McPherson, Kansas

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Population in 2017: 13,201 (99% urban, 1% rural).
Population change since 2000: -4.1%
 
Males: 6,497  (49.2%)
Females: 6,704  (50.8%)
Median resident age:

40.3 years
Kansas median age:

36.7 years

Zip codes: 67460.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $56,207 (it was $40,469 in 2000)
McPherson:

$56,207
KS:

$56,422

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $28,985 (it was $19,716 in 2000)

McPherson city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $155,062 (it was $83,400 in 2000)
McPherson:

$155,062
KS:

$150,600

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $161,711; detached houses: $168,174; townhouses or other attached units: $139,125; in 2-unit structures: $93,563; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $149,349; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $137,879; mobile homes: $60,010

Median gross rent in 2017: $718.

March 2019 cost of living index in McPherson: 76.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 7.3%
(7.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 16.5% for Black residents, 6.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 1.0% for American Indian residents, 14.0% for other race residents)
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  • Races in McPherson, KS (2017)
    • 11,93689.9%White alone
    • 5574.2%Hispanic
    • 2872.2%Two or more races
    • 1831.4%Black alone
    • 1260.9%Asian alone
    • 820.6%American Indian alone

Races in McPherson detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Kansas and other state lists, there were 36 registered sex offenders living in McPherson, Kansas as of September 30, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in McPherson is 368 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


Crime rates in McPherson by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(7.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(7.6)
1
(7.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(7.6)
1
(7.6)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
9
(65.6)
4
(29.0)
5
(36.8)
4
(29.7)
7
(52.4)
5
(37.4)
2
(15.1)
5
(37.7)
7
(52.9)
7
(52.4)
1
(7.6)
5
(38.0)
4
(30.3)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
3
(21.9)
1
(7.3)
4
(29.5)
1
(7.4)
2
(15.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(22.7)
1
(7.5)
3
(22.7)
1
(7.5)
1
(7.6)
6
(45.6)
5
(37.8)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
18
(131.1)
16
(116.0)
10
(73.7)
21
(156.1)
20
(149.8)
24
(179.5)
27
(203.9)
25
(188.7)
31
(234.1)
19
(142.1)
16
(121.2)
15
(113.9)
13
(98.4)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
88
(641.1)
151
(1,095)
84
(618.7)
42
(312.3)
57
(426.9)
60
(448.7)
140
(1,057)
256
(1,932)
211
(1,593)
N/A168
(1,273)
93
(706.2)
N/A
Thefts
(per 100,000)
207
(1,508)
290
(2,103)
283
(2,084)
237
(1,762)
228
(1,707)
211
(1,578)
195
(1,473)
316
(2,385)
349
(2,635)
321
(2,401)
319
(2,416)
283
(2,149)
N/A
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
14
(102.0)
31
(224.8)
26
(191.5)
16
(119.0)
15
(112.3)
11
(82.3)
13
(98.2)
18
(135.9)
37
(279.4)
22
(164.6)
16
(121.2)
24
(182.2)
21
(159.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
6
(43.7)
5
(36.3)
3
(22.1)
5
(37.2)
1
(7.5)
1
(7.5)
2
(15.1)
2
(15.1)
2
(15.1)
2
(15.0)
5
(37.9)
0
(0.0)
1
(7.6)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)198.6227.3209.8159.1183.6166.9215.6326.8335.1292.2228.0232.0218.1

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City-data.com crime index in McPherson, KS

Crime rate in McPherson detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 37 (29 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.20
Kansas average:

2.20
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Ancestries: German (38.7%), American (13.1%), Swedish (8.5%), English (7.5%), Irish (4.0%), European (3.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1874

Elevation: 1504 feet

Land area: 6.14 square miles.

Population density: 2,149 people per square mile   (low).

McPherson, Kansas map

226 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.7%
Kansas:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,394 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,040 (1.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Wichita, KS (50.5 miles , pop. 344,284).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (388.6 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities:

Galva, KS (2.6 miles ),
Inman, KS (3.4 miles ),
Canton, KS (3.6 miles ),
Windom, KS (3.7 miles),
Lindsborg, KS (3.7 miles ),
Moundridge, KS (3.8 miles ),
Marquette, KS (4.0 miles ),
Buhler, KS (4.2 miles )

Latitude: 38.37 N, Longitude: 97.66 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,642 (+12.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 5,527 (74.3%)

Area code: 620

Distribution of median household income in McPherson, KS in 2017
Distribution of house value in McPherson, KS in 2017
McPherson satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 25 buildings, average cost: $147,600
  • 1998: 18 buildings, average cost: $137,500
  • 1999: 27 buildings, average cost: $138,000
  • 2000: 28 buildings, average cost: $163,100
  • 2001: 32 buildings, average cost: $184,000
  • 2002: 31 buildings, average cost: $168,000
  • 2003: 23 buildings, average cost: $177,800
  • 2004: 44 buildings, average cost: $159,900
  • 2005: 33 buildings, average cost: $176,700
  • 2006: 33 buildings, average cost: $174,200
  • 2007: 21 buildings, average cost: $173,800
  • 2008: 16 buildings, average cost: $191,700
  • 2009: 11 buildings, average cost: $146,800
  • 2010: 17 buildings, average cost: $196,900
  • 2011: 9 buildings, average cost: $174,800
  • 2012: 37 buildings, average cost: $200,800
  • 2013: 27 buildings, average cost: $186,700
  • 2014: 22 buildings, average cost: $194,000
  • 2015: 23 buildings, average cost: $194,000
  • 2016: 23 buildings, average cost: $194,000
  • 2017: 16 buildings, average cost: $118,000
Number of permits per 10,000 McPherson, KS residents
Average permit cost in McPherson, KS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.6%
Kansas:

3.7%
Historical population in McPherson, KS
Historical housing units in McPherson, KS

Population change in the 1990s: +1,059 (+8.3%).
Most common industries in McPherson, KS (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (11.2%)
  • Health care (9.8%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (8.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.3%)
  • Construction (5.6%)
  • Chemicals (4.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Plastics & rubber products (10.3%)
  • Construction (9.5%)
  • Educational services (7.7%)
  • Metal & metal products (7.4%)
  • Chemicals (5.2%)
  • Petroleum & coal products (4.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (18.3%)
  • Educational services (15.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.2%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.9%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (6.4%)
  • Chemicals (4.6%)
  • Social assistance (3.7%)
Most common occupations in McPherson, KS (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.2%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.1%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (2.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (12.5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8.2%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (7.3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.4%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.0%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.3%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (3.9%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (3.8%)

Average climate in McPherson, Kansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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McPherson, Kansas environmental map by EPA

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Tornado activity:

McPherson-area historical tornado activity is near Kansas state average. It is 98% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/13/1990, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 19.9 miles away from the McPherson city center killed one person and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 3/13/1990, a category F5 tornado 20.7 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 60 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

McPherson-area historical earthquake activity is near Kansas state average. It is 65% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/15/1974 at 13:33:49, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 210.9 miles away from the city center
On 9/15/1995 at 00:31:33, a magnitude 4.1 (3.8 LG, 4.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 118.2 miles away from McPherson center
On 9/6/1997 at 23:38:00, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 265.6 miles away from the city center
On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 408.5 miles away from the city center
On 10/30/1998 at 17:41:22, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, 3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 108.8 miles away from the city center
On 5/30/1991 at 22:07:44, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 109.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in McPherson County (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 5, Winter Storms: 3, Winds: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
McPherson topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in McPherson:

  • MCPHERSON HOSPITAL INC (Voluntary non-profit - Private, 1000 HOSPITAL DRIVE)
  • ANGEL ARMS HOME HEALTH (110 SOUTH MAIN)
  • CEDARS,THE (1021 CEDARS DR)
  • MCPHERSON CARE CENTER LLC (1601 N MAIN ST)
  • THE CEDARS (1021 CEDARS DR)

Colleges/Universities in McPherson:

  • Central Christian College of Kansas (Full-time enrollment: 854; Location: 1200 S Main; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.centralchristian.edu)
  • McPherson College (Full-time enrollment: 619; Location: 1600 E Euclid; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.mcpherson.edu; Offers Master's degree)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to McPherson:

  • Hutchinson Community College (about 26 miles; Hutchinson, KS; Full-time enrollment: 4,174)
  • Wichita Area Technical College (about 49 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 2,220)
  • Wichita State University (about 50 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 11,743)
  • Friends University (about 51 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 2,024)
  • Newman University (about 51 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 2,066)
  • Wichita Technical Institute (about 52 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 2,015)
  • Butler Community College (about 58 miles; El Dorado, KS; FT enrollment: 6,676)

Public high school in McPherson:

  • MCPHERSON HIGH (Students: 840, Location: 801 E FIRST STREET, Grades: 9-12)

Private high school in McPherson:

  • ELYRIA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 164, Location: 1644 COMANCHE RD, Grades: KG-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in McPherson:

Private elementary/middle school in McPherson:

  • ST JOSEPH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 93, Location: 520 E NORTHVIEW AVE, Grades: PK-6)
See full list of schools located in McPherson

Library in McPherson:

  • MCPHERSON PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $725,755; Location: 214 W. MARLIN; 94,154 books; 2,026 audio materials; 1,432 video materials; 9 local licensed databases; 30 state licensed databases; 190 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in McPherson: McPherson Water Park (A), McPherson Wastewater Treatment Plant (B), Team Marketing Alliance Grain Elevator Number 27 (C), CFP Grain Elevator Number 1 (D), McPherson Police Department (E), McPherson County Sheriff's Office (F), McPherson Public Library (G), McPherson County Jail (H), McPherson County Courthouse (I), Wesley Black Fine Arts Center (J), Stoll Hall (K), Science Hall (L), Mingenback Family Life Center (M), Kline Hall (N), Gillespie Hall (O), Ed Pyle Sports Complex (P), Broadhurst Student Center (Q), Briner Library (R), Templeton Hall (S), Morrison Hall (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in McPherson include: King's Highway Baptist Church (A), McPherson Church of Christ (B), City Fellowship Church (C), First Baptist Church (D), Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church (E), McPherson Seventh Day Adventist Church (F), First Mennonite Church (G), Grace Bible Church (H), New Life Foursquare Gospel Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: McPherson Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in McPherson include: Wall Bicentennial Park (1), Sycamore Park (2), Sunflower Triangle (3), North Park (4), Memorial Park (5), Athletic Park (6), Lakeside Park (7), Linmea Park (8). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: AA's WWII Photo Room (Museums; 102 Quail Road).

Birthplace of: Bruce Conner - Artist, George Magerkurth - Baseball umpire, Jordan Fithian - College basketball player (Binghamton Bearcats), Stewart Stover - Football player, Temoer Terry - Wrestler.

McPherson County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This city:

2.4 people
Kansas:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

64.0%
Whole state:

66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

4.8%
Whole state:

5.8%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in McPherson in 2010:

  • 124 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 22 people in college/university student housing
  • 15 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 2 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers

People in group quarters in McPherson in 2000:

  • 499 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 150 people in nursing homes
  • 28 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 24 people in homes for the mentally retarded

For population 15 years and over in McPherson:

Marital status in McPherson, KS
  • Never married: 23.4%
  • Now married: 58.8%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 6.6%
  • Divorced: 10.3%

For population 25 years and over in McPherson:

  • High school or higher: 95.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 29.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.8%
  • Unemployed: 3.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 10.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.2
Kansas average:

11.1

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - McPherson
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for McPherson, KS (based on McPherson County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant9,49749
Mainline Protestant7,79123
Catholic9002
Other81
None10,984-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 9
McPherson County:

3.09 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 15
This county:

5.15 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 24
This county:

8.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.33 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

8.9%
Kansas:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
McPherson County:

28.9%
Kansas:

27.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

6.7%
State:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
McPherson:

51.5%
Kansas:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

49.4%
Kansas:

45.1%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.6
Kansas:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
McPherson:

20.9%
Kansas:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

10.7%
State:

10.6%

Average hours sleeping at night:
McPherson:

6.9
Kansas:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

34.1%
Kansas:

33.6%

General health condition:
Here:

58.2%
Kansas:

55.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

78.5%
Kansas:

78.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of McPherson, KS Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Electric Power 66$459,529$83,5512$1,820
Police Protection - Officers 25$123,996$59,5180$0
Other and Unallocable 16$63,393$47,5453$2,961
Firefighters 15$61,192$48,9545$1,020
Parks and Recreation 9$37,716$50,28812$8,910
Streets and Highways 9$29,926$39,9010$0
Local Libraries 8$26,439$39,65911$9,456
Water Supply 6$37,975$75,9500$0
Sewerage 6$21,461$42,9220$0
Financial Administration 5$20,983$50,3590$0
Police - Other 4$12,898$38,69412$4,998
Fire - Other 4$20,746$62,2380$0
Other Government Administration 2$13,777$82,6623$4,126
Judicial and Legal 2$5,491$32,9460$0
Solid Waste Management 1$3,561$42,7320$0
Totals for Government 178$939,083$63,30948$33,291

McPherson government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $32,000 ($2.42)
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $404,000 ($30.60)
    Housing and Community Development: $58,000 ($4.39)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $47,957,000 ($3632.83)
    Police Protection: $2,355,000 ($178.40)
    Water Utilities: $2,067,000 ($156.58)
    General - Other: $1,575,000 ($119.31)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,268,000 ($96.05)
    Sewerage: $1,164,000 ($88.18)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,098,000 ($83.18)
    Health - Other: $1,001,000 ($75.83)
    Solid Waste Management: $902,000 ($68.33)
    Libraries: $859,000 ($65.07)
    Regular Highways: $761,000 ($57.65)
    Central Staff Services: $316,000 ($23.94)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $287,000 ($21.74)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $274,000 ($20.76)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $229,000 ($17.35)
    Financial Administration: $130,000 ($9.85)
    General Public Buildings: $126,000 ($9.54)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $3,868,000 ($293.01)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $393,000 ($29.77)
    Parks and Recreation: $193,000 ($14.62)
    Regular Highways: $169,000 ($12.80)
    Police Protection: $135,000 ($10.23)
    Sewerage: $20,000 ($1.52)
    Health - Other: $11,000 ($0.83)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $5,000 ($0.38)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,342,000 ($328.91)

McPherson government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,528,000 ($191.50)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,010,000 ($76.51)
    Other: $710,000 ($53.78)
    Parks and Recreation: $635,000 ($48.10)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $60,000 ($4.55)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,777,000 ($134.61)
    Other: $377,000 ($28.56)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $3,364,000 ($254.83)
    Special Assessments: $348,000 ($26.36)
    Fines and Forfeits: $252,000 ($19.09)
    General Revenue - Other: $214,000 ($16.21)
    Rents: $20,000 ($1.52)
    Donations From Private Sources: $6,000 ($0.45)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $48,991,000 ($3711.16)
    Water Utilities: $3,741,000 ($283.39)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $782,000 ($59.24)
    General Local Government Support: $37,000 ($2.80)
    Other: $32,000 ($2.42)
  • Tax - Property: $6,269,000 ($474.89)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $5,599,000 ($424.13)
    Public Utilities Sales: $428,000 ($32.42)
    Motor Vehicle License: $260,000 ($19.70)
    Other License: $151,000 ($11.44)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $9,000 ($0.68)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $5,000 ($0.38)

McPherson government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $84,723,000 ($6417.92)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $83,585,000 ($6331.72)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $40,006,000 ($3030.53)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $37,561,000 ($2845.31)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,555,000 ($496.55)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,110,000 ($311.34)
    Issue, Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $3,300,000 ($249.98)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $2,162,000 ($163.78)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $360,000 ($27.27)

McPherson government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,431,000 ($259.90)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $65,300,000 ($4946.59)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $84,723,000 ($6417.92)

5.38% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($46,352 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.38%
Kansas average:

6.44%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Reno County, KS  0.52% ($59,000 average AGI)
from Saline County, KS  0.50% ($44,207)
from Harvey County, KS  0.41% ($40,729)


6.52% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($47,960 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.52%
Kansas average:

7.12%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Reno County, KS  0.65% ($35,052 average AGI)
to Saline County, KS  0.58% ($37,044)
to Sedgwick County, KS  0.58% ($38,559)
Businesses in McPherson, KS
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1McDonald's1
Applebee's1New Balance1
Arby's1Nike3
AutoZone1Pizza Hut2
Best Western1Quiznos1
Curves1RadioShack1
Dairy Queen1SONIC Drive-In1
Days Inn1Sears1
Econo Lodge1Subway1
FedEx1Taco Bell1
Ford1True Value1
GameStop1U.S. Cellular1
H&R Block2UPS4
Holiday Inn1Walgreens1
KFC1Walmart1
Kroger1Wendy's1
Lane Furniture1YMCA1
Long John Silver's1

Strongest AM radio stations in McPherson:

  • KNGL (1540 AM; 0 kW; MCPHERSON, KS; Owner: DAVIES COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KFTI (1070 AM; 10 kW; WICHITA, KS; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KSAL (1150 AM; 5 kW; SALINA, KS; Owner: EBC INC.)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KMYR (1410 AM; 5 kW; WICHITA, KS; Owner: AGAPE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KFRM (550 AM; 5 kW; SALINA, KS; Owner: TAYLOR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KFH (1330 AM; 5 kW; WICHITA, KS; Owner: ENTERCOM WICHITA LICENSE, LLC)
  • KQAM (1480 AM; 5 kW; WICHITA, KS; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • KFAQ (1170 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in McPherson:

  • KBBE (96.7 FM; MCPHERSON, KS; Owner: DAVIES COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • K204CR (88.7 FM; MCPHERSON, KS; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC)
  • KXKU (106.1 FM; LYONS, KS; Owner: AD ASTRA PER ASPERA B/CING, INC.)
  • KHCC-FM (90.1 FM; HUTCHINSON, KS; Owner: HUTCHINSON COMMUNITY JR. COLLEGE)
  • KFDI-FM (101.3 FM; WICHITA, KS; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KQNS-FM (95.5 FM; LINDSBORG, KS; Owner: B-B BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KMXW (92.3 FM; NEWTON, KS; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KZSN (102.1 FM; HUTCHINSON, KS; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KICT-FM (95.1 FM; WICHITA, KS; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KRBB (97.9 FM; WICHITA, KS; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFBZ (105.3 FM; HAYSVILLE, KS; Owner: ENTERCOM WICHITA LICENSE, LLC)
  • KCVS (91.7 FM; SALINA, KS; Owner: VCY AMERICA, INC.)
  • KKRD (107.3 FM; WICHITA, KS; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KSKG (99.9 FM; SALINA, KS; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC.)
  • KCFN (91.1 FM; WICHITA, KS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)

TV broadcast stations around McPherson:

  • KWCH-TV (Channel 12; HUTCHINSON, KS; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KPTS (Channel 8; HUTCHINSON, KS; Owner: KANSAS PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICE, INC.)
  • KSCC (Channel 36; HUTCHINSON, KS; Owner: MERCURY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KSNW (Channel 3; WICHITA, KS; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION OF WICHITA)
  • KAAS-TV (Channel 18; SALINA, KS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KWCV (Channel 33; WICHITA, KS; Owner: WLBB BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • KSAS-TV (Channel 24; WICHITA, KS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KAKE-TV (Channel 10; WICHITA, KS; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of McPherson fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 136Number of bridges
  • 968ft / 295mTotal length
  • $10,495,000Total costs
  • 447,372Total average daily traffic
  • 81,509Total average daily truck traffic
New bridges in McPherson, KS - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11910-1919
  • 61930-1939
  • 51940-1949
  • 61950-1959
  • 501960-1969
  • 241970-1979
  • 131980-1989
  • 81990-1999
  • 72000-2009
  • 162010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for McPherson, KS
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in McPherson)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 180 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in McPherson, KS)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 36 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 18 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 41 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in McPherson)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 6 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in McPherson)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 34 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 81. The highest number of fire incidents - 107 took place in 2014, and the least - 62 in 2004. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in McPherson, KS When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (56.0%), and Structure Fires (26.6%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in McPherson, KS
    • 76856.0%Outside Fires
    • 36526.6%Structure Fires
    • 23417.1%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 40.3%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for McPherson, KS

Fire-safe hotels and motels in McPherson, Kansas:

  • Americas Best Value Inn-Mcpherson, 2110 E Kansas, Mcpherson, Kansas 67460 , Phone: (620) 241-8881, Fax: (620) 241-8853
  • Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, 2302 E Kansas Ave, Mcpherson, Kansas 67460 , Phone: (620) 241-5566, Fax: (620) 245-0363
  • Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott McPherson, 2270 E Kansas, Mcpherson, Kansas 67460 , Phone: (800) 228-2800, Fax: (620) 504-5555
All 3 fire-safe hotels and motels in McPherson, Kansas
Most common first names in McPherson, KS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John8577.0 years
Mary6882.1 years
Charles6877.9 years
Robert6675.6 years
William6176.5 years
Helen5783.3 years
Mildred5682.9 years
George5580.7 years
James4875.5 years
Ruth4584.2 years
Most common last names in McPherson, KS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson9379.8 years
Nelson5882.5 years
Peterson5681.1 years
Anderson4680.1 years
Smith4581.3 years
Miller3779.7 years
Larson2484.3 years
Williams2377.3 years
Goering2276.6 years
Koehn2279.9 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in McPherson, KS
  • 82.1%Utility gas
  • 15.2%Electricity
  • 2.4%Wood
  • 0.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in McPherson, KS
  • 60.6%Utility gas
  • 36.7%Electricity
  • 2.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


McPherson compared to Kansas state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.

McPherson on our top lists:

  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most local government spending on highway construction per resident (population 10,000+)"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 100 cities with shortest commuting times (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #74 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest city-data.com crime index increase from 2002 to 2012 (population 5,000+)"
There are 44 pilots and 21 other airmen in this city.
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