunications, 1565 Oak St, Eugene, OR 97401, Phone: (541) 485-8441, Fax: (541) 485-7556, Email:
  • Lat: 42.190306 Lon: -86.260028, Call Sign: WRBU315,
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.997 MHz, 159.847 MHz, 160.162 MHz, 159.757 MHz, 159.592 MHz, 159.712 MHz, Grant Date: 06/20/2018, Expiration Date: 06/20/2028, Certifier: Mark Isbrecht, Registrant: Washington Radio Reports, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (717) 334-0668, Fax: (717) 334-6440, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • East Watervliet Sta, Lat: 42.192778 Lon: -86.235500, Type: Mtower, Structure height: 24 m, Call Sign: WQKM631,
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz, Grant Date: 06/05/2019, Expiration Date: 10/17/2020, Cancellation Date: 12/19/2020, Certifier: Jason D Griffith, Registrant: American Electric Power Service Corporation, 850 Tech Center Drive, Gahanna, OH 43230, Phone: (614) 883-7265, Fax: (614) 883-6917, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

25 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Watervliet)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2$72,4001$166,3206$152,1731$62,1602$276,880
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$01$71,2800$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$03$131,2001$32,6401$125,520
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$02$121,4400$01$123,120
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0103.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2008
(Based on 1 partial tract)
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$69,280
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0103.00

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

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

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 23. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 42 took place in 2005, and the least - 2 in 2013. The data has a declining trend.
    Fire incident types in Watervliet, MI When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (49.2%), and Outside Fires (29.7%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Watervliet, MI
    • 18949.2%Structure Fires
    • 11429.7%Outside Fires
    • 6918.0%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 123.1%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Watervliet, MI
Most common first names in Watervliet, MI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Robert4767.4 years
John4574.7 years
William4274.1 years
Mary4179.0 years
Charles2875.6 years
James2667.8 years
Helen2379.7 years
George2278.1 years
Donald2072.7 years
Margaret1978.8 years
Most common last names in Watervliet, MI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith4077.5 years
Johnson1574.6 years
Danneffel1478.3 years
Stewart1173.1 years
Selter1178.8 years
Hiler977.0 years
Jones874.6 years
Brown879.3 years
Fillmore870.5 years
Scheid784.3 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Watervliet, MI
  • 86.8%Utility gas
  • 13.2%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Watervliet, MI
  • 79.6%Utility gas
  • 19.2%Electricity
  • 1.2%No fuel used


Watervliet compared to Michigan state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
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  • Joel Matthew Sells (4)
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  • Joel M. Sells (3)
  • Terry K. Litaker (2)
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