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The economy of Waukee, IA employs 9,312 people. The economy of Waukee, IA is specialized in Finance & Insurance; Management of Companies & Enterprises; and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting, which employ respectively 4.88; 1.9; and 1.61 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Waukee, IA are Finance & Insurance (2,164), Healthcare & Social Assistance (1,244), and Retail trade (1,036), and the highest paying industries are Real Estate, Rental & Leasing ($93,359), Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($58,421), and Transportation & Warehousing ($55,882).

Median household income in Waukee, IA is $81,250. Males in Waukee, IA have an average income that is 1.48 times higher than the average income of females, which is $55,249. The income inequality of Waukee, IA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.464 which is lower than the national average.


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Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Waukee, IA. In Dallas County, IA the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 56 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $7,472. Wapello County, IA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Iowa.


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The closest comparable data for the census place of Waukee, IA is from the county of Dallas County, IA.

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Waukee, IA is home to a population of 16,955 people, from which 95.8% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Waukee, IA is composed of 15,059 White residents (88.8%), 623 Hispanic residents (3.67%), 471 Two+ residents (2.78%), 452 Asian residents (2.67%), and 226 Black residents (1.33%). The most common foreign languages in Waukee, IA are Arabic (291 speakers), Spanish (288 speakers), and Other Asian (113 speakers), but compared to other places, Waukee, IA has a relative high number of Serbo-Croatian (97 speakers), Arabic (291 speakers), and Other Asian (113 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA awarded 675 degrees. The student population of West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA is skewed towards females, with 132 male students and 543 female students. Most students in West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA are White (536 and 79.4%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (37 and 5.48%), Black or African American (37 and 5.48%), and Unknown (32 and 4.74%). The largest universities in West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA by number of graduates are Kaplan University-Des Moines Campus (337 and 49.9%), Aveda Institute-Des Moines (140 and 20.7%), and Iowa School of Beauty-Des Moines (95 and 14.1%). The most popular majors in West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA are Registered Nursing (64 and 9.5%), Medical Assistant (32 and 4.74%), and General Business Administration & Management (24 and 3.56%). The median tuition costs in West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA are N/A for private four year colleges, and N/A and N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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The median property value in Waukee, IA is $191,900, which is 0.94 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $189,500 to $191,900, a 1.27% increase. The homeownership rate of Waukee, IA is 79.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Waukee, IA have an average commute time of 19.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Waukee, IA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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