Waukee, Iowa

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Population in 2017: 20,649 (95% urban, 5% rural).
Population change since 2000: +302.8%
Males: 10,055  (48.7%)
Females: 10,594  (51.3%)
Median resident age:

33.9 years
Iowa median age:

38.3 years

Zip codes: 50263.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $105,891 (it was $58,024 in 2000)
Waukee:

$105,891
IA:

$58,570

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $46,131 (it was $24,351 in 2000)

Waukee city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $275,955 (it was $120,000 in 2000)
Waukee:

$275,955
IA:

$149,100

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $201,538; detached houses: $235,454; townhouses or other attached units: $136,061; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $209,009; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $59,064; mobile homes: $19,302

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,114.

March 2019 cost of living index in Waukee: 91.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 5.6%
(5.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 4.5% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Waukee, IA (2010)
    • 12,68192.0%White alone
    • 4123.0%Hispanic
    • 3612.6%Asian alone
    • 1731.3%Black alone
    • 1331.0%Two or more races
    • 120.09%Other race alone
    • 100.07%American Indian alone
    • 80.06%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Waukee detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists, there were 5 registered sex offenders living in Waukee, Iowa as of August 06, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Waukee is 3,422 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is much lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Waukee by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2017

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
1
(11.8)
1
(10.8)
3
(25.1)
0
(0.0)
2
(14.8)
2
(14.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(6.0)
2
(11.1)
9
(44.2)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(10.8)
0
(0.0)
1
(7.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(4.9)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
3
(35.3)
17
(183.5)
18
(150.7)
10
(75.3)
16
(118.0)
13
(92.3)
16
(115.4)
9
(61.9)
9
(54.1)
12
(66.8)
21
(103.1)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
59
(694.0)
53
(572.2)
53
(443.7)
103
(775.7)
107
(789.2)
61
(432.9)
58
(418.4)
33
(227.0)
36
(216.4)
29
(161.5)
48
(235.8)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
149
(1,753)
120
(1,296)
135
(1,130)
125
(941.3)
130
(958.8)
142
(1,008)
117
(844.0)
108
(742.8)
97
(583.2)
113
(629.5)
152
(746.6)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
8
(94.1)
10
(108.0)
10
(83.7)
3
(22.6)
2
(14.8)
4
(28.4)
6
(43.3)
4
(27.5)
1
(6.0)
5
(27.9)
38
(186.6)
Arson
(per 100,000)
5
(58.8)
1
(10.8)
1
(8.4)
2
(15.1)
1
(7.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(6.9)
1
(6.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(9.8)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)142.7149.1133.2111.1130.2102.789.660.254.661.0118.8

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City-data.com crime index in Waukee, IA

Crime rate in Waukee detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 25 (23 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.05
Iowa average:

1.47
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Ancestries: German (32.5%), Irish (9.1%), American (6.8%), Norwegian (6.1%), English (5.9%), Dutch (4.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 12/23/1878

Elevation: 1029 feet

Land area: 8.39 square miles.

Population density: 2,461 people per square mile   (low).

Waukee, Iowa map

1,038 residents are foreign born (1.5% Latin America).

This city:

5.5%
Iowa:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $4,361 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $3,398 (1.6%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Des Moines, IA (12.7 miles , pop. 198,682).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (113.9 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (319.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Clive, IA (2.1 miles ),
West Des Moines, IA (2.5 miles ),
Grimes, IA (2.6 miles ),
Urbandale, IA (2.6 miles ),
Van Meter, IA (2.7 miles ),
Dallas Center, IA (2.7 miles ),
Windsor Heights, IA (2.8 miles ),
Adel, IA (2.8 miles )

Latitude: 41.61 N, Longitude: 93.87 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -5,471 (-28.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,551 (15.3%)

Area code: 515

Distribution of median household income in Waukee, IA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Waukee, IA in 2017
Waukee satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 72 buildings, average cost: $124,800
  • 1998: 122 buildings, average cost: $153,300
  • 1999: 188 buildings, average cost: $150,200
  • 2000: 114 buildings, average cost: $170,700
  • 2001: 122 buildings, average cost: $146,400
  • 2002: 187 buildings, average cost: $142,800
  • 2003: 265 buildings, average cost: $163,100
  • 2004: 264 buildings, average cost: $162,900
  • 2005: 459 buildings, average cost: $163,700
  • 2006: 412 buildings, average cost: $175,300
  • 2007: 285 buildings, average cost: $210,300
  • 2008: 117 buildings, average cost: $218,800
  • 2009: 107 buildings, average cost: $231,700
  • 2010: 203 buildings, average cost: $203,900
  • 2011: 139 buildings, average cost: $210,000
  • 2012: 143 buildings, average cost: $209,500
  • 2013: 208 buildings, average cost: $211,700
  • 2014: 294 buildings, average cost: $230,200
  • 2015: 369 buildings, average cost: $305,100
  • 2016: 556 buildings, average cost: $255,000
  • 2017: 366 buildings, average cost: $261,900
Number of permits per 10,000 Waukee, IA residents
Average permit cost in Waukee, IA
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

1.8%
Iowa:

2.8%
Historical population in Waukee, IA
Historical housing units in Waukee, IA

Population change in the 1990s: +2,285 (+80.4%).
Most common industries in Waukee, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Finance & insurance (18.5%)
  • Educational services (9.2%)
  • Construction (8.5%)
  • Public administration (6.1%)
  • Health care (5.6%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.0%)
  • Social assistance (3.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (14.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (10.1%)
  • Public administration (7.3%)
  • Educational services (6.8%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.9%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (3.1%)
  • Groceries & related products merchant wholesalers (2.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Finance & insurance (27.2%)
  • Educational services (11.8%)
  • Health care (9.8%)
  • Social assistance (6.2%)
  • Public administration (4.7%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.0%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (3.5%)
Most common occupations in Waukee, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (8.0%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (7.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.8%)
  • Computer specialists (3.5%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.3%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (8.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.4%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5.3%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.1%)
  • Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers (4.0%)
  • Computer specialists (4.0%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.8%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (15.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.3%)
  • Child care workers (5.3%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.3%)
  • Registered nurses (4.2%)

Average climate in Waukee, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Waukee, Iowa environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 66.8. This is about average.

City:

66.8
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.214. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 9.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.214
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 6.75. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 9.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.75
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.0417. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0417
U.S.:

1.7894
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 27.6. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 11.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.6
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.10. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.10
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Waukee-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 108% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/13/1976, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 22.2 miles away from the Waukee city center injured 9 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 4/8/1999, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 11.1 miles away from the city center injured one person and caused $2 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Waukee-area historical earthquake activity is near Iowa state average. It is 80% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 384.5 miles away from Waukee center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 369.9 miles away from Waukee center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 301.2 miles away from the city center
On 7/16/2004 at 12:17:30, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 MW, 3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 110.7 miles away from Waukee center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 384.6 miles away from the city center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 269.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Dallas County (14) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 7, Winds: 2, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Waukee topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Waukee:

  • THE VILLAGE AT LEGACY POINTE NURSING FACILITY (1645 SE HOLIDAY CREST CIRCLE)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Waukee:

  • WEST DES MOINES DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 2 miles away; WEST DES MOINES, IA)
  • DEERFIELD RETIREMENT COMMUNITY INC (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; URBANDALE, IA)
  • ULTIMATE NURSING SERVICES OF IOWA (Home Health Center, about 4 miles away; WEST DES MOINES, IA)
  • ARBOR SPRINGS OF WEST DES MOINES L L C (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; WEST DES MOINES, IA)
  • IOWA HEALTH HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 6 miles away; URBANDALE, IA)
  • LAKEVIEW SURGERY CENTER (Hospital, about 6 miles away; WEST DES MOINES, IA)
  • GENTIVA HEALTH SERVICES (Home Health Center, about 6 miles away; WEST DES MOINES, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Waukee:

  • Drake University (about 11 miles; Des Moines, IA; Full-time enrollment: 3,768)
  • Des Moines Area Community College (about 15 miles; Ankeny, IA; FT enrollment: 15,337)
  • Iowa State University (about 31 miles; Ames, IA; FT enrollment: 28,662)
  • Iowa Central Community College (about 64 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; FT enrollment: 4,682)
  • Indian Hills Community College (about 86 miles; Ottumwa, IA; FT enrollment: 4,034)
  • University of Northern Iowa (about 96 miles; Cedar Falls, IA; FT enrollment: 10,816)
  • Hawkeye Community College (about 98 miles; Waterloo, IA; FT enrollment: 7,160)

Public high schools in Waukee:

Public elementary/middle schools in Waukee:

See full list of schools located in Waukee

Library in Waukee:

  • WAUKEE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $379,221; Location: 950 WARRIOR LANE; 31,063 books; 1,232 e-books; 2,102 audio materials; 2,555 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 25 state licensed databases; 73 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Waukee: Waukee (A), Waukee Public Library (B), Waukee City Hall (C), Waukee Fire Department (D), Waukee City Police Department (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Waukee include: Immanuel Lutheran Church (A), Saint Boniface Church (B), Waukee United Methodist Church (C), Waukee Baptist Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Waukee Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotel: Hi-Ho Motel (3325 Ute Avenue).

Birthplace of: Matt Nickell - Soccer player.

Dallas County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Waukee that have no violations reported:

  • WEST GRAND GOLF (Population served: 54, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.7 people
Iowa:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

71.6%
Whole state:

64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

5.5%
Whole state:

6.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
38 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010

Banks with branches in Waukee (2011 data):

  • Community State Bank, National Association: Waukee Branch at University Ave And Warrior Ln, branch established on 2006/12/04. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $547.6 mil, Deposits: $434.8 mil, headquarters in Ankeny, IA, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 11 total offices, Holding Company: Van Diest Investment Company
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Waukee Branch at 110 Highway 6, branch established on 2000/09/18. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • First American Bank: Waukee Branch at Highway 6 And Warrior Lane, branch established on 1996/07/05. Info updated 2007/01/10: Bank assets: $1,369.8 mil, Deposits: $1,095.9 mil, headquarters in Fort Dodge, IA, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 18 total offices, Holding Company: Stark Bank Group, Ltd.
  • West Bank: West Branch - Waukee at 955 East Hickman Road, branch established on 2009/02/09. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $1,256.9 mil, Deposits: $959.3 mil, headquarters in West Des Moines, IA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 12 total offices, Holding Company: West Bancorporation, Inc.
  • Charter Bank: Waukee Branch at 455 6th Street, branch established on 2001/04/26. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $125.6 mil, Deposits: $113.0 mil, headquarters in Johnston, IA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3 total offices
  • Peoples Trust & Savings Bank: Waukee Branch at 1185 Southeast University Avenue, branch established on 2006/04/17. Info updated 2008/03/24: Bank assets: $265.7 mil, Deposits: $224.0 mil, headquarters in Clive, IA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: Green Circle Investments, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Waukee:

Marital status in Waukee, IA
  • Never married: 25.9%
  • Now married: 63.0%
  • Separated: 0.1%
  • Widowed: 2.3%
  • Divorced: 8.7%

For population 25 years and over in Waukee:

  • High school or higher: 98.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 53.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 15.1%
  • Unemployed: 2.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.2
Iowa average:

10.5

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Waukee
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Waukee, IA (based on Dallas County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant19,02034
Evangelical Protestant9,49237
Catholic7,7334
Other7475
None29,143-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 9
Here:

1.57 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 47
This county:

8.22 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 45
Dallas County:

7.87 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

6.5%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Dallas County:

28.0%
Iowa:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

17.1%
Iowa:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Waukee:

52.3%
Iowa:

48.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

52.2%
State:

44.7%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.5
Iowa:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

20.0%
Iowa:

22.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Waukee:

7.3%
Iowa:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Waukee:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Waukee:

34.3%
Iowa:

33.5%

General health condition:
This city:

60.3%
Iowa:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

81.3%
State:

77.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Waukee, IA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 19$113,446$71,6502$1,862
Police Protection - Officers 18$97,858$65,2390$0
Streets and Highways 9$40,486$53,9811$3,438
Firefighters 7$40,930$70,16620$18,108
Parks and Recreation 6$31,102$62,20414$9,460
Housing and Community Development (Local) 5$30,756$73,8140$0
Gas Supply 4$21,880$65,6400$0
Water Supply 4$19,520$58,5600$0
Local Libraries 4$17,020$51,0607$8,814
Police - Other 2$8,842$53,0520$0
Sewerage 2$10,334$62,0040$0
Financial Administration 2$13,136$78,8161$2,484
Other and Unallocable 1$4,702$56,4240$0
Totals for Government 83$450,012$65,06245$44,166

Waukee government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $9,835,000 ($476.29)
    Parks and Recreation: $539,000 ($26.10)
    General - Other: $113,000 ($5.47)
    General Public Buildings: $52,000 ($2.52)
  • Current Operations - Gas Utilities: $4,091,000 ($198.12)
    Water Utilities: $2,676,000 ($129.59)
    General - Other: $2,632,000 ($127.46)
    Police Protection: $2,237,000 ($108.33)
    Sewerage: $2,106,000 ($101.99)
    Regular Highways: $1,894,000 ($91.72)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,016,000 ($49.20)
    Parks and Recreation: $998,000 ($48.33)
    Central Staff Services: $820,000 ($39.71)
    Local Fire Protection: $795,000 ($38.50)
    Libraries: $730,000 ($35.35)
    Health - Other: $669,000 ($32.40)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $242,000 ($11.72)
    Financial Administration: $133,000 ($6.44)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $109,000 ($5.28)
    General Public Buildings: $65,000 ($3.15)
  • Gas Utilities - Interest on Debt: $85,000 ($4.12)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,482,000 ($71.77)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $1,464,000 ($70.90)
    Other - Sewerage: $1,273,000 ($61.65)
    Other - Police Protection: $499,000 ($24.17)
    Other - Solid Waste Management: $81,000 ($3.92)
    Other - Regular Highways: $16,000 ($0.77)
  • Intergovernmental to State - General - Other: $599,000 ($29.01)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $309,000 ($14.96)
    Police Protection: $279,000 ($13.51)
    Libraries: $101,000 ($4.89)
    General - Other: $69,000 ($3.34)
    Parks and Recreation: $60,000 ($2.91)
    Central Staff Services: $44,000 ($2.13)
    Financial Administration: $29,000 ($1.40)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $17,000 ($0.82)
    Health - Other: $17,000 ($0.82)
    Local Fire Protection: $17,000 ($0.82)
    General Public Building: $4,000 ($0.19)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $6,564,000 ($317.88)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $125,000 ($6.05)

Waukee government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $4,963,000 ($240.35)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,113,000 ($53.90)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,065,000 ($51.58)
    Other: $225,000 ($10.90)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $44,000 ($2.13)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $225,000 ($10.90)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $322,000 ($15.59)
    Sale of Property: $200,000 ($9.69)
    Rents: $190,000 ($9.20)
    Interest Earnings: $79,000 ($3.83)
    Fines and Forfeits: $64,000 ($3.10)
    Special Assessments: $26,000 ($1.26)
  • Revenue - Gas Utilities: $5,080,000 ($246.02)
    Water Utilities: $4,071,000 ($197.15)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $3,147,000 ($152.40)
    Highways: $1,710,000 ($82.81)
    General Local Government Support: $247,000 ($11.96)
  • Tax - Property: $12,397,000 ($600.37)
    Other License: $1,474,000 ($71.38)
    Other Selective Sales: $22,000 ($1.07)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,000 ($0.10)

Waukee government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $58,003,000 ($2809.00)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $55,905,000 ($2707.40)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,430,000 ($456.68)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,332,000 ($355.08)

Waukee government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $18,327,000 ($887.55)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $19,058,000 ($922.95)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,162,000 ($104.70)

13.49% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($85,594 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

13.49%
Iowa average:

5.97%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Polk County, IA  7.13% ($97,901 average AGI)
from Warren County, IA  0.31% ($65,360)
from Johnson County, IA  0.25% ($65,000)


9.99% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($79,497 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.99%
Iowa average:

6.23%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Polk County, IA  5.35% ($76,251 average AGI)
to Warren County, IA  0.28% ($82,616)
to Guthrie County, IA  0.18% ($60,250)
Businesses in Waukee, IA
NameCountNameCount
Chevrolet1Jimmy John's1
Dairy Queen1McDonald's1
Domino's Pizza1Subway1
FedEx1U-Haul1
Ford1UPS2
Goodwill2YMCA1
H&R Block1

Strongest AM radio stations in Waukee:

  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KBGG (1700 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KRNT (1350 AM; 5 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KPSZ (940 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KXNO (1460 AM; 5 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WOI (640 AM; 5 kW; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIV., OF SCIENCE & TECH.)
  • KFGQ (1260 AM; 5 kW; BOONE, IA; Owner: BOONE BIBLICAL MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KWKY (1150 AM; 1 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: PUTBRESE COMMUNICATIONS, LTD.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Waukee:

  • KJJY (92.5 FM; WEST DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KHKI (97.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KMXD (100.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KIOA (93.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • WOI-FM (90.1 FM; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCI & TECH)
  • KSTZ (102.5 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KGGO (94.9 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KLTI-FM (104.1 FM; AMES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KWDM (88.7 FM; WEST DES MOINES, IA; Owner: W. DES MOINES COMM. SCHOOL DISTRICT)
  • KAZR (103.3 FM; PELLA, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KRKQ (98.3 FM; BOONE, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KJMC (89.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: MINORITY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • K269EJ (101.7 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA)
  • KDFR (91.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KZZQ (99.5 FM; WINTERSET, IA; Owner: POSITIVE IMPACT MEDIA, INC.)
  • KVJZ (106.3 FM; ANKENY, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KKDM (107.5 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KKRF (107.9 FM; STUART, IA; Owner: COON VALLEY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KDLS-FM (105.5 FM; PERRY, IA; Owner: PERRY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KLRX (96.1 FM; MADRID, IA; Owner: THOMAS H. BURKE, RECEIVER FOR LIFESTYLE COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)

TV broadcast stations around Waukee:

  • WOI-TV (Channel 5; AMES, IA; Owner: CAPITAL COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY, INC.)
  • KDIN-TV (Channel 11; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KPWB-TV (Channel 23; AMES, IA; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF IOWA, L.L.C.)
  • KDSM-TV (Channel 17; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: KDSM LICENSEE, LLC)
  • KCCI (Channel 8; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: DES MOINES HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • WHO-TV (Channel 13; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • K41DD (Channel 41; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WBXF-CA (Channel 4; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
  • KRPG-LP (Channel 43; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • K29EA (Channel 29; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: TV-45, INC.)
  • K56GD (Channel 56; AMES, IA; Owner: TV-45, INC.)
  • K48FZ (Channel 48; AMES, IA; Owner: TV-52, INC.)
  • K46EY (Channel 46; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: TV-45, INC.)
Waukee fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017

Waukee fatal accident list:

Sep 16, 2012 08:24 PM, Cr-R22/ Ute Ave, Cr-F68/335th St, Lat: 41.552136, Lon: -93.880844, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Sep 24, 2010 05:58 PM, Se Parker Dr, Lat: 41.609086, Lon: -93.860897, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Nov 17, 2010 03:48 AM, Ute Ave, 340th Trl, Lat: 41.546842, Lon: -93.885342, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Nov 15, 2007 11:57 PM, Ashworth Drive, Lat: 41.604453, Lon: -93.866206, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Feb 10, 1992 07:07 AM, 6, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Jan 6, 1986 06:50 PM, University, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 8Number of bridges
  • 72ft / 21.8mTotal length
  • 95,940Total average daily traffic
  • 17,986Total average daily truck traffic
  • 57,540Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Waukee)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in Waukee, IA)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

4
  • City of Waukee, Lat: 41.601278 Lon: -93.869917, Call Sign: WPQR373,
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.356 MHz, Grant Date: 08/25/2010, Expiration Date: 08/30/2020, Certifier: Toni Lestina, Registrant: Sensus Technologies, Inc., Uniontown, PA 15401, Phone: (724) 430-3974, Fax: (724) 430-3959
  • KZZQ Studio, 3317 335th Street (Lat: 41.559139 Lon: -93.840222), Type: Tower, Structure height: 14 m, Overall height: 14.3 m, Call Sign: WPUD302,
    Assigned Frequencies: 950.000 MHz, Grant Date: 02/07/2002, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021, Certifier: David Nadler, Registrant: Graham Brock, Inc., St. Simons Island, GA 31522, Phone: (912) 638-8028, Fax: (912) 638-7722, Email:
  • Booneville, 3322 Ute Avenue (Lat: 41.562833 Lon: -93.872083), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 45.7 m, Overall height: 50.2 m, Call Sign: WPUI605,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6775.00 MHz, Grant Date: 03/06/2012, Expiration Date: 03/12/2022, Cancellation Date: 04/15/2016, Certifier: Steven T Campbell, Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite #1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:
  • WAK (WAUKEE), 529 Ashworth Road (Lat: 41.612222 Lon: -93.884972), Type: Silo, Structure height: 48.8 m, Overall height: 51.8 m, Call Sign: WQNQ276,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11055.0 MHz, 11095.0 MHz, 11055.0 MHz, 11095.0 MHz, 11055.0 MHz, 11095.0 MHz, 11055.0 MHz, 11095.0 MHz, 11055.0 MHz, 11095.0 MHz... (+28 more), Grant Date: 04/15/2011, Expiration Date: 04/15/2021, Certifier: Scott Perich, Registrant: Rise Broadband, 61 Inverness Drive East; Suite 250, Englewood, CO 80112, Phone: (402) 739-8482, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

40 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Waukee)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers:

2 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Waukee)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

15 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED40$169,26766$184,906228$210,7226$107,4676$183,0281$43,080
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$160,4654$190,70019$215,6171$65,9700$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$193,8204$165,42338$212,9793$56,5071$85,4401$43,210
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN3$154,4276$171,40037$213,6910$01$115,6700$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$129,5006$215,9950$00$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0508.02

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED13$212,84417$209,837
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$273,3203$233,703
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$165,6103$185,927
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$01$251,290
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0508.02

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Waukee, IA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Waukee, IA - Value

2002 - 2017 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2017 the average number of fires per year is 27. The highest number of fire incidents - 50 took place in 2016, and the least - 0 in 2009. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Waukee, IA When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (47.7%), and Outside Fires (31.7%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Waukee, IA
    • 20847.7%Structure Fires
    • 13831.7%Outside Fires
    • 6514.9%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 255.7%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Waukee, IA
Most common first names in Waukee, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Robert1771.8 years
John1776.2 years
Mary1583.1 years
George1374.7 years
William1268.9 years
Mildred1186.9 years
Helen1083.3 years
Charles1080.5 years
Harry979.7 years
Ethel987.7 years
Most common last names in Waukee, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Brown978.9 years
Smith980.9 years
Forret787.0 years
Thompson779.8 years
Burger681.0 years
Wilson680.1 years
Jones671.7 years
Johnson676.0 years
Davis678.3 years
Felt672.0 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Waukee, IA
  • 74.3%Utility gas
  • 21.1%Electricity
  • 3.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.8%Other fuel
  • 0.3%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Waukee, IA
  • 56.9%Electricity
  • 40.4%Utility gas
  • 2.1%Other fuel
  • 0.6%No fuel used


Waukee compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median household income above state average.
  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

Waukee on our top lists:

  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: finance and insurance (population 5,000+)"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage population increase from 2000 (population 5,000+)"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: finance and insurance (population 5,000+)"
  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest positive percentage difference between never married females and males (15+ years) (with at least 1,000 females never married)"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: business and financial operations occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest number of assaults per 100,000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #79 on the list of "Top 101 cities with most building permits per 10,000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #94 on the list of "Top 100 fastest growing cities from 2000 to 2014 (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011"
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Top Patent Applicants
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  • Terence D. Pickett (6)
  • Frederick W. Nelson (5)
  • David S. Ertl (4)
  • Scott D. Oakes (3)
  • Frederick William Nelson (3)
  • Molly Ryan-Mahmutagic (3)
  • Jun Wei (3)
  • Lynn L. Heetland (2)
  • Jacob Patrick Suther (2)
  • Daniel J. Altier (2)

Total of 61 patent applications in 2008-2020.