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Waukee
  • Suburb of Des Moines, IA

Report Card

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade B minus
  3. Housing
    grade A
  4. Nightlife
    grade B+
  5. Good for Families
    grade A+
  6. Diversity
    grade B+
  7. Jobs
    grade A+
  8. Weather
    grade B minus
  9. Cost of Living
    grade B
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade A minus
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade B
  12. Commute
    grade B

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Waukee is a suburb of Des Moines with a population of 25,045. Waukee is in Dallas County and is one of the best places to live in Iowa. Living in Waukee offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Waukee there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Waukee and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Waukee are highly rated.

About

About Waukee...
Population
25,045

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$305,300
National
$281,900
Median Rent
$1,209
National
$1,268
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    29%
  • Own
    71%
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Waukee Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade B minus
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    100.7
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    3.5
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    27.8
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    6.9
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    86.8
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    573.1
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    62.5
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    17%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    17%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    8%
  • 65+ years
    10%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    17%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    42%
    national  21%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    national  28%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    13%
    national  26%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    national  11%

Working in Waukee

Jobs
grade A+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$106,846
National
$75,149

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