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Population in 2014: 15,245 (84% urban, 16% rural). Population change since 2000: +11.9%
 
Males: 7,102  (46.6%)
Females: 8,143  (53.4%)
Median resident age:  53.1 years
Arizona median age:  36.8 years

Zip codes: 85541.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $43,527 (it was $33,638 in 2000)
Payson:

$43,527
AZ:

$48,510

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $23,487 (it was $19,513 in 2000)

Payson town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $201,794 (it was $122,800 in 2000)
Payson:

$201,794
AZ:

$166,000

Median gross rent in 2013: $832.

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  • Races in Payson, AZ (2013)

    Payson races chart
    • 13,35986.9%White alone
    • 1,2718.3%Hispanic
    • 3032.0%American Indian alone
    • 2031.3%Two or more races
    • 450.3%Black alone
    • 350.2%Asian alone

Races in Payson detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Payson: 88.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (15.7%), Irish (13.4%), English (12.7%), United States (5.3%), Scottish (4.4%), French (3.3%).

Current Local Time: MST (no DST) time zone

Incorporated in 1973

Elevation: 4921 feet

Land area: 19.5 square miles.

Population density: 783 people per square mile   (low).

Payson,AZ real estate house value index trend

Payson, Arizona map

For population 25 years and over in Payson:

  • High school or higher: 90.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.8%
  • Unemployed: 6.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Payson town:

  • Never married: 17.5%
  • Now married: 57.7%
  • Separated: 2.7%
  • Widowed: 8.9%
  • Divorced: 13.2%

686 residents are foreign born (2.3% Europe, 0.9% Latin America, 0.8% North America).

This town:

4.5%
Arizona:

13.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,553 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,329 (0.7%)

Payson satellite photo by USGS

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
  • 2013: 33 buildings, average cost: $285,700
  • 2014: 63 buildings, average cost: $311,200

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 34.24 N, Longitude: 111.33 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,124 (+7.3%)
Workers who live and work in this town: 3,700 (69.1%)

Area code: 928

Payson household income distribution Payson home values distribution

Crime rates in Payson by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Murders 1000100111
per 100,000 6.90.00.00.06.50.00.06.56.66.6
Rapes 3154233042
per 100,000 20.76.934.026.713.119.919.30.026.313.1
Robberies 1222135732
per 100,000 6.913.813.613.46.519.932.245.619.713.1
Assaults 292825111011641404850
per 100,000 200.2193.7169.873.565.4769.9264.2260.8316.0328.1
Burglaries 75665156100899213494112
per 100,000 517.8456.5346.5374.2653.9590.7592.9873.7618.7735.0
Thefts 405429344344280302264270368241
per 100,000 2,796.02,967.22,337.12,298.51,831.02,004.41,701.31,760.42,422.31,581.6
Auto thefts 17231510141418172123
per 100,000 117.4159.1101.966.891.692.9116.0110.8138.2150.9
Arson 8621210100
per 100,000 55.241.513.66.713.16.60.06.50.00.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 285.6) 228.5210.4189.9162.5163.9302.9195.5217.9253.0218.6

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Payson detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 40 (27 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.77
Arizona average:

1.88

Payson tourist attractions:

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

8.2%
Arizona:

6.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +4,901 (+56.2%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (14%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Health care and social assistance (10%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (34%)
  • Accommodation and food services (18%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (4%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (3%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (13%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)

Work and jobs in Payson: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Payson, Arizona

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Payson-area historical earthquake activity is near Arizona state average. It is 398% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/28/1992 at 11:57:34, a magnitude 7.6 (6.2 MB, 7.6 MS, 7.3 MW, Depth: 0.7 mi, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 297.7 miles away from the city center, causing 3 deaths (1 shaking deaths, 2 other deaths) and 400 injuries, causing $100,000,000 total damage and $40,000,000 insured losses
On 10/16/1999 at 09:46:44, a magnitude 7.4 (6.3 MB, 7.4 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.3 ML) earthquake occurred 292.2 miles away from Payson center
On 5/19/1940 at 04:36:40, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 261.0 miles away from the city center, causing $33,000,000 total damage
On 12/31/1934 at 18:45:56, a magnitude 7.1 (7.1 UK) earthquake occurred 277.5 miles away from the city center
On 10/15/1979 at 23:16:54, a magnitude 7.0 (5.7 MB, 6.9 MS, 7.0 ML, 6.4 MW) earthquake occurred 267.4 miles away from Payson center
On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 439.8 miles away from the city center, causing $50,000,000 total damage
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), 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, Flash Flood: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Payson topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Payson:

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

airports located in Payson:

  • Payson Airport (PAN) (Runways: 2, Air Taxi Ops: 1,750, Itinerant Ops: 20,000, Local Ops: 12,000, Military Ops: 500)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Payson:

  • Paradise Valley Community College (about 57 miles; Phoenix, AZ; Full-time enrollment: 5,259)
  • Universal Technical Institute of Arizona Inc-Motorcycle Mechanics Institute Division (about 60 miles; Phoenix, AZ; FT enrollment: 2,976)
  • Scottsdale Community College (about 60 miles; Scottsdale, AZ; FT enrollment: 6,030)
  • Northcentral University (about 61 miles; Prescott Valley, AZ; FT enrollment: 5,927)
  • Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Scottsdale (about 61 miles; Scottsdale, AZ; FT enrollment: 2,123)
  • Arizona State University-Skysong (about 64 miles; Scottsdale, AZ; FT enrollment: 5,445)
  • Everest College-Phoenix (about 65 miles; Phoenix, AZ; FT enrollment: 2,008)

Private high school in Payson:

  • PAYSON COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 67, Location: 213 S COLCORD RD, Grades: PK-10)
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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:

  • 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
  • The town closest to Payson is Star Valley, not Sun Valley
  • PAYSON COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL is now a PK-12 school

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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)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 25.4. This is significantly better than average.

City:

25.4
U.S.:

74.7

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 19.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

19.4
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2007 was 9.38. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.38
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 12.2%
(8.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 66.7% for Black residents, 48.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 26.8% for American Indian residents, 20.6% for other race 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

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, Arizona environmental map by EPA

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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.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.1
Arizona average:

12.5

Payson travel time to work - commute Payson mode of transportation to work chart

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic8,51910
Evangelical Protestant5,41654
Other4,75617
Mainline Protestant1,45411
None33,452-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs 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%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Payson:

53.6%
Arizona:

48.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

49.7%
Arizona:

46.1%

Average BMI:
Payson:

28.6
Arizona:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Payson:

20.8%
State:

21.5%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

11.1%
Arizona:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

7.0
Arizona:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

36.5%
State:

33.3%

General health condition:
This city:

56.5%
Arizona:

55.3%

Average condition of hearing:
Payson:

74.8%
Arizona:

79.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Payson, AZ Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 6$26,486$52,9721$4,384
Other Government Administration 20$72,048$43,2290$0
Judicial and Legal 4$21,020$63,0602$3,496
Police Protection - Officers 25$129,816$62,3120$0
Police - Other 13$51,728$47,7490$0
Firefighters 26$147,634$68,13910$8,522
Fire - Other 1$3,113$37,3560$0
Streets and Highways 16$58,589$43,9420$0
Airports 2$5,453$32,7180$0
Parks and Recreation 7$28,826$49,41618$7,446
Housing and Community Development(Local) 1$3,122$37,4640$0
Water Supply 19$88,363$55,8080$0
Local Libraries 5$16,450$39,4803$3,810
Totals for Government 145$652,648$54,01234$27,658

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

  • Construction - General: $2,563,000 ($168.12)
    Regular Highways: $387,000 ($25.39)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $2,795,000 ($183.34)
    Water Utilities: $1,984,000 ($130.14)
    Fire Protection: $1,800,000 ($118.07)
    Central Staff Services: $1,395,000 ($91.51)
    Regular Highways: $1,233,000 ($80.88)
    Parks & Recreation: $942,000 ($61.79)
    Financial Administration: $628,000 ($41.19)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $475,000 ($31.16)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $354,000 ($23.22)
    General - Other: $315,000 ($20.66)
    Libraries: $275,000 ($18.04)
    Health Services - Other: $146,000 ($9.58)
    Air Transportation: $103,000 ($6.76)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $203,000 ($13.32)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $157,000 ($10.30)
    Air Transportation: $55,000 ($3.61)
    Central Staff: $15,000 ($0.98)
    Police Protection: $6,000 ($0.39)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $5,032,000 ($330.08)
  • 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 ($48.15)
    Parks & Recreation: $144,000 ($9.45)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $143,000 ($9.38)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $907,000 ($59.49)
    Special Assessments: $325,000 ($21.32)
    Interest Earnings: $227,000 ($14.89)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,826,000 ($185.37)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $2,805,000 ($183.99)
    Highways: $1,403,000 ($92.03)
    General Support: $1,050,000 ($68.88)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $5,166,000 ($338.87)
    NEC: $733,000 ($48.08)
    Property: $485,000 ($31.81)
    Other Selective Sales: $132,000 ($8.66)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $1,145,000 ($75.11)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $3,716,000 ($243.75)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $1,100,000 ($72.15)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $4,571,000 ($299.84)
    Water Utilities: $1,055,000 ($69.20)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $245,000 ($16.07)
    Water Utilities: $90,000 ($5.90)

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

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $4,110,000 ($269.60)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $5,861,000 ($384.45)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $463,000 ($30.37)

6.76% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($42,679 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.76%
Arizona average:

5.73%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Maricopa County, AZ  2.56% ($40,824 average AGI)
from Pinal County, AZ  0.50% ($35,648)
from Pima County, AZ  0.34% ($24,817)


6.83% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,678 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.83%
Arizona average:

5.60%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Maricopa County, AZ  2.59% ($32,731 average AGI)
to Pinal County, AZ  0.66% ($43,557)
to Pima County, AZ  0.33% ($40,105)

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 - 2014 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 4m13ftTotal length
  • 4,094Total average daily traffic
  • 76Total average daily truck traffic
  • 4,114Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Payson)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 71 (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: 40 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 43 (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: 352 (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: 72 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

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

PAYSON TOWN OF (Address: 303 N BEELINE HWY , Population served: 17,682, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2010 and DEC-2010, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-09-2012)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2010 and DEC-2010, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-09-2012)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2008 and JUN-2008, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-14-2008), St Compliance achieved (SEP-25-2008)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2007 and JUN-2007, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-02-2007)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2006, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-24-2007)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 3 minor monitoring violations
  • 667 regular monitoring violations
  • One other older monitoring violation
PINE STRAWBERRY DWID (Address: 602 N PONDEROSA CIR , Population served: 8,000, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAY-07-2008)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2011 and DEC-2011, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-16-2012)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2011 and DEC-2011, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-16-2012)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2010 and MAR-2010, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-12-2010)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2009 and DEC-2009, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-01-2010), St Compliance achieved (JUL-12-2010)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2008 and JUN-2008, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-14-2008), St Compliance achieved (AUG-21-2008)
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • 14 minor monitoring violations
  • 154 regular monitoring violations
  • 14 other older monitoring violations
LAMPLIGHTER RV RESORT (Address: 3933 E HWY 260 , Population served: 339, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-2003, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-06-2006)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JUL-01-2002, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-06-2006)
  • 5 regular monitoring violations
TONTO RIM CHRISTIAN CAMP (Population served: 208, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAY-25-2007)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In AUG-2006, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAY-25-2007)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In JAN-2005, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAY-25-2007)
  • 8 routine major monitoring violations
  • 4 regular monitoring violations
RIM TRAIL DWID (Population served: 204, Surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monthly Turbidity Exceed (Enhanced SWTR) - In APR-2012, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (APR-23-2013)
  • Monthly Turbidity Exceed (Enhanced SWTR) - In MAR-2012, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (APR-23-2013)
  • Monthly Turbidity Exceed (Enhanced SWTR) - In FEB-2012, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (APR-23-2013)
  • Monthly Turbidity Exceed (Enhanced SWTR) - In JAN-2012, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (APR-23-2013)
  • Monthly Turbidity Exceed (Enhanced SWTR) - In DEC-2011, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (APR-23-2013)
  • 16 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 12 regular monitoring violations
  • 35 other older monitoring violations
USFS TNF CHOLLA (Address: 2808 W BULLA DR , Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
BEAVER VALLEY WATER COMPANY (Population served: 200, Surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In DEC-2013
  • Monitoring, Turbidity (Enhanced SWTR) - In DEC-2013, Contaminant: IESWTR
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In NOV-2013
  • Monitoring, Turbidity (Enhanced SWTR) - In NOV-2013, Contaminant: IESWTR
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2013 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: Chlorine
  • 21 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 minor monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
  • 219 other older monitoring violations
GARDNER WATER COMPANY (Address: 173 S BLACKFOOT RD , Population served: 185, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAY-25-2007)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JUL-01-2014, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-01-2014)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JUL-01-2013, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (6 times from AUG-06-2013 to FEB-13-2014), St Compliance achieved (MAR-31-2014)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In AUG-2006, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-13-2007)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2002, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUN-06-2012)
  • 13 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 5 regular monitoring violations

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

  • SHADY HAVEN RV PARK (Address: 141 W HAUGHT RD , Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

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

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Payson, Arizona:

  • Super 8 Motel, 809 E Hwy 260, Payson, Arizona 85541 , Phone: (928) 474-5241, Fax: (928) 472-6919
  • Comfort Inn, 206 S Beeline Hwy, Payson, Arizona 85541 , Phone: (928) 472-7484, Fax: (928) 472-6283
  • Quality Inn Payson, 801 N Beeline Hwy, Payson, Arizona 85541 , Phone: (928) 474-3241, Fax: (928) 472-6564
  • Paysonglo Lodge, 1005 S Beeline Hwy (hwy 87), Payson, Arizona 85541 , Phone: (928) 474-2382, Fax: (928) 474-1937
  • Days Inn & Suites Payson, 301-A S Beeline Hwy, Payson, Arizona 85541 , Phone: (928) 474-9800, Fax: (928) 474-9700
All 5 fire-safe hotels and motels in Payson, Arizona
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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (42%)
  • Electricity (39%)
  • Wood (9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5%)
  • Other fuel (3%)
  • Solar energy (1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)
Businesses in Payson, AZ
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Jack In The Box1
Arby's1Jones New York1
AutoZone1KFC1
Best Western1Little Caesars Pizza1
Big O Tires1McDonald's1
Blockbuster1RadioShack1
Burger King1SONIC Drive-In1
Chevrolet1Safeway1
Circle K2Sears1
Comfort Inn1Starbucks1
Curves1Subway2
Dairy Queen1Super 81
Days Inn1U-Haul3
Dennys1UPS6
FedEx3Vons1
GNC1Walgreens1
H&R Block1Walmart1
Home Depot1Wendy's1

Payson compared to Arizona state average:

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

Payson on our top lists:

  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Fire fighting and prevention workers including supervisors (population 5,000+)"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Ozone (1-hour) air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #88 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
There are 94 pilots and 50 other airmen in this city.
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