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    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-
McPherson is a town in Kansas with a population of 13,212. McPherson is in McPherson County. Living in McPherson offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In McPherson there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in McPherson and residents tend to be conservative.

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
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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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It’s very small, but everyone here is loving and caring. It is a safe place to live also! There are many schools for both public and privet Christian from kindergarten to college
McPherson is a very family-friendly area. They have GREAT local businesses and a thriving small-town main street. A lot of the businesses are owned by younger people. This is a great sign because it shows that the residents are invested in the future of the town. It is a town of hard working and friendly people. There are two colleges in town that give the town a sophisticated small town feel.