Waukee, Iowa Population 2023

26,985

Waukee is a city located in Dallas County Iowa. With a 2023 population of 26,985, it is the 18th largest city in Iowa and the 1718th largest city in the United States.Waukee is currently growing at a rate of 3.91% annually and its population has increased by 12.72% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 23,940 in 2020. Spanning over 21 miles, Waukee has a population density of 1,300 people per square mile.

The average household income in Waukee is $119,170 with a poverty rate of 4.39%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Waukee is 34 years, 33.2 years for males, and 35.3 years for females.

Waukee Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Waukee was:

  • White: 87.22%
  • Asian: 4.93%
  • Two or more races: 4.58%
  • Black or African American: 2.55%
  • Other race: 0.38%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.34%
  • Native American: 0%
The current population of Waukee, Iowa is 26,985 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 23,940.

Waukee, Iowa Population 2023

Population by Race

White

Asian

Two or more races

Black or African American

Other race

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Native American

Waukee Population by Race

Waukee Population Pyramid 2023

Waukee Median Age

34

Total

33.2

Male

35.3

Female

Waukee Adults

There are 16,078 adults, (2,516 of whom are seniors) in Waukee.

Waukee Age Dependency

66.6

Age Dependency Ratio

18.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

48.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Waukee Sex Ratio

Female11,76452.06%
Male10,83447.94%

Waukee Population by Age

Waukee Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

3.2

Average Family Size

2.55

Average Household Size

74.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Waukee Households and Families

Male

Female

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Waukee Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Waukee Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 97.48%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 55.24%.

Waukee Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

$60,639

Average Earnings

$73,007

Average Male

$51,169

Average Female

Waukee Earnings by Educational Attainment

Waukee Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Waukee Language

90.27% of Waukee residents speak only English, while 9.73% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 4.22% of the population.

Waukee Language

Waukee Poverty by Race

rate

4.39%

Overall Poverty Rate

2.91%

Male Poverty Rate

3.63%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Waukee

The race most likely to be in poverty in Waukee is Other, with 35.63% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Waukee is Asian, with 2.53% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.61%. Among those working part-time, it was 7.32%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 6.24%.

Waukee Poverty

Waukee Poverty Rate by Education

Waukee Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Waukee Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Waukee Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

61.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

63.2%

Male Marriage Rate

59.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Waukee Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Waukee Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Waukee Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Waukee Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

939

Number of Veterans

857

Male Veterans

82

Female Veterans

Waukee Veterans by War

Waukee Veterans by Age

count

Waukee Veterans by Race

Waukee Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

17.53%

Veteran Disability Rate

Waukee Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

78.4%

Labor Force Participation

75.9%

Employment Rate

3.2%

Unemployment Rate

Waukee Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Waukee Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Waukee Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

64.89%

Born in Waukee

85.83%

Native Born

8.56%

Foreign Born

3.06%

Non Citizen

5.5%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

85.83% of Waukee residents were born in the United States, with 64.89% having been born in Iowa. 3.06% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Waukee Place of Birth

Note: data after 2020 is projected based on recent growth

Waukee Population by Year