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Surprise has the 166th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 9.3% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Surprise is part of the Phoenix metro area. Unemployment in the Phoenix area is 4%, which is higher than the national average, and is getting better. Phoenix has the 16th largest local economy in the US, and a average cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Surprise is below average at $46,700, and the median cost of a home in Surprise is $171,700, which is the same as the national average. 28% of workers in Surprise hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 92% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Surprise. 76% of Surprise workers drive to work alone, 2% take public transit, 11% carpool, and 9% walk. People in Surprise spend an average of 32 minutes commuting to work, which is longer than the national average of 26 minutes.