These Are The 100 Biggest Cities In Arizona For 2019

Using the latest Census data, we detail the 100 biggest cities in Arizona. You can all see a comprehensive list of all 200 cities and places in Arizona.

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We all love the biggest cities that the Grand Canyon State has to offer. You know the places like Phoenix and Tucson which make all the headlines.

But there are a bunch of other great large cities in Arizona that don't get as much love.

We're going to change that right now.

Using the most recent Census data, we can tell you about all the places in Arizona with a focus on the biggest. We update the data each year and this is our fourth time doing this.

You can click here to see a full table of the full of the 100 biggest cities in Arizona, along with every other place over 1,000 people big. It is sortable by clicking on the headers.

Read on below to see more on the biggest cities. Or for more reading on places to live in Arizona, check out:

How We Determined The Largest Cities In Arizona

We've been ranking and dissecting cities in the Grand Canyon State for over 4 years now -- making this actually the fourth time we've run the numbers. We always use the best data, the US Census. In this case, that means we are using the 2013-2017 American Community Survey.

It what is probably the most simple analysis we run each year, we ranked every place in Arizona from biggest to smallest. The biggest city this year? That would be Phoenix.

The smallest? Houck, although there are places smaller than 1,000 people not listed here, so keep that in mind as we take a look at the top ten.

Phoenix, AZ
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5
/10

Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Population: 1,574,421
Population 2010: 1,450,206
Growth: 8.6%
More on Phoenix: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arizona. With 1,615,017 people, Phoenix is the fifth most populous city nationwide, the most populous state capital in the United States, and the only state capital with a population of more than one million residents.

Tucson, AZ
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4
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Rank Last Year: 2 (No Change)
Population: 530,905
Population 2010: 518,457
Growth: 2.4%
More on Tucson: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Tucson is a city and the county seat of Pima County, Arizona, United States, and home to the University of Arizona. The 2010 United States Census put the population at 520,116, while the 2015 estimated population of the entire Tucson metropolitan statistical area was 980,263. The Tucson MSA forms part of the larger Tucson-Nogales combined statistical area, with a total population of 1,010,025 as of the 2010 Census. Tucson is the second-largest populated city in Arizona behind Phoenix, both of which anchor the Arizona Sun Corridor. The city is located 108 miles southeast of Phoenix and 60mi north of the U.S.-Mexico border. Tucson is the 33rd largest city and the 53rd largest metropolitan area in the United States.

Mesa, AZ
Overall SnackAbility
7
/10

Rank Last Year: 3 (No Change)
Population: 479,317
Population 2010: 439,639
Growth: 9.0%
More on Mesa: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Mesa is a city in Maricopa County, in the U.S. state of Arizona. It is a suburb located about 20 miles east of Phoenix. Mesa is the central city of the East Valley section of the Phoenix Metropolitan Area. It is bordered by Tempe on the west, the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community on the north, Chandler and Gilbert on the south along with Queen Creek, and Apache Junction on the east.

Chandler, AZ
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8.5
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Rank Last Year: 4 (No Change)
Population: 245,160
Population 2010: 229,531
Growth: 6.8%
More on Chandler: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Chandler is a city in Maricopa County, Arizona, United States, and a prominent suburb of the Phoenix, Arizona, Metropolitan Statistical Area. It is bordered to the north and west by Tempe, to the north by Mesa, to the west by Phoenix, to the south by the Gila River Indian Community, and to the east by Gilbert. As of July 2015, the population was 260,828 according to the United States Census Bureau, According to the city's official website, Chandler's Transportation & Development Department estimated the population, as of May 2016, to be 247,328. It also has satellite locations for many technology companies, including Intel and Orbital ATK.

Glendale, AZ
Overall SnackAbility
6
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Rank Last Year: 5 (No Change)
Population: 241,543
Population 2010: 229,687
Growth: 5.2%
More on Glendale: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Glendale is a city in Maricopa County, Arizona, United States, located about nine miles northwest from Downtown Phoenix. According to the 2010 census, the population of the city is 226,721.

Scottsdale, AZ
Overall SnackAbility
9
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Rank Last Year: 7 (Up 1)
Population: 239,283
Population 2010: 218,770
Growth: 9.4%
More on Scottsdale: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Scottsdale is a city in the eastern part of Maricopa County, Arizona, adjacent to the Greater Phoenix Area. Named Scottsdale in 1894 after founder Winfield Scott and incorporated in 1951 with a population of 2,000, the 2015 population of the city is estimated to be 236,839 according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The New York Times described downtown Scottsdale as "a desert version of Miami's South Beach" and as having "plenty of late night partying and a buzzing hotel scene." Its slogan is "The West's Most Western Town."

Gilbert, AZ
Overall SnackAbility
9.5
/10

Rank Last Year: 6 (Down 1)
Population: 232,176
Population 2010: 195,046
Growth: 19.0%
More on Gilbert: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Gilbert is a town in Maricopa County, Arizona, United States, located southeast of Phoenix, within the Phoenix metropolitan area. Once known as the "Hay Shipping Capital of the World", Gilbert is currently the most populous incorporated town in the United States. It is the sixth-largest municipality in Arizona, and the fifth-largest in the Metropolitan Phoenix Area.

Tempe, AZ
Overall SnackAbility
7
/10

Rank Last Year: 8 (No Change)
Population: 178,339
Population 2010: 164,147
Growth: 8.6%
More on Tempe: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Tempe, also known as Hayden's Ferry during the territorial times of Arizona, is a city in Maricopa County, Arizona, United States, with the Census Bureau reporting a 2010 population of 161,719. The city is named after the Vale of Tempe in Greece. Tempe is located in the East Valley section of metropolitan Phoenix; it is bordered by Phoenix and Guadalupe on the west, Scottsdale on the north, Chandler on the south, and Mesa on the east. Tempe is also the location of the main campus of Arizona State University.

Peoria, AZ
Overall SnackAbility
8
/10

Rank Last Year: 9 (No Change)
Population: 161,383
Population 2010: 148,702
Growth: 8.5%
More on Peoria: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Peoria is a city in Maricopa and Yavapai counties in the State of Arizona. Most of the city is located in Maricopa County, while a tiny portion in the north is in Yavapai County. It is a major suburb of Phoenix. According to 2010 Census Bureau releases, the population of the city is 154,065. Peoria is currently the sixth largest city in Arizona for land area, and the ninth largest for population. It was named after Peoria, Illinois. The word "peoria" is a corruption of the Illini word for "prairie fire." It is the spring training home of the San Diego Padres and Seattle Mariners who share the Peoria Sports Complex. In July 2008, Money magazine listed Peoria in its Top 100 Places to Live.

Surprise, AZ
Overall SnackAbility
8.5
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Rank Last Year: 10 (No Change)
Population: 129,534
Population 2010: 103,767
Growth: 24.8%
More on Surprise: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Surprise is a city in Maricopa County, Arizona. The population was 30,848 at the 2000 census; however, rapid expansion has boosted the city's population to 117,517 at the 2010 census, an increase of 281%. As such, it is the second fastest-expanding municipality in the greater Phoenix metropolitan area and, between 1990 and 2000, it was the sixth fastest-expanding place among all cities and towns in Arizona.

Now on to numbers 11-100 Biggest in Arizona

We hope that you find the big city, or really any city, that's right for you. Below is a list of the rest of the biggest cities along with every other place in Arizona.

Have fun snacking around in the Grand Canyon State!

For more reading on Arizona, check out:

Detailed List Of The Biggest Cities In Arizona

Rank City Current Population 2010 Growth
1 Phoenix 1,574,421 1,450,206 8.6%
2 Tucson 530,905 518,457 2.4%
3 Mesa 479,317 439,639 9.0%
4 Chandler 245,160 229,531 6.8%
5 Glendale 241,543 229,687 5.2%
6 Scottsdale 239,283 218,770 9.4%
7 Gilbert 232,176 195,046 19.0%
8 Tempe 178,339 164,147 8.6%
9 Peoria 161,383 148,702 8.5%
10 Surprise 129,534 103,767 24.8%
11 Yuma 93,851 91,179 2.9%
12 San Tan Valley 90,665 64,085 41.5%
13 Avondale 81,590 70,274 16.1%
14 Goodyear 74,953 57,869 29.5%
15 Flagstaff 69,903 63,909 9.4%
16 Casas Adobes 68,919 67,692 1.8%
17 Lake Havasu City 53,463 52,474 1.9%
18 Casa Grande 52,501 43,050 22.0%
19 Catalina Foothills 50,202 52,514 -4.4%
20 Maricopa 46,248 34,809 32.9%
21 Sierra Vista 43,585 42,904 1.6%
22 Oro Valley 42,889 39,776 7.8%
23 Prescott Valley 41,995 37,280 12.6%
24 Marana 41,720 31,443 32.7%
25 Prescott 41,468 39,938 3.8%
26 Bullhead City 39,824 39,925 -0.3%
27 Sun City 39,000 38,339 1.7%
28 Apache Junction 38,452 33,956 13.2%
29 El Mirage 34,400 27,922 23.2%
30 Queen Creek 33,298 23,055 44.4%
31 San Luis 31,509 23,829 32.2%
32 Kingman 28,855 27,790 3.8%
33 Sahuarita 28,257 21,607 30.8%
34 Fortuna Foothills 28,200 27,427 2.8%
35 Drexel Heights 28,187 28,886 -2.4%
36 Florence 26,066 23,616 10.4%
37 Sun City West 25,085 25,796 -2.8%
38 Fountain Hills 24,047 22,506 6.8%
39 Anthem 22,980 19,828 15.9%
40 Green Valley 21,912 21,403 2.4%
41 Nogales 20,233 20,972 -3.5%
42 Rio Rico 18,891 19,270 -2.0%
43 Eloy 17,537 15,125 15.9%
44 Douglas 16,576 17,285 -4.1%
45 Tanque Verde 16,197 16,714 -3.1%
46 Sierra Vista Southeast 15,591 15,297 1.9%
47 Somerton 15,508 13,230 17.2%
48 Payson 15,338 15,026 2.1%
49 Flowing Wells 14,972 16,142 -7.2%
50 New River 14,847 11,710 26.8%
51 Sun Lakes 14,800 13,505 9.6%
52 Fort Mohave 14,583 14,422 1.1%
53 Paradise Valley 13,961 13,198 5.8%
54 Verde Village 12,584 12,952 -2.8%
55 Coolidge 12,221 10,817 13.0%
56 Tucson Estates 12,047 12,106 -0.5%
57 Vail 11,735 9,238 27.0%
58 Cottonwood 11,634 11,280 3.1%
59 Valencia West 11,468 9,153 25.3%
60 Chino Valley 11,155 10,661 4.6%
61 Camp Verde 11,091 10,922 1.5%
62 Arizona City 11,030 5,396 104.4%
63 Show Low 10,860 10,320 5.2%
64 Gold Canyon 10,684 11,157 -4.2%
65 Saddlebrooke 10,300 9,005 14.4%
66 Sedona 10,246 10,307 -0.6%
67 Safford 9,662 9,356 3.3%
68 Winslow 9,517 9,736 -2.2%
69 Tuba City 9,022 8,888 1.5%
70 Golden Valley 8,694 8,405 3.4%
71 Picture Rocks 8,666 8,380 3.4%
72 Catalina 7,751 8,200 -5.5%
73 Corona De Tucson 7,583 4,555 66.5%
74 Page 7,515 7,199 4.4%
75 Globe 7,341 7,557 -2.9%
76 Tolleson 7,052 6,386 10.4%
77 Wickenburg 6,906 6,517 6.0%
78 Youn 6,625 5,684 16.6%
79 Village Of Oak Creek (Big Park) 6,436 6,523 -1.3%
80 Guadalupe 6,270 5,577 12.4%
81 Rincon Valley 6,151 4,298 43.1%
82 Chinle 5,698 4,322 31.8%
83 Litchfield Park 5,686 5,271 7.9%
84 Snowflake 5,668 5,461 3.8%
85 South Tucson 5,624 5,673 -0.9%
86 Doney Park 5,522 6,370 -13.3%
87 Three Points 5,453 5,176 5.4%
88 Cave Creek 5,423 4,911 10.4%
89 Summit 5,349 3,637 47.1%
90 Bisbee 5,261 5,715 -7.9%
91 Avra Valley 5,227 6,689 -21.9%
92 Williamson 5,108 5,509 -7.3%
93 Paulden 5,064 4,333 16.9%
94 Lake Montezuma 5,013 4,112 21.9%
95 Holbrook 5,005 5,100 -1.9%
96 Thatcher 4,982 4,667 6.7%
97 Citrus Park 4,924 3,727 32.1%
98 Benson 4,916 5,056 -2.8%
99 Eagar 4,894 4,682 4.5%
100 Colorado City 4,809 4,722 1.8%
101 Kayenta 4,630 4,668 -0.8%
102 San Carlos 4,395 5,523 -20.4%
103 Whiteriver 4,198 3,908 7.4%
104 Clarkdale 4,197 4,098 2.4%
105 Taylor 4,120 4,010 2.7%
106 Fort Defiance 4,118 4,349 -5.3%
107 Lake Of The Woods 3,975 4,294 -7.4%
108 Oracle 3,729 3,228 15.5%
109 San Manuel 3,714 4,377 -15.1%
110 Quartzsite 3,669 3,653 0.4%
111 Carefree 3,657 3,341 9.5%
112 Clifton 3,638 3,140 15.9%
113 Willcox 3,557 3,767 -5.6%
114 Ajo 3,525 3,206 10.0%
115 St. Johns 3,502 3,454 1.4%
116 Avenue B And C 3,444 3,817 -9.8%
117 Swift Trail Junction 3,304 2,124 55.6%
118 Window Rock 3,282 3,612 -9.1%
119 Cornville 3,167 2,830 11.9%
120 Williams 3,114 2,999 3.8%
121 Parker 3,074 3,173 -3.1%
122 Kachina Village 3,013 3,154 -4.5%
123 Mohave Valley 2,984 2,261 32.0%
124 Superior 2,954 2,799 5.5%
125 Wellton 2,950 2,730 8.1%
126 Black Canyon City 2,892 2,499 15.7%
127 Linden 2,856 2,890 -1.2%
128 Desert Hills 2,838 1,805 57.2%
129 Sells 2,688 2,272 18.3%
130 Pima 2,495 2,415 3.3%
131 Dolan Springs 2,479 1,655 49.8%
132 White Mountain Lake 2,476 1,866 32.7%
133 Huachuca City 2,348 1,913 22.7%
134 Sacaton 2,338 3,580 -34.7%
135 Cordes Lakes 2,328 2,531 -8.0%
136 Kearny 2,249 2,090 7.6%
137 Miami 2,238 2,114 5.9%
138 Cibecue 2,218 1,483 49.6%
139 Whetstone 2,191 2,442 -10.3%
140 Rio Verde 2,028 1,757 15.4%
141 Valle Vista 1,959 1,887 3.8%
142 Mayer 1,948 944 106.4%
143 First Mesa 1,928 1,961 -1.7%
144 Cienega Springs 1,926 2,869 -32.9%
145 Gila Bend 1,882 1,646 14.3%
146 Pirtleville 1,838 1,264 45.4%
147 Bylas 1,834 1,563 17.3%
148 Star Valley 1,816 2,403 -24.4%
149 Springerville 1,751 2,663 -34.2%
150 Bagdad 1,737 1,956 -11.2%
151 Kaibito 1,712 1,838 -6.9%
152 Second Mesa 1,695 1,120 51.3%
153 Morenci 1,689 2,091 -19.2%
154 Pinetop Country Club 1,677 2,507 -33.1%
155 St. David 1,667 1,808 -7.8%
156 Lukachukai 1,660 1,790 -7.3%
157 Blackwater 1,653 520 217.9%
158 Parks 1,652 900 83.6%
159 Peridot 1,648 1,114 47.9%
160 North Fork 1,634 1,755 -6.9%
161 Scenic 1,608 657 144.7%
162 Tonto Basin 1,601 847 89.0%
163 Pine 1,591 2,133 -25.4%
164 Beaver Dam 1,587 1,104 43.8%
165 Mammoth 1,582 1,099 43.9%
166 Centennial Park 1,550 831 86.5%
167 Lechee 1,527 1,611 -5.2%
168 Mescal 1,509 1,345 12.2%
169 Tombstone 1,459 1,307 11.6%
170 Congress 1,454 1,575 -7.7%
171 Grand Canyon Village 1,438 1,193 20.5%
172 Claypool 1,428 1,920 -25.6%
173 Cactus Flats 1,423 1,515 -6.1%
174 Spring Valley 1,404 1,241 13.1%
175 Donovan Estates 1,373 1,486 -7.6%
176 Tubac 1,365 685 99.3%
177 Many Farms 1,322 1,719 -23.1%
178 Dilkon 1,320 1,465 -9.9%
179 Tsaile 1,308 885 47.8%
180 Salome 1,296 1,100 17.8%
181 Leupp 1,295 1,076 20.4%
182 Golden Shores 1,294 2,236 -42.1%
183 Canyon Day 1,293 398 224.9%
184 Komatke 1,283 1,124 14.1%
185 Moenkopi 1,273 654 94.6%
186 Joseph City 1,260 1,477 -14.7%
187 Wagon Wheel 1,259 2,284 -44.9%
188 St. Michaels 1,245 950 31.1%
189 Aguila 1,240 528 134.8%
190 Fredonia 1,236 1,167 5.9%
191 Peach Springs 1,228 617 99.0%
192 Fort Valley 1,195 1,166 2.5%
193 Casa Blanca 1,189 1,300 -8.5%
194 Arivaca Junction 1,187 1,145 3.7%
195 Cameron 1,178 1,177 0.1%
196 Arizona Village 1,129 1,083 4.2%
197 Rainbow City 1,114 1,290 -13.6%
198 Shongopovi 1,067 1,316 -18.9%
199 Ganado 1,035 1,383 -25.2%
200 Houck 1,030 1,143 -9.9%

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