Waukee, Iowa

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Waukee is a city in Dallas County, Iowa, United States. The population was 5,126 at the 2000 census, while the United States Census Bureau has estimated that the city's population has grown to 12,367 in 2008.[1] It is part of the Des MoinesWest Des Moines Metropolitan Statistical Area.



Waukee is located at 41°36′32″N 93°51′55″W / 41.60889°N 93.86528°W / 41.60889; -93.86528 (41.608974, -93.865320).[2]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 8.4 square miles (21.8 km²), of which, 8.4 square miles (21.7 km²) of it is land and 0.12% is water.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 5,126 people, 1,927 households, and 1,445 families residing in the city. The population density was 610.9 people per square mile (235.9/km²). There were 2,087 housing units at an average density of 248.7/sq mi (96.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.17% White, 0.43% African American, 0.57% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.31% from other races, and 0.51% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.74% of the population.

There were 1,927 households out of which 43.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.8% were married couples living together, 8.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.0% were non-families. 21.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 3.12.

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