Waukee is a medium-sized city located in the state of Iowa. With a population of 23,940 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Waukee is the 23rd largest community in Iowa. Waukee has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Waukee, where the median household income is $94,371.00.
Waukee real estate is some of the most expensive in Iowa, although Waukee house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Waukee is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 86.02% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Waukee is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Waukee who work in business and financial occupations (13.76%), management occupations (11.82%), and office and administrative support (11.54%).
Also of interest is that Waukee has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
A relatively large number of people in Waukee telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 9.64% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Waukee is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Waukee’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
Being a small city, Waukee does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Waukee, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Waukee is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 56.70% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Waukee in 2018 was $46,927, which is wealthy relative to Iowa and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $187,708 for a family of four.
Waukee is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Waukee home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Waukee residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Waukee include German, Irish, English, Norwegian, and Dutch.
The most common language spoken in Waukee is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Arabic.