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Watervliet is a city in Berrien County, in the Niles-Benton Harbor metro area.
The community was named for the river rapids that once existed here
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Michigan named Watervliet. For links to other places called Watervliet, MI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Watervliet is 42.186N. The longitude is -86.26W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 646 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,802.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Watervliet demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Berrien County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Benton Harbor area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 49098 ZIP code.
23% of Watervliet residents report German ancestry, and 16% 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 $16,691, compared with $21,587 nationally.
9% 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 $399. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $725.
Libraries in Watervliet include Watervliet District Library ... View libraries
Berrien County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Watervliet political report.
The average commute time for Watervliet workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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