Waukee, Iowa

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The city of Waukee
City
Motto: "The Key To Good Living"[1]
Location of Waukee, Iowa
Location of Waukee, Iowa
Coordinates: 41°36′32″N 93°51′55″W / 41.60889°N 93.86528°W / 41.60889; -93.86528Coordinates: 41°36′32″N 93°51′55″W / 41.60889°N 93.86528°W / 41.60889; -93.86528
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Dallas
Area[2]
 • Total 12.99 sq mi (33.64 km2)
 • Land 12.97 sq mi (33.59 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)
Elevation 1,030 ft (314 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 13,790
 • Estimate (2012[4]) 15,931
 • Density 1,063.2/sq mi (410.5/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 50263
Area code(s) 515
FIPS code 19-82695
GNIS feature ID 0462752
Website City of Waukee, Iowa Website

Waukee is a city in Dallas County, Iowa, United States. The population was 13,790 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Des MoinesWest Des Moines Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

Waukee was laid out as a town in 1869.[5] It is thought to be named after Milwaukee, Wisconsin.[6]

Waukee was incorporated on December 23, 1878,[7]

Geography[edit]

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).[8] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 12.99 square miles (33.64 km2), of which, 12.97 square miles (33.59 km2) is land and 0.02 square miles (0.05 km2) is water.[2]

Climate[edit]

Humid continental climate is a climatic region typified by large seasonal temperature differences, with warm to hot (and often humid) summers and cold (sometimes severely cold) winters. The Köppen Climate Classification subtype for this climate is "Dfa". (Hot Summer Continental Climate).[9]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 245
1890 240 −2.0%
1900 292 21.7%
1910 340 16.4%
1920 375 10.3%
1930 445 18.7%
1940 473 6.3%
1950 501 5.9%
1960 687 37.1%
1970 1,577 129.5%
1980 2,227 41.2%
1990 2,512 12.8%
2000 5,126 104.1%
2010 13,790 169.0%
Iowa Data Center

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 13,790 people, 5,154 households, and 3,689 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,063.2 inhabitants per square mile (410.5 /km2). There were 5,378 housing units at an average density of 414.6 per square mile (160.1 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 93.9% White, 1.3% African American, 0.2% Native American, 2.6% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.9% from other races, and 1.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.0% of the population.

There were 5,154 households of which 44.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.0% were married couples living together, 9.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 28.4% were non-families. 23.0% 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 2.67 and the average family size was 3.19.

The median age in the city was 31.8 years. 32% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 36.3% were from 25 to 44; 18.5% were from 45 to 64; and 8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.6% male and 51.4% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[10] 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 per square mile (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.

In the city the population was spread out with 30.4% under the age of 18, 5.5% from 18 to 24, 36.4% from 25 to 44, 19.9% from 45 to 64, and 7.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 98.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $58,024, and the median income for a family was $64,362. Males had a median income of $38,958 and females had a median income of $30,898. The per capita income for the city was $24,351. About 2.1% of families and 3.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.5% of those under age 18 and 6.6% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Waukee is the fastest growing school district in the state of Iowa with more than 1,000 staff members serving more than 7,700 students in grades preschool through twelfth grade.[11] Its schools serve students from Clive, Urbandale, Waukee and West Des Moines as well as open enrollment students from other communities outside the 55 square miles of its district boundaries.[11] There are currently 12 school buildings operating in Waukee including seven elementary schools.[11]

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]

Triangle Park in downtown Waukee

References[edit]

  1. ^ "City of Waukee, Iowa". = City of Waukee, Iowa. Retrieved August 31, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-05-11. 
  3. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-05-11. 
  4. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-05-23. 
  5. ^ The History of Dallas County, Iowa: Containing a History of the County, Its Cities, Towns, &c. Higginson Book Company. 1879. p. 489. 
  6. ^ "Profile for Waukee, Iowa, IA". ePodunk. Retrieved August 31, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Waukee, Iowa". City-Data.com. Retrieved August 31, 2012. 
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  9. ^ Climate Summary for closest city on record
  10. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  11. ^ a b c https://www.waukee.k12.ia.us/our-district/about-the-district/
  12. ^ "Hal Manders". = Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved August 31, 2012. 
  13. ^ "Internationally renowned landscape architect Ken Smith to receive Christian Petersen Design Award at ISU". Iowa State University. Retrieved August 31, 2012. 

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