Waukee is a city in Dallas County, Iowa, United States. The population was 5,126 at the 2000 census, while the United States Census Bureau has estimated that the city's population has grown to 12,367 in 2008. It is part of the Des Moines–West Des Moines Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Waukee is located at 41°36′32″N 93°51′55″W / 41.60889°N 93.86528°W / 41.60889; -93.86528 (41.608974, -93.865320). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 8.4 square miles (21.8 km²), of which, 8.4 square miles (21.7 km²) of it is land and 0.12% is water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 5,126 people, 1,927 households, and 1,445 families residing in the city. The population density was 610.9 people per square mile (235.9/km²). There were 2,087 housing units at an average density of 248.7 per square mile (96.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.17% White, 0.43% African American, 0.57% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.31% from other races, and 0.51% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.74% of the population.