Surprise, NE Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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The Village of Surprise had a population of 43 as of July 1, 2016. Surprise ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Nebraska. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Surprise is located at latitude 41.1044 and longitude -97.309 in Butler County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Surprise (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.39 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Butler County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,578 feet.

The Village of Surprise (GNIS ID: 2399936) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Surprise is located within Township of Read, a minor civil division (MCD) of Butler County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Surprise population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Surprise, NE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 43
Population in Households 43
Population in Familes 37
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 110
Diversity Index2 5


Total Households 18
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 13
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 23 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 14 (60.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 4 (17.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 5 (21.7%)
Median Home Value $133,333
Average Home Value $203,571


Median Household Income $50,000
Average Household Income $71,187
Per Capita Income $31,230
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.0% 0.0%
Households 0.92% 0.0%
Families 2.71% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.17%
Per Capita Income   2.67%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Surprise, NE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Surprise to the other 580 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Nebraska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 540 7th
Population Density1 # 548 6th
Diversity Index2 # 531 9th
Median Household Income # 284 54th
Per Capita Income # 82 86th

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