Overview

Introduction to Payson, Utah

Payson, Utah, in Utah county, is located 13 miles S of Provo, Utah (center to center) and is 325 miles NE of Las Vegas, Nevada. The city is considered part of the Provo - Orem metropolitan area.

Payson History

Payson was originally inhabited by the Ute Indians. It first settled in 1850 by the Mormon pioneers. In fact, the city was also named after a Mormon pioneer called James Pace in 1851. Prior to that, it was known as Peteetneet Creek. The city was incorporated on 21 January 1853. The first high school of Payson was established in 1873. However, the school was closed down in 1876. The first opera house of the city was built in 1883.

Payson and nearby Attractions

  • Dup Museum and Historical Society
  • UVSC Woodbury Art Museum
  • Bridal Veil Falls
  • Utah Lake State Park
  • Whitby Beach

Things To Do In Payson

While in Payson travelers can pay a visit to the Dup Museum and Historical Society and UVSC Woodbury Art Museum. The Utah Lake State Park and Whitby Beach offer a wide variety of recreational opportunities. The city also includes a number of churches such as the San Andres Catholic Church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and Payson Bible Chapel. The Bridal Veil Falls is less than an hour's drive away. One can also visit the Payson Skate Park. The Gladstan Golf Course provides excellent facilities for golf enthusiasts.

Payson Transportation

Salt Lake City International Airport is the nearest major air transportation facility.

Payson Higher Education

Higher studies can be pursued through Utah Valley State College, University of Phoenix - Utah Campus, Brigham Young University.

Demographics

People

Total Population19,699
Male Share of the Population50.1%
Female Share of the Population49.9%
Senior Citizens10.6%
Employed Population 16+8,400
Age of the Population27

Families

% of people married56.7%
Average household size4

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher17.5%
Median Earnings25+$37,681
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$25,342
Median Earnings With High School Degree$29,750

Wealth

Median Family Income$67,464
% Above Poverty Level90.4%
% Below Poverty Level9.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time23 minutes
% Working from Home2.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.5%
% Using Public Transportation0.9%

Housing

People Living Alone14.7%
Median Gross Rent$918
Median House Value$217,400

Ancestry

English27.8%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)23.9%
German10.2%
Irish5.5%
Scottish4.8%
Danishn4.3%
Italian2.9%
Swedish2%
Welsh1.9%
Norwegian1.8%
French Except Basque1.8%
Dutch1.5%
Swiss1%
Icelander0.8%
Polish0.4%
Greek0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Australian0.3%
Canadian0.2%
Czech0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
Russian0.2%
Hungarian0.1%
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Payson Almanac

CategoryValue
CountyUtah County
Standard Zip Codes84651
Phone Area Codes801
Time ZoneAmerica/Denver
Approximate Latitude39.96
Approximate Longitude-111.72

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)

StationSANTAQUIN CHLORINATOR
Distance7.1 miles
Jan Temp18 to 38 F
Apr Temp35 to 61 F
Jul Temp60 to 90 F
Oct Temp37 to 65 F
Annual Precip18.2 inches
StationSPANISH FORK PWR HOUSE
Distance7.5 miles
Jan Temp20 to 37 F
Apr Temp38 to 64 F
Jul Temp59 to 92 F
Oct Temp40 to 67 F
Annual Precip21.5 inches
StationBIRDSEYE
Distance16.2 miles
Jan Temp8 to 37 F
Apr Temp26 to 59 F
Jul Temp44 to 88 F
Oct Temp26 to 66 F
Annual Precip14.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Elk Ridge3,460$91,855
Genola1,255$78,929
Salem7,808$100,800
Santaquin11,154$73,586
Spanish Fork38,673$78,831
Woodland Hills1,380$91,000

Payson Public Libraries

Payson City Library
66 SOUTH MAIN STREET
Payson, Utah
(801) 465-5220

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Payson Hospitals

Mountain View Hospital
(Proprietary)
1000 East 100 North (hwy198)
(801) 465-7000

Payson Public Schools

Barnett School
456 N 300 E
ZIP: 84651
(801) 465-6000
Primary
Total Enrollment 553
Mt. Nebo Junior High
851 W 450 S
ZIP: 84651
(801) 465-6040
Other
Total Enrollment 702
Park View School
360 S 100 E
ZIP: 84651
(801) 465-6010
Primary
Total Enrollment 547
Payson High
1050 S Main
ZIP: 84651
(801) 465-6025
High
Total Enrollment 1250
Payson Jr High
1025 S Highway 6
ZIP: 84651
(801) 465-6015
Middle
Total Enrollment 1020
Spring Lake School
1750 S 500 W
ZIP: 84651
(801) 465-6070
Primary
Total Enrollment 766
Taylor School
40 S 500 W
ZIP: 84651
(801) 465-6050
Primary
Total Enrollment 573
Wilson School
590 W 500 S
ZIP: 84651
(801) 465-6060
Primary
Total Enrollment 519
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