Payson, UT Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Payson, Utah - Basic Facts

The City of Payson had a population of 19,141 as of July 1, 2015. Payson ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Utah. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Payson is located at latitude 40.0358 and longitude -111.7298 in Utah County. 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. Utah County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 4,652 feet.

The City of Payson (GNIS ID: 2411391) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Utah is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Payson is located within Spanish Fork-Payson Division of Utah County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Payson population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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Payson, UT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 19,141
Population in Households 19,108
Population in Familes 17,718
Population in Group Qrtrs 33
Population Density1 2,209
Diversity Index2 38


Total Households 5,300
Average Household Size 3.61
Family Households 4,462
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 5,589 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,991 (71.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,310 (23.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 289 ( 5.2%)
Median Home Value $218,823
Average Home Value $240,414


Median Household Income $55,034
Average Household Income $64,517
Per Capita Income $18,073
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.87% 1.54%
Households 0.9% 1.48%
Families 0.9% 1.46%
Median Household Income   2.57%
Per Capita Income   2.83%
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, 2015 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 # 42 87th
Population Density1 # 42 87th
Diversity Index2 # 79 76th
Median Household Income # 180 45th
Per Capita Income # 276 16th

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