McPherson, KS Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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McPherson, Kansas - Basic Facts

The City of McPherson had a population of 13,303 as of July 1, 2016. McPherson ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Kansas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for McPherson is located at latitude 38.3712 and longitude -97.6605 in McPherson County. The formal boundaries for the City of McPherson (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.49 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. McPherson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,496 feet.

The City of McPherson (GNIS ID: 485617) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with McPherson population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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


Total Population 13,303
Population in Households 13,140
Population in Familes 10,526
Population in Group Qrtrs 163
Population Density1 1,777
Diversity Index2 25


Total Households 5,545
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 3,566
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 6,046 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,644 (60.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,901 (31.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 501 ( 8.3%)
Median Home Value $145,701
Average Home Value $164,230


Median Household Income $53,034
Average Household Income $65,774
Per Capita Income $27,450
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.18% 0.09%
Households 0.07% 0.01%
Families 0.14% -0.04%
Median Household Income   2.24%
Per Capita Income   1.95%
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, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares McPherson to the other 671 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 26 96th
Population Density1 # 70 90th
Diversity Index2 # 162 76th
Median Household Income # 218 68th
Per Capita Income # 172 75th

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