Waukee, IA

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Living in Waukee

Waukee is a medium-sized city located in the state of Iowa. With a population of 23,940 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Waukee is the 23rd 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 $94,371.00.

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 86.02% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Waukee is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Waukee who work in business and financial occupations (13.76%), management occupations (11.82%), and office and administrative support (11.54%).

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.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 9.64% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Because of many things, Waukee is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Waukee really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Waukee perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

As is often the case in a small city, Waukee doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Waukee. 56.70% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Waukee in 2018 was $46,927, which is wealthy relative to Iowa and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $187,708 for a family of four.

Waukee is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. 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 German, Irish, English, Norwegian, and Dutch.

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

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