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Biggest Cities in Arizona

With the help of a map, try to name the most populous cities in Arizona.
2022 U.S. Census estimates. Incorporated places only.
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Last updated: May 22, 2023
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First submittedAugust 20, 2012
Times taken24,663
Average score45.0%
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Population
City
1,644,409
Phoenix
546,574
Tucson
512,498
Mesa
280,711
Chandler
275,346
Gilbert
252,136
Glendale
243,050
Scottsdale
197,866
Peoria
185,950
Tempe
154,198
Surprise
Population
City
105,567
Buckeye
105,406
Goodyear
98,527
Yuma
91,617
Avondale
75,907
Flagstaff
70,734
Queen Creek
66,290
Maricopa
60,032
Casa Grande
58,926
Lake Havasu City
55,962
Marana
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Level ∞
May 22, 2023
The Phoenix suburbs are some of the only places in the United States that are growing right now. Queen Creek only had 4,000 people in the year 2000. Now at over 70,000.
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Level 19
Sep 16, 2012
8/20 surprised that there's a city called Surprise! :)
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Level 52
Jun 5, 2013
Got a 100% with 2:10 left. I live in peoria. :)
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Level 92
Apr 7, 2014
Went to look at the source data, since I was surprised Sun City wasn't on here (only 37k residents, smaller than I thought) and noticed there's a CDP called Willow Canyon with a population of... 1.
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Level 77
Aug 5, 2020
That sounds like Monowi, Nebraska :)
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Level 28
Jun 12, 2014
Should be named "guess all of Phoenix's suburbs."

Anyways, 100 percent, as I live outside of Phoenix.

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Level 85
Nov 11, 2021
There are only 1,660,272 people in the entire world who DON'T live outside of Phoenix.
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Level 66
Dec 27, 2015
Only got 6. I was busy standin' on a corner in Winslow with Glen Frey.
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Level 60
Dec 28, 2015
Likewise… it's such a nice sight to see, after all!
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Level 75
Dec 30, 2015
Surprised that Prescott didn't make the cut. At 40,000+ it's just a little too small.
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Level 56
Apr 16, 2022
I'm in Prescott right now...
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Level 75
Dec 30, 2015
We visited our daughter several times when she lived in Phoenix but I still never heard of half of those cities in Maricopa County.
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Level 73
Aug 15, 2017
I live in Arizona but it still took me a little while to get them all. Fun quiz but has to be awfully hard if you're not from here.
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Level 65
Dec 5, 2017
People from Phoenix are called Phoenicians.
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Level 89
Jun 24, 2018
Super sprawl
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Level 65
Oct 19, 2018
Let me get this straight. Most of the big cities in Arizona are in Maricopa County, but there's a city that's actually called Maricopa, and it's not in Maricopa County?
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Level ∞
Jun 2, 2019
That seems to be the long and short of it.
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Level 87
Jun 3, 2019
I thought Prescott is bigger than Prescott Valley, no? (Either one is a beautiful drive from Phoenix...)
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Level ∞
Jun 3, 2019
Prescott is at #23 with a population of 43,314.
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Level 73
Jun 8, 2019
Prescott is kind of hemmed in by geography whereas Prescott Valley and Chino Valley are more flat land and can just sprawl and sprawl.
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Level 73
Sep 19, 2020
Prescott Valley grew so much those last years that it did pass Prescott recently.

That's kind of a curveball for this quiz purposes though, considering the location, I wondered if there was some typo and I guessed it seconds away from triple zero.

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Level 93
Nov 27, 2019
its stretching the definition of city. I know of villages nearly as big as some of these.
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Level 92
Jun 26, 2020
The difference between a city and a town is not its size. Though it varies by state, in general it's whether or not the... place... is incorporated as a city. The smallest 'city' in Arizona is Tombstone, with a massive population of ~1400, where the largest 'town' is Maricopa with almost 210,000. I think I remember Arizona considering a requirement that any place applying for City status had to have 3000+ residents, but I don't know if that passed.
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Level 59
Jul 15, 2020
Lake havasu city is 100% filthy rich people
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Level 81
May 23, 2023
I got that one correct because of London Bridge.
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Level 36
May 23, 2023
incredibly sad that i only got a few and im an arizonan myself. living in gilbert, i should definitely know more
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Level 55
Jul 31, 2023
Fellow Gilbertite!
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Level 43
Jul 1, 2023
17/20 - I missed Goodyear and I used to live in Litchfield park. How embarrassing, haha!
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Level 55
Jul 31, 2023
Goodyear has absolutely exploded in the last 10 years
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Level 69
Jul 29, 2023
Probably the least US state
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Level 62
Jul 30, 2023
least at what? Being US?
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Level 55
Jul 31, 2023
20/20 for this Gilbert native :)
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Level 82
Oct 23, 2023
Dang it, I should have got Flagstaff. My parents went there (I think for their honeymoon? pre-children, anyway) and I tried to guess it, but realized when the time ended that I was writing Fairbanks instead XD