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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
    B-
  12. Commute
    B+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$191,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,031
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    21%
  • Own
    79%

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    67
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    11
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    162
    500
  • Theft
    629
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    28
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$81,250
National
$55,322
Children
28%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    15%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    38%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    16%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%
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Waukee Reviews

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Great town! The roads are well paved, the people are pretty friendly, kids can get a good education here. However, I do wish there were more things to do. It's basically a town of just houses. There are very few restaurants or various recreational institutions. More businesses would be nice.
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Waukee is absolutely beautiful! The people are so kind, and the town is so well kept. Most towns have a portion considered the slums; there is not an area of Waukee that isn't gorgeous.
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.