Surprise, AZ Real Estate

According to census data in the year 2000 there were 16,307 housing units in Surprise. This represents a 210.3% growth from 5,256 in 1990.

Of those housing units, 15,825 were located in either urbanized areas or urban clusters, and 482 were located in what is classified as a rural area.

Homeownership rate in Surprise is about 88.1%. Surprise's vacancy rate, including seasonal lodging, is about 23.3%. Average household size is 2.46 people.

The majority of houses, apartments or condos in Surprise were built after 1997.


Housing Size

Housing Units by Size
Studio Type2.10%
One Bedroom16.70%
Two Bedrooms42.60%
Three Bedrooms29.90%
Four Bedrooms8.20%
Five Bedrooms or more0.60%
As % of Housing Units

Owned Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.44
Median year structure was built1997
Median Value of occupied units$128,300
Median Price asked for vacant units$155,000

Rented Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.58
Median year structure was built1992
Median Monthly Rent asked for vacant units$1,146

Owners Finance Status

Housing Finance
Second Mortgage & Equity Loan0.10%
Second Mortgage5.20%
Home Equity Loan4.90%
Simple Mortgage60.50%
Debt Free29.30%
As % of Housing Units
Median part of Monthly Household Income dedicated to covering home ownership costs18.9%