Population of Cities in Arizona (2019)

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 1,711,356 people.

Phoenix

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

1,711,356

Tucson

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

537,501

Mesa

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

503,619

Chandler

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

258,421

Gilbert

Gilbert is the most populous incorporated town in the nation.

251,335

Glendale

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

253,956

Scottsdale

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

266,961

Tempe

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

196,133

Peoria

Peoria was once listed as one of the World's Top 100 Places to Live by Money magazine.

175,387

Surprise

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

140,237

Name 2019 Population
Phoenix1,711,356
Tucson537,501
Mesa503,619
Scottsdale266,961
Chandler258,421
Glendale253,956
Gilbert251,335
Tempe196,133
Peoria175,387
Surprise140,237
Yuma98,473
Avondale86,358
Goodyear84,395
Flagstaff75,572
Buckeye73,593
Casa Grande59,688
Lake Havasu City55,099
Maricopa49,279
Marana48,046
Prescott Valley46,240
Prescott45,243
Oro Valley45,017
Apache Junction43,764
Queen Creek43,624
Sierra Vista42,644
Bullhead City40,741
El Mirage36,414
San Luis33,888
Sahuarita30,486
Kingman29,794
Fountain Hills25,316
Florence23,706
Nogales19,648
Eloy17,334
Douglas16,337
Payson15,986
Paradise Valley15,108
Somerton14,991
Coolidge13,452
Cottonwood12,869
Chino Valley11,745
Show Low11,675
Camp Verde11,478
Sedona10,679
Winslow10,231
Safford9,463
Page7,803
Wickenburg7,757
Globe7,460
Tolleson7,415
Youngtown6,951
Guadalupe6,573
Litchfield Park6,252
Snowflake6,046
South Tucson5,687
Cave Creek5,668
Bisbee5,272
Eagar5,258
Holbrook5,239
Thatcher5,174
Colorado City4,848
Benson4,768
Pinetop-Lakeside4,552
Clarkdale4,476
Taylor4,406
Dewey-Humboldt4,226
Carefree3,928
Clifton3,890
St. Johns3,796
Quartzsite3,764
Willcox3,352
Williams3,312
Superior3,227
Wellton3,061
Parker2,996
Pima2,469
Star Valley2,329
Kearny2,231
Gila Bend2,131
Springerville2,109
Miami1,796
Huachuca City1,696
Mammoth1,633
Fredonia1,335
Tombstone1,261
Patagonia857
Duncan816
Tusayan609
Hayden602
Jerome464
Winkelman352