Latest Data (2017)
Population 185,038
Nationwide Rank 133

Quick Facts

Tempe, Arizona is the 133rd largest city in the United States as of 2017.

Tempe, Arizona is a city.

Tempe, Arizona is as large as it has ever been. In 2017 Tempe had its largest population ever.

Tempe, Arizona's growth is about average. 43% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Tempe, Arizona Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
123 Huntsville, Alabama 194,585 21.5%
124 Columbus, Georgia 194,058 4.0%
125 Grand Prairie, Texas 193,837 51.3%
126 Shreveport, Louisiana 192,036 -4.2%
127 Overland Park, Kansas 191,278 26.0%
128 Tallahassee, Florida 191,049 24.8%
129 Mobile, Alabama 190,265 -4.2%
130 Port St. Lucie, Florida 189,344 112.3%
131 Knoxville, Tennessee 187,347 6.2%
132 Worcester, Massachusetts 185,677 7.6%
133 Tempe, Arizona 185,038 16.4%
134 Cape Coral, Florida 183,365 77.4%
135 Brownsville, Texas 183,299 27.8%
136 McKinney, Texas 181,330 223.8%
137 Providence, Rhode Island 180,393 3.7%
138 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 180,072 5.2%
139 Newport News, Virginia 179,388 -0.4%
140 Chattanooga, Tennessee 179,139 14.2%
141 Rancho Cucamonga, California 177,452 37.4%
142 Frisco, Texas 177,286 402.4%
143 Sioux Falls, South Dakota 176,888 40.8%

Similarly Sized Cities In Arizona

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
84 Chandler 253,458 41.1%
85 Scottsdale 249,950 22.3%
87 Glendale 246,709 11.2%
91 Gilbert 242,354 106.5%
133 Tempe 185,038 16.4%
153 Peoria 168,181 51.5%
203 Surprise 134,085 314.5%
327 Yuma 95,502 20.7%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2017 185,038 133
2016 182,498 133
2015 175,826 138
2014 172,816 142
2013 168,228 143
2012 166,842 144
2011 163,736 145
2010 161,719 145
2009 178,519 130
2008 175,692 130
2007 172,571 130
2006 169,460 132
2005 166,698 134
2004 165,070 132
2003 162,168 134
2002 161,396 133
2001 159,995 131
2000 158,860 130
1990 142,056 127