Surprise, NE Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Surprise, Nebraska - Basic Facts

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The Village of Surprise had a population of 44 as of July 1, 2017. Surprise ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density 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, 2017.

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Surprise, NE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 44
Daytime Population: Workers 2
Daytime Population: Residents 22
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 24
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.55
Population in Households 44
Population in Familes 37
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 112
Diversity Index3 9


Median Household Income $52,941
Average Household Income $75,852
Per Capita Income $30,714


Total Housing Units 23 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 14 (60.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 4 (17.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 6 (26.1%)
Median Home Value $125,000
Average Home Value $171,154


Total Households 17
Average Household Size 2.59
Family Households 12
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.32% -0.46%
Households 0.0% 0.0%
Families 1.21% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.26%
Per Capita Income   4.12%

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, 2017 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 # 538 7th
Population Density # 547 6th
Diversity Index # 416 28th
Median Household Income # 245 58th
Per Capita Income # 169 71st

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