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Payson, Utah - Basic Facts

The City of Payson is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Utah County at latitude 40.0358 and longitude -111.7298. Utah County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 4,652 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Payson, but most people and references simply refer to it as Payson, Utah.

The P1 Census Class Code for Payson indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Payson (see map below) encompass a land area of 9.58 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles.

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Payson, UT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 19,059
Population in Households 19,024
Population in Familes 17,633
Population in Group Qrtrs 35
Population Density1 2,200
Diversity Index2 39


Total Households 5,278
Average Household Size 3.6
Family Households 4,432
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 5,588 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,969 (71.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,309 (23.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 310 ( 5.5%)
Median Home Value $206,827
Average Home Value $226,764


Median Household Income $52,542
Average Household Income $60,887
Per Capita Income $17,019
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.97% 1.81%
Households 1.01% 1.76%
Families 0.96% 1.71%
Median Household Income   2.3%
Per Capita Income   3.08%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Payson, UT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Payson to the other 326 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Utah by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 41 88th
Population Density1 # 41 88th
Diversity Index2 # 71 79th
Median Household Income # 193 41st
Per Capita Income # 291 11th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Utah Census Data Comparison Tool.