Waukee is a small community located in Dallas County in central Iowa, 5 miles from I35/80 on Highway 6 and approximately 12 miles from downtown Des Moines. The population is 5,126 according to the 2000 census. It is the fastest growing community in Dallas County. Other nearby communities are Adel, Bouton, Dallas Center, Dawson, De Soto, Dexter, Granger, Linden, Minburn, Perry, Redfield, Van Meter and Woodward. Waukee is proud of its friendly community lifestyle. Its close proximity to Des Moines offers its residents world class shopping and entertainment.