Payson, Utah Population 2021

21,331
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Payson is a city located in Utah County Utah. With a 2020 population of 21,331, it is the 42nd largest city in Utah and the 1761st largest city in the United States . Payson is currently growing at a rate of 2.47% annually and its population has increased by 16.60% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 18,294 in 2010. Payson reached it's highest population of 21,331 in 2021. Spanning over 13 miles, Payson has a population density of 1,689 people per square mile.

The average household income in Payson is $77,113 with a poverty rate of 9.22%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,017 per month, and the median house value is $231,000. The median age in Payson is 27.1 years, 25.6 years for males, and 28.1 years for females.

Payson Demographics

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

  • White: 92.73%
  • Other race: 3.41%
  • Two or more races: 1.91%
  • Native American: 0.77%
  • Asian: 0.62%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.53%
  • Black or African American: 0.03%
The current population of Payson, Utah is 21,331 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 19,789.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 18,294.

Payson, Utah Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White18,39992.73%
Some Other Race6763.41%
Two or More Races3781.91%
American Indian and Alaska Native1530.77%
Asian1240.62%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1060.53%
Black or African American60.03%
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Payson Population by Race

Payson Population Pyramid $2021

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Payson Median Age

27.1


Total

25.6


Male

28.1


Female

Payson Adults

There are 12,979 adults, (1,963 of whom are seniors) in Payson.

Payson Age Dependency

80.1

Age Dependency Ratio

17.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

62.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Payson Sex Ratio

Female

9,868

49.73%

Male

9,974

50.27%

Payson Population by Age

Payson Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Payson Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married84.7%15.3%
All76.7%23.3%
Female61.7%38.3%
Male59.3%40.7%
Non Family58.2%41.8%

76.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Payson Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,4833.676.7
Married3,7534.2584.7
Non Family9981.2458.2
Female5333.2761.7
Male1993.9959.3

4.01

Average Family Size

3.6

Average Household Size

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Payson Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4484.29%
9th to 12th Grade6185.91%
High School Graduate2,52924.19%
Some College3,32931.85%
Associates Degree1,14610.96%
Bachelors Degree1,84517.65%
Graduate Degree5385.15%
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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
White9,1278,5282,221
Hispanic1,09264078
Other Race32227015
2+ Races878744
Islander7575
Asian685340
Native American1010

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 58.82%.

Payson Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,774$49,288$22,647
Less Than 9th Grade$26,614$30,634$17,216
High School Graduate$31,806$41,503$20,712
Some College$33,911$49,464$22,650
Bachelors Degree$48,869$78,036$33,977
Graduate Degree$63,750$69,722$

$36,774

Average Earnings

$49,288

Average Male

$22,647

Average Female

Payson Earnings by Educational Attainment

Payson Language by Age

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Payson Language

87.72% of Payson residents speak only English, while 12.28% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 10.39% of the population.

Payson Language

Payson Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White16,7641,6379.76%
Hispanic2,3481888.01%
Other676619.02%
Multiple37892.38%

9.22%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.47%

Male Poverty Rate

10.99%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Payson

The race most likely to be in poverty in Payson is White, with 9.76% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Payson is Multiple, with 2.38% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.96%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.27%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 15.43%.

Payson Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade14.11%
High School12.58%
Some College6.30%
Bachelors or Greater5.00%

Payson Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed39.69%
Male Unemployed13.58%
Female Employed6.43%
Male Employed2.60%

Payson Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Payson Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$67,272$77,113
Families$72,402$82,719
Married Families$78,003-
Non Families$37,705$42,711
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Income by Household Type

Payson Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

55.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.7%

Male Marriage Rate

55.3%

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 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Payson Marital Status by Race

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Payson Marital Status

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549

Number of Veterans

538

Male Veterans

11

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam215
First Gulf War134
Second Gulf War75
World War II66
Korea20

Payson Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+170
35 to 54135
65 to 74129
55 to 6494
18 to 3421

Payson Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White5394.52%
Hispanic120.75%
2+ Races53.62%
Asian57.35%

Payson Veterans by Race

Payson Veterans by Education

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6.99%

Veteran Poverty Rate

41.73%

Veteran Disability Rate

Payson Veterans by Education

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68.6%

Labor Force Participation

64.8%

Employment Rate

5.3%

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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70.54%

Born in Payson

93.99%

Native Born

6.01%

Foreign Born

3.78%

Non Citizen

2.23%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.99% of Payson residents were born in the United States, with 70.54% having been born in Utah. 3.78% 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

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202121,3315142.47%
202020,8175142.53%
201920,3035142.60%
201819,789-58-0.29%
201719,847790.40%
201619,7682741.41%
201519,49490.05%
201419,4851520.79%
201319,3331800.94%
201219,1532031.07%
201118,9503191.71%
201018,6315,9153.89%
200012,7163,2062.95%
19909,5101,2641.44%
19808,2463,7456.24%
19704,5012640.61%
19604,2372390.58%
19503,9984071.08%
19403,5915461.66%
19303,045140.05%
19203,0313950.70%
19002,6360.00%

Payson Population by Year