Population of Cities in Arizona (2018)

1
Over 1 Million
9
100,000 to 1 Million
35
10,000 to 100,000

The state of Arizona has a total population of over 7 million people. Its capital city, Phoenix, is the only city in the state to have a population of over 1 million. Just one other city has a population that exceeds 500,000, and that is the city of Tucson. Including Tucson and Phoenix, a total of nine Arizona cities have a population of at least 100,000. There are 34 cities throughout the state that have populations that fall between 10,000 and 100,000 residents.

There are 91 incorporated cities and towns in the state. These incorporated cities have been granted home rule, which means that they are run by a city or town council. Tucson is the oldest incorporated city in the state, having been incorporated in 1877. There are multiple cities that are among the nation’s 100 most populated, including Phoenix, Scottsdale, Mesa, and Tucson. Cities in Arizona can be incorporated provided that they have a population of at least 3,000. There are cities and towns in Arizona, and city leaders generally have more powers than those who run towns. The smallest town in Arizona is Winkelman, which has a population of 353 as of the 2010 U.S. Census.

Arizona has 1 cities with more than a million people, 9 cities with between 100,000 and 1 million people, and 35 cities with between 10,000 and 100,000 people. The largest city in Arizona is Phoenix, with a population of 1,679,243 people.

Phoenix

Phoenix is the only state capital in the U.S. to have a population exceeding one million.

1,679,243

Tucson

Tucson is named for Sentinel Peak and is nicknamed Old Pueblo.

535,236

Mesa

Mesa is a city known for its universities, including Arizona State.

497,275

Chandler

Chandler has been one of the fastest growing municipalities in the U.S. since the 1990s.

254,773

Gilbert

Gilbert is the most populous incorporated town in the nation.

246,601

Glendale

Glendale is home to the University of Phoenix Stadium, which is the stadium of the Arizona Cardinals.

251,269

Scottsdale

Scottsdale is known by its nickname The World's Most Western Town.

260,189

Tempe

This city is known as a hub for education and commerce.

191,588

Surprise

This city is one of the fastest-growing areas in the entire state.

137,717

Name 2018 Population
Phoenix1,679,243
Tucson535,236
Mesa497,275
Scottsdale260,189
Chandler254,773
Glendale251,269
Gilbert246,601
Tempe191,588
Peoria 171,649
Surprise137,717
Yuma97,284
Avondale85,199
Goodyear82,016
Flagstaff74,201
Buckeye70,605
Casa Grande57,970
Lake Havasu City54,647
Maricopa48,487
Marana 46,522
Prescott Valley45,204
Oro Valley44,605
Prescott44,333
Sierra Vista42,832
Apache Junction 42,494
Queen Creek 40,924
Bullhead City40,484
El Mirage35,957
San Luis33,308
Sahuarita29,922
Kingman29,539
Fountain Hills25,038
Florence24,397
Nogales19,768
Eloy17,370
Douglas16,426
Payson15,816
Somerton14,984
Paradise Valley14,857
Coolidge13,144
Cottonwood12,576
Chino Valley11,580
Show Low11,482
Camp Verde11,398
Sedona 10,585
Winslow10,072
Safford9,510
Page7,735
Wickenburg 7,543
Globe7,432
Tolleson7,336
Youngtown6,887
Guadalupe6,494
Litchfield Park6,090
Snowflake5,952
South Tucson5,673
Cave Creek5,604
Bisbee5,255
Holbrook5,184
Eagar5,168
Thatcher5,125
Colorado City4,838
Benson4,802
Pinetop-Lakeside4,494
Clarkdale4,408
Taylor4,343
Dewey-Humboldt4,167
Carefree3,860
Clifton3,838
Quartzsite3,724
St. Johns3,720
Willcox3,405
Williams3,261
Superior3,151
Wellton3,030
Parker3,006
Pima2,481
Star Valley2,315
Kearny2,179
Gila Bend2,111
Springerville2,071
Miami1,791
Huachuca City1,712
Mammoth1,595
Fredonia1,331
Tombstone1,274
Patagonia864
Duncan812
Hayden 613
Tusayan603
Jerome461
Winkelman 350