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Watervliet is a city in Albany County, in the Albany metro area.
The community name derives from Dutch for "water stream" or "overflowed flats"
[NOTE: This is not the only community in New York named Watervliet. For links to other places called Watervliet, NY, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Watervliet is 42.73N. The longitude is -73.701W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 30 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 10,052.
A federal arsenal was established here in 1813
Sections below provide additional information and links about Watervliet demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Albany County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Albany area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 12189 ZIP code.
12% of Watervliet residents report German ancestry, and 24% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Watervliet ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Watervliet was $18,294, compared with $21,587 nationally.
15% of Watervliet residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Watervliet, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $433. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $978.
Libraries in Watervliet include Watervliet Public Library ... View libraries
Albany County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Watervliet political report.
The average commute time for Watervliet workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 2 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Watervliet between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 2.0 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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