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The population of Payson is approximately 13,620 (2000), 15301 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 4,792 (1990), 6860 (2010).

The amount of land area in Payson is 33.771 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Payson is 19.5 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.001 sq kilometers.
The distance from Payson to Washington DC is 2027 miles. The distance to the Arizona state capital is 65 miles. (as the crow flies)
Payson is positioned 34.24 degrees north of the equator and 111.32 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Payson elevation is 4,887 feet above sea level.
The Payson median home price is $134,000.

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Payson location: On Hwy 87 about two hours north and slightly east of Phoenix. Payson is in the geographic center of Arizona. It is 75 miles from Phoenix and 90 miles from Flagstaff. Here is a map page for Payson and the area.

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The geography for Payson is both mountain and desert. It is located at the base of the Mogollon Rim. The Rim is a 1,000 foot tall escarpment which runs across Arizona and into New Mexico. The city is on the southern edge of the world's largest Ponderosa Pine Forest while also on the edge of the Arizona Sonoran Desert.

Climate & Weather

The climate for Payson is mild with all four seasons represented. On a given day, you could possibly snow ski in the morning and then later in the afternoon, water-ski on Roosevelt Lake and still be home by evening.
Payson average annual precipitation is 21 inches per year.
Payson average annual snowfall is 23 inches per year.
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Payson history:

Although gold first brought people to Payson, good land for grazing cattle and raising crops kept them here. Even though these two industries are good, the Tourist industry has surpassed them both for Payson. A wonderful place to vacation with many lakes and mountains scenes, many people come here for rest and relaxation. It is in the heart of the Tonto National Forest. There are also many rodeos here in Payson area.
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Payson attractions: August Doin's
Held every year n the third weekend in August. This rodeo began in 1884 and is known as the "World's Oldest Continuous Rodeo."

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