Payson, Arizona Population 2024

16,959

Payson is a city located in Gila County Arizona. Payson has a 2024 population of 16,959. Payson is currently growing at a rate of 0.91% annually and its population has increased by 3.43% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 16,396 in 2020.

The average household income in Payson is $77,971 with a poverty rate of 9.39%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Payson is 59 years, 58.5 years for males, and 60.2 years for females.

Payson Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Payson was:

  • White: 88.88%
  • Two or more races: 4.78%
  • Other race: 3.09%
  • Native American: 1.51%
  • Asian: 1.16%
  • Black or African American: 0.59%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
State
Arizona
Land Area (mi²)
19.3 sq mi
Density (mi²)
876.50/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
3.43% (563)
The current population of Payson, Arizona is 16,959 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 16,396.

Payson, Arizona Population 2024

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Payson Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White14,54388.88%
Two or more races7824.78%
Other race5053.09%
Native American2471.51%
Asian1891.16%
Black or African American970.59%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Two or more races

Other race

Native American

Asian

Black or African American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Payson Population by Race

Payson Population Pyramid 2024

Payson Median Age

59

Total

58.5

Male

60.2

Female

Payson Adults

There are 13,724 adults, (6,162 of whom are seniors) in Payson.

Payson Age Dependency

116.4

Age Dependency Ratio

81.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Payson Sex Ratio

Female8,57552.4%
Male7,78847.6%

Payson Population by Age

Payson Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All7,5582.1176.723.3
Married3,8122.6980.819.2
Non Family3,0841.1573.126.9
Female4913.4866.433.6
Male1712.8678.421.6
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2.72

Average Family Size

2.11

Average Household Size

76.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Payson Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Payson Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Payson Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 33.9%.

Payson Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$37,986

Average Earnings

$47,060

Average Male

$31,099

Average Female

Payson Earnings by Educational Attainment

Payson Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Payson Language

89.55% of Payson residents speak only English, while 10.45% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 7.21% of the population.

Payson Language

Payson Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White13,3051,36410.25%
Black925863.04%
Multiple776557.09%
Hispanic2,101291.38%
Native189105.29%
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9.39%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.8%

Male Poverty Rate

10.82%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Payson

The race most likely to be in poverty in Payson is Black, with 63.04% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Payson is Hispanic, with 1.38% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.16%. Among those working part-time, it was 5.08%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.72%.

Payson Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade21.77%
High School12.09%
Some College7.83%
Bachelors or Greater6.1%
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Payson Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed42.59%
Female Employed3.76%
Male Employed1.2%
Female Unemployed
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Payson Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Payson Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Payson Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

56.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

60.6%

Male Marriage Rate

53.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Payson Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Payson Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Payson Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Payson Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,775

Number of Veterans

1,582

Male Veterans

193

Female Veterans

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Payson Veterans by War

count

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Payson Veterans by Age

count

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Payson Veterans by Race

Payson Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

8.32%

Veteran Poverty Rate

38.15%

Veteran Disability Rate

Payson Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

44.6%

Labor Force Participation

41.4%

Employment Rate

7%

Unemployment Rate

Payson Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Payson Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Payson Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

34.33%

Born in Payson

95.52%

Native Born

4.48%

Foreign Born

1.52%

Non Citizen

2.96%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.52% of Payson residents were born in the United States, with 34.33% having been born in Arizona. 1.52% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Payson Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202917,7241530.87%
202817,5711530.88%
202717,4181530.89%
202617,2651530.89%
202517,1121530.9%
202416,9591530.91%
202316,8061530.92%
202216,6531530.93%
202116,5001040.63%
202016,3965713.61%
201915,8251430.91%
201815,6821230.79%
201715,5591150.74%
201615,4441701.11%
201515,274200.13%
201415,254440.29%
201315,210540.36%
201215,156-86-0.56%
201115,242-77-0.5%
201015,3191,69912.47%
200013,6205,24362.59%
19908,3773,30965.29%
19805,068
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Payson Population by Year