A map comparing the populations of various Valley communities to

cities around the country whose populations are numerically similar.

Phoenix Metropolitan Area:

A US Population Comparison

According to Census 2000

The following cities have populations over 100,000.

Phoenix is bigger than San Diego, Dallas, and San Antonio.
Mesa is bigger than Minneapolis, St. Louis, Pittsburgh, and Cincinnati. 
Glendale is bigger than Akron, Madison, and Ft. Wayne.
Scottsdale is bigger than Montgomery, Shreveport, Lubbock, and Des Moines.
Chandler is bigger than Laredo, Knoxville, Amarillo, and Providence.
Tempe is bigger than Chattanooga, Ft. Lauderdale, Syracuse, and Kansas City, KS.
Gilbert and Peoria are both bigger than South Bend, Manchester, Provo, Erie, Gary, and Berkeley.

All of these cities are bigger than Green Bay.

Primary Source:
U.S. Census Bureau Census 2000
with additional demographics from
The World Gazetteer for world cities.

                 According to Census 2000: Actual Population Statistics

Phoenix (1,321,045) is bigger than:
          San Diego (1,223,400), Dallas (1,188,580), and San Antonio (1,144,646).

Mesa (396,375) is bigger than:
          Minneapolis (382,618), St. Louis (348,189), Pittsburgh (334,563), and Cincinnati (331,285). 

Glendale (218,812) is bigger than:
          Akron (217,074), Madison (208,854), and Ft. Wayne (205,727).

Scottsdale (202,705) is bigger than:
          Montgomery (201,568), Shreveport (200,145), Lubbock (199,564), and Des Moines (198,682).

Chandler (176,581) is bigger than:
          Laredo (176,576), Knoxville (173,890), Amarillo (173,627), and Providence (173,618).

Tempe (158,625) is bigger than:
          Chattanooga (155,554), Ft. Lauderdale (152,397), Tallahassee (150,624), Syracuse (147,306), and
          Kansas City (146,866).

Gilbert (109,697) and Peoria (108,364) are both bigger than:
          South Bend (107,789), Manchester (107,006), Provo (105,166), Erie (103,717), Gary (102,746), and
          Berkeley (102,743).

All of these cities are bigger than Green Bay (102,313).

U.S. Census Bureau