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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$189,500
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$964
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    18%
  • Own
    82%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    67
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    11
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    162
    525
  • Theft
    629
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    28
    263

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$77,200
National
$53,889
Children
28%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    37%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    18%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%

    Waukee Reviews

    11 reviews
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    What I like about the city of Waukee is that everyone is connected in someway. Also, Waukee has been recently named as the number one school in Iowa. Waukee is very safe and has a lot of resources available. Sports and performing arts in Waukee are also very successful, as we have gone to state several times, and have won many awards. Academic wise, our grades, scores, and overall outcome is greater than the state's. Overall, the city of Waukee contains talent in sports, performing arts, and academics, the area is very safe, and this community is extremely family friendly.
    Review Waukee
    I would definitely move here again even though it was not my choice in the first place because I was only four. So obviously my parents made the decision to come here from where we lived prior to here. I think this area is awesome. I would think that it compares just fine to any suburb of the capital city across the country. I see this area in 10-15 years, maybe even sooner, flourishing. There was just recently an interchange put in that connected my town to the interstate so obviously the city and the state are anticipating a rise in population on top of what already seems to be occurring.
    It has a great neighborhood feel. It's close to the Elementary School, middle school, and high school. The area is super family friendly and new families are moving in all the time. Sports are huge and are in the top class of the state. It is growing rapidly in population and business.