The population of Payson has grown from 427 persons in 1851 to 3,998 in 1950, 4,501 in 1970, and 9,510 in 1990. Payson's largest private employer is Mountain View Hospital, with over 400 employees, followed by Rayloc with more than one hundred. There are two elementary schools, a junior high school, middle school, and high school in the city.
See: Madoline C. Dixon, Peteetneet Town, A History of Payson, Utah (1974), and Peteetneet II, More History of Payson, Utah (1989).
Doris F. Salmon