Payson, UT Population

Population: 12,716. Estimated population in July 2020: 16,442 (+29.3% change)
Males: 6,416 (50.5%), Females: 6,300 (49.5%)

Utah County

Zip code: 84651

Median resident age: 24.4 years
Median household income: $43,539
Median house value: $128,400

Races in Payson:

  • White Non-Hispanic (91.4%)
  • Hispanic (6.8%)
  • Other race (3.5%)
  • Two or more races (1.3%)
  • American Indian (0.7%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: English (29.9%), United States (11.4%), German (9.6%), Danish (6.6%), Irish (4.7%), Swedish (4.4%).

Elevation: 4700 feet

Land area: 6.8 square miles

Map of Payson, UT

Population

For population 25 years and over in Payson

  • High school or higher: 85.1%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 16.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.7%
  • Unemployed: 4.5%
  • Mean travel time to work: 21.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Payson city

  • Never married: 21.1%
  • Now married: 64.1%
  • Separated: 1.8%
  • Widowed: 5.4%
  • Divorced: 7.7%

2.9% Foreign born (2.1% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: +2,825 (+28.6%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Payson:

  • MOUNTAIN VIEW HOSPITAL (1000 EAST 100 NORTH)

Other hospitals/medical centers near Payson:

  • UTAH VALLEY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (about 14 miles; PROVO, UT)
  • UTAH STATE HOSPITAL-PSYCHIATRIC (about 15 miles; PROVO, UT)
  • OREM COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (about 19 miles; OREM, UT)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Payson:

  • PROVO MUNI (about 13 miles; PROVO, UT; Abbreviation: PVU)
  • SALT LAKE CITY INTL (about 54 miles; SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Abbreviation: SLC)
  • HILL AFB (about 76 miles; OGDEN, UT; Abbreviation: HIF)

Other public-use airports nearest to Payson:

  • SPANISH FORK-SPRINGVILLE (about 9 miles; SPANISH FORK, UT; Abbreviation: U77)
  • NEPHI MUNI (about 23 miles; NEPHI, UT; Abbreviation: U14)
  • JAKE GARN (about 25 miles; EAGLE MOUNTAIN, UT; Abbreviation: 17U)

Amtrak station near Payson:

  • 14 miles: PROVO (600 SOUTH & 3OO WEST). Services: fully wheelchair accessible, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Payson:

  • UTAH VALLEY STATE COLLEGE (about 17 miles; OREM, UT; Full-time enrollment: 14,182)
  • BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY (about 22 miles; PROVO, UT; Full-time enrollment: 29,977)
  • UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX-UTAH CAMPUS (about 45 miles; SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Full-time enrollment: 2,021)
  • SALT LAKE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 45 miles; SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Full-time enrollment: 11,896)
  • SNOW COLLEGE (about 49 miles; EPHRAIM, UT; Full-time enrollment: 2,632)
  • UNIVERSITY OF UTAH (about 51 miles; SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Full-time enrollment: 19,866)
  • WEBER STATE UNIVERSITY (about 81 miles; OGDEN, UT; Full-time enrollment: 12,112)

Schools

Public high school in Payson:

  • PAYSON HIGH (Students: 1,458; Location: 1050 S MAIN; Grades: 10 – 12)

Public primary/middle schools in Payson:

  • PAYSON JR HIGH (Students: 1,073; Location: 1025 S HIGHWAY 6; Grades: 08 – 09)
  • PAYSON MIDDLE (Students: 1,059; Location: 851 W 450 S; Grades: 06 – 07)
  • WILSON ELEM SCH (Students: 620; Location: 590 W 500 S; Grades: PK – 05)
  • SPRING LAKE ELEM SCH (Students: 586; Location: 1750 S 500 W; Grades: PK – 05)
  • BARNETT ELEM SCH (Students: 542; Location: 333 E 400 N; Grades: PK – 05)
  • TAYLOR ELEM SCH (Students: 445; Location: 40 S 500 W; Grades: KG – 05)
  • PARKVIEW ELEM SCH (Students: 413; Location: 360 S 100 E; Grades: PK – 05)

Libraries

Library in Payson:

  • PAYSON CITY LIBRARY (Operating income: $220,707; Location: 439 WEST UTAH AVENUE; 32,769 books; 371 audio materials; 518 video materials; 74 serial subscriptions)