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Payson, Illinois - Basic Facts

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The Village of Payson had a population of 998 as of July 1, 2017. Payson ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Illinois. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Payson is located at latitude 39.8171 and longitude -91.2444 in Adams County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Payson (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.13 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Adams County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 761 feet.

The Village of Payson (GNIS ID: 2399639) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Payson is located within Township of Payson, a minor civil division (MCD) of Adams County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Payson population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Payson, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 998
Daytime Population: Workers 271
Daytime Population: Residents 475
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 746
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.75
Population in Households 998
Population in Familes 854
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 884
Diversity Index3 3


Median Household Income $45,460
Average Household Income $57,973
Per Capita Income $21,646


Total Housing Units 416 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 284 (68.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 90 (21.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 42 (10.1%)
Median Home Value $81,373
Average Home Value $89,701


Total Households 374
Average Household Size 2.67
Family Households 279
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.38% -0.2%
Households -0.4% -0.27%
Families -0.58% -0.29%
Median Household Income   1.92%
Per Capita Income   3.05%

Payson, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Payson to the other 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 712 48th
Population Density # 828 40th
Diversity Index # 1323 3rd
Median Household Income # 985 28th
Per Capita Income # 1163 15th

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