A new type of small flow and high head vibration pump with electromagnetic drive was designed for the production and daily life applications in north-western region of China, where people face the problem of water shortage. The power generated by electromagnetic actuator and the deformation produced by the elasticity board module were simulated using ANSYS software. The flow and head of the vibration pump were deduced and then the correlation between the pump characteristics and material and construction were analyzed. Experiments based on sample pump were carried out and the characteristics of the pump were obtained. The fact that the test results shows that simulation of the vibration of the pump based on ANSYS can effectively predict the performance of the vibration pump. The comparison of simulation value and experimental data indicates that this method is feasible and accurate. This research will provide references for further study of the vibration pump and adequate theoretical basis for industrial production.