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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.


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Median household income
Local
$32,910
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Watervliet demographic reports
Watervliet is on the Hudson River
Former and merged names include:
· West Troy
First Quaker colony began here. This was the point where many canal boat operators received their pay

A federal arsenal was established here in 1813

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 25. The number of murders and homicides was 2. The violent crime rate was 2.5 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Leland Stanford, railroad magnate, founder of Stanford University
Historic routes: Erie Canal, Hudson River Road (US9)
(See more information on the Erie Canal)
Historic sites and museums: Watervliet Arsenal Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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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.

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15% of Watervliet residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Watervliet, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $433.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $978.


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Libraries in Watervliet include Watervliet Public Library ... View libraries

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Albany County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Watervliet political report.

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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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