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Surprise, Arizona

Surprise, Arizona
Full nameCity of Surprise, Arizona
Official nameCity of Surprise, Arizona
Settlement typeCity
CountryUnited States
Total Area69.5 sq mi (180 km2)
Land Area69.46 sq mi (179.9 km2)
Water Area0.04 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation1175 ft (358.1 m)
Total Population117517 (2010)
Density (pop.)413.3/km2 (1070.7/sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneMST (no DST) (UTC-7)
ZIP code85374, 85378-85379, 85387-85388
Area code623
FIPS code04-71510

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Surprise is a city in Maricopa County, Arizona, USA. The population was 30,848 at the 2000 census; however, rapid growth has boosted the city's population to 117,517 at the 2010 census, an increase of 281%. As such, it is the second fastest-growing municipality in the greater Phoenix metropolitan area (after Gilbert) and, between 1990 and 2000, it was the sixth fastest-growing place among all cities and towns in Arizona.

The city has a 10562 sqft (981.2 m2) Aquatics Center, Maricopa County's northwest regional library, a $5.5 million, 20000 sqft (1858.1 m2) library, and a 100.3 cost of living index.

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