Population of Cities in Arizona (2020)

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.

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

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

Scottsdale

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

266,961

Chandler

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

258,421

Glendale

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

253,956

Gilbert

Gilbert is the most populous incorporated town in the nation.

251,335

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 2020 Population Location
Phoenix1,711,356Map
Tucson537,501Map
Mesa503,619Map
Scottsdale266,961Map
Chandler258,421Map
Glendale253,956Map
Gilbert251,335Map
Tempe196,133Map
Peoria175,387Map
Surprise140,237Map
Yuma98,473Map
Avondale86,358Map
Goodyear84,395Map
Flagstaff75,572Map
Buckeye73,593Map
Casa Grande59,688Map
Lake Havasu City55,099Map
Maricopa49,279Map
Marana48,046Map
Prescott Valley46,240Map
Prescott45,243Map
Oro Valley45,017Map
Apache Junction43,764Map
Queen Creek43,624Map
Sierra Vista42,644Map
Bullhead City40,741Map
El Mirage36,414Map
San Luis33,888Map
Sahuarita30,486Map
Kingman29,794Map
Fountain Hills25,316Map
Florence23,706Map
Nogales19,648Map
Eloy17,334Map
Douglas16,337Map
Payson15,986Map
Paradise Valley15,108Map
Somerton14,991Map
Coolidge13,452Map
Cottonwood12,869Map
Chino Valley11,745Map
Show Low11,675Map
Camp Verde11,478Map
Sedona10,679Map
Winslow10,231Map
Safford9,463Map
Page7,803Map
Wickenburg7,757Map
Globe7,460Map
Tolleson7,415Map
Youngtown6,951Map
Guadalupe6,573Map
Litchfield Park6,252Map
Snowflake6,046Map
South Tucson5,687Map
Cave Creek5,668Map
Bisbee5,272Map
Eagar5,258Map
Holbrook5,239Map
Thatcher5,174Map
Colorado City4,848Map
Benson4,768Map
Pinetop-Lakeside4,552Map
Clarkdale4,476Map
Taylor4,406Map
Dewey-Humboldt4,226Map
Carefree3,928Map
Clifton3,890Map
St. Johns3,796Map
Quartzsite3,764Map
Willcox3,352Map
Williams3,312Map
Superior3,227Map
Wellton3,061Map
Parker2,996Map
Pima2,469Map
Star Valley2,329Map
Kearny2,231Map
Gila Bend2,131Map
Springerville2,109Map
Miami1,796Map
Huachuca City1,696Map
Mammoth1,633Map
Fredonia1,335Map
Tombstone1,261Map
Patagonia857Map
Duncan816Map
Tusayan609Map
Hayden602Map
Jerome464Map
Winkelman352Map