Surprise SnackAbility

8.5
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8/10
Housing
8.5
Affordability
5
Diversity
8.5
Safety
8
Amenities
8.5
Education
8
Commute
4

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Surprise, Arizona Info Snack

Surprise is a city in Maricopa County, Arizona. The population was 30,848 at the 2000 census; however, rapid expansion has boosted the city's population to 117,517 at the 2010 census, an increase of 281%. As such, it is the second fastest-expanding municipality in the greater Phoenix metropolitan area (after Gilbert) and, between 1990 and 2000, it was the sixth fastest-expanding place among all cities and towns in Arizona.
Population
129,534
Unemployment
6.7%
Poverty
9.1%
Median Home
$213,600
Median Income
$62,927
Median Rent
$1,219

Rankings for Surprise in Arizona

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1

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2

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3

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4

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5

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Map Of Surprise, AZ

Population over time in Surprise

Year Population % Change
2017 129,534 1.6%
2016 127,492 3.0%
2015 123,813 1.8%
2014 121,648 2.4%
2013 118,784 3.3%
2012 115,007 4.5%
2011 110,097 6.1%
2010 103,767 -

Crime in Surprise Per 100k

Crime Surprise AZ USA
Violent Crime 88.7 508.0 382.9
Murder 1.5 5.9 5.3
Robbery 34.7 106.0 98.0
Aggravated Assault 39.2 345.0 248.9
Property Crime 1788.8 2914.9 2362.0
Burglary 168.5 536.3 430.4
Larceny 1491.0 2107.0 1694.0
Car Theft 129.3 271.6 237.4

Race / Ethnicity in Surprise

White
70.3% (90,998)
African American
5.6% (7,299)
American Indian
0.3% (436)
Asian
2.3% (2,997)
Hawaiian
0.1% (144)
Other
0.3% (332)
Two Or More
2.4% (3,133)
Hispanic
18.7% (24,195)
Race Surprise AZ USA
White 70.3% 55.6% 61.5%
African American 5.6% 4.1% 12.3%
American Indian 0.3% 3.9% 0.7%
Asian 2.3% 3.0% 5.3%
Hawaiian 0.1% 0.2% 0.2%
Other 0.3% 0.1% 0.2%
Two Or More 2.4% 2.2% 2.3%
Hispanic 18.7% 30.9% 17.6%

Household Income For Surprise, Arizona

Less than $10,000
4.0% (518,136)
$10,000 to $14,999
2.7% (349,741)
$15,000 to $24,999
6.1% (790,157)
$25,000 to $34,999
9.6% (1,243,526)
$35,000 to $49,999
14.1% (1,826,429)
$50,000 to $74,999
23.2% (3,005,188)
$75,000 to $99,999
16.3% (2,111,404)
$100,000 to $149,999
16.9% (2,189,124)
$150,000 to $199,999
4.5% (582,903)
$200,000 or more
2.6% (336,788)
Income Surprise AZ USA
Less than $10,000 4.0% 7.2% 6.7%
$10,000 to $14,999 2.7% 4.8% 4.9%
$15,000 to $24,999 6.1% 10.3% 9.8%
$25,000 to $34,999 9.6% 10.3% 9.5%
$35,000 to $49,999 14.1% 14.2% 13.0%
$50,000 to $74,999 23.2% 18.6% 17.7%
$75,000 to $99,999 16.3% 12.2% 12.3%
$100,000 to $149,999 16.9% 12.9% 14.1%
$150,000 to $199,999 4.5% 4.8% 5.8%
$200,000 or more 2.6% 4.7% 6.3%

Gender in Surprise

Female
52.3% (67,690)
Male
47.7% (61,843)
Gender Surprise AZ USA
Female 52.3% 50.3% 50.8%
Male 47.7% 49.7% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Surprise for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
2.3% (3,011)
9-12th Grade
5.4% (6,953)
High School / GED
25.8% (33,449)
Some College
29.0% (37,564)
Associate's Degree
9.9% (12,873)
Bachelor's Degree
18.3% (23,733)
Master's Degree
7.3% (9,502)
Professional Degree
1.2% (1,576)
Doctorate Degree
0.7% (868)
Education Surprise AZ USA
< 9th Grade 2.3% 5.9% 8.8%
9-12th Grade 5.4% 7.6% 7.2%
High School / GED 25.8% 24.2% 27.3%
Some College 29.0% 25.3% 20.8%
Associate's Degree 9.9% 8.6% 8.3%
Bachelor's Degree 18.3% 17.8% 19.1%
Master's Degree 7.3% 7.7% 8.4%
Professional Degree 1.2% 1.8% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 0.7% 1.2% 1.4%

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