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"Arizona's Rodeo Capital"
Payson is a town in Gila County.
The community was named for an Illinois congressman.
The latitude of Payson is 34.230N. The longitude is -111.324W.It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 4,921 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 14,301.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Payson demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Gila County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 85541 ZIP code.
22% of Payson residents report German ancestry, and 15% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Payson ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Payson was $19,513, compared with $21,587 nationally.
18% of Payson residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Median rent in Payson, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $545. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $940.
Libraries in Payson include Payson Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Payson include Payson Roundup
Gila County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Payson political report.
The average commute time for Payson workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 1 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Payson between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of .7 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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