McPherson, KS

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Population

13,089

0.931% decline

Median Age

36.8


Median Household Income

$53,503

1.02% decline

Poverty Rate

8.42%


Number of Employees

7,085

3.2% decline

Median Property Value

$133,100

1.99% decline

About

In 2017, McPherson, KS had a population of 13.1k people with a median age of 36.8 and a median household income of $53,503. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of McPherson, KS declined from 13,212 to 13,089, a -0.931% decrease and its median household income declined from $54,057 to $53,503, a -1.02% decrease.

The population of McPherson, KS is 89.9% White Alone, 4.52% Hispanic or Latino, and 2.64% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in McPherson, KS speak a non-English language, and 98.7% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in McPherson, KS are Central Christian College of Kansas (180 degrees awarded in 2017) and McPherson College (134 degrees).

The median property value in McPherson, KS is $133,100, and the homeownership rate is 65.3%. Most people in McPherson, KS commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 10.6 minutes. The average car ownership in McPherson, KS is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of McPherson, KS employs 7.09k people. The largest industries in McPherson, KS are Manufacturing (1,723 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,122 people), and Educational Services (917 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($84,653), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($83,750), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($72,596).

Median household income in McPherson, KS is $53,503. Males in McPherson, KS have an average income that is 1.4 times higher than the average income of females, which is $43,397. The income inequality in McPherson, KS (measured using the Gini index) is 0.46, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$53,503

2017 value

± $3,725

-1.02%

1 Year Growth

± 12.6%

Households in McPherson, KS have a median annual income of $53,503, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $54,057 in 2016, which represents a -1.02% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$60,808

Average Male Salary

± $1,876

$43,397

Average Female Salary

± $1,361

In 2017, full-time male employees in Kansas made 1.4 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Kansas by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $49,738 ± $7,478

  2. White

    $46,915 ± $1,173

  3. American Indian

    $42,999 ± $12,605

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Kansas workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.06 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for McPherson, KS is from Kansas.

0.46

2017 Wage GINI

0.462

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Kansas was 0.46 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.417% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Kansas was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Kansas in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Kansas across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 7886

  2. Census Tract 7885

  3. Census Tract 7884

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in McPherson, KS was Census Tract 7886 with a value of $56,480, followed by Census Tract 7885 and Census Tract 7884, with respective values of $55,250 and $50,322.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

8.42% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in McPherson, KS (1.06k out of 12.6k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 75+.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    1,019 ± 243

  2. Black

    28 ± 83

  3. Hispanic

    23 ± 84

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

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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

7.09k

2017 Value

± 595

-3.2%

1 Year decline

± 12.1%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in McPherson, KS declined at a rate of -3.2%, from 7.32k employees to 7.09k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in McPherson, KS, are Production Occupations (1,054 people), Management Occupations (878 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (791 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of McPherson, KS.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of McPherson, KS, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (1,054 people), Management Occupations (878 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (791 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, McPherson, KS has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (2.57 times higher than expected), Healthcare Support Occupations (1.94 times), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations (1.44 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of McPherson, KS, by median earnings, are Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($55,230), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($52,500), and Management Occupations ($51,567).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

7.09k

2017 Value

± 595

-3.2%

1 Year decline

± 12.1%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in McPherson, KS declined at a rate of -3.2%, from 7.32k employees to 7.09k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in McPherson, KS, are Manufacturing (1,723 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,122 people), and Educational Services (917 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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Most Common

The most common industries in McPherson, KS, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (1,723 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,122 people), and Educational Services (917 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, McPherson, KS has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (2.4 times higher than expected), Utilities (2.09 times), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1.6 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in McPherson, KS, by median earnings, are Utilities ($84,653), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($83,750), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($72,596).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Kansas to other states, or from other states to Kansas.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $30B

  2. $25B

  3. $23.3B

In 2015, the top outbound Kansas product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $30B, followed by Cereal grains ($25B) and Coal-n.e.c. ($23.3B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Kansas products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$265B

2020 Value

$357B

Projected 2045 Value

35% growth

In 2020, total outbound Kansas trade was $265B. This is expected to increase 35% to $357B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Kansas trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Kansas to other states, or from other states to Kansas.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $27.7B

  2. $19.5B

  3. $18.5B

In 2015, the top outbound Kansas domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Missouri with $27.7B, followed by Texas with $19.5B and Nebraska and $18.5B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Kansas shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

93.2% of the population of McPherson, KS has health coverage, with 59.1% on employee plans, 9.74% on Medicaid, 12.2% on Medicare, 11.1% on non-group plans, and 1.01% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of McPherson, KS was $7,651 in 2014. This is a 2.99% increase from the previous year ($7,429).

Primary care physicians in McPherson, KS see 1378 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.69% increase from the previous year (1329 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1920 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1152 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Allen County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (14.5%). Additionally, Morris County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.9%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,378 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in McPherson County, KS see an average of 1,378 patients per year. This represents a 3.69% increase from the previous year (1,329 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in McPherson County, KS in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$7,651

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,855

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$6,736

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,126

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Kansas (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 2.99%, from $7,429 to $7,651.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

6.81%

Uninsured

59.1%

Employer Coverage

9.74%

Medicaid

12.2%

Medicare

11.1%

Non-Group

1.01%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in McPherson, KS grew by 11.9% from 6.09% to 6.81%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in McPherson, KS changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 14.5% prevalence

  2. 14.2% prevalence

  3. 14% prevalence

Allen County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Kansas, at 14.5%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Kansas by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

McPherson, KS is home to a population of 13.1k people, from which 98.7% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.57% of McPherson, KS residents were born outside of the country (206 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of McPherson, KS is composed of 11.8k White Alone residents (89.9%), 592 Hispanic or Latino residents (4.52%), 345 Two or More Races residents (2.64%), 161 Black or African American Alone residents (1.23%), 122 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.932%), 106 Asian Alone residents (0.81%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

Age

Age by Nativity

37

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.6

36

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 7.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in McPherson, KS was 36.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 37, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 36. But people in McPherson, KS are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all McPherson, KS residents was 40.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.57%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

206 people

1.64%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

217 people

As of 2017, 1.57% of McPherson, KS residents (206 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in McPherson, KS was 1.64%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    85,360 ± 7,067 people

  2. India

    11,676 ± 2,648 people

  3. Vietnam

    10,096 ± 2,463 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Kansas was Mexico, the natal country of 85,360 Kansas residents, followed by India with 11,676 and Vietnam with 10,096.

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Citizenship

98.7%

2017 Citizenship

98.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.7% of McPherson, KS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in McPherson, KS was 98.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    11.8k ± 178

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    592 ± 159

  3. Two or More Races

    345 ± 128

In 2017, there were 19.9 times more White Alone residents (11.8k people) in McPherson, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 592 Hispanic or Latino and 345 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in McPherson, KS as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    225 ± 85

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    141 ± 110

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    87 ± 64

McPherson, KS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.6 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in McPherson, KS awarded 314 degrees. The student population of McPherson, KS is skewed towards men, with 919 male students and 679 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in McPherson, KS are White (199 and 65%), followed by Black or African American (35 and 11.4%), Hispanic or Latino (35 and 11.4%), and Two or More Races (13 and 4.25%).

The largest universities in McPherson, KS by number of degrees awarded are Central Christian College of Kansas (180 and 57.3%) and McPherson College (134 and 42.7%).

The most popular majors in McPherson, KS are Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (46 and 14.6%), Organizational Leadership (38 and 12.1%), and General Business Administration & Management (28 and 8.92%).

The median tuition costs in McPherson, KS are $22,159 for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in McPherson, KS was Organizational Leadership with 38 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

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 180 degrees awarded

  2. 134 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$22,159

Median Private

In 2017, the McPherson, KS institution with the largest number of graduating students was Central Christian College of Kansas with 180 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

176

Degrees Awarded to Men

138

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 176 men were awarded degrees from institutions in McPherson, KS, which is 1.28 times more than the 138 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    199 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    35 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    35 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in McPherson, KS were to White students. These 199 degrees mean that there were 5.69 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 35 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in McPherson, KS was $133,100 in 2017, which is 0.579 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $135,800 to $133,100, a 1.99% decrease. The homeownership rate in McPherson, KS is 65.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in McPherson, KS have an average commute time of 10.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in McPherson, KS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$133,100

2017 Median

± $7,374

$135,800

2016 Median

± $6,190

In 2017, the median property value in McPherson, KS declined from to $133,100 from the previous year's value of $135,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in McPherson, KS compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In McPherson, KS the largest share of households have a property value in the $125k - $150k range.

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Household Income

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$53,503

Median Household Income

± $3,725

5.6k

Number of Households

± 501

In 2017, the median household income of the 5.6k households in McPherson, KS declined from $53,503 from the previous year's value of $54,057.

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 $60k - $75k range.

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Property Taxes

$2k - $3k

Average Range

This chart shows the households in McPherson, KS 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 $2k - $3k range.

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Rent vs Own

65.3%

2017 Homeownership

68.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 65.3% of the housing units in McPherson, KS were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 68.5%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in McPherson, KS compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

10.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in McPherson, KS have a shorter commute time (10.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.423% of the workforce in McPherson, KS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    84.2%

  2. Carpooled

    8.32%

  3. Walked

    4.94%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in McPherson, KS was Drove Alone (84.2%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.32%) and those who Walked (4.94%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

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, followed by 1 car.

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