Buckeye, Arizona

Buckeye, Arizona is one of the fastest-growing cities in the Phoenix metropolitan area, and in the state of Arizona as a whole. According to the US Census Bureau, the city’s population grew from just over 6,500 in 2000 to more than 82,000 in 2020, a growth rate of more than 1,100%.

Casa Grande, Arizona

A consistent characteristic of these fast-growing cities is the ability to maintain a small town feel while maintaining continual growth. Casa Grande, Arizona, is a prime example of a community with small town charm and modern opportunities, with plentiful bike trails, museums, theaters, and a thriving historic downtown area.

Flagstaff, Arizona

Flagstaff is an excellent place to live for anyone looking for the charm of a mid-sized mountain town surrounded by Ponderosa Pine forests. Abundant outdoor activities, moderate summer temperatures, good schools, friendly residents, and many local amenities make life here full of simple pleasures.

Maricopa City, Arizona

Maricopa city is the eighth fastest-growing American City. The city and the neighboring metropolitan region continued to grow in population even during the pandemic. Emigration, or individuals voluntarily moving here, is the primary source of migration rather than natural movement, which is determined by births minus deaths.

Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona

Phoenix/Scottsdale population growth has led the nation for five years in a row. Throughout the year, it boasts beaming sun and delightfully warm temperatures, and its expanses of dry dessert are amongst the reasons why it is so well-loved. The current metro area population had an increase of 1.4% in 2024.

Queen Creek, Arizona

The list for fastest-growing cities in the U.S. moves from the Lone Star State over to Queen Creek, Arizona, in Maricopa and Pinal County just southeast of Phoenix. The location of Queen Creek right below the San Tan mountains provides fertile soil for a variety of crops, providing many agricultural-based attractions in town including Schnepf Farms.