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The Town of Payson had a population of 16,284 as of July 1, 2020. Payson ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Arizona. See peer rankings below.
The primary coordinate point for Payson is located at latitude 34.2309 and longitude -111.3251 in Gila County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Payson encompass a land area of 19.47 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Gila County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 4,921 feet.
The Town of Payson (GNIS ID: 2413121) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.
Arizona is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of Payson is located within Payson Division of Gila County.
|Total Population||16,284 (100%)|
|Population in Households||15,949 (97.9%)|
|Population in Families||12,207 (75.0%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||335 ( 2.1%)|
|Median Household Income||$43,378|
|Average Household Income||$63,074|
|% of Income for Mortgage4||22%|
|Per Capita Income||$28,797|
|Total HU (Housing Units)||9,615 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||4,880 (50.8%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||2,516 (26.2%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||2,219 (23.1%)|
|Median Home Value||$225,308|
|Average Home Value||$261,514|
|Housing Affordability Index3||114|
|Average Household Size||2.16|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||1.29%|
|Per Capita Income||2.26%|
|Owner Occupied HU||0.75%|
The table below compares Payson to the other 450 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arizona by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.
|Total Population||# 49||89th|
|Population Density||# 76||83rd|
|Median Household Income||# 220||51st|
|Housing Affordability Index||# 123||27th|
|Per Capita Income||# 108||76th|
|Diversity Index||# 244||46th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Arizona Census Data Comparison Tool.