A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$135,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$683
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    31%
  • Own
    69%

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    121
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    8
    41
  • Robbery
    8
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,273
    500
  • Theft
    2,416
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    121
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$54,057
National
$55,322
Children
19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    20%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    37%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    29%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%
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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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This area is a small town in the middle of Kansas. I personally would not choose to move back after college, because small town life does not provide me with the opportunities that I need to grow as a person. I could see why some people would want to stay here because of family and a completely predictable and expected life, but that is not what I'm going for. The future of this area will most likely stay exactly the same. The city may grow to be a bit bigger as new hotels and restaurants are being built, but it will most likely keep it's small-town feel where everyone knows almost everyone else.
Great place to start a family and raise your kids. Great community that cares about each other. The community loves to support our sports teams.