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Welcome to Waukee ...

The city of Waukee is located in Dallas County<1>.



While we don't have a date for the founding of Waukee, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1874.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Waukee has a population of 24,135 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 within the boundaries of the (515) area code.

The ZIP code for Waukee: 50263<4>

Websites for Waukee ...

Official Website: www.waukee.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Waukee had an population of 24,135 people. This is an increase of 75.02% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 370.83% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Waukee had a population of 13,790 people (or 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 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).

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

Communities near Waukee ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Waukee.

  • Des Moines
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the east)
  • Ankeny
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ankeny have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ankeny
    • Ankeny is located in Polk County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 70,068 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ankeny <5>
  • West Des Moines
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Des Moines have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Des Moines
    • West Des Moines is located in Polk County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 69,057 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Des Moines <5>
  • Johnston
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Johnston have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Johnston
    • Johnston is located in Polk County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 23,092 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Johnston <5>
  • Grimes
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast)
  • Norwalk
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Norwalk have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norwalk
    • Norwalk is located in Polk County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,449 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Norwalk <5>
  • Pleasant Hill
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Hill
    • Pleasant Hill is located in Polk County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,025 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pleasant Hill <5>
  • Perry
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest)
  • Adel
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Adel have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Adel
    • Adel is located in Dallas County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,607 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Adel <5>
  • Polk City
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast)

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Waukee. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Waukee.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Waukee.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Waukee. See our Newspapers 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.

Adding Waukee to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Waukee in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Waukee was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the Waukee post office opened in 1874.

We also found Waukee in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Waukee.

The official website for Waukee: www.waukee.org/

The official website for Dallas County: www.co.dallas.ia.us/

The official website for State of Iowa: https://www.iowa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Iowa's counties, including Dallas, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Waukee.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Waukee - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<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).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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