When it comes to size, Phoenix is much larger than Scottsdale. With a population of over 1.6 million people, Phoenix is the fifth-largest city in the United States. On the other hand, Scottsdale has a population of just over 250,000 people. This means that Phoenix is more than six times larger than Scottsdale in terms of population.
The size difference between Phoenix and Scottsdale also affects the crime rate. Since Phoenix has more people living in it, crime rates are naturally higher than in Scottsdale. Additionally, Phoenix is more urban than Scottsdale, which means that crime rates tend to be higher in urban areas than in suburban areas. If you're looking for a list of cities, counties or zip codes in Arizona, you can find a spreadsheet with current population, income, housing demographics and more for every city, county or zip code in Arizona.
Although it can be difficult to choose between Phoenix and Scottsdale, both cities offer great amenities and are close to each other. Residents of both cities can enjoy the benefits of living in either one.