Payson is a city located in Gila County Arizona. With a 2020 population of 16,093, it is the 37th largest city in Arizona and the 2216th largest city in the United States . Payson is currently growing at a rate of 0.88% annually and its population has increased by 5.18% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 15,301 in 2010. Payson reached it's highest population of 16,093 in 2021. Spanning over 19 miles, Payson has a population density of 832 people per square mile.
The average household income in Payson is $68,076 with a poverty rate of 10.77%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $966 per month, and the median house value is $236,300. The median age in Payson is 60 years, 59.4 years for males, and 60.6 years for females.