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The City of Surprise is the 10th largest city in Arizona with a population of 142,292 as of July 1, 2020. 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 33.6306 and longitude -112.3332 in Maricopa County. The formal boundaries for the City of Surprise 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 Phoenix Division of Maricopa County.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Surprise: Ennis.
|Total Population||142,292 (100%)|
|Population in Households||141,959 (99.8%)|
|Population in Families||122,281 (85.9%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||333 ( 0.2%)|
|Median Household Income||$70,243|
|Average Household Income||$84,672|
|% of Income for Mortgage4||15%|
|Per Capita Income||$30,427|
|Total HU (Housing Units)||59,661 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||40,747 (68.3%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||10,378 (17.4%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||8,536 (14.3%)|
|Median Home Value||$256,117|
|Average Home Value||$281,324|
|Housing Affordability Index3||162|
|Average Household Size||2.78|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||1.86%|
|Per Capita Income||2.13%|
|Owner Occupied HU||2.24%|
The table below compares Surprise to the other 450 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arizona by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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.
|Total Population||# 10||98th|
|Population Density||# 46||90th|
|Median Household Income||# 37||92nd|
|Housing Affordability Index||# 230||51st|
|Per Capita Income||# 89||80th|
|Diversity Index||# 134||70th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Arizona Census Data Comparison Tool.