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Surprise
  • Suburb of Phoenix, AZ

Report Card

grade B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade B minus
  3. Housing
    grade B minus
  4. Nightlife
    grade B minus
  5. Good for Families
    grade B
  6. Diversity
    grade A minus
  7. Jobs
    grade B
  8. Weather
    grade A+
  9. Cost of Living
    grade C
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade B+
  12. Commute
    grade C+

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Surprise is a suburb of Phoenix with a population of 145,591. Surprise is in Maricopa County. Living in Surprise offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Surprise there are a lot of parks. Many families, young professionals, and retirees live in Surprise and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Surprise are above average.

About

About Surprise...
Population
145,591

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$352,600
National
$281,900
Median Rent
$1,822
National
$1,268
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    22%
  • Own
    78%
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Surprise Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade B minus
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    79.2
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    1.3
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    14.9
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    22.7
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    131.7
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    1,175
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    96.7
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A minus
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    23%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    20%
    national  21%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    38%
    national  28%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    national  26%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    national  11%

Working in Surprise

Jobs
grade B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$87,756
National
$75,149

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