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Welcome to Payson ...

The city of Payson is located in Utah County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Payson has a population of 20,303 people<2> (see below for details).

Payson was founded in 1850 and was incorporated January 21, 1853.

The city of Payson was previously named Pacen.

The community of Payson is 4,740 feet [1,445 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Payson is about ¾ mile [or ~1½ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Payson lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for Payson: (801) and (385)<4>

The ZIP code for Payson: 84651<5>

Websites for Payson ...

Official Website: www.payson.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Payson had an population of 20,303 people. This is an increase of 10.98% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 59.66% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Payson had a population of 18,294 people. This makes Payson the county's 9th most populous community.

The population of Payson represents 0.66% of the total population of Utah (which has 2,763,885 people), making it the state's 36th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 18,294 people, the population of Payson increased 43.87% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 12,716 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 map where we found it was on a .

We also found Payson mentioned in the book 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 Arizona, Illinois and Oklahoma.

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.

  • Provo [Utah County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Provo
    • Provo [Utah County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the north of Payson
    • Estimated population in 2019: 116,618 people
    • Former names for Provo:
    • Fort Provo
    • Fort Utah
    • Provo has also been known as:
    • Provo City
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Provo
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Provo<7>
  • Orem [Utah County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orem
    • Orem [Utah County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the north of Payson
    • Estimated population in 2019: 97,828 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orem
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Orem<7>
  • Spanish Fork [Utah County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spanish Fork
    • Spanish Fork [Utah County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Payson
    • Estimated population in 2019: 40,913 people
    • Spanish Fork has also been known as:
    • Spanish Fork City
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spanish Fork
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spanish Fork<7>
  • Springville [Utah County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Springville
    • Springville [Utah County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the northeast of Payson
    • Estimated population in 2019: 33,310 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Springville<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Vineyard [Utah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vineyard
      • Vineyard [Utah County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the north of Payson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 11,866 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vineyard have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vineyard
    • Mapleton [Utah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mapleton
      • Mapleton [Utah County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the northeast of Payson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 10,731 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mapleton have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mapleton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mapleton<7>
    • Mona [Juab County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mona
      • Mona [Juab County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Payson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,807 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mona
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mona<7>
    • Genola [Utah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Genola
      • Genola [Utah County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the west of Payson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,567 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Genola have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Genola
    • Goshen [Utah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goshen
      • Goshen [Utah County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the southwest of Payson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 915 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goshen
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Goshen<7>
    • Rocky Ridge [Juab County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Ridge
      • Rocky Ridge [Juab County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the southwest of Payson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 858 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Ridge

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 5 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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Utah

About Utah County

About Utah

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Payson: www.payson.org/

The official website for Utah County: www.co.utah.ut.us/

The official website for State of Utah: https://www.utah.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Utah's counties, including Utah, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Payson.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Payson - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (385) is an overlay for area code (801).
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Payson). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Payson or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Payson) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Payson. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Payson

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Payson. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.0385, Longitude: -111.7324    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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