Waukon, Iowa Population 2024

3,689

Waukon is a city located in Allamakee County Iowa. Waukon has a 2024 population of 3,689. It is also the county seat of Allamakee County.Waukon is currently declining at a rate of -0.83% annually and its population has decreased by -3.56% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,825 in 2020.

The average household income in Waukon is $69,044 with a poverty rate of 11.37%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Waukon is 41.1 years, 36.5 years for males, and 45.5 years for females.

Waukon Demographics

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

  • White: 95.39%
  • Other race: 1.91%
  • Two or more races: 1.36%
  • Asian: 0.68%
  • Native American: 0.63%
  • Black or African American: 0.03%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
State
Iowa
Land Area (mi²)
3.0 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,240.10/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-3.56% (-136)
The current population of Waukon, Iowa is 3,689 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 3,825.

Waukon, Iowa Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White3,64295.39%
Other race731.91%
Two or more races521.36%
Asian260.68%
Native American240.63%
Black or African American10.03%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Other race

Two or more races

Asian

Native American

Black or African American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Waukon Population by Race

Waukon Population Pyramid 2024

Waukon Median Age

41.1

Total

36.5

Male

45.5

Female

Waukon Adults

There are 2,886 adults, (953 of whom are seniors) in Waukon.

Waukon Age Dependency

97.5

Age Dependency Ratio

49.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

48.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Waukon Sex Ratio

Female1,93650.71%
Male1,88249.29%

Waukon Population by Age

Waukon Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,7182.1478.221.8
Non Family9201.265.734.3
Married6073.2193.26.8
Female1102.8183.616.4
Male813.851000
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3.1

Average Family Size

2.14

Average Household Size

78.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Waukon Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Waukon Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Waukon Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

Waukon Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$42,847

Average Earnings

$53,601

Average Male

$30,650

Average Female

Waukon Earnings by Educational Attainment

Waukon Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Waukon Language

94.62% of Waukon residents speak only English, while 5.38% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 3.12% of the population.

Waukon Language

Waukon Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White3,46435410.22%
Hispanic856171.76%
Other734967.12%
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11.37%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.1%

Male Poverty Rate

12.64%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Waukon

The race most likely to be in poverty in Waukon is Hispanic, with 71.76% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Waukon is White, with 10.22% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.32%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.28%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.62%.

Waukon Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Some College20%
High School11.69%
Less Than 9th Grade8.97%
Bachelors or Greater2.19%
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Waukon Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed42.68%
Female Unemployed41.67%
Female Employed6.59%
Male Employed2.9%
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Waukon Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Waukon Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Waukon Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

42.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.5%

Male Marriage Rate

40.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Waukon Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Waukon Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Waukon Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Waukon Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

247

Number of Veterans

195

Male Veterans

52

Female Veterans

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Waukon Veterans by War

count

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Waukon Veterans by Age

count

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Waukon Veterans by Race

Waukon Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

11.52%

Veteran Poverty Rate

56.22%

Veteran Disability Rate

Waukon Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

62.4%

Labor Force Participation

59.2%

Employment Rate

5.1%

Unemployment Rate

Waukon Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Waukon Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Waukon 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

72.81%

Born in Waukon

98.06%

Native Born

1.94%

Foreign Born

0.16%

Non Citizen

1.78%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.06% of Waukon residents were born in the United States, with 72.81% having been born in Iowa. 0.16% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Waukon Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20293,534-31-0.87%
20283,565-31-0.86%
20273,596-31-0.85%
20263,627-31-0.85%
20253,658-31-0.84%
20243,689-31-0.83%
20233,720-31-0.83%
20223,751-31-0.82%
20213,782-43-1.12%
20203,8252055.66%
20193,620-56-1.52%
20183,676-4-0.11%
20173,680-12-0.33%
20163,692-30-0.81%
20153,722-53-1.4%
20143,775-45-1.18%
20133,820-32-0.83%
20123,852-23-0.59%
20113,875-44-1.12%
20103,919-212-5.13%
20004,1311122.79%
19904,019360.9%
19803,9831002.58%
19703,8832446.71%
19603,63948115.23%
19503,1581866.26%
19402,97244617.66%
19302,526
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Waukon Population by Year