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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    A-
McPherson is a town in Kansas with a population of 13,041. McPherson is in McPherson County. Living in McPherson offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In McPherson there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many families and young professionals live in McPherson and residents tend to be conservative.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$140,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$765
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    37%
  • Own
    63%
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McPherson Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    137.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    45.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    229.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,514.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    45.9
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    12%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    10%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    38%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

Working in McPherson

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$54,804
National
$55,322
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I love that McPherson is a leader in the area for the support of adults with developmental disabilities! As an employee of Disability Supports of the Great Plains, I have been amazed by the community's support and integration of these individuals. McPherson is home to The Clayworks (an art studio employing adults with developmental disabilities), hosts Special Olympic events, and helps to fund the activities of these individuals through public fundraisers. It has been a blessing to witness this level of inclusion!
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I have lived in several towns and cities in Kansas and McPherson ranks at the bottom.

The best part about this town is the variety of industry here. This town is great for work but schools are terrible, there is a lack of shopping, groceries are very over priced, and there is ZERO entertainment here.

Unless you have a family friends already here you will have almost no way to gain new friends or a dating life.

Moving here as a single person is a terrible idea. The bars in town are horrible. The coffee shops are cute but not a place to meet new people. The library is empty and the gyms are full of meat heads and, below average looking people, the hot ladies are all married with like 5 kids.
Since I have been living in McPherson I have enjoyed it. It's not just the size of the town that makes it comfortable, but yet the little things seem to be more important and enjoyable. Every year we have a May Day parade the second week of May to celebrate the hard work that the students and teachers put into during the school year. Also, the fourth of July parade at Wall Park is a really fun time and it helps bring back the children and the adults as well to enjoy such a great and important part of our history.