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Payson is a city in Utah County, in the Provo-Orem metro area.
The community was named after James Pace, Mormon pioneer
The latitude of Payson is 40.044N. The longitude is -111.731W.It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 4,652 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 14,761.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Payson demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Utah County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Provo-Orem area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 84651 ZIP code.
10% of Payson residents report German ancestry, and 5% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Payson ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Payson was $14,588, compared with $21,587 nationally.
16% of Payson residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Payson, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $513. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $998.
Libraries in Payson include Payson City Library ... View libraries
Utah County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Payson political report.
The average commute time for Payson workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 2 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Payson between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.6 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
Hotels in Payson include Comfort Inn.
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