Suhr, Aargau

This article is about a municipality of Switzerland. For other uses, see Suhr.

Coat of arms
Coordinates: 47°22′N 8°5′E / 47.367°N 8.083°E / 47.367; 8.083Coordinates: 47°22′N 8°5′E / 47.367°N 8.083°E / 47.367; 8.083
Country Switzerland
Canton Aargau
District Aarau
  Total 10.61 km2 (4.10 sq mi)
Elevation 397 m (1,302 ft)
Population (Dec 2015[2])
  Total 9,904
  Density 930/km2 (2,400/sq mi)
Postal code 5034
SFOS number 4012
Surrounded by Aarau, Buchs, Gränichen, Hunzenschwil, Oberentfelden, Rupperswil, Unterentfelden
Twin towns Castelnuovo Rangone (Italy)
SFSO statistics

Suhr is a municipality in the district of Aarau of the canton of Aargau in Switzerland.


Suhr has an area, as of 2006, of 10.6 km2 (4.1 sq mi). Of this area, 29.9% is used for agricultural purposes, while 44.4% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 25.2% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (0.5%) is non-productive (rivers or lakes).[3]

Coat of arms

The blazon of the municipal coat of arms is Gules a Latin Cross pattee Argent and in Chief two Mullets of Five of the same and Coupeaux Vert.[4]


Suhr has a population (as of 31 December 2015) of 9,904.[5] As of 2008, 30.5% of the population was made up of foreign nationals.[6] Over the last 10 years the population has grown at a rate of 19.2%. Most of the population (as of 2000) speaks German (84.2%), with Italian being second most common ( 4.3%) and Serbo-Croatian being third ( 2.6%).[3]

The age distribution, as of 2008, in Suhr is; 1,057 children or 11.1% of the population are between 0 and 9 years old and 1,099 teenagers or 11.5% are between 10 and 19. Of the adult population, 1,331 people or 13.9% of the population are between 20 and 29 years old. 1,422 people or 14.9% are between 30 and 39, 1,536 people or 16.1% are between 40 and 49, and 1,252 people or 13.1% are between 50 and 59. The senior population distribution is 847 people or 8.9% of the population are between 60 and 69 years old, 602 people or 6.3% are between 70 and 79, there are 353 people or 3.7% who are between 80 and 89,and there are 57 people or 0.6% who are 90 and older.[7]

As of 2000, there were 491 homes with 1 or 2 persons in the household, 1,971 homes with 3 or 4 persons in the household, and 1,077 homes with 5 or more persons in the household. The average number of people per household was 2.23 individuals.[8] In 2008 there were 1,169 single family homes (or 26.9% of the total) out of a total of 4,353 homes and apartments.[9]

In the 2007 federal election the most popular party was the SVP which received 31.2% of the vote. The next three most popular parties were the SP (22.1%), the FDP (12.5%) and the CVP (9%).[3]

In Suhr about 67.8% of the population (between age 25-64) have completed either non-mandatory upper secondary education or additional higher education (either university or a Fachhochschule).[3] Of the school age population (in the 2008/2009 school year), there are 752 students attending primary school, there are 269 students attending secondary school, there are 214 students attending tertiary or university level schooling in the municipality.[8]

The historical population is given in the following table:[8]

Historical population
1975 7,433    
1980 7,096−4.5%
1990 7,751+9.2%
2000 8,259+6.6%


It lies just off the A1 St. MargrethenGeneva motorway.

Heritage sites of national significance

The Catholic parish church of the Holy Ghost is listed as a Swiss heritage site of national significance.[10]


Stadion Brugglifeld

Stadion Brugglifeld, a multi-purpose stadium,is located in Suhr. It is currently used mostly for football matches and is the home stadium of FC Aarau. The current capacity is 9249 seats and it was first used on 12 October 1924.


As of 2007, Suhr had an unemployment rate of 2.98%. As of 2005, there were 65 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 18 businesses involved in this sector. 1,002 people are employed in the secondary sector and there are 57 businesses in this sector. 3,102 people are employed in the tertiary sector, with 224 businesses in this sector.[3]

As of 2000 there was a total of 4,418 workers who lived in the municipality. Of these, 3,434 or about 77.7% of the residents worked outside suhr while 2,589 people commuted into the municipality for work. There were a total of 3,573 jobs (of at least 6 hours per week) in the municipality.[11]


SIS Swiss International School Suhr is in the city.[12]


From the 2000 census, 2,449 or 29.0% are Roman Catholic, while 3,774 or 44.7% belonged to the Swiss Reformed Church. Of the rest of the population, there are 16 individuals (or about 0.19% of the population) who belong to the Christian Catholic faith.[8]


  1. Arealstatistik Standard - Gemeindedaten nach 4 Hauptbereichen
  2. Swiss Federal Statistical Office - STAT-TAB, online database – Ständige und nichtständige Wohnbevölkerung nach institutionellen Gliederungen, Geburtsort und Staatsangehörigkeit (German) accessed 30 August 2016
  3. 1 2 3 4 5 Swiss Federal Statistical Office accessed 26-January-2010
  4. Flags of the accessed 26-January-2010
  5. Swiss Federal Statistical Office - STAT-TAB, online database – Ständige und nichtständige Wohnbevölkerung nach institutionellen Gliederungen, Geburtsort und Staatsangehörigkeit (German) accessed 30 August 2016
  6. Statistical Department of Canton Aargau -Bereich 01 -Bevölkerung (German) accessed 20 January 2010
  7. Statistical Department of Canton Aargau -Bevölkerungsdaten für den Kanton Aargau und die Gemeinden (Archiv) (German) accessed 20 January 2010
  8. 1 2 3 4 Statistical Department of Canton Aargau - Aargauer Zahlen 2009 (German) accessed 20 January 2010
  9. Statistical Department of Canton Aargau (German) accessed 20 January 2010
  10. Swiss inventory of cultural property of national and regional significance 21.11.2008 version, (German) accessed 26-Jan-2010
  11. Statistical Department of Canton Aargau-Bereich 11 Verkehr und Nachrichtenwesen (German) accessed 21 January 2010
  12. "Suhr." SIS Swiss International School. Retrieved on February 9, 2016. "Reiherweg 2b 5034 Suhr"
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