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People

Total Population1,261
Male Share of the Population51.1%
Female Share of the Population48.9%
Senior Citizens14.2%
Employed Population 16+638
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married56.1%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher10%
Median Earnings25+$30,814
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$11,250
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,250

Wealth

Median Family Income$49,167
% Above Poverty Level89.6%
% Below Poverty Level10.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time25 minutes
% Working from Home3.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work0%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone18.3%
Median Gross Rent$528
Median House Value$84,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)13%
US/American0%
English2.5%
Irish9.8%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Payson Almanac

CategoryValue
Nearest Medium City 77 miles NW of St. Peters, Missouri (center to center)
Nearest Large City97 miles NW of St. Louis, Missouri
CountyAdams
Standard Zip Codes62360
Phone Area Codes217
Time ZoneCentral (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight SavingsThe city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude39.816
Longitude-91.242

Payson Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationQUINCY BALDWIN AP
Distance9.5 miles
Jan Temp17 to 33 F
Apr Temp43 to 63 F
Jul Temp67 to 86 F
Oct Temp45 to 66 F
Annual Precip38.4 inches
StationQUINCY DAM 21
Distance11.7 miles
Jan Temp16 to 34 F
Apr Temp41 to 65 F
Jul Temp66 to 88 F
Oct Temp43 to 66 F
Annual Precip35.6 inches
StationBOWLING GREEN 2 NE
Distance31.3 miles
Jan Temp15 to 36 F
Apr Temp42 to 65 F
Jul Temp66 to 88 F
Oct Temp43 to 68 F
Annual Precip36.9 inches

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

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Columbus80$43,250

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Payson High Schools

SEYMOUR HIGH SCHOOL
420 BRAINARD
217-656-3355
Serves 262 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.8

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