The area covered by the city is 105.75 sq. mile (273.9 km2). It is situated 1175 ft above sea level. The city comprises of 126275 inhabitants. Male proportion in the population is 47 percent and that of female is 53 percent. The median resident age is 36 years. 84.44 percent population is Caucasian, 5.47 percent is African American, 1.97 percent is Asian, 8 percent belongs to different races. 29 percent of the population comprises of youth. 87 percent English, 8 percent Spanish and 5 percent other languages are speaking by the people in the area. The average household size is 2.46 and the average family size is 2.75.
The education system of the area is of average scale. Student to Teacher ratio is 23:1. 72 percent residents completed high school education, 65.2 percent passed college exam, 27.7 percent completed their Bachelors degree, 9.6 percent attained Masters Degree and 2 percent passed Professional degree exam. Prominent educational institutions of the city are Sonoran Heights Elementary School, Paradise Education center, Canyon Ridge. There are total 11 public Schools in the city.
The per Capita income in the city of Surprise is $24604. The median household income is $69973 and the median income occupied by owner is $63263. Major proportion of the industry is covered by services industry .10.6 percent of the employers work in health care and education industry, 19.3 percent are working in the retail service industry, 9.41 percent in the manufacturing sector and 10.1 percent in the transportation industry. Top employers in the city are Walmart, city of Surprise, Fry’s food and drugs, kohl and Safeway. Unemployment rate is 5.4 percent in the area that is 34 percent lower than the national average. Poverty level is 8.4 percent that is 39 percent lower than the national level. Housing prices are higher than the neighborhood areas. The median home price is $189200 and rent is $1242 that is 26 percent high than the national average. 75.6 percent of the residents are living in their own houses while 24.4 percent of the houses are occupied by the renters. The cost of living in the area is high as compare to the income of the people.
Temperature of the city is high in summer and mild in winter. Air quality index and pollution index is 74 and 4063380 respectively. The community provides complete guidelines for initiating business in the area. Small Business Assistance Program (SBAP) gives one on one counseling and training for encouraging entrepreneurship in the area. There are strategies for establishing business in the area that consists of Business Planning, Business Marketing, Selection of locations, Legal issues etc. Everything in the city is well managed and organized in the city. There is Economic Development Services Department that serves the emerging entrepreneurs. They are in close contact with real estate industry and provide assistance to the new coming investors. The city is headed by the council form government with Mayor as its head.