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Welcome to Waukon ...

The city of Waukon is located in Allamakee County<1> and is the County Seat for Allamakee County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Waukon has a population of 3,620 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Waukon.

Waukon is 1,240 feet [378 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The telephone area code for Waukon: (563)

The ZIP code for Waukon: 52172<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Waukon had an population of 3,620 people. This is a decrease of 7.11% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 12.37% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Waukon had a population of 3,897 people (which is 27.19% of the total population of Allamakee County). This makes Waukon the county's most populous community.

The population of Waukon represents 0.13% of the population of Iowa (which has 3,046,355 people), making it the state's 96th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 3,897 people, the population of Waukon decreased 5.66% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 4,131 people).

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

Communities Also Named Waukon ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Waukon - they are located in Minnesota and Washington.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Waukon.

Communities near Waukon ...

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

  • Decorah [Winneshiek County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Decorah
    • Decorah [Winneshiek County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the west of Waukon
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,484 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Decorah have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Decorah
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Decorah<7>
  • Postville [Allamakee County]
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    • Postville [Allamakee County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the south of Waukon
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,033 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Postville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Postville<7>
  • Monona [Clayton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monona
    • Monona [Clayton County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the south of Waukon
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,462 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monona
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Monona<7>
  • Lansing [Allamakee County]
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    • Lansing [Allamakee County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northeast of Waukon
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 933 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lansing have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lansing
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lansing<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Ossian [Winneshiek County]
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      • Ossian [Winneshiek County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Waukon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 769 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ossian have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ossian
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ossian<7>
    • New Albin [Allamakee County]
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      • New Albin [Allamakee County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northeast of Waukon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 498 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Albin have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Albin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Albin<7>
    • Harpers Ferry [Allamakee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harpers Ferry
      • Harpers Ferry [Allamakee County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the east of Waukon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 326 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harpers Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harpers Ferry
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harpers Ferry<7>
    • De Soto [Crawford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for De Soto
      • De Soto [Crawford County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northeast of Waukon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 278 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on De Soto
    • Luana [Clayton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Luana
      • Luana [Clayton County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the south of Waukon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 276 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Luana have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Luana
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Luana<7>
    • Eitzen [Houston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eitzen
      • Eitzen [Houston County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the north of Waukon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 248 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eitzen

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 Waukon. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Waukon.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Waukon. 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 Waukon.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Waukon. Our list includes 12 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Waukon.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Waukon ...

Looking for more information about Waukon? 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 Waukon, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Waukon.

Adding Waukon to Our Gazetteer ...

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

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Waukon was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Waukon on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Iowa (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Waukon on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Allamakee County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Waukon. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Allamakee County: www.co.allamakee.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 Allamakee, 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 Waukon.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Waukon - 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 Waukon). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Waukon or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Waukon) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Waukon. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from WaukonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Waukon. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.2693, Longitude: -91.4757    
<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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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