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The location of Surprise

Welcome to Surprise ...

The village of Surprise is located in Butler County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Surprise has a population of 41 people<1> (see below for details).

Surprise is 1,530 feet [466 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Surprise lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Surprise: (402) and (531)<3>

The ZIP code for Surprise: 68667<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Surprise had a population of 43 people. This makes Surprise the county's 12th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 43 people, the population of Surprise decreased 2.27% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 44 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Surprise had an population of 41 people. This is a decrease of 4.65% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 6.82% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Surprise.

Communities near Surprise ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Seward   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the Southeast (SE) of Surprise

Located in Seward County

David City   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Surprise

Stromsburg   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West (W) of Surprise

Located in Polk County

Osceola   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West (W) of Surprise

Located in Polk County

Utica   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South (S) of Surprise

Located in Seward County

Shelby   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Surprise

Located in Polk County

Bellwood   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North (N) of Surprise

Rising City   [Map]

Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) of Surprise

Brainard   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East (E) of Surprise

Waco   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Surprise

Located in York County

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby 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 Arizona, British Columbia, California, Indiana, Kansas (2), New York, Ohio, Tennessee and Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Surprise.

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Surprise. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Surprise. Our list includes 4 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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.

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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Surprise, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Surprise.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Surprise. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Surprise.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Surprise - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Area code (531) is an overlay for area code (402).

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<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a village (such as Surprise). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Surprise or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Surprise) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Surprise. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Surprise

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Surprise. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.1050, Longitude: -97.3110     [Map].

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