Population data released by the U.S. Census Bureau estimates Waukee’s population on July 1, 2018 was 22,810 residents. Between 2017 and 2018, the City of Waukee’s population increased by 10 percent. This is the highest percentage of growth by any Des Moines metro area city within that 12-month span. Waukee has a low unemployment rate, along with a highly educated workforce. Many employees in the Waukee Laborshed area (which includes West Des Moines, Clive and neighboring rural communities) are commuting to other cities for work, and they indicate that they would be likely to change or accept employment for a better opportunity closer to home. Waukee’s demographics demonstrate that the community is perfectly poised for further economic growth.