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Payson
Gila County, Arizona

ZipCodes
85541

Motto
Southwest Mountain Retreat



Page Contents for Payson, Arizona

Statistics & Facts

Location

Weather & Climate

Geography

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Government

Chamber of Commerce.

Libraries.

Schools.

Miscellany



Statistics & Facts

The Arizona state capital is Phoenix.
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.
Payson average annual precipitation is 21 inches peryear.
Payson average annual snowfall is 23 inches per year.

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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Geography


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.
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Climate


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.
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History & History Related Items

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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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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Payson City Government

Town of Payson
Payson Town Hall
303 N. Beeline hwy.
Payson AZ. 85541
Phone: 928-474-5242
Fax: 928-474-4610

Payson Chamber

Rim Country Regional Chamber of Commerce
100 West Main Street
P. O. Box 1380
Payson, Arizona 85547
Phone: 928-474-4515
Toll-free: 800-672-9766
Fax: 928-474-8812
Serving Payson, Pine, Kohl's Ranch, Gisela, Rye, Strawberry, Star Valley & Christopher Creek in the "Heart of Arizona"

Payson Organizations

Rim Country Regional Chamber of Commerce
100 West Main Street
P. O. Box 1380
Payson, Arizona 85547
Phone: 928-474-4515
Toll-free: 800-672-9766
Fax: 928-474-8812
Serving Payson, Pine, Kohl's Ranch, Gisela, Rye, Strawberry, Star Valley & Christopher Creek in the "Heart of Arizona"

Payson Libraries

Payson Public Library
510 W. Main Street
Payson, Arizona 85541
Phone: 520-474-2585
Fax: 520-474-2679

Payson Schools

Payson Arizona Schools


Payson Unified School Districthttp://www.pusd.k12.az.us/P.O. Box 919Payson, AZ 85547Phone: 520-474-2070Fax: 520-472-2013


Life School College Preparatory
LS Payson School
166 Ezelle Ln.
Payson, Arizona 85541
Phone: (928) 468-1122
Email
Life happens ... Why not prepare - at Life Payson

Miscellany

The population of Payson was:
1980 - 5,068
1990 - 8,377
1995 - 9,950
2000 - 13,620

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