Payson, Arizona Population 2020

15,940
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Payson is a city located in Arizona. With a 2020 population of 15,940, it is the 36th largest city in Arizona and the 2217th largest city in the United States. Payson is currently growing at a rate of 0.73% annually and its population has increased by 4.18% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 15,301 in 2010. Spanning over 19 miles, Payson has a population density of 824 people per square mile.

The average household income in Payson is $65,431 with a poverty rate of 12.36%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $958 per month, and the median house value is $221,700. The median age in Payson is 58.8 years, 58 years for males, and 59.4 years for females. For every 100 females there are 87.5 males.

Payson Demographics

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

  • White: 90.65%
  • Native American: 3.52%
  • Other race: 2.59%
  • Two or more races: 1.26%
  • Asian: 1.00%
  • Black or African American: 0.97%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Payson, Arizona is 15,940, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 15,710.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 15,301.

Payson, Arizona Population 2020

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202054,4092600.48%
201954,1492600.48%
201853,8892600.48%
201753,6292250.42%
201653,4043980.75%
201553,006-64-0.12%
201453,070480.09%
201353,022190.04%
201253,003-441-0.83%
201153,444-127-0.24%
201053,5710.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White13,99690.65%
American Indian and Alaska Native5443.52%
Some Other Race4002.59%
Two or More Races1951.26%
Asian1541.00%
Black or African American1500.97%
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Payson Population Pyramid 2020

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Payson Median Age

58.8


Total

58


Male

59.4


Female

Payson Adults

There are 13,513 adults, (5,655 of whom are seniors) in Payson.

Payson Age Dependency

96.5

Age Dependency Ratio

72

Old Age Dependency Ratio

24.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Payson Sex Ratio

Female

8,233

53.33%

Male

7,206

46.67%

Payson Households and Families

Payson Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Payson Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married85.9%14.1%
Male79%21%
All74.4%25.6%
Non Family64.9%35.1%
Female40.2%59.8%

74.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,8532.274.4
Married3,7182.5485.9
Non Family2,3851.2864.9
Female6123.4840.2
Male1383.4379

2.64

Average Family Size

2.2

Average Household Size

6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Payson Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3292.60%
9th to 12th Grade7095.61%
High School Graduate3,43727.20%
Some College3,85230.49%
Associates Degree1,1128.80%
Bachelors Degree1,96715.57%
Graduate Degree1,2289.72%
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Payson Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White11,32710,6703,071
Hispanic59136650
Native American42932332
Other Race21310113
Multiple Races13211529
Asian1119713
Black8837

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 94.20%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 27.11%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,195$35,865$26,348
Less Than High School$$$
High School Grad$26,731$31,048$25,620
Some College$30,351$32,132$23,260
Bachelors Degree$42,399$62,411$40,967
Graduate Degree$$$

$31,195

Average Earnings

$35,865

Average Male

$26,348

Average Female

Payson Language

Payson Language by Age

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Payson Language

92.75% of Payson residents speak only English, while 7.25% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.50% of the population.

Payson Poverty

Payson Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White13,3831,62412.13%
Black13011185.38%
Hispanic842657.72%
Native5086011.81%
Multiple1954523.08%
Other40051.25%

12.36%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.27%

Male Poverty Rate

12.44%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Payson

The race most likely to be in poverty in Payson is Black, with 85.38% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Payson is Other, with 1.25% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.24%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.06%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 15.13%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School30.82%
High School11.72%
Some College8.72%
Bachelors or Greater4.01%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed47.62%
Male Unemployed35.84%
Female Employed8.32%
Male Employed5.26%

Payson Income

Payson Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$50,049$65,431
Families$58,588$75,825
Married Families$64,889-
Non Families$30,807$43,543
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Payson Marital Status

Payson Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

56.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

59.5%

Male Marriage Rate

53.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Payson Married by Age and Sex

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Payson Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Payson Marital Status by Race

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Payson Veterans

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1,774

Number of Veterans

1,655

Male Veterans

119

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam861
Korea367
First Gulf War123
World War II84
Second Gulf War19
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Age Group Veterans
75+711
65 to 74666
55 to 64281
35 to 54116
18 to 34
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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,68813.55%
Hispanic547.83%
2 or More4228.38%
Indian327.21%
Black1213.64%

Payson Veterans by Education

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13.68%

Veteran Poverty Rate

38.43%

Veteran Disability Rate

Payson Employment Status

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43.5%

Labor Force Participation

41.5%

Employment Rate

4.6%

Unemployment Rate

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Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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35.40%

Born in Arizona

96.04%

Native Born

3.96%

Foreign Born

1.71%

Non Citizen

2.25%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.04% of Payson residents were born in the United States, with 35.40% having been born in Arizona. 1.71% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202015,9401150.73%
201915,8251150.73%
201815,7101430.92%
201715,5671150.74%
201615,4521771.16%
201515,275160.10%
201415,259440.29%
201315,215530.35%
201215,162-81-0.53%
201115,243-78-0.51%
201015,3211,7011.18%
200013,6205,2434.98%
19908,3773,3095.15%
19805,0680.00%