Waukee, IA

Waukee profile

Living in Waukee

Waukee is a somewhat small city located in the state of Iowa. With a population of 24,089 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Waukee is the 29th largest community in Iowa. Much of the housing stock in Waukee was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Waukee economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Waukee, where the median household income is $94,580.00.

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 88.41% 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 management occupations (13.85%), business and financial occupations (11.56%), and office and administrative support (11.28%).

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.

Because of many things, Waukee is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Waukee really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Waukee perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

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 54.41% 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 $46,270, which is wealthy relative to Iowa and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $185,080 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.