A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Welcome to Surprise ...
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Surprise has a population of 141,836 people<2> (see below for details).
We don't have a date for the establishment of Surprise.
Surprise is 1,350 feet [411 m] above sea level.<3>.
Time Zone: Surprise lies in the Mountain Standard Time Zone (MST) and does not observe daylight saving time
The area code for Surprise: (623)
The ZIP codes for Surprise: 85374, 85378-85379, 85387<4>
Websites for Surprise ...
Official Website: www.surpriseaz.com/
Chamber of Commerce: www.northwestvalley.com/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Surprise had an population of 141,836 people. This is an increase of 20.69% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 359.79% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Surprise had a population of 117,517 people. This makes Surprise the county's 9th most populous community.
The population of Surprise represents 1.84% of the population of Arizona (which has 6,392,017 people), making it the state's 10th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 117,517 people, the population of Surprise increased 280.96% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 30,848 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Surprise.
Communities Also Named Surprise ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 10 communities that are also named Surprise - they are located in British Columbia, California, Indiana, Kansas (2), Nebraska, New York, Ohio, Tennessee and Virginia.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Surprise.
Communities near Surprise ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Surprise.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Surprise. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Surprise.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Surprise. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Surprise.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Surprise. See our Newspapers Page for Surprise.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Surprise ...
Looking for more information about Surprise? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Surprise, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Surprise.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Surprise: www.surpriseaz.com/
The official website for Maricopa County: www.maricopa.gov/
The official website for State of Arizona: https://az.gov/
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This page was last modified: 27 Apr 2022