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Payson is a township in Adams County, in the Quincy metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Payson. For links to other places called Payson, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Payson is 39.799N. The longitude is -91.207W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 571 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 1,920.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Payson demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Adams 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 62365 ZIP code.
39% of Payson residents report German ancestry, and 12% 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 $14,990, compared with $21,587 nationally.
10% of Payson residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Payson, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $249. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $594.
Adams 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 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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