Payson, AZ has a population of 15,297 and is the 2,788th largest city in the United States. The population density is 791 per sq mi which is 1275% higher than the Arizona average and 773% higher than the national average. The median age in Payson is 57 which is approximately 54% higher than the Arizona average of 37. In Payson, 67% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 93% speak English and 5% speak Spanish. 36% of Payson residents were born in Arizona, 58% were born out of state, 0% were born outside of the United States and 5% were foreign born.