McPherson is a somewhat small city located in the state of Kansas. With a population of 13,144 people and three constituent neighborhoods, McPherson is the 26th largest community in Kansas.
McPherson is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, McPherson is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in McPherson who work in office and administrative support (12.71%), management occupations (10.16%), and teaching (7.88%).
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of McPherson spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 12.00 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
Being a small city, McPherson does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The percentage of people in McPherson who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 28.71% of adults in McPherson have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in McPherson in 2010 was $28,786, which is wealthy relative to Kansas, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $115,144 for a family of four. However, McPherson contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call McPherson home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of McPherson residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in McPherson include Irish, English, Swedish, and Dutch.
The most common language spoken in McPherson is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.