ARIZONA NEWS

5 Arizona cities among fastest growing in nation, according to census data

May 31, 2022, 10:45 AM
(Photo by Jeff Overs/BBC News & Current Affairs via Getty Images)...
(Photo by Jeff Overs/BBC News & Current Affairs via Getty Images)
(Photo by Jeff Overs/BBC News & Current Affairs via Getty Images)

PHOENIX — Arizona is one of the hottest states in the nation and it’s not only due to the temperature.

Five cities in the Grand Canyon State were among the fastest growing with a population of at least 50,000 between July 2020 and July 2021, according to estimates released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau.

The East Valley suburb of Queen Creek had the third-highest rate of growth at 8.9%, to push its population to 66,346.

Buckeye was right behind Queen Creek at No. 4 with an increase of 8.6%.

A pair of Pinal County cities made the list, with Casa Grande coming in at No. 8 with a 6.2% increase. Maricopa was No. 9 with a growth rate of 6.1%.

Goodyear rounded out the Arizona cities at No. 11 with a 5.4% increase.

Arizona’s five cities were the most of any state on the list, followed by three each for Texas, Florida and Idaho.

The central Texas cities of Georgetown and Leander were the only ones to have a greater population growth than Queen Creek.

Phoenix didn’t make the population rate growth list, but it did come in second on the list of numeric increase by cities.

The state capital gained 13,224 residents between July 2020 and July 2021, trailing only San Antonio, Texas.

Lifetime Windows & Doors

We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Pass it along to the KTAR News team here.

Arizona News

(Facebook Photo/Arizona Supreme Court)...
Associated Press

Arizona high court won’t fast-track Arizona AG’s election fight appeal

The Arizona Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to fast-track an appeal from Republican Attorney General Mark Brnovich after a judge sided with Democratic Secretary of State Katie Hobbs over election rules.
10 hours ago
(Karrin Taylor Robson Photo; KTAR News Photo/Jeremy Schnell)...
KTAR.com

Ducey endorses Taylor Robson in Arizona GOP governor’s race

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey endorsed gubernatorial hopeful Karrin Taylor Robson in the GOP race, he announced Thursday.
10 hours ago
(AP Photo/John Locher)...
KTAR.com

Phoenix agrees to leave additional water in Lake Mead in effort to slow reservoir’s decline

The Phoenix City Council last week agreed to leave additional Colorado River water in Lake Mead in an effort to slow the reservoir's decline.
10 hours ago
Tyson Ritter (R) of The All-American Rejects performs during the Vans Warped Tour 25th Anniversary ...
KTAR.com

The All-American Rejects to headline emo music festival at Phoenix Raceway

Get ready to comb your hair over one eye as a music festival coming to Phoenix Raceway later this year will feature multiple emo bands, headlined by The All-American Rejects.
10 hours ago
(Pexels Photo)...
KTAR.com

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey signs bill expanding training to increase teacher numbers

Arizona public schools now have greater access to recruitment and training options for teachers and other educational leaders after a bill expanding training was signed Tuesday by Gov. Doug Ducey.
10 hours ago
(File Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)...
KTAR.com

3 arrested after 86 undocumented immigrants found in Phoenix

Three people were arrested last week for allegedly conspiring to smuggle nearly 90 undocumented immigrants into Phoenix for profit, authorities said. 
10 hours ago

Sponsored Articles

...
Carla Berg, MHS, Deputy Director, Public Health Services, Arizona Department of Health Services

Vaccines are safe if you are pregnant or breastfeeding

Are you pregnant? Do you have a friend or loved one who’s expecting?
...
Carla Berg, MHS, Deputy Director, Public Health Services, Arizona Department of Health Services

Update your child’s vaccines before kindergarten

So, your little one starts kindergarten soon. How exciting! You still have a few months before the school year starts, so now’s the time to make sure students-to-be have the vaccines needed to stay safe as they head into a new chapter of life.
...
Christina O’Haver

BE FAST to spot a stroke

Every 40 seconds—that’s how often someone has a stroke in the United States. It’s the fifth leading cause of death among Americans, with someone dying of a stroke every 3.5 minutes.
5 Arizona cities among fastest growing in nation, according to census data