10 Interesting Facts About Surprise, Arizona

Facts About Surprise, Arizona

Facts About Surprise

  • Surprise is a city in Maricopa County, in the U.S. state of Arizona.
  • The city was founded in 1938 by Flora Mae Statler, who named it Surprise as she “would be surprised if the town ever amounted to much”.
  • The city is the spring training home of the Kansas City Royals and the Texas Rangers baseball teams.
  • According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 85.6 square miles, of which 85.5 square miles is land and 0.04 square miles is water.
  • Surprise experienced dramatic growth over the following years and was officially incorporated as a city in 1960.
  • Surprise is located at 33°38′19″N 112°21′02″W / 33.63861°N 112.35056°W (33.638632, -112.350434).
  • The City of Surprise is the 10th largest city in Arizona with a population of 135,450 as of 2019.
  • The estimated elevation of Surprise is 358 m above sea level.
  • The Dysart Unified School District serves the city of Surprise.
  • The city of surprise was incorporated into a city in 1960.


Facts About Surprise, Arizona
Facts About Surprise, Arizona