Payson, Arizona Population 2022

16,233
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Payson is a city located in Gila County Arizona. Payson has a 2020 population of 16,233. Payson is currently growing at a rate of 0.87% annually and its population has increased by 5.97% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 15,319 in 2010.

The average household income in Payson is $68,076 with a poverty rate of 9.30%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $985 per month, and the median house value is $252,700. The median age in Payson is 60 years, 59.4 years for males, and 60.6 years for females.

Payson Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Paysonwas:

  • White: 89.06%
  • Other race: 3.78%
  • Native American: 3.72%
  • Asian: 1.35%
  • Two or more races: 1.24%
  • Black or African American: 0.85%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Payson, Arizona is 16,233 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 16,233.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 15,319.

Payson, Arizona Population 2022

2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201053,5610.00%
201153,440-121-0.23%
201252,994-446-0.84%
201353,005110.02%
201453,044390.07%
201552,978-66-0.12%
201653,3563780.71%
201753,5782220.41%
201853,8012230.41%
201954,0182170.40%
202054,2352170.40%
202154,4522170.40%

Payson Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White13,99089.06%
Black or African American1330.85%
American Indian and Alaska Native5853.72%
Asian2121.35%
Some Other Race5933.78%
Two or More Races1951.24%
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Payson Population by Race

Payson Population Pyramid 2022

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Payson Median Age

59.8


Total

59


Male

60.7


Female

Payson Adults

There are 13,744 adults, (5,900 of whom are seniors) in Payson.

Payson Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

75.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

25

Child Dependency Ratio

Payson Sex Ratio

Female

8,406

53.51%

Male

7,302

46.49%

Payson Population by Age

Payson Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Payson Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married86%14%
Male81.3%18.8%
All73.8%26.2%
Non Family62.5%37.5%
Female46.1%53.9%

73.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Payson Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,3932.0873.8
Married3,8442.4886
Male963.0381.3
Female5183.7346.1
Non Family2,9351.2462.5

2.57

Average Family Size

2.08

Average Household Size

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Payson Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2561.98%
9th to 12th Grade6545.07%
High School Graduate3,31225.67%
Some College4,21632.68%
Associates Degree1,2299.53%
Bachelors Degree1,86014.42%
Graduate Degree1,37410.65%
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Payson Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Payson Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White11,22510,7053,111
2+ Races18616134
Asian14314312
Hispanic86259971
Other Race37923323
Native American4673906
Black10847

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 27.71%.

Payson Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,254$41,064$28,154
Less Than 9th Grade$40,763$42,192$
High School Graduate$30,069$32,424$25,444
Some College$28,508$32,034$26,655
Bachelors Degree$43,259$93,411$38,232
Graduate Degree$67,591$85,000$63,661

$32,254

Average Earnings

$41,064

Average Male

$28,154

Average Female

Payson Earnings by Educational Attainment

Payson Language by Age

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Payson Language

89.26% of Payson residents speak only English, while 10.74% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.80% of the population.

Payson Language

Payson Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black1176958.97%
Multiple1874423.53%
White13,1701,2809.72%
Native520407.69%
OtherNaN%
Hispanic1,314332.51%

9.30%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.94%

Male Poverty Rate

9.60%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Payson

The race most likely to be in poverty in Payson is Black, with 58.97% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Payson is Hispanic, with 2.51% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.01%. Among those working part-time, it was 6.03%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 13.90%.

Payson Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade22.61%
High School9.10%
Some College7.34%
Bachelors or Greater8.11%

Payson Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed2.05%
Male Unemployed46.98%
Female Employed4.23%
Female Unemployed0.00%

Payson Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Payson Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$55,303$73,032
Families$64,744$88,257
Married Families$69,935-
Non Families$42,534$47,969
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Income by Household Type

Payson Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

57.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

63.0%

Male Marriage Rate

53.0%

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 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Payson Marital Status by Race

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Payson Marital Status

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1,733

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War105
First Gulf War146
Vietnam923
Korea206
World War II70

Payson Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34
35 to 54113
55 to 64277
65 to 74656
75+687

Payson Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,65613.40%
Black1816.67%
Native American102.07%
2+ Races4926.34%
Hispanic606.01%

Payson Veterans by Race

Payson Veterans by Education

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8.09%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.26%

Veteran Disability Rate

Payson Veterans by Education

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45.5%

Labor Force Participation

43.7%

Employment Rate

3.4%

Unemployment Rate

Payson Employment by Age

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Payson Employment by Race

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Payson Employment by Education

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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33.49%

Born in Payson

96.16%

Native Born

3.84%

Foreign Born

1.47%

Non Citizen

2.37%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.16% of Payson residents were born in the United States, with 33.49% having been born in Arizona. 1.47% 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: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
19805,0680.00%
19908,3773,3095.15%
200013,6205,2434.98%
201015,3191,6991.18%
201115,248-71-0.46%
201215,155-93-0.61%
201315,207520.34%
201415,244370.24%
201515,259150.10%
201615,4221631.07%
201715,5421200.78%
201815,6731310.84%
201915,8131400.89%
202015,9531400.89%
202116,0931400.88%
202216,2331400.87%

Payson Population by Year