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Welcome to Payson ...
The pronunciation of Payson: PAY-suhn<2>
While we don't have a date for the founding of Payson, you might consider that their post office opened in 1851.
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Payson has a population of 990 people<3> (see below for details).
Payson is 740 feet [226 m] above sea level.<4>.
Time Zone: Payson lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time
Payson is located in the (217) area code.
The ZIP code for Payson: 62360<5>
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Payson had an population of 990 people. This is a decrease of 3.51% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 7.13% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Payson had a population of 1,026 people. This makes Payson the county's 3rd most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 1,026 people, the population of Payson decreased 3.75% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,066 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Payson.
Communities Also Named Payson ...
Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 3 communities that are also named Payson - they are located in Arizona, 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. 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.
Adding Payson to Our Gazetteer ...
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.
From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Payson was in the book titled Table of U.S. Post Offices in the United States (Jan. 1851).
We also found Payson in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
For more details, see References and Mentions for Payson.
Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Payson. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
The official website for Adams County: www.co.adams.il.us/
The official website for State of Illinois: https://illinois.gov
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This page was last modified/updated: 04 Dec 2023