Payson, Illinois

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Payson, Illinois

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High Points

Payson strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Illinois):

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Affordability of Rents
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Top 15% Payson Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Payson, Illinois

Comparing Payson to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Illinois (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 7 7
Well-Paid Single Men 5 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 5 4
Female Share of the Population 4 4
Senior Citizens 3 3
Age of the Population 2 2
Racial Diversity 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 9 9
Portion of People Married 9 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 6 4
People in Middle Class or Better 6 4
Median Family Income 5 3
College Educated Adults 3 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 7 8
Walking and Biking to Work 5 4
Public Transportation Use 4 3
Working at Home 4 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 8 9
Housing Recently Built 8 9
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 7 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 6 6
People Living Alone 3 4

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Payson Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 77 miles NW of St. Peters, Missouri (center to center)
Nearest Large City 97 miles NW of St. Louis, Missouri
County Adams
Standard Zip Codes 62360
Phone Area Codes 217
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.816
Longitude -91.242

Payson Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 9.5 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 33 F
Apr Temp 43 to 63 F
Jul Temp 67 to 86 F
Oct Temp 45 to 66 F
Annual Precip 38.4 inches
Station QUINCY DAM 21
Distance 11.7 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 34 F
Apr Temp 41 to 65 F
Jul Temp 66 to 88 F
Oct Temp 43 to 66 F
Annual Precip 35.6 inches
Distance 31.3 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 36 F
Apr Temp 42 to 65 F
Jul Temp 66 to 88 F
Oct Temp 43 to 68 F
Annual Precip 36.9 inches
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Payson Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,066 100%
Male 524 49.2%
Female 542 50.8%
Under 18 319 29.9%
18+ 747 70.1%
65+ 124 11.6%
Median Age 33.4
Average Family Size 3.24
White 1,053 98.8%
African-American 1 0.1%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 11 1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 6 0.6%

Estimated Payson Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,058
Growth -8
Growth % -0.8%

Payson Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 42.7%
US/American 28.5%
English 9.4%
Irish 7.6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 6.3%
Scotch-Irish 1.3%
Scottish 1.2%
Swedish 0.7%
Scandinavian 0.6%
Dutch 0.4%
Canadian 0.3%
Pennsylvania German 0.3%
European 0.3%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Payson, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Bluff Hall (62360)
Fall Creek (62360)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Payson 1,066 $40,789
Columbus 112 $38,125
Hull 474 $34,464
Kinderhook 249 $41,875
Liberty 519 $39,773
Plainville 248 $38,472
Quincy 40,366 $40,718
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Payson High Schools (2004)

Serves 262 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.8

Payson Colleges

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