Payson, Arizona

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Population in 2019: 15,813 (84% urban, 16% rural).
Population change since 2000: +16.1%
 
Males: 7,418  (46.9%)
Females: 8,395  (53.1%)
Median resident age:

61.0 years
Arizona median age:

38.3 years

Zip codes: 85541.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $53,986 (it was $33,638 in 2000)
Payson:

$53,986
AZ:

$62,055

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $32,608 (it was $19,513 in 2000)

Payson town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $268,156 (it was $122,800 in 2000)
Payson:

$268,156
AZ:

$255,900

Median gross rent in 2019: $1,010.

March 2019 cost of living index in Payson: 89.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 10.8%
(10.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 60.7% for Black residents, 5.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 8.3% for American Indian residents, 1.2% for other race residents, 31.6% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Payson, AZ (2019)
    • 13,48284.0%White alone
    • 1,2227.6%Hispanic
    • 5713.6%American Indian alone
    • 2591.6%Asian alone
    • 2451.5%Two or more races
    • 1230.8%Black alone

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



According to our research of Arizona and other state lists, there were 28 registered sex offenders living in Payson, Arizona as of June 17, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Payson is 563 to 1.


Crime rates in Payson by year

Type

2006

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
1
(6.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(6.5)
1
(6.6)
1
(6.6)
1
(6.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
2
(13.1)
3
(19.9)
3
(19.3)
0
(0.0)
4
(26.3)
2
(13.1)
3
(19.7)
5
(32.6)
4
(25.8)
3
(19.3)
1
(6.3)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
1
(6.5)
3
(19.9)
5
(32.2)
7
(45.6)
3
(19.7)
2
(13.1)
4
(26.3)
5
(32.6)
3
(19.3)
4
(25.7)
4
(25.4)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
10
(65.4)
116
(769.9)
41
(264.2)
40
(260.8)
48
(316.0)
50
(328.1)
31
(203.6)
45
(293.1)
51
(328.9)
56
(360.2)
54
(342.6)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
100
(653.9)
89
(590.7)
92
(592.9)
134
(873.7)
94
(618.7)
112
(735.0)
77
(505.6)
85
(553.7)
158
(1,019)
94
(604.5)
60
(380.7)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
280
(1,831)
302
(2,004)
264
(1,701)
270
(1,760)
368
(2,422)
241
(1,582)
319
(2,095)
265
(1,726)
362
(2,335)
292
(1,878)
208
(1,320)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
14
(91.6)
14
(92.9)
18
(116.0)
17
(110.8)
21
(138.2)
23
(150.9)
16
(105.1)
29
(188.9)
36
(232.2)
17
(109.3)
20
(126.9)
Arson
(per 100,000)
2
(13.1)
1
(6.6)
0
(0.0)
1
(6.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(19.3)
3
(19.3)
3
(19.0)
City-Data.com crime index164.9304.8196.8219.3254.6220.0205.1217.4275.5221.4170.8

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Payson, AZ

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 42 (25 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.59
Arizona average:

1.78
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Ancestries: German (14.8%), American (12.0%), English (9.8%), Irish (6.0%), European (4.9%), Italian (3.0%).

Current Local Time: MST (no DST) time zone

Incorporated in 1973

Elevation: 4921 feet

Land area: 19.5 square miles.

Population density: 812 people per square mile   (low).

Payson, Arizona map

813 residents are foreign born (1.5% Latin America, 1.3% Europe, 0.9% North America).

This town:

5.1%
Arizona:

13.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,573 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,733 (0.6%)

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)

Latitude: 34.24 N, Longitude: 111.33 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +917 (+5.7%)
Workers who live and work in this town: 4,526 (74.2%)

Area code: 928

Distribution of median household income in Payson, AZ in 2019
Distribution of house value in Payson, AZ in 2019
Payson satellite photo by USGS

Payson tourist attractions:

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

7.6%
Arizona:

7.6%
Population change in the 1990s: +4,901 (+56.2%).
Most common industries in Payson, AZ (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (14.6%)
  • Health care (10.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.7%)
  • Public administration (7.2%)
  • Educational services (6.6%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (5.7%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (4.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (25.5%)
  • Public administration (9.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.0%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (4.8%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (4.2%)
  • Educational services (4.0%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (19.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (12.7%)
  • Educational services (9.7%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (6.8%)
  • Public administration (5.2%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.4%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.0%)
Most common occupations in Payson, AZ (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.3%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.6%)
  • Cashiers (3.5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.0%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (2.9%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.9%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5.3%)
  • Carpenters (5.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.1%)
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (4.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.4%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.2%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.9%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4.7%)
  • Cashiers (4.5%)

Average climate in Payson, Arizona

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Payson, Arizona environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone PM10
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 43.1. This is significantly better than average.

City:

43.1
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 19.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

19.3
U.S.:

19.6

Earthquake activity:

Payson-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Arizona state average. It is 2171% 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 Payson 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 Payson 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 the city center
On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 439.8 miles away from Payson 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 (19) is greater than the US average (15).
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, Other: 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

Points of interest:

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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

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)
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

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.

For population 15 years and over in Payson:

Marital status in Payson, AZ
  • Never married: 16.0%
  • Now married: 60.2%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 8.0%
  • Divorced: 15.1%

For population 25 years and over in Payson:

  • High school or higher: 92.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 25.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.4%
  • Unemployed: 6.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.4
Arizona average:

12.2

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Payson
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Payson, AZ (based on Gila County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
Here:

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
Here:

0.39 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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
Gila County:

9.82 / 10,000 pop.
Arizona:

6.21 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Gila County:

11.4%
State:

8.0%
Adult obesity rate:
Gila County:

27.1%
State:

22.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.9%
Arizona:

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 2019)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Firefighters 26$181,188$83,62510$10,458
Police Protection - Officers 25$159,320$76,4740$0
Other Government Administration 20$88,423$53,0540$0
Water Supply 19$108,446$68,4920$0
Streets and Highways 16$71,905$53,9290$0
Police - Other 13$63,484$58,6010$0
Parks and Recreation 7$35,377$60,64618$9,138
Financial Administration 6$32,506$65,0121$5,380
Local Libraries 5$20,189$48,4543$4,676
Judicial and Legal 4$25,797$77,3912$4,290
Airports 2$6,692$40,1520$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 1$3,831$45,9720$0
Fire - Other 1$3,821$45,8520$0
Totals for Government 145$800,979$66,28834$33,943

Payson government finances - Expenditure in 2018 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $13,785,000 ($871.75)
    Regular Highways: $422,000 ($26.69)
    Air Transportation: $9,000 ($0.57)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $5,666,000 ($358.31)
    Water Utilities: $4,846,000 ($306.46)
    Local Fire Protection: $4,134,000 ($261.43)
    General - Other: $3,043,000 ($192.44)
    Regular Highways: $2,672,000 ($168.97)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,607,000 ($101.63)
    Central Staff Services: $1,390,000 ($87.90)
    Financial Administration: $840,000 ($53.12)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $558,000 ($35.29)
    Libraries: $413,000 ($26.12)
    General Public Buildings: $221,000 ($13.98)
    Health - Other: $196,000 ($12.39)
    Air Transportation: $146,000 ($9.23)
    Corrections - Other: $55,000 ($3.48)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $454,000 ($28.71)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $198,000 ($12.52)
    Financial Administration: $54,000 ($3.41)
    Regular Highways: $30,000 ($1.90)
    General Public Building: $26,000 ($1.64)
    Water Utilities: $14,000 ($0.89)
    Parks and Recreation: $8,000 ($0.51)
    Air Transportation: $3,000 ($0.19)
    Libraries: $3,000 ($0.19)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $7,162,000 ($452.92)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $383,000 ($24.22)

Payson government finances - Revenue in 2018 (per resident):

  • Charges - Other: $2,820,000 ($178.33)
    Parks and Recreation: $287,000 ($18.15)
    Air Transportation: $128,000 ($8.09)
    Housing and Community Development: $3,000 ($0.19)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $19,000 ($1.20)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $1,257,000 ($79.49)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $145,000 ($9.17)
    Rents: $70,000 ($4.43)
    Interest Earnings: $62,000 ($3.92)
    Special Assessments: $53,000 ($3.35)
    Donations From Private Sources: $8,000 ($0.51)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $7,068,000 ($446.97)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $4,606,000 ($291.28)
    Highways: $1,763,000 ($111.49)
    Other: $634,000 ($40.09)
    Housing and Community Development: $161,000 ($10.18)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $8,433,000 ($533.30)
    Property: $734,000 ($46.42)
    Public Utilities Sales: $443,000 ($28.01)
    Other Selective Sales: $390,000 ($24.66)
    Other License: $363,000 ($22.96)
    Other: $252,000 ($15.94)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $83,000 ($5.25)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $1,000 ($0.06)

Payson government finances - Debt in 2018 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $17,854,000 ($1129.07)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $16,689,000 ($1055.40)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,165,000 ($73.67)

Payson government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $20,990,000 ($1327.39)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $17,583,000 ($1111.93)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $16,293,000 ($1030.35)

7.69% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($55,129 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.69%
Arizona average:

6.11%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Maricopa County, AZ  3.00% ($60,582 average AGI)
from Pinal County, AZ  0.50% ($47,407)
from Pima County, AZ  0.30% ($56,673)


6.18% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($43,827 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.18%
Arizona average:

5.15%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Maricopa County, AZ  2.34% ($37,506 average AGI)
to Pinal County, AZ  0.54% ($49,656)
to Pima County, AZ  0.27% ($44,250)
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

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
See more detailed statistics of Payson fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 13ft / 4.1mTotal length
  • 4,200Total average daily traffic
  • 78Total average daily truck traffic
  • 4,220Total future (year 2036) 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: 79 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Payson, AZ)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 46 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 77 (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: 417 (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: 75 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2004 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2004 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 48. The highest number of reported fires - 107 took place in 2011, and the least - 10 in 2004. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Payson, AZ When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (44.4%), and Structure Fires (31.0%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Payson, AZ
    • 31744.4%Outside Fires
    • 22131.0%Structure Fires
    • 9212.9%Other
    • 8411.8%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
See full 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
  • Majestic Mountain Inn, 602 E Hwy 260, Payson, Arizona 85541 , Phone: (928) 474-0185
  • 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 6 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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Payson, AZ
  • 46.1%Utility gas
  • 34.4%Electricity
  • 9.2%Wood
  • 8.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.4%Other fuel
  • 0.4%No fuel used
  • 0.3%Solar energy
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Payson, AZ
  • 53.3%Electricity
  • 38.2%Utility gas
  • 4.6%Wood
  • 1.8%No fuel used
  • 1.1%Other fuel
  • 0.9%Solar energy


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 below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in 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+)"
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