Payson, AZ

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2022 Population
53,419
0.391% 1-year growth
US Senator
Kyrsten Sinema
Independent Party
US Senator
Mark Kelly
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
50.6
0.596% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
19%
4.14% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$55,242
7.46% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$222,500
16.7% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Payson, AZ had a population of 53.4k people with a median age of 50.6 and a median household income of $55,242. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Payson, AZ grew from 53,211 to 53,419, a 0.391% increase and its median household income grew from $51,406 to $55,242, a 7.46% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Payson, AZ are White (Non-Hispanic) (61.2%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (15.2%), White (Hispanic) (8.15%), Two+ (Hispanic) (6.73%), and Other (Hispanic) (3.69%).

None of the households in Payson, AZ reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

98.6% of the residents in Payson, AZ are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Payson, AZ was $222,500, and the homeownership rate was 75.6%.

Most people in Payson, AZ drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 22.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Payson, AZ was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Payson, AZ is home to a population of 53.4k people, from which 98.6% are citizens. As of 2022, 3.14% of Payson, AZ residents were born outside of the country (1.68k people).

In 2022, there were 4.03 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (32.7k people) in Payson, AZ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8.12k American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 4.36k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.6%
2022 Citizenship
98.7%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.6% of Payson, AZ residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Payson, AZ was 98.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Payson, AZ
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    32.7k ± 141
  2. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    8.12k ± 419
  3. White (Hispanic)
    4.36k ± 537
19.2%
Hispanic Population
10.3k people

In 2022, there were 4.03 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (32.7k people) in Payson, AZ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8.12k American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 4.36k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

19.2% of the people in Payson, AZ are hispanic (10.3k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Payson, AZ as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

3.14%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
1.68k people
2.88%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
1.54k people

As of 2022, 3.14% of Payson, AZ residents (1.68k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Payson, AZ was 2.88%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,480 ± 341
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    619 ± 221
  3. Korea
    448 ± 159

Payson, AZ has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 4.01 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Payson, AZ employs 18.7k people. The largest industries in Payson, AZ are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,795 people), Educational Services (2,005 people), and Retail Trade (1,811 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($73,063), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($69,414), and Utilities ($65,781).

Occupations

18.7k
2022 Value
± 1,086
−0.691%
1 Year decline
± 8.29%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Payson, AZ declined at a rate of −0.691%, from 18.8k employees to 18.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Payson, AZ, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,183 people), Management Occupations (1,911 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1,734 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Payson, AZ.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

18.7k
2022 Value
± 1,086
−0.691%
1 Year decline
± 8.29%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Payson, AZ declined at a rate of −0.691%, from 18.8k employees to 18.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Payson, AZ, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,795 people), Educational Services (2,005 people), and Retail Trade (1,811 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Payson, AZ, though some of these residents may live in Payson, AZ and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$44,666
Median earning men ± $4,529
$32,877
Median earning women ± $1,518

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($94,659), Information ($74,554), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($70,132).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($69,066), Public Administration ($43,555), and Information ($38,571).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.3%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 3.15M people employed in Arizona. This represents a 2.3% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 9.21%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Arizona.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 484
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 220
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 197
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Arizona went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 49.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (49.1%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.52%).

Kyrsten Sinema and Mark Kelly are the senators currently representing the state of Arizona. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Arizona is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Arizona

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Kyrsten Sinema
Senator from Arizona1
Assumed office on January 3, 2019
Kyrsten Sinema won election to the Senate as a Democrat in 2018
Mark Kelly
Senator from Arizona3
Assumed office on December 2, 2020
Elected to the seat to succeed Martha McSally, who had been appointed to the seat following the death of John McCain and the resignation of Jon Kyl.

Kyrsten Sinema and Mark Kelly are the senators currently representing Arizona.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Arizona

Arizona is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Arizona have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.03% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.12% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were Some college (1.42M), High School or Equivalent (1.41M), and Bachelors Degree (1.02M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Payson, AZ was $222,500 in 2022, which is 0.789 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $190,700 to $222,500, a 16.7% increase. The homeownership rate in Payson, AZ is 75.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Payson, AZ have an average commute time of 22.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Payson, AZ is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Payson, AZ is $55,242. In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Payson, AZ was Maricopa County, AZ with a value of $80,675, followed by Greenlee County, AZ and Pinal County, AZ, with respective values of $73,756 and $73,313.

Property

$222,500
Median Property Value 2022
±$14,217
$17,178
Median Property Taxes
±$962

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Payson, AZ the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Payson, AZ compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

75.6%
Homeownership
2022
68.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 75.6% of the housing units in Payson, AZ were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 76.4%.

This chart shows the percentage of owner in Payson, AZ compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Payson, AZ was Maricopa County, AZ with a value of $80,675, followed by Greenlee County, AZ and Pinal County, AZ, with respective values of $73,756 and $73,313.

The following map shows all of the counties in Payson, AZ colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$55,242
Median Household Income
± $2,715
22.7k
Number of Households
± 1,141

In 2022, the median household income of the 22.7k households in Payson, AZ grew to $55,242 from the previous year's value of $51,406.

The following chart displays the households in Payson, AZ distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Payson, AZ is from Arizona.
0.457
2022 Wage GINI in Arizona
0.46
2021 Wage GINI in Arizona

In 2022, the income inequality in Arizona was 0.457 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.545% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Arizona was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Arizona in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Arizona across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (73.3%)
  2. Carpooled (14.4%)
  3. Worked At Home (8.83%)

In 2022, 73.3% of workers in Payson, AZ drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (14.4%) and those who worked at home (8.83%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

22.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Payson, AZ have a shorter commute time (22.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 6.38% of the workforce in Payson, AZ have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Payson, AZ distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Payson, AZ have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

19% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Payson, AZ (9.91k out of 52.2k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Males 55 - 64 and then Females 75+.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Payson, AZ is White, followed by Native American and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

90.2% of the population of Payson, AZ has health coverage, with 28.7% on employee plans, 23.9% on Medicaid, 22.3% on Medicare, 12.6% on non-group plans, and 2.65% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Arizona see 1499 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.58% decrease from the previous year (1523 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1585 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 662 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,499 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Arizona

Primary care physicians in Arizona see an average of 1,499 patients per year. This represents a 1.58% decrease from the previous year (1,523 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Arizona in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 20.4% under 18 years, 15.3% between 18 and 34 years, 34.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 29.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.3% were men and 50.7% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

9.82%
Uninsured
28.7%
Employer Coverage
23.9%
Medicaid
22.3%
Medicare
12.6%
Non-Group
2.65%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Payson, AZ grew by 6.51% from 9.22% to 9.82%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Payson, AZ changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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