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Overview

Introduction to Waukee, Iowa

Waukee, Iowa is located 14 miles W of Des Moines, Iowa (center to center) and is 109 miles E of Omaha, Nebraska. It is in Dallas County. The city is part of the Des Moines metro area, and has a population of Waukee is 5,126.

Waukee History

Waukee was originally named as Shirley. The area was initially served by the Des Moines Valley Railroad and was one of its seven stops. The first church of the city was established in 1870. It became incorporated in 1878. The first election of the city was held on 24th July, 1878. T.F. Howe was the first mayor of Waukee. The city has derived its name from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It is located in Dallas County, which was created in 1846 and was named after the 11th Vice President of U.S. George Mifflin Dallas.

Waukee and nearby Attractions

  • Raccoon River Valley Recreation Trail
  • Blank Park Zoo
  • Living History Farms
  • Iowa State Capitol
  • Badger Creek State Recreation Area
  • National Balloon Museum

Things To Do In Waukee

During your stay in Waukee, you can enjoy hiking and biking at the Raccoon River Valley Recreation Trail. The Blank Park Zoo is also worth taking a look around. The local parks include the Centennial Park, Southfork Park, Ridge Pointe Park, Windfield Park, and Songbird Park. You can also visit the Saint Boniface Church, Waukee Baptist Church, Waukee Baptist Church, and Waukee United Methodist Church.

Waukee Transportation

You can reach Des Moines International Airport within few minutes.

Waukee Higher Education

Some of the nearest colleges and universities are Drake University, Iowa State University, and Des Moines Community College.

People

Total Population 15,944
Male Share of the Population 48.3%
Female Share of the Population 51.7%
Senior Citizens 8.2%
Employed Population 16+ 8,935
Age of the Population 32

Families

% of people married 61.9%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 50.6%
Median Earnings25+ $48,304
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $21,198
Median Earnings With High School Degree $33,036

Wealth

Median Family Income $93,577
% Above Poverty Level 93.8%
% Below Poverty Level 6.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 20 minutes
% Working from Home 4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.1%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 18.4%
Median Gross Rent $942
Median House Value $187,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 12.9%
US/American 0%
English 11.6%
Irish 14.5%

Waukee Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 14 miles W of Des Moines, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 109 miles E of Omaha, Nebraska
County Dallas
Metro Area Des Moines
Standard Zip Codes 50263
Phone Area Codes 515
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.611
Longitude -93.885

Waukee Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station DES MOINES AP
Distance 12.5 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 29 F
Apr Temp 40 to 61 F
Jul Temp 66 to 86 F
Oct Temp 42 to 64 F
Annual Precip 34.7 inches
Station WINTERSET 2 NNW
Distance 18.6 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 29 F
Apr Temp 37 to 61 F
Jul Temp 64 to 84 F
Oct Temp 40 to 64 F
Annual Precip 34.3 inches
Station GREENFIELD
Distance 36.4 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 30 F
Apr Temp 39 to 63 F
Jul Temp 64 to 86 F
Oct Temp 42 to 65 F
Annual Precip 34.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Adel 3,940 $69,342
Clive 16,246 $115,989
Dallas Center 1,757 $78,250
De Soto 1,142 $69,479
Grimes 9,037 $96,983

Waukee Public Libraries

Library
Waukee Public Library
"500 6TH ST., BOX 68"
Waukee, Iowa
(515) 987-1280

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Student/teacher ratio: 13.8

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