Waukon is the county seat of Allamakee County and is located in the heart of scenic Northeast Iowa. Waukon has a blend of modern technology and friendly shops with unsurpassed natural beauty. Waukon has many active civic community programs. The community is home to one golf courses, a 46-acre city park with wooden playground, hiking and biking trails, aquatic center and wellness center. Waukon has three full service banks, a local radio station, a weekly newspaper, a municipal airport and churches of many denominations. Small town atmosphere is alive in Waukon. The friendly area merchants and residents make everyone feel welcome. Waukon is located 17 miles from the Wisconsin border, 18 miles from the Minnesota border and only 15 miles from the Mississippi River. The current population is approximately 4,131.