Payson, Illinois Population 2024

992

Payson is a city located in Adams County Illinois. Payson has a 2024 population of 992. Payson is currently declining at a rate of -0.8% annually and its population has decreased by -2.94% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,022 in 2020.

The average household income in Payson is $80,587 with a poverty rate of 10.89%. The median age in Payson is 26.8 years: 29.1 years for males, and 26.3 years for females.

Payson Demographics

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

  • White: 96%
  • Asian: 2.19%
  • Two or more races: 1.8%
  • Black or African American: 0%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
1.2 sq mi
Density (mi²)
847.80/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-2.94% (-30)
The current population of Payson, Illinois is 992 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,022.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,22596%
Asian282.19%
Two or more races231.8%
Black or African American00%
Native American00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%
Other race00%

White

Asian

Two or more races

Black or African American

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Payson Population by Race

Payson Population Pyramid 2024

Payson Median Age

26.8

Total

29.1

Male

26.3

Female

Payson Adults

There are 797 adults, (127 of whom are seniors) in Payson.

Payson Age Dependency

90.4

Age Dependency Ratio

19

Old Age Dependency Ratio

71.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Payson Sex Ratio

Female64850.78%
Male62849.22%

Payson Population by Age

Payson Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All3913.2683.116.9
Married2034.3285.714.3
Non Family991.277.822.2
Female473.1178.721.3
Male423.2188.111.9

3.78

Average Family Size

3.26

Average Household Size

83.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Payson Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade223.21%
Associates Degree7410.8%
Bachelors Degree9714.16%
Graduate Degree314.53%
High School Graduate29342.77%
Less Than 9th Grade10.15%
Some College16724.38%

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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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White669646123
Hispanic10105
2+ Races990

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among hispanic people with a rate of 50%.

Payson Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$37,313$0$37,250
Graduate Degree$51,250$0$0
High School Graduate$31,618$40,956$25,074
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
Overall$40,679$45,263$35,489
Some College$48,036$54,375$41,250

$40,679

Average Earnings

$45,263

Average Male

$35,489

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

99.65% of Payson residents speak only English, while 0.35% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.35% of the population.

Payson Language

Payson Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1,21313411.05%
Hispanic15533.33%

10.89%

Overall Poverty Rate

4.94%

Male Poverty Rate

16.67%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Payson

The race most likely to be in poverty in Payson is Hispanic, with 33.33% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Payson is White, with 11.05% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.21%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.22%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.31%.

Payson Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade26.09%
Some College14.52%
Bachelors or Greater13.28%
High School4.78%

Payson Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed3.27%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Employed16.08%
Female Unemployed0%

Payson Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Payson Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$68,833$88,226
Households$64,313$80,587
Married Families$85,417$-999,999,999
Non Families$41,875$51,166

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Payson Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

49.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.2%

Male Marriage Rate

49.6%

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

Payson Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Payson Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

30

Number of Veterans

30

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam15
First Gulf War6
Second Gulf War3
Korea0
World War II0

Payson Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 7410
35 to 547
75+7
55 to 645
18 to 341

Payson Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White303.81%

Payson Veterans by Race

Payson Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

6.67%

Veteran Disability Rate

Payson Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

76.7%

Labor Force Participation

76.2%

Employment Rate

0.6%

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

89.5%

Born in Payson

99.76%

Native Born

0.24%

Foreign Born

0.08%

Non Citizen

0.16%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.76% of Payson residents were born in the United States, with 89.5% having been born in Illinois. 0.08% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Payson Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029955-8-0.83%
2028963-7-0.72%
2027970-7-0.72%
2026977-8-0.81%
2025985-7-0.71%
2024992-8-0.8%
20231,000-3-0.3%
20221,003-9-0.89%
20211,012-10-0.98%
20201,022323.23%
2019990-3-0.3%
2018993-9-0.9%
20171,002-7-0.69%
20161,009-8-0.79%
20151,01700%
20141,01700%
20131,017-7-0.68%
20121,02420.2%
20111,022-3-0.29%
20101,02500%

Payson Population by Year