Payson is a medium-sized town located in the state of Arizona. With a population of 15,345 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Payson is the 41st largest community in Arizona.
Unlike some towns, Payson isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Payson are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Payson is a town of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Payson who work in office and administrative support (11.94%), healthcare (9.04%), and sales jobs (8.43%).
Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Payson is worth considering.
Payson is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
The population of Payson overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Payson, 21.49% have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Payson in 2010 was $23,784, which is upper middle income relative to Arizona, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $95,136 for a family of four. However, Payson contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Payson home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Payson residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Payson include English, Irish, Italian, and French .
The most common language spoken in Payson is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Navajo.