Waukee, IA Profile: Facts & Data


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The City of Waukee had a population of 19,254 as of July 1, 2018. Waukee ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Iowa. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Waukee is located at latitude 41.599 and longitude -93.8682 in Dallas County. The formal boundaries for the City of Waukee (see map below) encompass a land area of 13.49 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Dallas County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,033 feet.

The City of Waukee (GNIS ID: 2397221) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Waukee is located within Township of Boone, a minor civil division (MCD) of Dallas County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Waukee population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Waukee: Wankes.

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Waukee, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 19,254
Population in Households 19,213
Population in Familes 16,139
Population in Group Qrtrs 41
Population Density1 1,427
Diversity Index2 24


Median Household Income $84,024
Average Household Income $106,807
Per Capita Income $40,442


Total Housing Units 7,652 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,274 (68.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,948 (25.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 430 ( 5.6%)
Median Home Value $211,612
Average Home Value $247,222


Total Households 7,222
Average Household Size 2.66
Family Households 5,069
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 4.12% 3.75%
Households 4.17% 3.76%
Families 3.92% 3.67%
Median Household Income   1.36%
Per Capita Income   1.92%

Waukee, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Waukee to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 25 98th
Population Density # 117 89th
Diversity Index # 124 88th
Median Household Income # 30 97th
Per Capita Income # 41 96th

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