Living in Surprise, AZ

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2020-12-30

Surprise, Arizona Info Snack

Population
135,450
Unemployment
5.8%
Poverty
7.3%
Median Home
$239,500
Median Income
$69,076
Median Rent
$1,349

Surprise SnackAbility

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

Surprise, AZ Crime Report

2,221
Total Crimes
1,575.6
Total Crimes / 100k People
-36.38%
Below National Average
Statistic Count
Raw
Surprise
/ 100k People
Arizona
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 2,221 1,575.6 2,895.8 2,476.7
Violent Crime 138 97.9 455.3 366.7
Murder 4 2.8 5.0 5.0
Robbery 46 32.6 88.1 81.6
Aggravated Assault 60 42.6 311.9 250.2
Property Crime 2,083 1,477.7 2,440.5 2,109.9
Burglary 217 153.9 394.3 340.5
Larceny 1,729 1,226.6 1,796.9 1,549.5
Car Theft 137 97.2 249.4 219.9

Surprise, AZ Cost Of Living

102
Surprise's Overall Cost Of Living
1.0x
Higher Than The National Average
Living Expense Surprise Arizona National Average
Overall 102 99 100
Services 89 98 100
Groceries 95 99 100
Health 82 98 100
Housing 113 97 100
Transportation 103 104 100
Utilities 132 103 100

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Rankings for Surprise in Arizona

Map Of Surprise, AZ

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Population over time in Surprise

Year Population % Change
2019 135,450 1.9%
2018 132,904 2.6%
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 -

Race / Ethnicity in Surprise

White
68.7% (93,031)
African American
6.1% (8,266)
American Indian
0.3% (414)
Asian
2.7% (3,620)
Hawaiian
0.1% (196)
Other
0.3% (471)
Two Or More
2.1% (2,892)
Hispanic
19.6% (26,560)
Race Surprise AZ USA
White 68.7% 54.7% 60.7%
African American 6.1% 4.2% 12.3%
American Indian 0.3% 3.9% 0.7%
Asian 2.7% 3.2% 5.5%
Hawaiian 0.1% 0.2% 0.2%
Other 0.3% 0.2% 0.2%
Two Or More 2.1% 2.3% 2.4%
Hispanic 19.6% 31.3% 18.0%

Gender in Surprise

Female
51.7% (70,059)
Male
48.3% (65,391)
Gender Surprise AZ USA
Female 51.7% 50.3% 50.8%
Male 48.3% 49.7% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Surprise for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
2.0% (2,709)
9-12th Grade
5.0% (6,772)
High School / GED
25.0% (33,862)
Some College
29.0% (39,280)
Associate's Degree
10.0% (13,545)
Bachelor's Degree
19.0% (25,735)
Master's Degree
8.0% (10,836)
Professional Degree
1.0% (1,354)
Doctorate Degree
1.0% (1,354)
Education Surprise AZ USA
< 9th Grade 2.0% 6.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 5.0% 7.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 25.0% 24.0% 27.0%
Some College 29.0% 25.0% 20.0%
Associate's Degree 10.0% 9.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 19.0% 18.0% 20.0%
Master's Degree 8.0% 8.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 1.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 1.0% 1.0% 1.0%

Household Income For Surprise, Arizona

Less than $10,000
3.7% (500,087)
$10,000 to $14,999
1.7% (228,731)
$15,000 to $24,999
5.4% (735,226)
$25,000 to $34,999
7.7% (1,040,294)
$35,000 to $49,999
13.3% (1,803,102)
$50,000 to $74,999
22.6% (3,062,655)
$75,000 to $99,999
17.1% (2,319,349)
$100,000 to $149,999
18.3% (2,480,659)
$150,000 to $199,999
6.2% (841,373)
$200,000 or more
3.9% (533,519)
Income Surprise AZ USA
Less than $10,000 3.7% 6.4% 6.0%
$10,000 to $14,999 1.7% 4.0% 4.3%
$15,000 to $24,999 5.4% 9.2% 8.9%
$25,000 to $34,999 7.7% 9.5% 8.9%
$35,000 to $49,999 13.3% 13.5% 12.3%
$50,000 to $74,999 22.6% 18.6% 17.2%
$75,000 to $99,999 17.1% 12.9% 12.7%
$100,000 to $149,999 18.3% 14.3% 15.1%
$150,000 to $199,999 6.2% 5.8% 6.8%
$200,000 or more 3.9% 5.9% 7.7%

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