McPherson County KS Information


McPherson County Subdivisions

McPherson County KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 29,947
Population in Households 29,022
Population in Familes 23,926
Population in Group Qrtrs 925
Population Density1 33
Diversity Index2 19


Total Households 11,977
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 8,080
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 13,089 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,656 (66.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,321 (25.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,112 ( 8.5%)
Median Home Value $141,770
Average Home Value $165,374


Median Household Income $54,328
Average Household Income $68,453
Per Capita Income $27,804
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.42% 0.24%
Households 0.31% 0.17%
Families 0.26% 0.13%
Median Household Income   2.37%
Per Capita Income   2.05%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


McPherson County KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares McPherson County to the other 105 counties and county equivalents in Kansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 20 82nd
Population Density1 # 23 79th
Diversity Index2 # 67 37th
Median Household Income # 12 90th
Per Capita Income # 16 86th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Kansas Census Data Comparison Tool.