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B+ Waukee Amenities Some amenities close to this location
C+ Waukee Cost of Living Cost of living is 9% higher than Iowa
964% less expensive than the US average
8911% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Waukee cost of living
A+ Waukee Crime Total crime is 45% lower than Iowa
Total crime
1,32152% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 7652% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-0%Year over year crime is down
Waukee crime
B+ Waukee Employment Household income is 49% higher than Iowa
Median household income
$81,25047% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$41,75640% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
1%83% lower than the US average
Waukee employment
B- Waukee Housing Home value is 45% higher than Iowa
Median home value
$191,9004% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,0319% higher than the US average
Home ownership
79%25% higher than the US average
Waukee real estate or Waukee rentals
A+ Waukee Schools HS graduation rate is 11% higher than Iowa
High school grad. rates
97%17% higher than the US average
School test scores
88%79% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
15:14% lower than the US average
Waukee K-12 schools

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Compare Waukee, IA Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Waukee, IA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Waterbury, Des Moines8592,740
Downtown Des Moines, Des Moines8512.52,576
Waveland Park, Des Moines849.53,214
Ingersoll Park, Des Moines839.9798
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Greenwood, Des Moines8310.71,009
Lower Beaver, Des Moines8311.15,761
Salisbury Oaks, Des Moines8110.21,088
Meredith, Des Moines819.74,605

Best Cities Near Waukee, IA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Ankeny, IA9016.353,413
Clive, IA883.817,022
Urbandale, IA888.341,578
West Des Moines, IA868.261,624
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Waukee, IA86016,955
Altoona, IA8520.516,692
Johnston, IA849.719,491
Prairie City, IA8332.51,973
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Waukee, IA: The Only Bad Thing Here is the Weather

If you are considering living in Waukee, IA you gotta know up front, the weather here can get pretty evil sometimes! We have our fair share of tornado activity, but if you are adventurous and know how to ride out a storm, this is definitely one of the best areas in Iowa to call home! We have awesome schools, amazing people who make everyone feel right at home here, some pretty good restaurants and shopping, and nice homes can be found as well as good jobs.

We do have some things to do for fun also. Since we're close to Des Moines there's always some great things going on. There's Pinot's Palette which offers art classes and special event services. There's Broheim's Indoor Golf and Pub, Kris' Hot Yoga (more stuff for you adventurous types. I'm far too lazy for that!)and the Old School Pinball Arcade (now you're talkin'! Way more my style!), and the awesome MB2 Raceway, for racing, go-karts, and all that good stuff.
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Source: The Waukee, IA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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