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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.


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Median household income
Local
$38,681
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 Paw Paw River
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 8. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 4.4 per 1,000 people.
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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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.

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9% 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 $399.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $725.


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

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Berrien County supported George W. Bush 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 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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