Economy

Workforce
Workforce: 2,096,653
Unemployment Rate: 9.6%
Right-to-Work State: Yes
Demographics
City Population (2010): 117,517
Households:     43,272
Median Household Income:  $61,208
Median Age: 36.8
County Population: 3,817,117
City of Surprise cost of living index:
Phoenix Metro cost of living index:
(US average = 100)
94.6
96.0
Local Taxes
Retail Tax: 2.2%
Bar & Restaurant Tax: 3.2%
Construction Tax:     3.7%
Cost of Living
City of Surprise index:
Phoenix Metro index:
 
US Average = 100
94.6
96
.0
City Awards
Foreign Direct Investment Magazine:     Most Business Friendly
Best FDI Strategy
Best Infrastructure

Surprise Demographic Report (2010)

Surprise Workforce Study (2009)

Surprise Employer Report (2010)

Surprise Economic Characteristics (2005 -2009)

Surprise Void Study 2011

Local area unemployment statistics (Special Unemployment Report)