100 Biggest Cities In Arizona For 2021

Using the latest Census data, we detail the 100 biggest cities in Arizona. You can all see a comprehensive list of all 207 cities and places in Arizona.

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:

The 10 Biggest Cities In Arizona

Phoenix, AZ
Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility
5
/10

Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Population: 1,633,017
Population 2010: 1,450,206
Growth: 12.6%
More on Phoenix: Crime ReportHomes For Sale | Data

Tucson, AZ
Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility
4
/10

Rank Last Year: 2 (No Change)
Population: 541,482
Population 2010: 518,457
Growth: 4.4%
More on Tucson: Crime ReportHomes For Sale | Data

Mesa, AZ
Overall SnackAbility
7
/10

Rank Last Year: 3 (No Change)
Population: 499,720
Population 2010: 439,639
Growth: 13.7%
More on Mesa: Crime ReportHomes For Sale | Data

Chandler, AZ
Overall SnackAbility
8.5
/10

Rank Last Year: 4 (No Change)
Population: 252,692
Population 2010: 229,531
Growth: 10.1%
More on Chandler: Crime ReportHomes For Sale | Data

Scottsdale, AZ
Overall SnackAbility
8.5
/10

Rank Last Year: 7 (Up 2)
Population: 250,602
Population 2010: 218,770
Growth: 14.6%
More on Scottsdale: Crime ReportHomes For Sale | Data

Glendale, AZ
Overall SnackAbility
6
/10

Rank Last Year: 5 (Down 1)
Population: 247,813
Population 2010: 229,687
Growth: 7.9%
More on Glendale: Crime ReportHomes For Sale | Data

Gilbert, AZ
Overall SnackAbility
9
/10

Rank Last Year: 6 (Down 1)
Population: 243,254
Population 2010: 195,046
Growth: 24.7%
More on Gilbert: Crime ReportHomes For Sale | Data

Tempe, AZ
Overall SnackAbility
7
/10

Rank Last Year: 8 (No Change)
Population: 187,454
Population 2010: 164,147
Growth: 14.2%
More on Tempe: Crime ReportHomes For Sale | Data

Peoria, AZ
Overall SnackAbility
8
/10

Rank Last Year: 9 (No Change)
Population: 168,196
Population 2010: 148,702
Growth: 13.1%
More on Peoria: Crime ReportHomes For Sale | Data

Surprise, AZ
Overall SnackAbility
8.5
/10

Rank Last Year: 10 (No Change)
Population: 135,450
Population 2010: 103,767
Growth: 30.5%
More on Surprise: Crime ReportHomes For Sale | Data

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? Casa Blanca, 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.

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 1,633,017 1,450,206 12.6%
2 Tucson 541,482 518,457 4.4%
3 Mesa 499,720 439,639 13.7%
4 Chandler 252,692 229,531 10.1%
5 Scottsdale 250,602 218,770 14.6%
6 Glendale 247,813 229,687 7.9%
7 Gilbert 243,254 195,046 24.7%
8 Tempe 187,454 164,147 14.2%
9 Peoria 168,196 148,702 13.1%
10 Surprise 135,450 103,767 30.5%
11 San Tan Valley 96,692 64,085 50.9%
12 Yuma 96,349 91,179 5.7%
13 Avondale 84,736 70,274 20.6%
14 Goodyear 80,371 57,869 38.9%
15 Flagstaff 72,402 63,909 13.3%
16 Casas Adobes 70,166 67,692 3.7%
17 Casa Grande 55,653 43,050 29.3%
18 Lake Havasu City 54,495 52,474 3.9%
19 Catalina Foothills 50,454 52,514 -3.9%
20 Maricopa 48,629 34,809 39.7%
21 Marana 45,279 31,443 44.0%
22 Oro Valley 44,630 39,776 12.2%
23 Prescott Valley 44,311 37,280 18.9%
24 Sierra Vista 43,398 42,904 1.2%
25 Queen Creek 43,129 23,055 87.1%
26 Prescott 42,785 39,938 7.1%
27 Apache Junction 40,592 33,956 19.5%
28 Bullhead City 40,252 39,925 0.8%
29 Sun City 38,877 38,339 1.4%
30 El Mirage 35,333 27,922 26.5%
31 San Luis 32,985 23,829 38.4%
32 Fortuna Foothills 29,955 27,427 9.2%
33 Sahuarita 29,905 21,607 38.4%
34 Kingman 29,726 27,790 7.0%
35 Drexel Heights 29,568 28,886 2.4%
36 Florence 26,420 23,616 11.9%
37 Sun City West 25,544 25,796 -1.0%
38 Fountain Hills 24,729 22,506 9.9%
39 Anthem 22,468 19,828 13.3%
40 Green Valley 20,902 21,403 -2.3%
41 Nogales 20,201 20,972 -3.7%
42 Rio Rico 19,581 19,270 1.6%
43 Eloy 18,666 15,125 23.4%
44 Douglas 16,307 17,285 -5.7%
45 Somerton 16,146 13,230 22.0%
46 New River 15,910 11,710 35.9%
47 Sierra Vista Southeast 15,841 15,297 3.6%
48 Flowing Wells 15,755 16,142 -2.4%
49 Tanque Verde 15,638 16,714 -6.4%
50 Fort Mohave 15,593 14,422 8.1%
51 Payson 15,545 15,026 3.5%
52 Sun Lakes 14,473 13,505 7.2%
53 Paradise Valley 14,362 13,198 8.8%
54 New Kingman-Butler 13,933 14,500 -3.9%
55 Vail 12,982 9,238 40.5%
56 Verde Village 12,903 12,952 -0.4%
57 Coolidge 12,685 10,817 17.3%
58 Tucson Estates 11,960 12,106 -1.2%
59 Cottonwood 11,959 11,280 6.0%
60 Valencia West 11,796 9,153 28.9%
61 Chino Valley 11,670 10,661 9.5%
62 Gold Canyon 11,612 11,157 4.1%
63 Arizona City 11,200 5,396 107.6%
64 Camp Verde 11,196 10,922 2.5%
65 Show Low 11,130 10,320 7.8%
66 Saddlebrooke 10,945 9,005 21.5%
67 Sedona 10,322 10,307 0.1%
68 Safford 9,749 9,356 4.2%
69 Picture Rocks 9,653 8,380 15.2%
70 Winslow 9,476 9,736 -2.7%
71 Golden Valley 9,079 8,405 8.0%
72 Tuba City 8,609 8,888 -3.1%
73 Corona De Tucson 8,470 4,555 85.9%
74 Catalina 7,910 8,200 -3.5%
75 Page 7,531 7,199 4.6%
76 Wickenburg 7,495 6,517 15.0%
77 Globe 7,348 7,557 -2.8%
78 Tolleson 7,246 6,386 13.5%
79 Youn 6,802 5,684 19.7%
80 Guadalupe 6,482 5,577 16.2%
81 Village Of Oak Creek (Big Park) 6,375 6,523 -2.3%
82 Avra Valley 6,203 6,689 -7.3%
83 Litchfield Park 6,073 5,271 15.2%
84 Snowflake 5,811 5,461 6.4%
85 Cave Creek 5,670 4,911 15.5%
86 South Tucson 5,667 5,673 -0.1%
87 Kayenta 5,512 4,668 18.1%
88 Citrus Park 5,376 3,727 44.2%
89 Williamson 5,347 5,509 -2.9%
90 Rincon Valley 5,346 4,298 24.4%
91 Bisbee 5,203 5,715 -9.0%
92 Paulden 5,189 4,333 19.8%
93 Thatcher 5,047 4,667 8.1%
94 Holbrook 5,037 5,100 -1.2%
95 Doney Park 5,021 6,370 -21.2%
96 Eagar 4,890 4,682 4.4%
97 Chinle 4,879 4,322 12.9%
98 Benson 4,878 5,056 -3.5%
99 Colorado City 4,836 4,722 2.4%
100 Three Points 4,801 5,176 -7.2%
101 Summit 4,707 3,637 29.4%
102 Fort Defiance 4,590 4,349 5.5%
103 San Carlos 4,451 5,523 -19.4%
104 Pinetop-Lakeside 4,370 4,215 3.7%
105 Lake Montezuma 4,329 4,112 5.3%
106 Whiteriver 4,296 3,908 9.9%
107 Clarkdale 4,271 4,098 4.2%
108 Taylor 4,202 4,010 4.8%
109 Dewey-Humboldt 4,063 3,936 3.2%
110 Carefree 3,811 3,341 14.1%
111 Avenue B And C 3,797 3,817 -0.5%
112 Quartzsite 3,714 3,653 1.7%
113 Clifton 3,703 3,140 17.9%
114 San Manuel 3,692 4,377 -15.6%
115 Lake Of The Woods 3,683 4,294 -14.2%
116 Oracle 3,656 3,228 13.3%
117 Willcox 3,533 3,767 -6.2%
118 St. Johns 3,497 3,454 1.2%
119 Cornville 3,351 2,830 18.4%
120 Williams 3,176 2,999 5.9%
121 Parker 3,132 3,173 -1.3%
122 Superior 3,071 2,799 9.7%
123 Wellton 3,007 2,730 10.1%
124 Kachina Village 2,932 3,154 -7.0%
125 Swift Trail Junction 2,915 2,124 37.2%
126 Ajo 2,841 3,206 -11.4%
127 Black Canyon City 2,825 2,499 13.0%
128 Linden 2,798 2,890 -3.2%
129 Central Heights-Midland City 2,774 2,714 2.2%
130 White Mountain Lake 2,700 1,866 44.7%
131 Heber-Overgaard 2,695 2,800 -3.8%
132 Mohave Valley 2,675 2,261 18.3%
133 Desert Hills 2,616 1,805 44.9%
134 Sells 2,609 2,272 14.8%
135 Cordes Lakes 2,586 2,531 2.2%
136 Pima 2,513 2,415 4.1%
137 Window Rock 2,454 3,612 -32.1%
138 Whetstone 2,304 2,442 -5.7%
139 Kearny 2,250 2,090 7.7%
140 Grand Canyon Village 2,239 1,193 87.7%
141 Dolan Springs 2,222 1,655 34.3%
142 Valle Vista 2,195 1,887 16.3%
143 Rio Verde 2,180 1,757 24.1%
144 Cibecue 2,173 1,483 46.5%
145 Miami 2,094 2,114 -0.9%
146 Springerville 2,031 2,663 -23.7%
147 Huachuca City 1,948 1,913 1.8%
148 First Mesa 1,937 1,961 -1.2%
149 Mayer 1,930 944 104.4%
150 Gila Bend 1,853 1,646 12.6%
151 Cienega Springs 1,830 2,869 -36.2%
152 Sacaton 1,824 3,580 -49.1%
153 Second Mesa 1,823 1,120 62.8%
154 Pine 1,817 2,133 -14.8%
155 Bagdad 1,774 1,956 -9.3%
156 Scenic 1,701 657 158.9%
157 Bylas 1,687 1,563 7.9%
158 Tonto Basin 1,685 847 98.9%
159 North Fork 1,676 1,755 -4.5%
160 Peridot 1,676 1,114 50.4%
161 Joseph City 1,672 1,477 13.2%
162 Blackwater 1,660 520 219.2%
163 Kaibito 1,657 1,838 -9.8%
164 Mammoth 1,653 1,099 50.4%
165 Congress 1,632 1,575 3.6%
166 Canyon Day 1,629 398 309.3%
167 Star Valley 1,603 2,403 -33.3%
168 Spring Valley 1,596 1,241 28.6%
169 Morenci 1,576 2,091 -24.6%
170 Pirtleville 1,572 1,264 24.4%
171 Lechee 1,561 1,611 -3.1%
172 Mescal 1,527 1,345 13.5%
173 Lukachukai 1,497 1,790 -16.4%
174 Parks 1,496 900 66.2%
175 Wagon Wheel 1,461 2,284 -36.0%
176 Pinetop Country Club 1,437 2,507 -42.7%
177 Donovan Estates 1,394 1,486 -6.2%
178 Salome 1,379 1,100 25.4%
179 Tubac 1,375 685 100.7%
180 Cactus Flats 1,372 1,515 -9.4%
181 Centennial Park 1,366 831 64.4%
182 Tsaile 1,364 885 54.1%
183 Leupp 1,362 1,076 26.6%
184 Beaver Dam 1,349 1,104 22.2%
185 Peach Springs 1,301 617 110.9%
186 Fort Valley 1,257 1,166 7.8%
187 Moenkopi 1,252 654 91.4%
188 Arivaca Junction 1,248 1,145 9.0%
189 Six Shooter Canyon 1,241 1,030 20.5%
190 St. David 1,233 1,808 -31.8%
191 Ak-Chin Village 1,228 903 36.0%
192 Meadview 1,211 1,284 -5.7%
193 Tombstone 1,209 1,307 -7.5%
194 Many Farms 1,188 1,719 -30.9%
195 Dilkon 1,188 1,465 -18.9%
196 Claypool 1,176 1,920 -38.8%
197 Ehrenberg 1,160 639 81.5%
198 St. Michaels 1,125 950 18.4%
199 Arizona Village 1,117 1,083 3.1%
200 Bouse 1,108 825 34.3%
201 Hotevilla-Bacavi 1,097 996 10.1%
202 Dudleyville 1,068 1,508 -29.2%
203 Rainbow City 1,041 1,290 -19.3%
204 Fredonia 1,040 1,167 -10.9%
205 Shongopovi 1,017 1,316 -22.7%
206 Wilhoit 1,009 959 5.2%
207 Casa Blanca 1,004 1,300 -22.8%

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