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Waukee, Iowa

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The location of Waukee

Welcome to Waukee ...

The city of Waukee is located in Dallas County.

The location of Waukee has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Waukee has a population of 22,810 people<2> (see below for details).

Waukee is 1,030 feet [314 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Waukee lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Waukee is located in the (515) area code.

The ZIP code for Waukee: 50263<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Waukee had a population of 13,790 people (which is 20.85% of the total population of Dallas County). This makes Waukee the county's most populous community.

The population of Waukee represents 0.45% of the total population of Iowa (which has 3,046,355 people), making it the state's 29th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 13,790 people, the population of Waukee increased 169.02% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 5,126 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Waukee had an population of 22,810 people. This is an increase of 65.41% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 344.99% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Waukee.

Websites for Waukee ...

Official Website:

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Waukee. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Waukee. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Waukee.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Waukee:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Waukee ...

Looking for more information about Waukee? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Waukee, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Waukee.

Communities near Waukee ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Des Moines   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the East (E) of Waukee

Located in Polk County

West Des Moines   [Map]

Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Waukee

Located in Polk County

Ankeny   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Waukee

Located in Polk County

Johnston   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Waukee

Located in Polk County

Grimes   [Map]

Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Waukee

Located in Polk County

Norwalk   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Waukee

Located in Warren County

Pleasant Hill   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the East (E) of Waukee

Located in Polk County

Adel   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) of Waukee

Windsor Heights   [Map]

Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) of Waukee

Located in Polk County

Polk City   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Waukee

Located in Polk County

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Waukee.

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Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Waukee.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Waukee - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Waukee). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Waukee or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Waukee) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Waukee. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Waukee

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Waukee. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.6043, Longitude: -93.8657     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Waukee have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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