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Population (year 2000): 30,848. Estimated population in July 2005: 74,411 (+141.2% change)
Males: 15,158 (49.1%), Females: 15,690 (50.9%)

Maricopa County

Zip codes:

Median resident age: 46.1 years
Median household income: $44,156 (year 2000)
Median house value: $128,400 (year 2000)

Surprise, AZ residents, houses, and apartments details

Races in Surprise:

  • White Non-Hispanic (71.8%)
  • Hispanic (23.3%)
  • Other race (7.9%)
  • Black (2.6%)
  • Two or more races (2.0%)
  • American Indian (0.8%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (18.0%), English (11.7%), Irish (11.2%), United States (5.7%), Italian (5.4%), Polish (3.3%).Arizona forum

Land area: 69.5 square miles

Surprise,

For population 25 years and over in Surprise

  • High school or higher: 85.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.8%
  • Unemployed: 5.7%
  • Mean travel time to work: 30.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Surprise city

  • Never married: 13.7%
  • Now married: 72.1%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 5.9%
  • Divorced: 7.2%

11.2% Foreign born (7.0% Latin America, 2.2% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: +23,641 (+328.0%).


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Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: AZ Glendale, (14.5 miles travel.Yahoo.com )

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: AZ Phoenix, (23.6 miles pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: City West, AZ Sun (3.0 miles Mirage, AZ El (6.3 miles AZ (7.8 miles Youngtown, City, AZ Sun (8.3 miles AZ Peoria, (10.0 miles Park, AZ (11.2 miles Litchfield AZ Glendale, (14.5 miles AZ Avondale, (14.8 miles


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 1158 buildings, average cost: $73,000
  • 1997: 2334 buildings, average cost: $83,700
  • 1998: 2936 buildings, average cost: $93,800
  • 1999: 3096 buildings, average cost: $97,800
  • 2000: 3252 buildings, average cost: $99,300
  • 2001: 3226 buildings, average cost: $100,300
  • 2002: 3124 buildings, average cost: $114,900
  • 2003: 4955 buildings, average cost: $130,800
  • 2004: 7381 buildings, average cost: $147,300

Latitude: 33.65 N, Longitude: 112.40 W

Surprise, Arizona business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (16.1%), Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (12.2%), Retail trade (12.1%), Finance,insurance,real estate,and rental and leasing (10.5%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: -2,181 (-7.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,674 (15.7%)

Crime in Surprise (2001):
  • 1 murder (3.1 per 100,000)
  • 1 rape (3.1 per 100,000)
  • 7 robberies (21.9 per 100,000)
  • 63 assaults (197.4 per 100,000)
  • 205 burglaries (642.4 per 100,000)
  • 648 thefts (2030.7 per 100,000)
  • 82 auto thefts (257.0 per 100,000)
  • crime index = 204.0 (higher means more crime, US average = 330.8)

Crime in Surprise (2002):
  • 1 murder (3.0 per 100,000)
  • 1 rape (3.0 per 100,000)
  • 13 robberies (39.6 per 100,000)
  • 60 assaults (182.9 per 100,000)
  • 245 burglaries (746.8 per 100,000)
  • 750 thefts (2286.1 per 100,000)
  • 150 auto thefts (457.2 per 100,000)
  • crime index = 247.8 (higher means more crime, US average = 328.4)

Average climate in Surprise, Arizona

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Surprise-area historical tornado activity is significantly above Arizona state average. It is 78% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/3/1968, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 10.5 miles away from the Surprise city center injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 9/14/1971, a category 2 tornado 16.5 miles away from the city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.


Hospitals/medical centers near Surprise:
  • DEL E WEBB MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 4 miles; SUN CITY WEST, AZ)
  • WALTER O BOSWELL MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 9 miles; SUN CITY, AZ)
  • THUNDERBIRD SAMARITAN HOSP & HLTH CTR (about 16 miles; GLENDALE, AZ)

Political contributions by individuals in Surprise, AZ

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Surprise:
  • LUKE AFB (about 9 miles; GLENDALE, AZ; ID: LUF)
  • PHOENIX SKY HARBOR INTL (about 32 miles; PHOENIX, AZ; ID: PHX)
  • WILLIAMS GATEWAY (about 58 miles; PHOENIX, AZ; ID: IWA)
Other public-use airports nearest to Surprise:
  • GLENDALE MUNICIPAL (about 13 miles; GLENDALE, AZ; ID: GEU)
  • PLEASANT VALLEY (about 15 miles; PEORIA, AZ; ID: P48)
  • PHOENIX GOODYEAR (about 17 miles; GOODYEAR, AZ; ID: GYR)

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Surprise:
  • ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY-WEST (about 16 miles; Glendale, AZ; Full-time enrollment: 3,334)
  • GLENDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 17 miles; GLENDALE, AZ; FT enrollment: 9,981)
  • GRAND CANYON UNIVERSITY (about 22 miles; PHOENIX, AZ; FT enrollment: 2,207)
  • UNIVERSAL TECHNICAL INSTITUTE INC (about 22 miles; PHOENIX, AZ; FT enrollment: 2,091)
  • DEVRY INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (about 22 miles; PHOENIX, AZ; FT enrollment: 3,165)
  • PHOENIX COLLEGE (about 24 miles; PHOENIX, AZ; FT enrollment: 5,911)
  • PARADISE VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 28 miles; PHOENIX, AZ; FT enrollment: 3,410)
Public high schools in Surprise:
  • WILLOW CANYON HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 858; Location: 17901 W LUNDBERG ST; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • E-INSTITUTE AT SURPRISE (Students: 15; Location: 15688 W ACOMA; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Surprise:
  • WEST POINT ELEMENTARY (Students: 1,190; Location: 13700 W GREENWAY ROAD; Grades: KG - 08)
  • COUNTRYSIDE ELEMENTARY (Students: 1,152; Location: 15034 N PARKVIEW PL.; Grades: KG - 08)
  • KINGSWOOD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 1,013; Location: 15150 WEST MONDELL ROAD; Grades: PK - 08)
  • ASHTON RANCH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 991; Location: 14898 W. ACOMA DRIVE; Grades: KG - 08)
  • PARADISE EDUCATION CENTER (Students: 899; Location: 15533 W. PARADISE LN.; Grades: KG - 08)
  • CIMARRON SPRINGS ELEMENTARY (Students: 571; Location: 17032 W. SURPRISE FARMS LOOP S; Grades: KG - 08)
  • CARDEN TRADITIONAL SCHOOL OF SURPRISE (Students: 298; Location: 15688 WEST ACOMA ROAD; Grades: KG - 08)
  • ARIZONA CHARTER ACADEMY (Students: 175; Location: 16025 N. DYSART ROAD; Grades: KG - 12)
  • SUPERIOR SCHOOL (Students: 132; Location: 16025 N. DYSART RD. 100; Grades: KG - 12)

Notable locations in Surprise: Bard Ranch (A), Calderwood Station (B), Waddell Substation (C), Surprise Town Hall (D).

Reservoir: Trilby Wash Basin (A).

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Picacho Wash (A), Trilby Wash (B).

Parks in Surprise include: Centennial Friendship Park (1), Surprise Park (2).

Post office: (A).  


Surprise compared to Arizona state average:
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Population density significantly below state average for cities.
Strongest AM radio stations in Surprise:
  • KPXQ (1360 AM; 50 kW; GLENDALE, AZ; Owner: COMMON GROUND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KMIA (710 AM; 50 kW; BLACK CANYON CITY, AZ; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KFNX (1100 AM; 50 kW; CAVE CREEK, AZ; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KXEM (1010 AM; 15 kW; TOLLESON, AZ; Owner: JAMES CRYSTAL ENTERPRISES OF PHOENIX, INC.)
  • KFNN (1510 AM; 22 kW; MESA, AZ; Owner: CRC BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KMIK (1580 AM; 50 kW; TEMPE, AZ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • KMYL (1190 AM; 5 kW; TOLLESON, AZ; Owner: INTERSTATE B/C SYSTEM OF AZ, INC.)
  • KGME (910 AM; 5 kW; PHOENIX, AZ; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KTAR (620 AM; 5 kW; PHOENIX, AZ; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KASA (1540 AM; 10 kW; PHOENIX, AZ; Owner: KASA RADIO HOGAR, INC.)
  • KFYI (550 AM; 5 kW; PHOENIX, AZ; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KKNT (960 AM; 5 kW; PHOENIX, AZ; Owner: COMMON GROUND BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KPHX (1480 AM; 5 kW; PHOENIX, AZ; Owner: CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CORP. OF ARIZONA, INC.)
Strongest FM radio stations in Surprise:
  • KLNZ (103.5 FM; GLENDALE, AZ; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KBAQ (89.5 FM; PHOENIX, AZ; Owner: MARICOPA COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT)
  • KOMR (106.3 FM; SUN CITY, AZ; Owner: HBC LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KMLE (107.9 FM; CHANDLER, AZ; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • K220GO (91.9 FM; TEMPE, AZ; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KSLX-FM (100.7 FM; SCOTTSDALE, AZ; Owner: CACTUS RADIO, INC.)
  • KKLT (98.7 FM; PHOENIX, AZ; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KZON (101.5 FM; PHOENIX, AZ; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KKFR (92.3 FM; GLENDALE, AZ; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KESZ (99.9 FM; PHOENIX, AZ; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KNAI (88.3 FM; PHOENIX, AZ; Owner: NATIONAL FARM WORKERS SERVICE CENTER)
  • KOOL-FM (94.5 FM; PHOENIX, AZ; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KNIX-FM (102.5 FM; PHOENIX, AZ; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KUPD (97.9 FM; TEMPE, AZ; Owner: TEMPE RADIO, INC.)
  • KJZZ (91.5 FM; PHOENIX, AZ; Owner: MARICOPA COUNTY COMM. COLLEGE DIST.)
  • KFLR-FM (90.3 FM; PHOENIX, AZ; Owner: FAMILY LIFE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K205CI (88.9 FM; PHOENIX, AZ; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KYOT-FM (95.5 FM; PHOENIX, AZ; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KMXP (96.9 FM; PHOENIX, AZ; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KZZP (104.7 FM; MESA, AZ; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
TV broadcast stations around Surprise:
  • KAET (Channel 8; PHOENIX, AZ; Owner: ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS)
  • K43GV (Channel 43; PHOENIX, AZ; Owner: TELEVISION APOGEO DE PHOENIX, LLC)
  • K55EH (Channel 55; PHOENIX, AZ; Owner: KAZT, L.L.C.)

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