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Population in 2012: 15,215 (84% urban, 16% rural). Population change since 2000: +11.7%
 

Males: 7,364  (48.4%)
Females: 7,851  (51.6%)

Median resident age:  53.1 years
Arizona median age:  33.8 years

Zip codes: 85541.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $41,430 (it was $33,638 in 2000)
Payson:

$41,430
AZ:

$47,826
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $23,752

Payson town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $173,204 (it was $122,800 in 2000)
Payson:

$173,204
AZ:

$151,500
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $249,700; Detached houses: $272,334; Townhouses or other attached units: $429,216; In 2-unit structures: $228,652; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $162,269; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $228,652; Mobile homes: $156,455; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $8,315

Median gross rent in 2012: $929.

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  • White alone - 13,126 (85.8%)
  • Hispanic - 1,481 (9.7%)
  • American Indian alone - 332 (2.2%)
  • Two or more races - 191 (1.2%)
  • Asian alone - 98 (0.6%)
  • Black alone - 50 (0.3%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 13 (0.08%)
  • Other race alone - 10 (0.07%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Payson: 89.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (15.6%), Irish (14.1%), English (11.5%), Scottish (5.2%), United States (4.9%), French (4.3%).

Current Local Time: MST (no DST) time zone

Incorporated in 1973

Elevation: 4921 feet

Land area: 19.5 square miles.

Population density: 782 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Payson:

  • High school or higher: 90.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.4%
  • Unemployed: 7.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Payson town:

  • Never married: 16.7%
  • Now married: 58.1%
  • Separated: 2.1%
  • Widowed: 9.9%
  • Divorced: 13.2%

705 residents are foreign born (2.5% Europe, 0.8% North America).

This town:  4.6%
Arizona:  13.4%



According to our research of Arizona and other state lists there were 11 registered sex offenders living in Payson, Arizona as of December 22, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Payson to the number of sex offenders is 1,383 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,413 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,319 (0.7%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Scottsdale, AZ (55.5 miles , pop. 202,705).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (65.3 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Mesa del Caballo, AZ (1.9 miles ), Round Valley, AZ (2.0 miles ), Oxbow Estates, AZ (2.0 miles ), Star Valley, AZ (2.0 miles ), Sun Valley, AZ (2.0 miles ), East Verde Estates, AZ (2.1 miles) , Flowing Springs, AZ (2.3 miles) , Freedom Acres, AZ (2.4 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 230 buildings, average cost: $117,200
  • 1998: 172 buildings, average cost: $124,100
  • 1999: 201 buildings, average cost: $126,800
  • 2000: 195 buildings, average cost: $125,400
  • 2001: 164 buildings, average cost: $125,600
  • 2002: 183 buildings, average cost: $123,800
  • 2003: 145 buildings, average cost: $148,200
  • 2004: 179 buildings, average cost: $150,700
  • 2005: 245 buildings, average cost: $180,000
  • 2006: 179 buildings, average cost: $259,400
  • 2007: 96 buildings, average cost: $302,300
  • 2008: 50 buildings, average cost: $237,200
  • 2009: 30 buildings, average cost: $247,900
  • 2010: 21 buildings, average cost: $297,400
  • 2011: 21 buildings, average cost: $342,100
  • 2012: 28 buildings, average cost: $283,100

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Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 34.24 N, Longitude: 111.33 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,200 (+7.9%)
Workers who live and work in this town: 4,284 (79.1%)

Area code: 928

Payson household income distribution Payson home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Payson by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2010 2011 2012
Murders 0110001001
per 100,000 0.07.16.90.00.00.06.50.00.06.5
Rapes 5931542330
per 100,000 37.063.920.76.934.026.713.119.919.30.0
Robberies 2312221357
per 100,000 14.821.36.913.813.613.46.519.932.245.6
Assaults 242429282511101164140
per 100,000 177.5170.3200.2193.7169.873.565.4769.9264.2260.8
Burglaries 109118756651561008992134
per 100,000 806.3837.5517.8456.5346.5374.2653.9590.7592.9873.7
Thefts 444392405429344344280302264270
per 100,000 3284.52782.32796.02967.22337.12298.51831.02004.41701.31760.4
Auto thefts 14291723151014141817
per 100,000 103.6205.8117.4159.1101.966.891.692.9116.0110.8
Arson 2486212101
per 100,000 14.828.455.241.513.66.713.16.60.06.5
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 303.3) 263.9290.2228.4210.4189.8162.5163.8302.8195.5217.9

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Crime rate in Payson detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 36 (23 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.50
Arizona average:

1.99

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Payson, Arizona accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

8.9%
Arizona:

8.3%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +4,901 (+56.2%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (11%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (11%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (9%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (36%)
  • Accommodation and food services (20%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5%)
  • Carpenters (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Supervisors of construction and extraction workers (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)
  • Cashiers (4%)

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Earthquake activity:

Payson-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Arizona state average. It is 79% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/2/2005 at 11:12:57, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MB, 4.6 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 38.7 miles away from the city center
On 1/30/2005 at 11:37:50, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 MW, 4.0 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 39.1 miles away from Payson center
On 1/28/2005 at 22:37:07, a magnitude 3.9 (3.8 MW, 3.9 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 37.5 miles away from the city center
On 1/6/1998 at 08:36:46, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 66.6 miles away from the city center
On 2/8/2005 at 09:41:50, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 35.9 miles away from Payson center
On 7/1/2005 at 17:41:06, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 27.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Gila County (18) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 9, Fires: 6, Heavy Rain: 1, Tornado: 1, Flash Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers in Payson:

  • RIM COUNTRY DIALYSIS (DVA) (Dialysis Facility, 809 W LONGHORN RD STE E)
  • PAYSON REGIONAL HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, 708 EAST ROUTE 260)
  • PAYSON REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (Acute Care Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Other, 807 SOUTH PONDEROSA DRIVE)
  • RTA HOSPICE AND PALLIATIVE CARE (Hospital, 511 SOUTH MUDSPRING ROAD, SUITE #1)
  • PAYSON CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, 107 EAST LONE PINE DRIVE)
  • RIM COUNTRY HEALTH AND RETIREMENT COMMUNITY (Nursing Home, 807 WEST LONGHORN ROAD)

Political contributions by individuals in Payson, AZ

Airports located in Payson:

  • Payson Airport (Runways: 2, Air Taxi Ops: 1,750, Itinerant Ops: 25,000, Local Ops: 15,000, Military Ops: 100)

Local government website: www.ci.payson.az.us

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Payson:

  • Paradise Valley Community College (about 57 miles; Phoenix, AZ; Full-time enrollment: 3,040)
  • Universal Technical Institute-Motorcycle Mechanics (about 60 miles; Phoenix, AZ; FT enrollment: 3,197)
  • Scottsdale Community College (about 60 miles; Scottsdale, AZ; FT enrollment: 3,748)
  • Midwestern University (about 64 miles; Glendale, AZ; FT enrollment: 2,044)
  • Everest College-Phoenix (about 65 miles; Phoenix, AZ; FT enrollment: 4,060)
  • Argosy University-Phoenix Online Division (about 65 miles; Phoenix, AZ; FT enrollment: 4,792)
  • Western International University (about 65 miles; Phoenix, AZ; FT enrollment: 2,927)

Private high school in Payson:

  • PAYSON COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 113; Location: 213 S COLCORD RD; Grades: PK - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Payson:

Library in Payson:

  • PAYSON PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $502,466; Location: 328 N. MCLANE RD.; 115,000 books; 3,800 audio materials; 6,200 video materials; 6 local licensed databases; 39 state licensed databases; 224 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • The town closest to Payson is Star Valley, not Sun Valley
  • PAYSON COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL is now a PK-12 school
  • Green Valley Park should be added to Parks in Payson...Located at the end of Main St. about 1/2 mile West of the Beeline Hwy, it consists of 2 water reclamation ponds, the Rim Country Museum with a newly completed replica of the Zane Grey cabin, concrete walkways, grassy areas, a gazebo, some picnic tables, public restrooms, public parking, and is used for concerts and civic ceremonies

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Notable locations in Payson: Tonto National Forest Seismological Observatory (A), Payson Ranger District Office (B), Gila County Maintenance Yard (C), Payson Country Club (D), Payson Fire Department Station 11 (E), Rim Country Museum (F), Payson Public Library (G), United States Forest Service Fire Department Tonto National Forest (H), Payson Police Department (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Payson include: First Baptist Church (A), Community Presbyterian Church (B), Church of the Holy Nativity (C), Calvary Chapel (D), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (E), Shepherd of the Pines Lutheran Church (F), Rim Valley Church of God (G), Ponderosa Baptist Church (H), Payson United Pentecostal Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Payson Pioneer Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Reservoirs: Elephant Head Tank (A), Horton Tank (B), Munro Reservoir (C), Orchard Tank (D), Racetrack Tank (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Payson include: Rumsey Park (1), Payson Rodeo Grounds (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Northern Gila County Historical Society (Museums; 700 Green Valley Parkway), Northern Gila County Genealogical Society Inc (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 302 East Bonita Street), Manny's Batting Cages & Arcade (Amusement & Theme Parks; 1207 North Beeline Highway).

Hotels: Mountain Meadows Cabins (Gordan Canyon), Best Value Inn (811 South Beeline Highway), Days Inn & Suites (301 South Beeline Highway Suite A), Best Western Paysonglo Lodge (1005 S Beeline Hwy), Motel 6 of Payson (101 West Phoenix Street), Majestic Mountain Inn (602 East State Highway 260), Comfort Inn Payson (809 Highway 260 East), Budget Inn & Suites (302 South Beeline Highway), Days Inn And Suites Of Payson (301A S Beeline Hwy).

Courts: Gila County - Superior Court- Probation-Adult (714 South Beeline Highway), Gila County - Superior Court Judge (108 West Main).

 
Gila County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI  PM10

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 20.5. This is significantly better than average.
City:

20.5
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 22.2. This is about average. There were 19 monitors within city limits.
City:

22.2
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2007 was 9.38. This is better than average. There were 9 monitors within city limits.
City:

9.38
U.S.:

11.66

Drinking water stations with addresses in Payson and their reported violations in the past:

TONTO RIM AMER BAPTIST (Population served: 208, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In JAN-2005, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR)
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between JAN-2004 and MAR-2004, Contaminant: Chlorine
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between JAN-2004 and DEC-2004, Contaminant: TTHM
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between JAN-2004 and DEC-2004, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5)
BEAVER VALLEY WC (Population served: 200, Surface_water):
Past health violations:
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR) - In JAN-2003
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR) - In NOV-2002
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR) - In AUG-2002
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR) - In JUN-2002
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR) - In APR-2002
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR) - In MAR-2002
  • 37 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between JAN-2006 and MAR-2006, Contaminant: Chlorine
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between OCT-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: Chlorine
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between JUL-2005 and SEP-2005, Contaminant: Chlorine
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between APR-2005 and JUN-2005, Contaminant: Chlorine
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between JAN-2005 and MAR-2005, Contaminant: Chlorine
  • 7 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 3 regular monitoring violations
  • 22 other older monitoring violations
USFS-TNF-CHRISTOPHER CG (Population served: 190, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation
ARROYO WATER CO INC (Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-2005 and DEC-2025, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-31-2005)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JUL-2005 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JAN-2005 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JUL-2004 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-2004 and DEC-2025, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-31-2005)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
  • 3 other older monitoring violations
SEE CANYON HOMEOWNERS (Population served: 116, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation
USFS-TNF-SHARP CREEK (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
USFS-TNF-TONTO CREEK CG (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One minor monitoring violation
THOMPSON DRAW I HOA (Population served: 30, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Payson that have no violations reported:

  • PAYSON, TOWN OF (Population served: 13500, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • LAMPLIGHTER RV RESORT (Population served: 400, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • USFS-TNF-PONDEROSA CG (Population served: 180, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • JAKE'S CORNER (Population served: 60, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 12.3%
(9.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 63.0% for Black residents, 41.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 25.5% for American Indian residents, 70.8% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This town:  2.2 people
Arizona:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  63.8%
Whole state:  66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  5.9%
Whole state:  7.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Payson, AZ

People in group quarters in Payson in 2010:

  • 210 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 29 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 25 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 16 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 15 people in workers’ group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 12 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 11 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 2 people in in-patient hospice facilities

People in group quarters in Payson in 2000:

  • 218 people in nursing homes
  • 10 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 2 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Payson compared to Arizona state average:

Payson, Arizona environmental map by EPA

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  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.


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Banks with branches in Payson (2011 data):

  • Bank of America, National Association: Payson Branch at 213 South Beeline Highway, branch established on 1963/01/01. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Payson Branch at 115 East Highway 260, branch established on 1981/06/22. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • National Bank of Arizona: Payson Office at 804 South Beeline Highway, branch established on 1999/11/09. Info updated 2008/09/11: Bank assets: $4,485.6 mil, Deposits: $3,731.3 mil, headquarters in Tucson, AZ, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 73 total offices, Holding Company: Zions Bancorporation
  • Compass Bank: Payson Branch at 613 South Beeline Highway, branch established on 1973/04/25. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $63,107.0 mil, Deposits: $46,232.4 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 720 total offices, Holding Company: Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A.
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: Payson Branch at 201 South Beeline Highway, branch established on 1958/06/02. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Payson, Arizona:

  • Payson Travelodge, 101 W Phoenix St, Payson, AZ 85541 , Phone: (928) 474-4526
  • Super 8 Motel, 809 E Hwy 260, Payson, AZ 85541 , Phone: (928) 474-5241, Fax: (928) 472-6919
  • Majestic Mountain Inn, 602 E Hwy 260, Payson, AZ 85541 , Phone: (928) 474-0185
  • Comfort Inn, 206 S Beeline Hwy, Payson, AZ 85541 , Phone: (928) 472-7484, Fax: (928) 472-6283
  • Best Western Payson Inn, 801 N Beeline Hwy, Payson, AZ 85541 , Phone: (928) 474-3241, Fax: (928) 472-6564
  • Paysonglo Lodge, 1005 S Beeline Hwy (hwy 87), Payson, AZ 85541 , Phone: (928) 474-2382, Fax: (928) 474-1937
  • Days Inn & Suites Payson, 301-A S Beeline Hwy, Payson, AZ 85541 , Phone: (928) 474-9800, Fax: (928) 474-9700
All 7 fire-safe hotels and motels in Payson, Arizona

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Payson travel time to work - commute


Payson mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (44%)
  • Electricity (37%)
  • Wood (9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (7%)
  • Other fuel (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Payson town (based on Gila County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 44.00%
Here44.0%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionAssemblies of GodWisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod
Adherents33.3%18.6%18.4%5.9%5.8%
Congregations9.5%16.2%14.9%9.5%5.4%
NameUnited Methodist ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaEvangelical Free Church of AmericaPresbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents3.0%2.1%1.5%1.3%10.0%
Congregations4.1%2.7%1.4%4.1%32.4%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 7
Gila County:

1.35 / 10,000 pop.
Arizona:

1.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Gila County:

0.39 / 10,000 pop.
Arizona:

0.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 25
Gila County:

4.81 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 51
Here:

9.82 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.21 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

11.4%
Arizona:

8.0%
Adult obesity rate:
Gila County:

27.1%
Arizona:

22.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

12.9%
State:

14.2%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 36$103,000$34,3330$0
Judicial and Legal 4$25,408$76,2243$2,933
Police Protection - Officers 34$176,635$62,3420$0
Police - Other 8$44,158$66,2370$0
Firefighters 21$137,799$78,7420$0
Fire - Other 12$11,891$11,8910$0
Streets and Highways 17$57,584$40,6480$0
Airports 1$6,199$74,3881$1,196
Parks and Recreation 5$22,235$53,36425$11,050
Housing and Community Development(Local) 11$58,067$63,3460$0
Water Supply 19$85,941$54,2790$0
Local Libraries 6$20,165$40,3302$972
Totals for Government 174$749,082$51,66131$16,151

Payson government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - General: $2,563,000 ($168.45)
    Regular Highways: $387,000 ($25.44)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $2,795,000 ($183.70)
    Water Utilities: $1,984,000 ($130.40)
    Fire Protection: $1,800,000 ($118.30)
    Central Staff Services: $1,395,000 ($91.69)
    Regular Highways: $1,233,000 ($81.04)
    Parks & Recreation: $942,000 ($61.91)
    Financial Administration: $628,000 ($41.28)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $475,000 ($31.22)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $354,000 ($23.27)
    General - Other: $315,000 ($20.70)
    Libraries: $275,000 ($18.07)
    Health Services - Other: $146,000 ($9.60)
    Air Transportation: $103,000 ($6.77)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $203,000 ($13.34)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $157,000 ($10.32)
    Air Transportation: $55,000 ($3.61)
    Central Staff: $15,000 ($0.99)
    Police Protection: $6,000 ($0.39)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $5,032,000 ($330.73)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $55,000 ($3.61)

Payson government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Air Transportation: $27,000 ($1.77)
  • Charges - All Other: $734,000 ($48.24)
    Parks & Recreation: $144,000 ($9.46)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $143,000 ($9.40)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $907,000 ($59.61)
    Special Assessments: $325,000 ($21.36)
    Interest Earnings: $227,000 ($14.92)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,826,000 ($185.74)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $2,805,000 ($184.36)
    Highways: $1,403,000 ($92.21)
    General Support: $1,050,000 ($69.01)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $5,166,000 ($339.53)
    NEC: $733,000 ($48.18)
    Property: $485,000 ($31.88)
    Other Selective Sales: $132,000 ($8.68)

Payson government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $1,145,000 ($75.25)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $3,716,000 ($244.23)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $1,100,000 ($72.30)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $4,571,000 ($300.43)
    Water Utilities: $1,055,000 ($69.34)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $245,000 ($16.10)
    Water Utilities: $90,000 ($5.92)

Payson government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $4,110,000 ($270.13)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $5,861,000 ($385.21)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $463,000 ($30.43)

9.51% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($55,989 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.51%
Arizona average:

8.20%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Maricopa County, AZ  4.08% ($61,493 average AGI)
from Pinal County, AZ  0.41% ($45,443)
from Pima County, AZ  0.27% ($54,348)


8.15% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($40,030 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.15%
Arizona average:

5.96%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Maricopa County, AZ  3.08% ($44,740 average AGI)
to Pinal County, AZ  0.55% ($36,077)
to Yavapai County, AZ  0.43% ($38,000)

Strongest AM radio stations in Payson:

  • KMOG (1420 AM; 3 kW; PAYSON, AZ; Owner: FARRELL ENTERPRISES L.L.C.)
  • KMIA (710 AM; 50 kW; BLACK CANYON CITY, AZ; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KFNX (1100 AM; 50 kW; CAVE CREEK, AZ; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KMIK (1580 AM; 50 kW; TEMPE, AZ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • KPXQ (1360 AM; 50 kW; GLENDALE, AZ; Owner: COMMON GROUND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KFNN (1510 AM; 22 kW; MESA, AZ; Owner: CRC BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KFLT (830 AM; 50 kW; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: FAMILY LIFE B/CING SYSTEM, INC.)
  • KXEM (1010 AM; 15 kW; TOLLESON, AZ; Owner: JAMES CRYSTAL ENTERPRISES OF PHOENIX, INC.)
  • KTNN (660 AM; 50 kW; WINDOW ROCK, AZ; Owner: THE NAVAJO NATION)
  • KAZM (780 AM; 5 kW; SEDONA, AZ; Owner: TABBACK BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KUAZ (1550 AM; daytime; 50 kW; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS)
  • KHAC (880 AM; 43 kW; TSE BONITO, NM; Owner: WESTERN INDIAN MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KTAR (620 AM; 5 kW; PHOENIX, AZ; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Payson:

  • KAJM (104.3 FM; PAYSON, AZ; Owner: SIERRA H. BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KRIM-LP (96.3 FM; PAYSON, AZ; Owner: PAYSON COUNCIL FOR THE MUSICAL ARTS, INC.)
  • K294AN (106.7 FM; PAYSON, AZ; Owner: FAMILY LIFE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KNRJ (101.1 FM; PAYSON, AZ; Owner: SIERRA H. BROADCASTING,INC.)
  • K220GI (91.9 FM; CAMP VERDE, AZ; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KRXS-FM (97.3 FM; GLOBE, AZ; Owner: LINDA C. POTYKA)
  • KVRD-FM (105.7 FM; COTTONWOOD, AZ; Owner: YAVAPAI BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KKLD (98.3 FM; PRESCOTT VALLEY, AZ; Owner: W. GRANT HAFLEY)
  • KGCB (90.9 FM; PRESCOTT, AZ; Owner: GRAND CANYON BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KZGL (95.9 FM; COTTONWOOD, AZ; Owner: YAVAPAI BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • K201CQ (88.1 FM; PRESCOTT, AZ; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KVJC (91.9 FM; GLOBE, AZ; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • KMRR (100.3 FM; GLOBE, AZ; Owner: HBC LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KAHM (102.1 FM; PRESCOTT, AZ; Owner: SOUTHWEST FM BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KAFF-FM (92.9 FM; FLAGSTAFF, AZ; Owner: GUYANN CORPORATION)
  • KVNA-FM (97.5 FM; FLAGSTAFF, AZ; Owner: YAVAPAI BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KMGN (93.9 FM; FLAGSTAFF, AZ; Owner: GUYANN CORPORATION)
  • KJTA (89.9 FM; FLAGSTAFF, AZ; Owner: JOY PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KQST (102.9 FM; SEDONA, AZ; Owner: ROCKET RADIO CORPORATION)
  • KSED (107.5 FM; SEDONA, AZ; Owner: RED ROCK COMMUNICATIONS, LTD.)

TV broadcast stations around Payson:

  • KPSN-LP (Channel 22; PAYSON, AZ; Owner: MULTIMEDIA HOLDINGS CORPORATION)
  • KAET (Channel 8; PHOENIX, AZ; Owner: ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)


See more detailed statistics of Payson fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 3
Total length: 5 meters (16ft)
Total average daily traffic: 6,429
Total average daily truck traffic: 109
Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic: 6,459

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Payson)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 66 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Payson, AZ)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 36 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 35 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 338 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Payson)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Payson)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 81 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 68
  • Hazardous Condition: 66
  • Service Call: 21
  • Good Intent Call: 8

Incident types - Payson


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Payson, AZ

Most common first names in Payson, AZ among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William14475.3 years
Robert14173.7 years
John13274.3 years
James11773.8 years
Mary10278.5 years
Charles8576.8 years
George6776.8 years
Dorothy5977.9 years
Donald5870.4 years
Richard5571.1 years
Most common last names in Payson, AZ among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith5677.7 years
Johnson4573.7 years
Jones3676.6 years
Brown3470.8 years
Miller3376.2 years
Martin2878.4 years
Williams2876.9 years
Wilson2576.0 years
Hall2381.3 years
Anderson2276.8 years
Businesses in Payson, AZ
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Jones New York1
Arby's1KFC1
AutoZone1Little Caesars Pizza1
Best Western1McDonald's1
Big O Tires1RadioShack1
Blockbuster1SONIC Drive-In1
Burger King1Safeway1
Comfort Inn1Sears1
Curves1Starbucks1
Dairy Queen1Subway2
Days Inn1Super 81
Dennys1U-Haul3
FedEx3UPS6
GNC1Vons1
H&R Block1Walgreens1
Home Depot1Walmart1
Jack In The Box1Wendy's1
Browse common businesses in Payson, AZ


Payson on our top lists:

  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Fuel dealers (population 5,000+)"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest average snowfall in a year (population 5,000+)"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Engineers (population 5,000+)"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (population 5,000+)"
  • #47 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Construction (population 5,000+)"
  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Librarians, curators, and archivists (population 5,000+)"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Arts, entertainment, and recreation (population 5,000+)"
  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest differences between daily high and daily low temperatures"
  • #79 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest average sunshine amount (population 5,000+)"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Sulfur Oxides 24-hour air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2003 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #65 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Mark Buer (29)
  • Alan Nordquist (11)
  • William G. Mcdonald (9)
  • Arlen Draper (8)
  • David A. Mirko (8)
  • Jeffery Luke Ashby (7)
  • Michael T. Wallace (4)
  • Marius Grobler (3)
  • Daniel A. Nyhus (3)
  • Frank Ahern (3)

Total of 101 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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