A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Welcome to Payson ...
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Payson has a population of 15,813 people<2> (see below for details).
We don't have a date for the establishment of Payson.
Payson is 5,000 feet [1,524 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the altitude of Payson is about 1 mile [or ~1½ km] above sea level.
Time Zone: Payson lies in the Mountain Standard Time Zone (MST) and does not observe daylight saving time
Payson is located in the (928) area code.
The ZIP codes for Payson: 85541, 85547<4>
Websites for Payson ...
Official Website: www.ci.payson.az.us/
Chamber of Commerce: www.rimcountrychamber.com/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Payson had an population of 15,813 people. This is an increase of 3.35% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 16.1% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Payson had a population of 15,301 people (which is 28.55% of the total population of Gila County). This makes Payson the county's most populous community.
The population of Payson represents 0.24% of the population of Arizona (which has 6,392,017 people), making it the state's 36th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 15,301 people, the population of Payson increased 12.34% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 13,620 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Payson.
Adding Payson to Our Gazetteer ...
As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.
We originally found mention of Payson in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, we also found mention of Payson elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Payson on our Genealogy Page.
Communities Also Named Payson ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 3 communities that are also named Payson - they are located in Illinois, Oklahoma and Utah.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Payson.
Communities near Payson ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Payson.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Payson. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Payson.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Payson. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Payson.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Payson. Our list includes 24 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Payson.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Payson ...
Looking for more information about Payson? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Payson, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Payson.
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Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Payson: www.ci.payson.az.us/
The official website for Gila County: www.co.gila.az.us/
The official website for State of Arizona: https://az.gov/
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This page was last modified: 23 Jan 2021