Surprise, Arizona has a population of some 32,848, according to was taken in 2000. However, the rapid increase in the population to some 117,517, according to the census that was taken 2010. This represents an increase in the population of 281%. This makes the community of Surprise the second fastest growing municipality in the greater Phoenix metro area next to Gilbert, Arizona.
There is an Aquatics Center that is 10,562 square feet large as well as the 20,000 square foot $5.5 million dollar Northwest Regional Library in the County of Maricopa., along with a 100.3 cost of living index. In addition, the community of Sunrise has a 100.3 cost of living index.
In 1938, the community of Sunrise was established by a woman named Flora Statler, who called the community Surprise when she reportedly said that she would be a surprise if the community ever amounted to anything. The officials of Surprise had previously believed that the community of Surprise was established by the husband of Mrs. Statler, who was a state legislator and a real estate developer. However, property records were discovered that listed Mrs. that listed Mrs. Statler as the owner of the property.
While there was only a gas station and a few homes on the one square mile on the parcel of property after it was subdivided in order to construct inexpensive homes for agricultural workers. The community of Surprise has an ever increasing population growth in past years. The year 1960, brought the incorporation of the community of Sunrise. In 1960, the location of the community of Sunrise was bounded by Dysart Road in the west, Bell Road in the north, Mirage Road in the east, as well as Greenway Road in the south. Numerous retirees have relocated to the community of Sunrise during the late 1990's and the early 2000's. The reason is that the community of Sunrise is a resort like community that also has age restrictions. The houses have been constructed by the property development company of Del Webb. The community of Surprise is approximately five miles northwest of original Sun City that was constructed by the Del Webb development company. The community of Sunrise is also located next to Sun City West.
There were 6,260 units of housing, having an average density of 234.0 for each square mile. There were 9,725 families, 30,848 people, and 12,484 households' that were residing in the community of Sunrise, according to the census that was taken in 2000. The population density was 443.9 people for each square mile. The racial makeup of the community of Surprise was 1.19% 23.29% Latinos, or Hispanics 0.43% Native Indian, 2.61 Black or African, .05% were Pacific Islanders.
There were some 12,484 households in the community of Sunrise. Some 21.5% of these households had children under the age of 18 years old residing with them. Some 69.5% were couples who were living together and were married. Some 5.4% were occupied by a female without a husband being present. Some 22.1% weren't families. Some 17.9% of all of the households in the community of Sunrise were comprised of individuals. Some 8.9% had someone residing with them who were at least 65 years old. The size of the average household was 2.46 people. The size of the average family was 2.75 people.
There were 94.9 males for every 100 females who were at least 18 years old. The median age of the population of the community of Sunrise was 46 years old. Some 25.4% were at least 65 years old. Some 19.19% were under the age of 18 years old. Some 25.3% were between the ages of 45 years old to 64 years old. Some 22.4% were 25 years old to 44 years old. Some 7.0% were between 18 years old and 24 years old.
Some $44,156 was the median household income for an individual. Some $47,899 was the median income for a family. Some $26,347 was the average income for females, while the median income for Males was $33,079. Around 8.7% of individuals and some 5.6% of families were living below the poverty level. This includes 3.3% of those who are at least 65 Years old, as well as 16.7% of those under the age 18 years old.
The population of the community of Sunrise was 117,517 according to the census that was taken in 2010. In 2007 the City Council of Surprise unanimously agreed to approve a reimbursement agreement for the infrastructure with Westcor. This would facilitate the building of the largest regional shopping center mall in Arizona, known as Prasada. The agreement requires Westcor to bear the cost of the building as well as the installation, to a maximum of $240 million in infrastructure at the Prasada location, which is next to SR-303 in the community of Surprise. The community of Surprise will reimburse Westcor for their expenses by rebating the sales tax that will be generated by Prasada, after assuming the ownership of the infrastructure. When this project is completed the community of Surprise expects to gain some $60 million every year in sales taxes and projects that Prasada will create over 20,000 jobs for local people.