Payson, UT
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Payson is a medium-sized city located in the state of Utah. With a population of 19,548 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Payson is the 37th largest community in Utah.

Unlike some cities, 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 city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Payson who work in office and administrative support (13.45%), sales jobs (10.37%), and teaching (7.67%).

Also of interest is that Payson has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

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, 22.22% have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Payson in 2010 was $18,563, which is lower middle income relative to Utah and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $74,252 for a family of four. However, Payson contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Payson is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. 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. Payson also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 15.00% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Payson include German, European, Irish, and Danish.

The most common language spoken in Payson is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.