McPherson, KS

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2022 Population
30,085
0.0865% 1-year growth
US Senator
Jerry Moran
Republican Party
US Senator
Roger Marshall
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
39.8
1.24% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
10.6%
15.9% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$71,250
11.6% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$180,900
10% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
15,658
2.84% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, McPherson, KS had a population of 30.1k people with a median age of 39.8 and a median household income of $71,250. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of McPherson, KS grew from 30,059 to 30,085, a 0.0865% increase and its median household income grew from $63,816 to $71,250, a 11.6% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in McPherson, KS are White (Non-Hispanic) (90.3%), White (Hispanic) (3.49%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.37%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.76%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (0.891%).

None of the households in McPherson, KS reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

98% of the residents in McPherson, KS are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in McPherson, KS are Bethany College (165 degrees awarded in 2022), McPherson College (161 degrees), and Central Christian College of Kansas (119 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in McPherson, KS was $180,900, and the homeownership rate was 74.5%.

Most people in McPherson, KS drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 15 minutes. The average car ownership in McPherson, KS was 2 cars per household.

McPherson, KS borders Hutchinson, KS, Salina, KS, and Wichita, KS.

Population & Diversity

McPherson, KS is home to a population of 30.1k people, from which 98% are citizens. As of 2022, 3.05% of McPherson, KS residents were born outside of the country (919 people).

In 2022, there were 25.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (27.2k people) in McPherson, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.05k White (Hispanic) and 714 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98%
2022 Citizenship
98.7%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98% of McPherson, KS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in McPherson, KS was 98.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in McPherson, KS
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    27.2k ± 62
  2. White (Hispanic)
    1.05k ± 175
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    714 ± 135
4.77%
Hispanic Population
1.44k people

In 2022, there were 25.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (27.2k people) in McPherson, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.05k White (Hispanic) and 714 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.77% of the people in McPherson, KS are hispanic (1.44k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    82,300 ± 6,944 people
  2. India
    14,639 ± 2,963 people
  3. Vietnam
    10,989 ± 2,569 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Kansas was Mexico, the natal country of 82,300 Kansas residents, followed by India with 14,639 and Vietnam with 10,989.

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Foreign-Born Population

3.05%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
919 people
2.29%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
687 people

As of 2022, 3.05% of McPherson, KS residents (919 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in McPherson, KS was 2.29%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    426 ± 145
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    216 ± 112
  3. Korea
    175 ± 84

McPherson, KS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.97 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of McPherson, KS employs 15.7k people. The largest industries in McPherson, KS are Manufacturing (3,402 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,019 people), and Educational Services (1,616 people), and the highest paying industries are Wholesale Trade ($68,047), Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($66,250), and Utilities ($66,042).

Males in Kansas have an average income that is 1.39 times higher than the average income of females, which is $54,429. The income inequality in Kansas (measured using the Gini index) is 0.462, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

15.7k
2022 Value
± 849
2.84%
1 Year growth
± 7.35%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in McPherson, KS grew at a rate of 2.84%, from 15.2k employees to 15.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in McPherson, KS, are Production Occupations (1,773 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,735 people), and Management Occupations (1,581 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of McPherson, KS.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

15.7k
2022 Value
± 849
2.84%
1 Year growth
± 7.35%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in McPherson, KS grew at a rate of 2.84%, from 15.2k employees to 15.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in McPherson, KS, are Manufacturing (3,402 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,019 people), and Educational Services (1,616 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of McPherson, KS, though some of these residents may live in McPherson, KS and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$54,500
Median earning men ± $4,442
$31,715
Median earning women ± $3,584

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($90,096), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($67,477), and Manufacturing ($66,092).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($78,333), Manufacturing ($55,423), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($47,629).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
3.11%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 1.44M people employed in Kansas. This represents a 3.11% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10.9%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Kansas.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 324
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 233
    Manufacturing
  3. 223
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Kansas went to Donald J. Trump with 56.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (41.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (2.23%).

Jerry Moran and Roger Marshall are the senators currently representing the state of Kansas. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Kansas is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Kansas

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Jerry Moran
Senator from Kansas3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011
Roger Marshall
Senator from Kansas2
Assumed office on January 3, 2021

Jerry Moran and Roger Marshall are the senators currently representing Kansas.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Kansas

Kansas is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Kansas have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in McPherson, KS awarded 445 degrees. The student population of McPherson, KS in 2022 is skewed towards men, with 1,277 male students and 860 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in McPherson, KS are White (256 and 61.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (75 and 18.1%), Black or African American (47 and 11.3%), and Two or More Races (18 and 4.34%).

The largest universities in McPherson, KS by number of degrees awarded are Bethany College (165 and 37.1%), McPherson College (161 and 36.2%), and Central Christian College of Kansas (119 and 26.7%).

The most popular majors in McPherson, KS are General Business Administration & Management (63 and 14.2%), Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (30 and 6.74%), and Other Related Mechanical Engineering Technologies (28 and 6.29%).

The median tuition cost in McPherson, KS for private four year colleges is $29,200.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in McPherson, KS, the percentage of applicants admitted was 66%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 15.5%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 2,137 (59.8% men and 40.2% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 2,137 students enrolled in McPherson, KS, 59.8% men and 40.2% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 1,113 records, of which 47.1% were women and 52.9% men.

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Concentrations

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in McPherson, KS was General Business Administration & Management with 63 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in McPherson, KS according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 165 degrees awarded
  2. 161 degrees awarded
  3. 119 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Bethany College with 165 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 243 men were awarded degrees from institutions in McPherson, KS, which is 1.2 times more than the 202 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 256 degrees mean that there were 3.41 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 75 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($29,200) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,042) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,200) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.872% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.778% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (605k), Some college (553k), and Bachelors Degree (450k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in McPherson, KS was $180,900 in 2022, which is 0.642 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $164,400 to $180,900, a 10% increase. The homeownership rate in McPherson, KS is 74.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in McPherson, KS have an average commute time of 15 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in McPherson, KS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in McPherson, KS is $71,250. In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income in McPherson, KS was Johnson County, KS with a value of $103,644, followed by Miami County, KS and Pottawatomie County, KS, with respective values of $85,564 and $85,241.

Property

$180,900
Median Property Value 2022
±$9,707
$9,040
Median Property Taxes
±$587

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In McPherson, KS the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

74.5%
Homeownership
2022
65.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 74.5% of the housing units in McPherson, KS were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 72.9%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in McPherson, KS was Johnson County, KS with a value of $103,644, followed by Miami County, KS and Pottawatomie County, KS, with respective values of $85,564 and $85,241.

The following map shows all of the counties in McPherson, KS colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$71,250
Median Household Income
± $3,751
12.1k
Number of Households
± 714

In 2022, the median household income of the 12.1k households in McPherson, KS grew to $71,250 from the previous year's value of $63,816.

The following chart displays the households in McPherson, KS distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for McPherson, KS is from Kansas.
0.462
2022 Wage GINI in Kansas
0.46
2021 Wage GINI in Kansas

In 2022, the income inequality in Kansas was 0.462 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.512% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Kansas was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Kansas in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (81.9%)
  2. Carpooled (6.66%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.8%)

In 2022, 81.9% of workers in McPherson, KS drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (6.66%) and those who worked at home (5.8%).

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Commute Time

15 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in McPherson, KS have a shorter commute time (15 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 0.778% of the workforce in McPherson, KS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in McPherson, KS distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in McPherson, KS have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

10.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in McPherson, KS (3.02k out of 28.4k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in McPherson, KS is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

93.3% of the population of McPherson, KS has health coverage, with 57.3% on employee plans, 7.34% on Medicaid, 16.6% on Medicare, 11.6% on non-group plans, and 0.464% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Kansas see 1271 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.548% decrease from the previous year (1278 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1630 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 467 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,271 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Kansas

Primary care physicians in Kansas see an average of 1,271 patients per year. This represents a 0.548% decrease from the previous year (1,278 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Kansas in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23.7% under 18 years, 21.7% between 18 and 34 years, 36.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 18% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.9% were men and 50.1% were women.

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Uninsured People

6.68%
Uninsured
57.3%
Employer Coverage
7.34%
Medicaid
16.6%
Medicare
11.6%
Non-Group
0.464%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in McPherson, KS grew by 8.55% from 6.15% to 6.68%.

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