Waukee, IA
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Waukee is a somewhat small city located in the state of Iowa. With a population of 18,990 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Waukee is the 29th 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 $77,200.00.

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 87.92% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Waukee is a city of sales and office workers, managers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Waukee who work in management occupations (15.52%), office and administrative support (14.56%), and sales jobs (14.43%).

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 great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Waukee a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Waukee has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Waukee’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

The citizens of Waukee are among the most well-educated in the nation: 48.44% of adults in Waukee have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Waukee in 2010 was $39,161, which is wealthy relative to Iowa and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $156,644 for a family of four.

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 Irish, English, Norwegian, and Swedish.

The most common language spoken in Waukee is English. Other important languages spoken here include Arabic and Spanish.