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  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A
Watervliet is a suburb of Albany with a population of 10,201. Watervliet is in Albany County. Living in Watervliet offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Watervliet there are a lot of parks. Many families live in Watervliet and residents tend to be liberal.
About Watervliet...
Population
10,201

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$142,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$861
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    64%
  • Own
    36%
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Watervliet Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    257.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    59.4
    40.7
  • Robbery
    99
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    485.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,425.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    118.8
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    17%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    33%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    13%

Working in Watervliet

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$49,887
National
$55,322
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Watervliet is a close community, everyone knows everyone. One of my longest and most loyal friend comes from being my neighbor in Watervliet. There are also lots of places near Watervliet.
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I love living in an urban area. Not only is Watervliet small enough where you can walk almost everywhere, we have almost everything I need within a 5 block radius. The Watervliet police department does every thing they can to keep their city and its residents safe. Every one knows every one and neighbors care about each other. While I do plan on moving in the near future, I wouldn't have wanted to grow up anywhere else.
Watervliet is a very small city. It has a good location of being 10 minutes away from Albany and also being situated between Troy and many great suburbs. It is mostly residential, but unfortunately these homes aren't that pretty to look at.