Surprise, AZ
Quality of Life, Demographics, And Statistics

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2022-04-08
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Surprise, Arizona Info Snack

Population
139,007
Unemployment
4.7%
Poverty
7.6%
Median Home
$258,700
Median Income
$71,192
Median Rent
$1,443

Surprise SnackAbility

8
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

2,215
Total Crimes
1,531.6
Total Crimes / 100k People
-34.71%
Below National Average
Statistic Count
Raw
Surprise
/ 100k People
Arizona
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 2,215 1,531.6 2,712.5 2,346.0
Violent Crime 209 144.5 484.8 387.8
Murder 2 1.4 6.9 6.5
Robbery 30 20.7 83.7 73.9
Aggravated Assault 143 98.9 350.2 279.7
Property Crime 2,006 1,387.1 2,227.7 1,958.2
Burglary 170 117.5 330.0 314.2
Larceny 1,677 1,159.6 1,656.0 1,398.0
Car Theft 159 109.9 241.7 246.0

Surprise, AZ Cost Of Living

100
Surprise's Overall Cost Of Living
1.0x
Lower Than The National Average
Living Expense Surprise Arizona National Average
Overall 100 97 100
Services 89 98 100
Groceries 95 98 100
Health 77 98 100
Housing 114 97 100
Transportation 109 105 100
Utilities 131 103 100

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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
2020 139,007 4.6%
2019 132,904 2.6%
2018 129,534 1.6%
2017 127,492 3.0%
2016 123,813 1.8%
2015 121,648 2.4%
2014 118,784 3.3%
2013 115,007 4.5%
2012 110,097 6.1%
2011 103,767 -

Race / Ethnicity in Surprise

White
68.8% (95,595)
African American
5.1% (7,032)
American Indian
0.3% (354)
Asian
2.7% (3,752)
Hawaiian
0.1% (195)
Other
0.4% (549)
Two Or More
2.5% (3,462)
Hispanic
20.2% (28,068)
Race Surprise AZ USA
White 68.8% 54.1% 60.1%
African American 5.1% 4.3% 12.2%
American Indian 0.3% 3.8% 0.6%
Asian 2.7% 3.2% 5.6%
Hawaiian 0.1% 0.2% 0.2%
Other 0.4% 0.2% 0.3%
Two Or More 2.5% 2.6% 2.8%
Hispanic 20.2% 31.5% 18.2%

Gender in Surprise

Female
52.6% (73,182)
Male
47.4% (65,825)
Gender Surprise AZ USA
Female 52.6% 50.3% 50.8%
Male 47.4% 49.7% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Surprise for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
2.0% (2,780)
9-12th Grade
6.0% (8,340)
High School / GED
26.0% (36,141)
Some College
27.0% (37,531)
Associate's Degree
10.0% (13,900)
Bachelor's Degree
19.0% (26,411)
Master's Degree
8.0% (11,120)
Professional Degree
1.0% (1,390)
Doctorate Degree
1.0% (1,390)
Education Surprise AZ USA
< 9th Grade 2.0% 5.0% 5.0%
9-12th Grade 6.0% 7.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 26.0% 24.0% 27.0%
Some College 27.0% 25.0% 20.0%
Associate's Degree 10.0% 9.0% 9.0%
Bachelor's Degree 19.0% 19.0% 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
3.8% (522,809)
$10,000 to $14,999
1.5% (206,576)
$15,000 to $24,999
5.3% (732,155)
$25,000 to $34,999
7.3% (1,013,774)
$35,000 to $49,999
12.6% (1,755,898)
$50,000 to $74,999
22.4% (3,119,412)
$75,000 to $99,999
16.1% (2,239,386)
$100,000 to $149,999
20.4% (2,838,623)
$150,000 to $199,999
6.6% (917,962)
$200,000 or more
4.0% (554,100)
Income Surprise AZ USA
Less than $10,000 3.8% 5.9% 5.8%
$10,000 to $14,999 1.5% 3.7% 4.1%
$15,000 to $24,999 5.3% 8.6% 8.5%
$25,000 to $34,999 7.3% 9.0% 8.6%
$35,000 to $49,999 12.6% 13.3% 12.0%
$50,000 to $74,999 22.4% 18.6% 17.2%
$75,000 to $99,999 16.1% 13.2% 12.8%
$100,000 to $149,999 20.4% 15.0% 15.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 6.6% 6.1% 7.1%
$200,000 or more 4.0% 6.4% 8.3%

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