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Surprise, Arizona - Basic Facts

The City of Surprise is the 10th largest city in Arizona with a population of 134,961 as of July 1, 2017. Surprise ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Arizona. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Surprise is located at latitude 33.6706 and longitude -112.4527 in Maricopa County. The formal boundaries for the City of Surprise (see map below) encompass a land area of 107.85 sq. miles and a water area of 0.11 sq. miles. Maricopa County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 1,175 feet.

The City of Surprise (GNIS ID: 2412016) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Arizona is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Surprise is located within Wickenburg Division of Maricopa County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Surprise population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Surprise: Ennis.


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Surprise, AZ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)

POPULATION

Total Population 134,961
Daytime Population: Workers 26,645
Daytime Population: Residents 81,774
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 108,419
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.80
Population in Households 134,644
Population in Familes 115,877
Population in Group Qrtrs 317
Population Density2 1,251
Diversity Index3 59
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $59,926
Average Household Income $72,652
Per Capita Income $26,243

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 57,779 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 36,565 (63.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 12,051 (20.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 9,163 (15.9%)
Median Home Value $219,611
Average Home Value $244,321
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 48,616
Average Household Size 2.77
Family Households 36,693
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.93% 3.14%
Households 1.62% 2.79%
Families 1.52% 2.75%
Median Household Income   1.87%
Per Capita Income   2.28%

Surprise, AZ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Surprise to the other 451 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arizona by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 10 98th
Population Density # 45 90th
Diversity Index # 141 70th
Median Household Income # 45 90th
Per Capita Income # 94 79th

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