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As of 2010-2014, the total population of Surprise is 121,648, which is 294.35% more than it was in 2000. The population growth rate is much higher than the state average rate of 27.89% and is much higher than the national average rate of 11.61%. The Surprise population density is 1,149.03 people per square mile, which is much higher than the state average density of 57.56 people per square mile and is much higher than the national average density of 82.73 people per square mile. The most prevalent race in Surprise is white, which represent 86.79% of the total population. The average Surprise education level is higher than the state average and is higher than the national average.

Topics:Population GrowthPopulation DensityPopulation by RacesPopulation by First AncestryPopulation by GenderPopulation by AgeEducationSchool EnrollmentHousehold and FamilyMarital StatusPlace of Birth and CitizenshipLanguage

Population in 2010-2014: 121,648. #10

Population Growth Since 2000, #10

Surprise, AZ

Population Density, #54

Surprise, AZ
1,149.03 per square mile
57.56 per square mile
82.73 per square mile

Population by Races

White:105,577 (86.79%, #188)
Black:6,664 (5.48%, #25)
Hispanic:22,107 (18.17%, #158)
Asian:2,014 (1.66%, #62)
Native (American Indian, Alaska Native, Hawaiian Native, etc.):897 (0.74%, #262)
One Race, Other:3,342 (2.75%, see rank)
Two or More Races:3,154 (2.59%, see rank)

Hispanic Population
Mexican:18,635 (84.29%, see rank)
Puerto Rican:1,175 (5.32%, see rank)
Cuban:12 (0.05%, see rank)
Central American:543 (2.46%, see rank)
South American:558 (2.52%, see rank)

Asian Population
Indian:105 (5.21%, see rank)
Chinese:600 (29.79%, see rank)
Filipino:280 (13.90%, see rank)
Japanese:79 (3.92%, see rank)
Korean:262 (13.01%, see rank)
Vietnamese:543 (26.96%, see rank)
Asian, Other:145 (7.20%, see rank)

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical race data.

Population by First Ancestry

110,896 (91.16%) out of the total population of 121,648 reported first ancestry.

 Surprise, AZ% of the Total PopulationArizonaU.S.
Arab6600.54%, see rank0.50%0.56%
Czech4700.39%, see rank0.41%0.47%
Danish8450.69%, see rank0.67%0.42%
Dutch1,7811.46%, see rank1.39%1.40%
English10,8438.91%, see rank8.70%8.02%
French3,8683.18%, see rank2.96%3.34%
German20,03016.47%, see rank14.39%15.03%
Greek6410.53%, see rank0.34%0.41%
Hungarian4160.34%, see rank0.43%0.46%
Irish12,0649.92%, see rank9.50%10.80%
Italian6,4605.31%, see rank4.32%5.52%
Norwegian2,4051.98%, see rank1.75%1.42%
Polish4,3543.58%, see rank2.41%3.01%
Portuguese2900.24%, see rank0.25%0.44%
Russian1,0410.86%, see rank0.81%0.92%
Scotch-Irish1,1150.92%, see rank0.86%0.99%
Scottish2,0261.67%, see rank1.84%1.72%
Subsaharan African5370.44%, see rank0.51%0.95%
Swedish1,6751.38%, see rank1.54%1.27%
Swiss1210.10%, see rank0.27%0.30%
Ukrainian3410.28%, see rank0.22%0.31%
American27,25122.40%, see rank5.21%7.12%
Welsh8160.67%, see rank0.64%0.57%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical first ancestry data.

Population by Gender

Male: 58,146 (47.80%, see rank)
Females: 63,502 (52.20%, see rank)

Surprise, AZ
Male: 47.80%
Female: 52.20%
Male: 49.67%
Female: 50.33%
Male: 49.19%
Female: 50.81%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical gender data.

Population by Age

Median Age (see rank)
Surprise, AZ
38.70 years old
36.50 years old
37.40 years old

Median Age, Male (see rank)
Surprise, AZ
38.30 years old
35.30 years old
36.10 years old

Median Age, Female (see rank)
Surprise, AZ
39.10 years old
37.80 years old
38.80 years old

 Surprise, AZ% of the Total PopulationArizonaU.S.
Under 5 years8,3196.84%, see rank6.72%6.36%
5 to 9 years10,1628.35%, see rank6.92%6.51%
10 to 14 years9,7608.02%, see rank6.95%6.59%
15 to 19 years6,9035.67%, see rank6.93%6.85%
20 to 24 years4,8684.00%, see rank7.19%7.13%
25 to 34 years14,65912.05%, see rank13.33%13.47%
35 to 44 years16,93513.92%, see rank12.64%12.96%
45 to 54 years12,49310.27%, see rank12.81%14.09%
55 to 64 years12,1029.95%, see rank11.66%12.29%
65 to 74 years15,72112.92%, see rank8.52%7.64%
75 to 84 7,8316.44%, see rank4.60%4.25%
85 years and over1,8951.56%, see rank1.73%1.85%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical age data.

Education for the 25 Years and Over

 Surprise, AZArizonaU.S.
Total 25 Years and Over Population81,636, 100%4,284,776209,056,129
Less Than High School5,948, 7.29%, see rank14.11%13.67%
High School Graduate21,054, 25.79%, see rank24.51%27.95%
Some College or Associate Degree31,535, 38.63%, see rank34.29%29.09%
Bachelor Degree15,204, 18.62%, see rank17.13%18.27%
Master, Doctorate, or Professional Degree7,895, 9.67%, see rank9.97%11.01%
USA.com Education Index#13.90, see rank13.5013.54
# Higher USA.com Education Index means more educated population.

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical education level data.

School Enrollment

 Surprise, AZ ArizonaU.S.
Total PublicPrivatePublicPrivatePublicPrivate
Nursery School, Preschool, Kindergarten3,90477.69%22.31%76.80%23.20%71.30%28.70%
Elementary School (Grades 1-8)15,60695.28%, see rank4.72%, see rank93.55%6.45%89.86%10.14%
High School (Grades 9-12)6,05297.77%, see rank2.23%, see rank93.98%6.02%90.60%9.40%
College5,58188.60%, see rank11.40%, see rank86.81%13.19%78.37%21.63%
Graduate School1,62856.20%, see rank43.80%, see rank65.70%34.30%58.86%41.14%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical school enrollment data.

Household and Family

 Surprise, AZArizonaU.S.
Total Households44,472, 100%2,387,246116,211,092
Average Household Size2.73, see rank2.692.63
1 Person Households9,559, 21.49%, see rank27.24%27.57%
2 or More Person Households34,913, 78.51%, see rank72.76%72.43%
Family Households (Families)33,077, 74.38%, see rank65.74%66.22%
Average Family Size3.25, see rank3.403.32
Married-Couple Family26,566, 59.74%, see rank47.63%48.42%
Nonfamily Households11,395, 25.62%, see rank34.26%33.78%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical household and family data.

Marital Status of 15 Years and Over

 Surprise, AZ%ArizonaU.S.
15 Years and Over Total93,407see rank5,211,077252,974,135
Males, 15 Years and Over44,164100%, see rank2,570,191123,281,364
Never Married9,80622.20%, see rank36.00%35.77%
Married28,86365.35%, see rank50.64%52.04%
Widowed1,4223.22%, see rank2.57%2.57%
Divorced4,0739.22%, see rank10.79%9.62%
Females, 15 Years and Over49,243100%, see rank2,640,886129,692,771
Never Married9,18518.65%, see rank28.84%29.48%
Married28,86758.62%, see rank48.81%49.19%
Widowed4,0568.24%, see rank8.48%9.16%
Divorced7,13514.49%, see rank13.87%12.16%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical marital status data.

Place of Birth and Citizenship

 Surprise, AZ%ArizonaU.S.
Native110,94591.20%, see rank86.53%86.93%
Born in the State of Residence39,08832.13%, see rank38.39%58.73%
Born in Different State70,60958.04%, see rank46.89%26.78%
Born in Puerto Rico, U.S. Island Areas,
or Born Abroad to American Parent(s)
1,2481.03%, see rank1.25%1.42%
Foreign Born10,7038.80%, see rank13.47%13.07%
Foreign Born with U.S. Citizenship6,0374.96%, see rank5.17%5.99%
Foreign Born without U.S. Citizenship4,6663.84%, see rank8.29%7.09%
Born In Europe2,2551.85%, see rank1.26%1.53%
Born In Asia2,7802.29%, see rank2.43%3.82%
Born In Africa4570.38%, see rank0.37%0.55%
Born In Oceania530.04%, see rank0.06%0.07%
Born In Latin America4,2413.49%, see rank8.72%6.83%
Born In Northern America9170.75%, see rank0.63%0.26%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical place of birth and citizenship data.

Language Spoken at Home

 Surprise, AZ%ArizonaU.S.
English38,57086.73%, see rank73.10%79.39%
Spanish3,7368.40%, see rank19.32%11.75%
Other Indo-European Languages1,1302.54%, see rank2.92%4.52%
Asian and Pacific Islander Languages5471.23%, see rank2.13%3.36%
Other4891.10%, see rank2.53%0.99%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical language spoken at home data.

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