Payson, Arizona

Population 15,205

Payson is located in Gila County, AZ. The population is 15,205, making Payson the largest city in Gila County.

There are 7 public schools in Payson with an average Homefacts rating of B-. The total crime rate for Payson is very low , and there are 35 registered sex offenders residing in the city. Unemployment in Payson is moderate and the median home sales price is $0. Detailed and up-to-date Payson property reports are available for any property address.

Cities near Payson include Mesa del Caballo, Round Valley and East Verde Estates.

Payson Neighborhood Report


School Rating is Above average
  • No High School Diploma: 10.7%
  • High School Graduate or Higher: 63.4%
  • Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 25.9%

Crime Rate

11.21% Lower than national avg.
  • Auto theft: 127
  • Violent Crimes: 374
  • Robbery: 25
  • Burglary: 381
  • Property Crime: 1
  • Larceny Theft: 1

Registered Offenders

41.19% Higher than national avg.
  • 35 offenders in Payson
  • 23.02 offenders/10,000 residents

Environmental Hazards

57 Found nearby
  • Brownfields: 0
  • Registered Polluters: 0
  • Superfunds: 16
  • Tanks & Spills: 41


Moderate 4.2%
  • Arizona unemployment average: 4.2%
  • National unemployment average: 3.7%

Property Values

Median Property Value $0

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7 Public Schools view public schools

There are 7 K-12 public schools in Payson, AZ and 1 private school. Homefacts rates Payson's schools as Above average, with an overall B- rating.

0 Colleges & Universities view all colleges & universities

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35 Registered Offenders search the registered offender database

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*100 is national avg. Greater than 100 means higher crime, lower means less crime.
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0 Former Drug Labs view all

  • Good news! No Drug lab found in Payson, AZ

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63 Building Permits View All

  • In 2014, the city of Payson, AZ issued 63 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes.
  • In 2013, the city of Payson, AZ issued 35 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. Of those 35 permits, 33 were issued for single family homes and 2 were issued for multi-family homes.
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Fair Market Rents

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  • Property Type Rent
  • Studio: $780
  • 1 Bedroom: $785
  • 2 Bedrooms: $1,033
  • 3 Bedrooms: $1,416
  • 4 Bedrooms: $1,421

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Environmental Hazards

57 Environmental Hazards

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Health Hazards

  • Air Quality MODERATE (127/152)
    Payson, AZ has 83.55% good air quality.
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  • Radon ZONE 2 COUNTY
    Payson, AZ is a yellow zone.
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  • UV Index HIGH 6.8 Average
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Average Monthly Temperature

  • January 41.87°
  • February 43.97°
  • March 53.73°
  • April 60.97°
  • May 67.67°
  • June 78.45°
  • July 93.48°
  • August 82.6°
  • September 75.63°
  • October 63.73°
  • November 50.43°
  • December 43°

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Natural Disasters

Probability of Natural Disasters for Payson, AZ

Payson, AZ has a moderate risk of earthquakes.
Payson, AZ has no risk of hurricanes.
Payson, AZ has a very low risk of hail storms.
Payson, AZ has a very low risk of tornadoes.

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Median Household Income

Median Household Income in Payson, AZ: $45,593


Unemployment in Payson is 4.2%. It is higher than the state and national averages, 4.2% and 3.7% respectively

Workforce Breakdown

Blue Collar - 43.63%
White Collar - 56.37%


State Representatives

  • Gov. Doug Ducey
  • Sen. Jeff Flake
  • Sen. John McCain

City Representatives

  • Paul A. Gosar

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