Surprise is a city in Maricopa County, AZ

About Surprise

AZ’s 10th largest-city

Surprise is a city in Maricopa County, in the U.S. state of Arizona. The population was 30,848 at the 2000 census; however, rapid expansion has boosted the city’s population to 117,517 at the 2010 census, an increase of 281%. As such, it is the second-fastest-expanding municipality in the greater Phoenix metropolitan area (after Gilbert) and, between 1990 and 2000, it was the sixth-fastest-expanding place among all cities and towns in Arizona. Census estimates in 2017 continue this accelerated growth pattern, with the population now estimated at 134,085. The city has a 10,562-square-foot (981.2 m2) Aquatics Center and Maricopa County’s northwest regional library, a $5.5 million, 20,000-square-foot (1,900 m2) library, along with a 100.3 cost of living index.


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Neighborhood Spotlight: Surprise, AZ

Neighborhood Spotlight: Surprise, AZ

Surprise is a city in Maricopa County, Arizona, that has truly lived up to its name. Part of the greater Phoenix metropolitan area, the population of Surprise grew 281 percent between… Read more ⇢

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