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McPherson County, Kansas (KS)

County population in 2019: 28,593 (57% urban, 43% rural); it was 29,554 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 5,472
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 3,162
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 8,283
Renter-occupied apartments: 3,114 (it was 2,922 in 2000)
% of renters here:

26%
State:

32%

Land area: 900 sq. mi.

Water area: 1.5 sq. mi.

Population density: 32 people per square mile   (low).

March 2019 cost of living index in McPherson County: 78.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (25.2%), Manufacturing (23.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 79%
  • Government: 12%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 8%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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  • Races in McPherson County, KS (2019)
    • 26,01991.3%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1,2364.3%Hispanic or Latino
    • 5722.0%Two or more races
    • 3031.1%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1940.7%Asian alone
    • 1420.5%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 350.1%Some other race alone
Median resident age:

41.4 years
Kansas median age:

37.2 years
Males: 14,027  (49.1%)
Females: 14,566  (50.9%)
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Average household size:
McPherson County:

2.0 people
Kansas:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $61,557 ($41,138 in 1999)
This county:

$61,557
Kansas:

$62,087

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $619 (lower quartile is $490, upper quartile is $757)
This county:

$619
State:

$673


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $163,093 (it was $83,300 in 2000)
McPherson:

$163,093
Kansas:

$163,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $106,733 - $238,386

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $169,029
Here:

$169,029
State:

$207,668

Townhouses or other attached units: $153,213
Here:

$153,213
State:

$194,239

In 2-unit structures: $108,777
Here:

$108,777
State:

$120,280

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $247,340
Here:

$247,340
State:

$156,726

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $74,157
Here:

$74,157
State:

$149,596

Mobile homes: $43,774
Here:

$43,774
State:

$58,367

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,215
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $482

Institutionalized population: 534

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 1
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 2
  • Burglaries: 20
  • Thefts: 26
  • Auto thefts: 9

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 2
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 4
  • Burglaries: 20
  • Thefts: 30
  • Auto thefts: 4
McPherson County, KS map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 79 buildings, average cost: $108,700
  • 1998: 85 buildings, average cost: $110,300
  • 1999: 92 buildings, average cost: $106,700
  • 2000: 103 buildings, average cost: $124,600
  • 2001: 96 buildings, average cost: $149,100
  • 2002: 91 buildings, average cost: $140,000
  • 2003: 98 buildings, average cost: $137,500
  • 2004: 126 buildings, average cost: $152,100
  • 2005: 116 buildings, average cost: $163,800
  • 2006: 98 buildings, average cost: $159,200
  • 2007: 79 buildings, average cost: $150,100
  • 2008: 38 buildings, average cost: $186,500
  • 2009: 43 buildings, average cost: $169,600
  • 2010: 52 buildings, average cost: $178,700
  • 2011: 41 buildings, average cost: $163,500
  • 2012: 70 buildings, average cost: $194,900
  • 2013: 60 buildings, average cost: $190,200
  • 2014: 46 buildings, average cost: $174,600
  • 2015: 54 buildings, average cost: $198,300
  • 2016: 62 buildings, average cost: $196,200
  • 2017: 61 buildings, average cost: $174,900
  • 2018: 56 buildings, average cost: $117,100
  • 2019: 45 buildings, average cost: $268,900
Number of permits per 10,000 McPherson, KS residents
Average permit cost in McPherson, KS
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $2,342 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $2,092 (1.3%)

Distribution of median household income in McPherson, KS in 2019
Distribution of house value in McPherson, KS in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in McPherson, KS in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 8.4%
McPherson County:

8.4%
Kansas:

11.4%
(7.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 16.7% for Black residents, 24.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 14.0% for American Indian residents, 30.6% for other race residents, 5.2% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 41.4 years old
(Males: 40.7 years old, Females: 42.4 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 42.4 years old, Black residents: 23.2 years old, American Indian residents: 38.5 years old, Asian residents: 25.8 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 22.7 years old, Other race residents: 14.5 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in McPherson County is $414 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $497 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $651 a month.

Cities in this county include: McPherson, Lindsborg, Moundridge, Inman, Canton, Galva, Marquette, Windom, Roxbury.

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

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in McPherson County: Marion Country Club (A), Pine Edge Golf Course (B), Tampa Wastewater Plant (C), Ramona Wastewater Plant (D), Lost Springs Wastewater Plant (E), Lincolnville Wastewater Plant (F), Durham Wastewater Plant (G), Burns Wastewater Plant (H), Mud Creek (I), Marion Industrial Park (J), Goessel Wastewater Treatment Plant (K), Peabody Wastewater Plant (L), Marion Wastewater Plant (M), Lehigh Wastewater Treatment Plant (N), Team Marketing Alliance Grain Elevator Number 13 (O), Team Marketing Alliance Grain Elevator Number 7 (P), Peabody Golf Course (Q), Acorn Community Hall (R), Marion County Lake Hall (S). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in McPherson County include: Aulne United Methodist Church (A), Ebenfeld Mennonite Brethren Church (B), Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church (C), Elm Springs Church (D), Friedenstal Church (E), Logan Church (F), Youngtown Church (G), Alexanderfeld Church of God in Christ (H), Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Friedenstal Cemetery (1), Pankratz Cemetery (2), Logan Cemetery (3), Baptist Cemetery (4), Hackler Community Cemetery (5), Saint John's Lutheran Cemetery (6), Saint Mary Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Marion County Lake (A), Marion Reservoir (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Doyle Creek (A), Spring Creek (B), Clear Creek (C), Perry Creek (D), Cress Creek (E), French Creek (F), Silver Creek (G), South Cottonwood River (H), North Cottonwood River (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in McPherson County include: French Creek Cove Public Use Area (1), Durham Cove Public Use Area (2), Marion Cove Public Use Area (3), Cottonwood Point Public Use Area (4), Hillsboro Cove Public Use Area (5), Marion County Park (6), Marion Wildlife Area (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Sussex County, Delaware , Edwards County , Ellsworth County , Kiowa County, Colorado , Pueblo County, Colorado , Russell County , Montgomery County, Kentucky .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

3.8%
Kansas:

5.3%

Unemployment by year in McPherson, KS

Current college students: 1,897
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 92.1%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 28.6%

Number of foreign born residents: 453 (53.7% naturalized citizens)

McPherson County:

1.6%
Whole state:

7.2%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 1402010 or later
  • 582000 to 2009
  • 1171990 to 1999
  • 381980 to 1989
  • 191970 to 1979
  • 63Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.6 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 84.7%

McPherson County marital status for males McPherson County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 10,336
  • One, attached: 461
  • Two: 527
  • 3 or 4: 518
  • 5 to 9: 305
  • 10 to 19: 289
  • 20 to 49: 122
  • 50 or more: 167
  • Mobile homes: 647
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 10

Housing units in McPherson County with a mortgage: 4,928 (139 second mortgage, 355 home equity loan, 38 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 3,747

Here:

57.1% with mortgage
State:

57.9% with mortgage

Religion statistics for McPherson County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant9,49749
Mainline Protestant7,79123
Catholic9002
Other81
None10,984-
McPherson County Religion Details
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.

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
McPherson 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:
McPherson County:

8.9%
Kansas:

8.1%

Adult obesity rate:
McPherson County:

28.9%
State:

27.9%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

6.7%
State:

13.4%

Agriculture in McPherson County:

Average size of farms: 495 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $85,640
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $136.77
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 50.26%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $73,860
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 62.90%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 8.98%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $94,736
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 91.04%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 8.37
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 2.46%
Corn for grain: 20098 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 212318 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 31941 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 13 acres

Tornado activity:

McPherson County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Kansas state average. It is 1512808.9 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 2 fatalities and 73 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 3/13/1990, a category 5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado killed one person and injured 60 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

McPherson County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Kansas state average. It is 726% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/3/2016 at 12:02:44, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.5 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 140.4 miles away from McPherson County center
On 11/6/2011 at 03:53:10, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MW, Depth: 3.2 mi) earthquake occurred 202.5 miles away from the county center
On 11/12/2014 at 21:40:00, a magnitude 4.9 (4.9 MW, Depth: 2.5 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 76.2 miles away from the county center
On 2/13/2016 at 17:07:06, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 5.2 mi) earthquake occurred 142.7 miles away from the county center
On 1/19/2020 at 19:08:42, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 29.8 miles away from McPherson County center
On 11/7/2016 at 01:44:24, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MW, Depth: 2.8 mi) earthquake occurred 171.3 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Kansas Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4504, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Kansas Severe Storms, Straight-line Winds, Tornadoes, Flooding,landslides,and Mudslides, Incident Period: April 28, 2019, FEMA Id: 4449, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood, Wind
  • Kansas Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 04, 2015 to June 21, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4230: July 20, 2015, FEMA Id: 4230, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Kansas Severe Storms, Straight-line Winds, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: July 22, 2013 to August 16, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4150: October 22, 2013, FEMA Id: 4150, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Kansas Snowstorm, Incident Period: February 20, 2013 to February 23, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4112: April 26, 2013, FEMA Id: 4112, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm
  • Kansas Severe Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: June 07, 2010 to July 21, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1932: August 10, 2010, FEMA Id: 1932, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Kansas Severe Winter Storms, Incident Period: December 06, 2007 to December 19, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1741: February 01, 2008, FEMA Id: 1741, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Kansas Severe Winter Storms, Incident Period: December 06, 2007 to December 19, 2007, Emergency Declared EM-3282: December 12, 2007, FEMA Id: 3282, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Kansas Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 04, 2007 to June 01, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1699: May 06, 2007, FEMA Id: 1699, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Kansas Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: September 01, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3236: September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 3236, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • 5 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in McPherson County (15) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 6, Winds: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - McPherson

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 13,855 (83.1%)
  • Carpooled: 1,398 (8.4%)
  • Bus: 10 (0.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 173 (1.0%)
  • Bicycle: 42 (0.3%)
  • Walked: 686 (4.1%)
  • Worked at home: 505 (3.0%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Finance and insurance (10%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Production occupations (17%)
  • Management occupations (15%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (15%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (50%)
  • Canada (18%)
  • Nepal (5%)
  • Vietnam (4%)
  • Germany (3%)
  • United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland (3%)
  • Other Western Africa (2%)

Most common first ancestries reported in McPherson County


  • German (30%)
  • American (12%)
  • Swedish (7%)
  • European (5%)
  • English (4%)
  • Irish (4%)
  • Dutch (1%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in McPherson County, Kansas in 2000:

  • 912 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 651 people in nursing homes
  • 38 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 28 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 7 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere

People in group quarters in McPherson County, Kansas in 2010:

  • 534 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 360 people in college/university student housing
  • 29 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 2 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $67,523.

5.38% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($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.
3.60% relocated from other counties in Kansas ($31,458 average AGI)
1.78% relocated from other states ($14,894 average AGI)
McPherson County:

1.78%
Kansas average:

3.30%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
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)
from Sedgwick County, KS  0.40% ($49,128)
from Marion County, KS  0.24% ($38,964)


6.52% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($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.
3.99% relocated to other counties in Kansas ($25,216 average AGI)
2.53% relocated to other states ($22,743 average AGI)
McPherson County:

2.53%
Kansas average:

3.97%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
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)
to Harvey County, KS  0.48% ($35,842)
to Johnson County, KS  0.21% ($63,760)
to Marion County, KS  0.20% ($46,875)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.0
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.0

Births per 1000 population in McPherson County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 12.7

Deaths per 1000 population in McPherson County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.0
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.2

Infant deaths per 1000 population in McPherson County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 8.3%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 4.6%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in McPherson County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in McPherson County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in McPherson County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in McPherson County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in McPherson County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in McPherson County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 5,487 (4,976 aged, 511 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 554 (8%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in McPherson County, Kansas in 1999 - 2019:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (593)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (440)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (428)
  • Unspecified dementia (407)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (308)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (301)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (256)
  • Congestive heart failure (248)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (79)
  • Unspecified fall (64)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 6%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 4%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 10.2
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 8,710
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 292
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 41,386

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,297
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 996
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 10

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 45
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 78

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 7

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 107.4. This is less than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 28,593
  • Male householders: 6,668 (1,800 living alone), Female householders: 5,764 (1,979 living alone)
  • 6,614 spouses (6,567 opposite-sex spouses), 539 unmarried partners, (511 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 6,752 children (6,071 natural, 248 adopted, 434 stepchildren), 180 grandchildren, 160 brothers or sisters, 96 parents, 34 foster children, 105 other relatives, 322 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 1,359

Size of family households: 4,043 2-persons, 1,741 3-persons, 1,162 4-persons, 722 5-persons, 205 6-persons, 192 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 3,870 1-person, 505 2-persons, 85 3-persons, 13 4-persons, 8 5-persons.

4,596 married couples with children.
1,341 single-parent households (500 men, 841 women).

95.9% of residents of McPherson speak English at home.
2.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (62% speak English very well, 28% speak English well, 9% speak English not well).
1.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (83% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 3% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (62% speak English very well, 38% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $137,413,000 ($4,672 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $2,782,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $72,572,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $34,879,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $9,293,000
Federal grants: $14,179,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,446,000 ($174,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $5,044,000 ($348,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $63,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $8,176,000
Federal Government insurance: $34,662,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 1,808
Here:

61 per 1000 residents
State:

75 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,790
Here:

61 per 1000 residents
State:

47 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +26
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+14 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -29
Here -1 per 1000 residents
State -21 per 1000 residents
Population growth in McPherson County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 4.76 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

7.2
State:

6.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.4

Year house built in McPherson County, Kansas
  • Year house built in McPherson County, Kansas
  • 8862014 or later
  • 3142010 to 2013
  • 1,1002000 to 2009
  • 1,1891990 to 1999
  • 1,3671980 to 1989
  • 2,5201970 to 1979
  • 1,2761960 to 1969
  • 1,1951950 to 1959
  • 6131940 to 1949
  • 3,1861939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in McPherson County, Kansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in McPherson County, Kansas
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in McPherson County, Kansas
  • 01 room
  • 222 rooms
  • 1423 rooms
  • 6304 rooms
  • 1,2505 rooms
  • 1,2586 rooms
  • 1,4517 rooms
  • 1,2748 rooms
  • 2,6359+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in McPherson County, Kansas
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in McPherson County, Kansas
  • 581 room
  • 1422 rooms
  • 6363 rooms
  • 1,1114 rooms
  • 7445 rooms
  • 5156 rooms
  • 2637 rooms
  • 1378 rooms
  • 1779+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in McPherson County, Kansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in McPherson County, Kansas
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in McPherson County, Kansas
  • 0no bedroom
  • 1591 bedroom
  • 1,7432 bedrooms
  • 3,3653 bedrooms
  • 2,4634 bedrooms
  • 9265+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in McPherson County, Kansas
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in McPherson County, Kansas
  • 70no bedroom
  • 7521 bedroom
  • 1,8112 bedrooms
  • 8113 bedrooms
  • 2844 bedrooms
  • 715+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in McPherson County, Kansas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in McPherson County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in McPherson County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 117no vehicle
  • 1,5071 vehicle
  • 3,6482 vehicles
  • 2,1553 vehicles
  • 7334 vehicles
  • 5235+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in McPherson County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in McPherson County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 431no vehicle
  • 1,8151 vehicle
  • 1,1772 vehicles
  • 2143 vehicles
  • 1254 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

85.4% of McPherson County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 37% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 60% lived in Kansas.

McPherson County:

85.4%
State average:

83.8%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 20,514
  • Other state: 7,423
  • Northeast: 633
  • Midwest: 2,524
  • South: 2,426
  • West: 1,830
Year householders moved into unit in McPherson County, KS
Most commonly used house heating fuel in McPherson County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 65.5%Utility gas
  • 17.3%Electricity
  • 13.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.6%Wood
  • 0.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 55.6%Utility gas
  • 37.9%Electricity
  • 5.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.5%Wood
  • 0.1%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 486
Here:

16.5%
Kansas:

10.5%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 97
Here:

6.7%
Kansas:

9.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 822
Here:

61.6%
Kansas:

15.0%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

McPherson County government finances - Expenditure in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $537,000
    Parks and Recreation: $7,000
  • Construction - Solid Waste Management: $745,000
    Air Transportation: $100,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $6,088,000
    General - Other: $2,647,000
    Health - Other: $1,816,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,657,000
    Police Protection: $1,574,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,169,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,012,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,007,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $999,000
    General Public Buildings: $713,000
    Financial Administration: $351,000
    Parks and Recreation: $252,000
    Air Transportation: $64,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $6,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,768,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $136,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $54,774,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $54,350,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,090,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,365,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $725,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $425,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,776,000
    Special Assessments: $1,665,000
    General Revenue - Other: $429,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $118,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $86,000
    Rents: $54,000
    Sale of Property: $9,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $13,060,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $54,350,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $1,776,000
    Highways: $960,000
    Health and Hospitals: $487,000
    General Local Government Support: $21,000
  • Tax - Property: $14,767,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,384,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $368,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $196,000
    Other License: $54,000

McPherson County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $537,000
    Parks and Recreation: $7,000
  • Construction - Solid Waste Management: $745,000
    Air Transportation: $100,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $6,088,000
    General - Other: $2,647,000
    Health - Other: $1,816,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,657,000
    Police Protection: $1,574,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,169,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,012,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,007,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $999,000
    General Public Buildings: $713,000
    Financial Administration: $351,000
    Parks and Recreation: $252,000
    Air Transportation: $64,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $6,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,768,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $136,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $54,774,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $54,350,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,090,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,365,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $725,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $425,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,776,000
    Special Assessments: $1,665,000
    General Revenue - Other: $429,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $118,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $86,000
    Rents: $54,000
    Sale of Property: $9,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $13,060,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $54,350,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $1,776,000
    Highways: $960,000
    Health and Hospitals: $487,000
    General Local Government Support: $21,000
  • Tax - Property: $14,767,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,384,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $368,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $196,000
    Other License: $54,000

McPherson County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $537,000
    Parks and Recreation: $7,000
  • Construction - Solid Waste Management: $745,000
    Air Transportation: $100,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $6,088,000
    General - Other: $2,647,000
    Health - Other: $1,816,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,657,000
    Police Protection: $1,574,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,169,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,012,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,007,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $999,000
    General Public Buildings: $713,000
    Financial Administration: $351,000
    Parks and Recreation: $252,000
    Air Transportation: $64,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $6,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,768,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $136,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $54,774,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $54,350,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,090,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,365,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $725,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $425,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,776,000
    Special Assessments: $1,665,000
    General Revenue - Other: $429,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $118,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $86,000
    Rents: $54,000
    Sale of Property: $9,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $13,060,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $54,350,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $1,776,000
    Highways: $960,000
    Health and Hospitals: $487,000
    General Local Government Support: $21,000
  • Tax - Property: $14,767,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,384,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $368,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $196,000
    Other License: $54,000

McPherson County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $537,000
    Parks and Recreation: $7,000
  • Construction - Solid Waste Management: $745,000
    Air Transportation: $100,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $6,088,000
    General - Other: $2,647,000
    Health - Other: $1,816,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,657,000
    Police Protection: $1,574,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,169,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,012,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,007,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $999,000
    General Public Buildings: $713,000
    Financial Administration: $351,000
    Parks and Recreation: $252,000
    Air Transportation: $64,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $6,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,768,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $136,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $54,774,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $54,350,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,090,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,365,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $725,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $425,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,776,000
    Special Assessments: $1,665,000
    General Revenue - Other: $429,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $118,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $86,000
    Rents: $54,000
    Sale of Property: $9,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $13,060,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $54,350,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $1,776,000
    Highways: $960,000
    Health and Hospitals: $487,000
    General Local Government Support: $21,000
  • Tax - Property: $14,767,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,384,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $368,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $196,000
    Other License: $54,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 265
  • Number of aged recipients: 18
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 247
  • Number of recipients under 18: 54
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 169
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 42
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 108
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 104
Most common first names in McPherson County, KS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John20478.8 years
Mary14783.4 years
Anna12986.0 years
William11277.1 years
Carl10783.4 years
Ruth10683.5 years
George10381.6 years
Robert10275.3 years
Charles9977.7 years
Helen9482.8 years
Most common last names in McPherson County, KS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson23381.3 years
Koehn16480.7 years
Nelson14882.7 years
Peterson13083.4 years
Anderson12581.6 years
Unruh11881.9 years
Stucky10879.4 years
Goering10583.1 years
Becker8080.3 years
Krehbiel7282.9 years
Businesses in McPherson County, KS
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1MasterBrand Cabinets2
Applebee's1McDonald's1
Arby's1New Balance1
AutoZone1Nike4
Best Western1Pizza Hut3
Chevrolet1Quiznos1
Curves1RadioShack1
Dairy Queen1SAS Shoes1
Days Inn1SONIC Drive-In1
Econo Lodge1Sears1
FedEx2Subway2
Ford1Taco Bell1
GameStop1True Value1
H&R Block2U-Haul2
Holiday Inn1UPS5
KFC1Walgreens1
Kroger2Walmart1
La-Z-Boy1Wendy's1
Lane Furniture1YMCA1
Long John Silver's1