Surprise demographics profile

StatisticSurpriseArizonaNational
Population127,4926,728,577318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)1,1825791
Median age39.937.137.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)66%53%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1840%42%43%
Speak English86%73%79%
Speak Spanish9%20%13%
Surprise, AZ has a population of 127,492 and is the 217th largest city in the United States. The population density is 1,182 per sq mi which is 1956% higher than the Arizona average and 1205% higher than the national average. The median age in Surprise is 40 which is approximately 8% higher than the Arizona average of 37. In Surprise, 66% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 86% speak English and 9% speak Spanish. 31% of Surprise residents were born in Arizona, 59% were born out of state, 2% were born outside of the United States and 9% were foreign born.
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  • The population density in Surprise is 1956% higher than Arizona.
  • The median age in Surprise is 8% higher than Arizona.
  • In Surprise 84.60% of the population is White.
  • In Surprise 6.36% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Surprise 2.15% of the population is Asian.

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Surprise population breakdown by race

RaceSurpriseArizonaNational
White84.60%77.80%73.35%
Black or African American6.36%4.27%12.63%
Asian2.15%3.05%5.22%
American Indian0.47%4.41%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.17%0.19%0.18%
Mixed race3.18%3.31%3.06%
Other race3.07%6.97%4.75%
In Surprise, 18.2% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Surprise, AZ demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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