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.