Population of Cities in Arizona (2017)

1
Over 1 Million
9
100,000 to 1 Million
33
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 33 cities with between 10,000 and 100,000 people. The largest city in Arizona is Phoenix, with a population of 1,615,017 people.

Phoenix

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

1,615,017

Tucson

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

530,706

Mesa

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

484,587

Chandler

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

247,477

Gilbert

Gilbert is the most populous incorporated town in the nation.

237,133

Glendale

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

245,895

Scottsdale

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

246,645

Tempe

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

182,498

Peoria

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

164,173

Surprise

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

132,677

Name 2017 Population
Phoenix1,615,017
Tucson530,706
Mesa484,587
Chandler247,477
Scottsdale246,645
Glendale245,895
Gilbert237,133
Tempe182,498
Peoria164,173
Surprise132,677
Yuma94,906
Avondale82,881
Goodyear77,258
Flagstaff71,459
Buckeye64,629
Casa Grande54,534
Lake Havasu City53,743
Maricopa46,903
Marana43,474
Sierra Vista43,208
Prescott Valley43,132
Prescott42,513
Bullhead City39,970
Apache Junction39,954
Queen Creek35,524
El Mirage35,043
San Luis32,148
Kingman29,029
Sahuarita28,794
Florence25,779
Fountain Hills24,482
Nogales20,008
Eloy17,442
Douglas16,604
Payson15,476
Somerton14,970
Paradise Valley14,355
Coolidge12,528
Cottonwood11,990
Chino Valley11,250
Camp Verde11,238
Show Low11,096
Sedona10,397
Winslow9,754
Safford9,604
Page7,599
Globe7,376
Tolleson7,178
Wickenburg7,115
Youngtown6,759
Litchfield Park5,766
Snowflake5,764
Cave Creek5,476
Bisbee5,221
Holbrook5,074
Thatcher5,027
Eagar4,988
Benson4,870
Colorado City4,818
Clarkdale4,272
Taylor4,217
Clifton3,734
Carefree3,724
Quartzsite3,644
Willcox3,511
Williams3,159
Parker3,026
Superior2,999
Wellton2,968
Pima2,505
Kearny2,075
Gila Bend2,071
Springerville1,995
Miami1,781
Huachuca City1,744
Mammoth1,519
Fredonia1,323
Tombstone1,300
Patagonia878
Duncan804
Hayden635
Jerome455
Winkelman346