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.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population19,344
Male Share of the Population47.8%
Female Share of the Population52.2%
Senior Citizens10.5%
Employed Population 16+10,867
Age of the Population33

Families

% of people married60.4%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher66.3%
Median Earnings25+$59,674
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$41,789

Wealth

Median Family Income$118,547
% Above Poverty Level95.5%
% Below Poverty Level4.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time20 minutes
% Working from Home5.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.6%
% Using Public Transportation0.1%

Housing

People Living Alone26.1%
Median Gross Rent$1,098
Median House Value$221,500

Ancestry

German33.2%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)12.8%
Irish12.5%
English8.3%
Norwegian7%
Swedish3.9%
Dutch3.4%
Danishn2.8%
Italian2.4%
French Except Basque2%
Scottish1.8%
Welsh1.7%
Czech1.7%
Polish1.5%
Arab0.8%
Canadian0.7%
Lithuanian0.6%
Swiss0.5%
Ukrainian0.4%
Russian0.4%
Hungarian0.3%
Iraqi0.2%
Brazilian0.2%
Croatian0.2%
Slovak0.2%
Luxemburger0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Turkish0.1%
Romanian0.1%
+ Show More

Waukee Almanac

CategoryValue
CountyDallas County
Standard Zip Codes50263
Phone Area Codes515
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude41.6
Approximate Longitude-93.86

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)

StationDES MOINES AP
Distance12.5 miles
Jan Temp12 to 29 F
Apr Temp40 to 61 F
Jul Temp66 to 86 F
Oct Temp42 to 64 F
Annual Precip34.7 inches
StationWINTERSET 2 NNW
Distance18.6 miles
Jan Temp9 to 29 F
Apr Temp37 to 61 F
Jul Temp64 to 84 F
Oct Temp40 to 64 F
Annual Precip34.3 inches
StationGREENFIELD
Distance36.4 miles
Jan Temp12 to 30 F
Apr Temp39 to 63 F
Jul Temp64 to 86 F
Oct Temp42 to 65 F
Annual Precip34.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Adel4,316$93,654
Clive17,195$119,525
Dallas Center1,733$76,406
De Soto980$78,393
Grimes11,930$96,589
Van Meter1,192$98,889

Waukee Public Libraries

Waukee Public Library
950 WARRIOR LN
Waukee, Iowa
(515) 978-7944

library logo

More Information for Librarians

Waukee Public Schools

Eason Elementary
605 Se Boone Dr
ZIP: 50263
(515) 987-5200
Primary
Total Enrollment 587
Prairieview School
655 Se University Ave
ZIP: 50263
(515) 987-2770
Other
Total Enrollment 582
Vince Meyer Learning Ctr
460 Ashworth Drive
ZIP: 50263
(515) 987-5160
Middle
Total Enrollment 120
Waukee Elementary School
850 6th St
ZIP: 50263
(515) 987-5193
Primary
Total Enrollment 592
Waukee Middle School
905 Warrior Lane
ZIP: 50263
(515) 987-5177
Middle
Total Enrollment 938
Waukee Senior High School
555 Se University Avenue
ZIP: 50263
(515) 987-5163
High
Total Enrollment 1523
Waukee South Ms
2350 Se La Grant Parkway
ZIP: 50263
(515) 987-3222
Middle
Total Enrollment 997
Sources :
Our Partner Listings
Additional Resources
Info for Waukee Government Officials


Are you an official in the Waukee government or quasi-government agency such as the chamber of commerce, visitors bureau or economic development council? If so, visit our information page for government officials to see how CityTownInfo can support you.