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Income/capita 37%
Household income 8%
Unemployment 38%
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IndexPaysonUtahNational
Income per capita$18,940$25,600$29,829
Median household income$59,706$62,518$55,322
Median income owner occupied$65,375$75,170$70,586
Median income renter occupied$36,131$38,196$35,192
Median earnings male$38,293$37,182$36,919
Median earnings female$15,915$20,734$26,250
Unemployment rate2.9%3.4%4.7%
Poverty level9.8%11.7%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Payson is 37% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Payson is 8% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Payson is 38% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Payson is 35% lower than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $39,800$59,706$119,412
      City
      $41,674$62,518$125,036
      State
      $36,877$55,322$110,644
      Nation
      According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

      Payson median earnings by income bracket

      Payson employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry10.3%1.6%
      Manufacturing sector19.3%3.8%
      Financial & insurance services2.6%4.4%
      Wholesale & retail services16.6%19.5%
      Public administration5.4%3.4%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities6.3%2.1%
      Education, health & social services13.8%41.8%
      Other22.8%18.3%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Mapleton, UT9,014$97,22975.8%
      Woodland Hills, UT1,375$93,37568.8%
      Elk Ridge, UT3,037$82,73449.5%
      West Mountain, UT896$79,13543.0%
      Salem, UT7,247$79,07342.9%
      Payson, UT19,480$59,7067.9%

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Allendale, MI19,475$43,88920.7%
      Johnston, IA19,491$95,56572.7%
      Mead Valley, CA19,468$40,88926.1%
      Salmon Arm, BC19,494n/a 
      Norwood, OH19,462$40,30627.1%
      Payson, UT19,480$59,7067.9%
      Source: The Payson, UT employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).