Poverty in Payson, Arizona

What is the poverty rate in Payson, Arizona?
The poverty rate in Payson is 11.7%. One out of every 8.6 residents of Payson lives in poverty.

How many people in Payson, Arizona live in poverty?
1,759 of 15,066 Payson residents reported income levels below the poverty line in the last year.

How does the poverty rate in Payson compare to the rest of Arizona?
The Poverty Rate across the state of Arizona is 17.0%, meaning Payson has a dramatically lower than average percentage of residents below the poverty line when compared to the rest of Arizona.

Source: 2017 ACS 5 Year

Payson, Arizona Poverty Rate By Race

Race Population Poverty Rate National Poverty Rate Population

White

13,237

10.6% 10.3% 86.3%

Hispanic

1,126

20.9% 22.2% 7.3%

What's the Poverty Rate in Payson, Arizona By Race?

10.6% of White residents of Payson, Arizona live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of white residents in Payson, Arizona is the same as than the national average. 1,409 of 13,237 white Arizonans live below the poverty line. Approximately 86.3% of the total population of Payson, Arizona are white.

20.9% of Hispanic residents of Payson, Arizona live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of hispanic residents in Payson, Arizona is the same as than the national average. 235 of 1,126 hispanic Arizonans live below the poverty line. Approximately 7.3% of the total population of Payson, Arizona are hispanic.

Payson, Arizona Poverty Rate By Sex

What is the poverty rate for men vs women living in Payson, Arizona?

Male

The Poverty Rate for men who live in Payson, Arizona is 11.1%.

Female

The Poverty Rate for women who live in Payson, Arizona is 12.2%.

Poverty Rate Disparity for Male vs Female Residents of Payson, Arizona

Female residents of Payson, Arizona are slightly(9%) more likely to live in poverty than males.

779 of 7,005 males in Payson live below the poverty line.

980 of 8,061 females in Payson live below the poverty line.

Payson, Arizona Poverty Rate By School Enrollment

Understanding where poverty hits hardest in Payson can be better understood by segmenting poverty by whether or not the resident is in school or not.

  • Enrolled in School in Payson, Arizona have a Poverty Rate of 18.8%.
  • Not Enrolled in School in Payson, Arizona have a Poverty Rate of 9.8%.

Poverty for younger ages in Payson is seen as the most undesirable for the future of the community.

  • Enrolled in Nursery School in Payson, Arizona have a Poverty Rate of 39.0%.
  • Enrolled in Elementary School(Grades 1-4) in Payson, Arizona have a Poverty Rate of 21.5%.

Poverty for developing children and young adults in Payson can have drastic impacts on graduation and college attendance rates.

  • Enrolled in Middle School(Grade 5-8) in Payson, Arizona have a Poverty Rate of 11.9%.
  • Enrolled in High School (Grades 9-12) in Payson, Arizona have a Poverty Rate of 24.5%.

Adult students in college, graduate or professional schools generally bring employers, revenue and higher living wages post-graduation and are seen as a positive to the community.

  • Enrolled in Undergraduate School in Payson, Arizona have a Poverty Rate of 16.3%.
  • Enrolled in Graduate or Professional School in Payson, Arizona have a Poverty Rate of 0.0%.
Source: 2017 ACS 5 Year

Payson, Arizona Poverty Rate By Age

What's the Poverty Rate By Age in Payson, Arizona?

Payson, Arizona Poverty Rate Distribution by Age

Breakdown of Payson, Arizona Poverty Rate By Age

Age Poverty Rate

Children Under 6

25.9%

Children 6 to 11 Years Old

18.0%

Adolescents 12 to 17 Years Old

15.3%

Adults 18 to 59 Years Old

11.8%

Adults 60 to 74 Years Old

11.7%

75 to 84 Years Old

5.0%

Over 85 Years Old

3.5%

Payson, Arizona Poverty Rate By Place of Birth

What is the poverty rate for residents of Payson, Arizona born US Citizens vs Foreign-Born?

US Citizen

The Poverty Rate for residents of Payson, Arizona who were born citizens of the United States is 11.4%.

Foreign

The Poverty Rate for residents of Payson, Arizona who were born citizens of a country other than the US is 18.6%.

Poverty Rate for residents of Payson, Arizona born US Citizens vs Foreign-Born

Foreign-born residents of Payson, Arizona have a higher poverty rate than those who were born US citizens.

Of the 14,453 residents of Payson, Arizona who were born citizens of the United States, 1,645 (11.4%) had income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Conversely, 114 (18.6%) of 613 residents of Payson, Arizona who were born citizens of a country other than the US reported income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Poverty Rate in Payson, Arizona

The poverty rate in Payson is 11.7%.
Payson is in Gila County.
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City Poverty Rate
Central Heights-Midland City 18.3%
Claypool 22.3%
Canyon Day 46.2%
Globe 20.2%
Miami 28.6%
Payson 11.7%
Pine 2.5%
San Carlos 55.2%
Star Valley 24.7%
Tonto Basin 17.7%

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