McPherson, KS

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Population

28,792

1.28% decline

Poverty Rate

7.59%


Median Age

40.8


Median Household Income

$56,946

0.287% growth

Number of Employees

15,238

2.67% decline

Median Property Value

$140,300

1.08% growth

About

In 2017, McPherson, KS had a population of 28.8k people with a median age of 40.8 and a median household income of $56,946. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of McPherson, KS declined from 29,164 to 28,792, a -1.28% decrease and its median household income grew from $56,783 to $56,946, a 0.287% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in McPherson, KS are White (Non-Hispanic) (91.8%), White (Hispanic) (3%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (2.02%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.983%), and Some Other Race (Hispanic) (0.639%). N/A% of the people in McPherson, KS speak a non-English language, and 99.1% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in McPherson, KS are Bethany College (183 degrees awarded in 2017), Central Christian College of Kansas (180 degrees), and McPherson College (134 degrees).

The median property value in McPherson, KS is $140,300, and the homeownership rate is 71.7%. Most people in McPherson, KS commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 13.1 minutes. The average car ownership in McPherson, KS is 2 cars per household.

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

COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of McPherson, KS employs 15.2k people. The largest industries in McPherson, KS are Manufacturing (3,150 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,176 people), and Educational Services (2,015 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($78,438), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($61,211), and Transportation & Warehousing ($56,994).

Median household income in McPherson, KS is $56,946. 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

$56,946

2017 value

± $3,025

0.287%

1 Year Growth

± 6.61%

Households in McPherson, KS have a median annual income of $56,946, 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 $56,783 in 2016, which represents a 0.287% 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.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2018, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in McPherson, KS was Johnson County, KS with a value of $86,746, followed by Leavenworth County, KS and Butler County, KS, with respective values of $71,071 and $64,898.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

7.59% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in McPherson, KS (2.08k out of 27.5k 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 Females 75+ and then Males 18 - 24.

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

    1,993 ± 276

  2. Hispanic

    133 ± 113

  3. Other

    32 ± 96

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

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

15.2k

2017 Value

± 717

-2.67%

1 Year decline

± 6.8%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in McPherson, KS declined at a rate of -2.67%, from 15.7k employees to 15.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in McPherson, KS, are Management Occupations (1,988 people), Production Occupations (1,849 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,774 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 Management Occupations (1,988 people), Production Occupations (1,849 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,774 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, McPherson, KS has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.54 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (2.09 times), and Healthcare Support Occupations (1.46 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of McPherson, KS, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($67,938), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($59,063), and Management Occupations ($52,143).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

15.2k

2017 Value

± 717

-2.67%

1 Year decline

± 6.8%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in McPherson, KS declined at a rate of -2.67%, from 15.7k employees to 15.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in McPherson, KS, are Manufacturing (3,150 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,176 people), and Educational Services (2,015 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 (3,150 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,176 people), and Educational Services (2,015 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, McPherson, KS has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (4.88 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (2.04 times), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (1.8 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in McPherson, KS, by median earnings, are Utilities ($78,438), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($61,211), and Transportation & Warehousing ($56,994).

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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

93.7% of the population of McPherson, KS has health coverage, with 56.5% on employee plans, 8.19% on Medicaid, 14.3% on Medicare, 13.6% on non-group plans, and 1.06% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the msa 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 1320 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.975% decrease from the previous year (1333 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1764 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 556 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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1,320 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Kansas see an average of 1,320 patients per year. This represents a 0.975% decrease from the previous year (1,333 patients).

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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%).

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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

6.33%

Uninsured

56.5%

Employer Coverage

8.19%

Medicaid

14.3%

Medicare

13.6%

Non-Group

1.06%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in McPherson, KS grew by 5.89% from 5.98% to 6.33%.

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 28.8k people, from which 99.1% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.15% of McPherson, KS residents were born outside of the country (331 people).

In 2017, there were 30.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (26.4k people) in McPherson, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 863 White (Hispanic) and 581 Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

41

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

36

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 4.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in McPherson, KS was 40.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 41, 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 42.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.15%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

331 people

1.42%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

415 people

As of 2017, 1.15% of McPherson, KS residents (331 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 1.42%, 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

99.1%

2017 Citizenship

99.1%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.1% 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 99.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in McPherson, KS

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    26.4k ± 47

  2. White (Hispanic)

    863 ± 126

  3. Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic)

    581 ± 122

In 2017, there were 30.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (26.4k people) in McPherson, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 863 White (Hispanic) and 581 Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 7 races represented in McPherson, KS as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    579 ± 106

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    224 ± 127

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    163 ± 79

McPherson, KS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.58 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in McPherson, KS awarded 497 degrees. The student population of McPherson, KS is skewed towards men, with 1,367 male students and 1,006 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in McPherson, KS are White (304 and 65.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (60 and 12.9%), Black or African American (54 and 11.6%), and Two or More Races (20 and 4.31%).

The largest universities in McPherson, KS by number of degrees awarded are Bethany College (183 and 36.8%), Central Christian College of Kansas (180 and 36.2%), and McPherson College (134 and 27%).

The most popular majors in McPherson, KS are Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (46 and 9.26%), Organizational Leadership (38 and 7.65%), and General Business Administration & Management (37 and 7.44%).

The median tuition costs in McPherson, KS are $26,172 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. 183 degrees awarded

  2. 180 degrees awarded

  3. 134 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$26,172

Median Private

In 2017, the McPherson, KS institution with the largest number of graduating students was Bethany College with 183 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

280

Degrees Awarded to Men

217

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 280 men were awarded degrees from institutions in McPherson, KS, which is 1.29 times more than the 217 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

    304 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    60 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    54 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in McPherson, KS were to White students. These 304 degrees mean that there were 5.07 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 60 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in McPherson, KS was $140,300 in 2017, which is 0.611 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $138,800 to $140,300, a 1.08% increase. The homeownership rate in McPherson, KS is 71.7%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in McPherson, KS have an average commute time of 13.1 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

$140,300

2017 Median

± $5,089

$138,800

2016 Median

± $4,210

In 2017, the median property value in McPherson, KS grew to to $140,300 from the previous year's value of $138,800.

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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$56,946

Median Household Income

± $3,025

12.1k

Number of Households

± 615

In 2017, the median household income of the 12.1k households in McPherson, KS grew to $56,946 from the previous year's value of $56,783.

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

$800 - $1,499

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 $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

71.7%

2017 Homeownership

73.6%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 71.7% of the housing units in McPherson, KS were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 73.6%.

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

13.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in McPherson, KS have a shorter commute time (13.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.559% 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

    83.2%

  2. Carpooled

    7.39%

  3. Walked

    4.94%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in McPherson, KS was Drove Alone (83.2%), followed by those who Carpooled (7.39%) 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 3 cars.

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