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Waukee, Iowa
Triangle Park in Downtown Waukee
Triangle Park in Downtown Waukee
Motto(s): 
"The Key To Good Living"
Location of Waukee, Iowa
Location of Waukee, Iowa
Coordinates: 41°36′32″N 93°51′55″W / 41.60889°N 93.86528°W / 41.60889; -93.86528Coordinates: 41°36′32″N 93°51′55″W / 41.60889°N 93.86528°W / 41.60889; -93.86528
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Dallas
Area
 • Total 20.80 sq mi (53.87 km2)
 • Land 20.75 sq mi (53.75 km2)
 • Water 0.05 sq mi (0.12 km2)
Elevation
1,030 ft (314 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 23,940
 • Density 1,151.0/sq mi (444.40/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
50263
Area code(s) 515
FIPS code 19-82695
GNIS feature ID 0462752
Website City of Waukee, Iowa
FI0004841
Main Street, Waukee, Iowa

Waukee is a city in Dallas County, Iowa, United States. The population was 23,940 at the time of the 2020 U.S. Census. It is part of the Des MoinesWest Des Moines Metropolitan Statistical Area.

In 2017, Apple Inc. chose Waukee as the location of a massive $1.38 billion data center campus.

History

Waukee was laid out as a town in 1869. It is thought to be named after Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Waukee was incorporated on December 23, 1878,

Geography

Waukee is located at 41°36′32″N 93°51′55″W / 41.60889°N 93.86528°W / 41.60889; -93.86528 (41.608974, -93.865320). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 12.99 square miles (33.64 km2), of which, 12.97 square miles (33.59 km2) is land and 0.02 square miles (0.05 km2) is water.

Climate

Humid continental climate is a climatic region typified by large seasonal temperature differences, with warm to hot (and often humid) summers and cold (sometimes severely cold) winters. The Köppen Climate Classification subtype for this climate is "Dfa". (Hot Summer Continental Climate).

Demographics

See also: Race and ethnicity in the United States Census
Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 245
1890 240 −2.0%
1900 292 21.7%
1910 340 16.4%
1920 375 10.3%
1930 445 18.7%
1940 473 6.3%
1950 501 5.9%
1960 687 37.1%
1970 1,577 129.5%
1980 2,227 41.2%
1990 2,512 12.8%
2000 5,126 104.1%
2010 13,790 169.0%
2020 23,940 73.6%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 U.S. Census

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 13,790 people, 5,154 households, and 3,689 families living in the city. The population density was 1,063.2 inhabitants per square mile (410.5/km2). There were 5,378 housing units at an average density of 414.6 per square mile (160.1/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 93.9% white, 1.3% African American, 0.2% Native American, 2.6% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.9% from other races and 1.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.0% of the population.

There were 5,154 households, of which 44.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.0% were married couples living together, 9.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 28.4% were non-families. 23.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 6.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.67 and the average family size was 3.19.

The median age in the city was 31.8 years. 32% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 36.3% were from 25 to 44; 18.5% were from 45 to 64; and 8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.6% male and 51.4% female.

2000 U.S. Census

As of the 2000 United States Census, there were 5,126 people, 1,927 households, and 1,445 families living in the city. The population density was 610.9 people per square mile (235.9/km2). There were 2,087 housing units at an average density of 248.7 per square mile (96.0/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.17% white, 0.43% African American, 0.57% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.31% from other races and 0.51% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.74% of the population.

There were 1,927 households, out of which 43.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.8% were married couples living together, 8.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.0% were non-families. 21.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 6.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 3.12.

In the city, the population was spread out, with 30.4% under the age of 18, 5.5% from 18 to 24, 36.4% from 25 to 44, 19.9% from 45 to 64, and 7.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females, there were 98.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $58,024, and the median income for a family was $64,362. Males had a median income of $38,958 and females had a median income of $30,898. The per capita income for the city was $24,351. About 2.1% of families and 3.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.5% of those under age 18 and 6.6% of those age 65 or over.

Education

The Waukee Community School District is the fastest-growing school district in the state of Iowa with more than 1,000 staff members serving more than 7,700 students in grades preschool through twelfth grade.

Its schools serve students from Clive, Urbandale, Waukee, and West Des Moines as well as open enrollment students from other communities outside the 55 square miles of its district boundaries.

There are currently nine elementary schools, two middle schools (grades 6/7), and two middle schools (grades 8/9) in Waukee as well as the Waukee High School and the Vincent Meyer Learning Center.

The district is also currently building a second high school, called Waukee Northwest High School, which is slated to open in the fall of 2021

Notable people

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